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Diagram showing Alchemical Cosmogony or alchemical movement from Prima Materia to Ultima Materia.

The three philosophical principles of Alchemy are considered the working units of this system. It is the Holy Trinity of the Universe. They are primary organic functions that exist within all of manifest Creation. Understanding these principles assist in understanding the underlying patterns behind all things. Our minds are under their influence, as well as our physical bodies and emotional states. The planets. The plants. The minerals. The animals. Spirits and non-physical beings are composed of the principles. The fact that all of existence contains these primary organic functions is what makes them Universal.

Celestial Salt - the Prana, the Vital Force, the Breath that maintains physical life and existence. It acts at the instinctual and unconscious levels and is influenced by Cosmic cycles and other natural phenomena.

Celestial Niter - Kundalini Energy, the Secret Fire, the Alchemical Sulfur. The function of the Kundalini/Niter is to increase in humanity its sense of its True Self and True Will by opening us to wider vistas of awareness.

The Four Elements - Each in turn reflects upon itself into active and passive duality. Celestial Niter forms active Fire and passive Air. Celestial Salt forms active Water and passive Earth. And even though Air is passive, it is still more active than Water because it is of the Celestial Niter. The four Elements are the essential qualities by which Nature is formed and operates.  The interplay of the Four Elements gives rise to the Three Essentials.

The Three Essentials - Four Elements combine to create the Three Essentials:  Alchemical Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt. Fire acting on Air produces Sulfur. Air acting on Water produces Mercury. Water acting on Earth produces Salt.

The entire manifestation of matter is maintained through the cooperation of the Three Essentials. Everything has a balance of these three things and the different proportions of the Three Essentials in the countless forms of manifested matter account for the multiplicity and diversity we see. 

Salt = Matter and the Physical Body,

Sulfur = Consciousness and the Soul,

Mercury = Energy and Spirit.

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