Synopsis of the Book
Written in 1954, Treatise on Sexual Alchemy is the first book on alchemy which Samael Aun Weor wrote; his second book being Magnum Opus, written a few years later.
In its twenty-eight chapters, Treatise on Sexual Alchemy deals with the mysterious science of alchemy, specifically Western Alchemy, as it was known throughout the Middle Ages, thanks to a number of Adepts who realized and taught it in the last past centuries.
These great Adepts always knew how to transmit the alchemical knowledge through symbols, allegories and mysterious sentences, so that the Knowledge could be only understood by prepared people and not be desecrated.
In this book, following the designs of the White Lodge, Samael Aun Weor, as a Messenger or Avatar for this period of time, openly explains the meaning of all those alchemical symbols and allegories – all the main alchemical tenets are clearly explained in this work.
Throughout the book there are many quotes from ancient alchemists such as Paracelsus, Arnold of Villanova, etc., as well as extensive quotes from sacred books, such as the Bible and The Egyptian Book of the Dead, thus demonstrating that the fundamental basis and the ‘guiding thread’ of all the sacred books of the world, without exception, is the Science of Sexual Alchemy, with its Great Work.
In this book, the author also reveals the Great Arcanum of Sexual Magic; an arcanum that was kept secret during the whole history of humanity, since its divulgence was completely forbidden. Samael Aun Weor, as the Avatar of Aquarius, is the only Master who have been allowed to divulge and explain the Great Arcanum to humanity, for the benefit of all human beings.
In the words of the author himself:
‘So, in this book we have given humanity the most tremendous secret of the Universe.
‘We have revealed the Philosopher’s Stone, the Elixir of Long Life, the Quadrature of the Circle and the Key to Perpetual Movement.’
Preface – 1. The Seven Loaves of Bread – 2. Speculum Alchemiae – 3. The Fire – 4. The Alchemist’s Furnace and the Container – 5. The Chapter of Steering a Boat in the Underworld – 6. The White Elixir and the Red Elixir – 7. The Elixir of Long Life – 8. The Chapter of Giving Air in the Underworld – 9. The Red Lion – 10. The Green Lion – 11. Astral Tinctures – 12. The Two Witnesses – 13. The Chaos – 14. The Tattwas of Nature – 15. Divine Fohat – 16. The Seven Days of Creation – 17. Simon the Magician – 18. The Hall of Maat – 19. Change the Natures and You Will Find What You Are Searching For – 20. Salt, Sulphur and Mercury – 21. Saline Species – 22. Gold and Mercury – 23. The Two Mercuries – 24. Extraction of Mercury – 25. The Philosophers’ Living Lime – 26. Fundamental Basis of Sexual Alchemy – 27. The Great Arcanum – 28. Our Work ‘in the red’ and ‘in the white’ – Conclusion of The Treatise on Sexual Alchemy