What is VITRIOL?
Alchemical vitriol, symbolized by the green lion, was used as part of the production of the Philosopher's Stone, which was said to impart immortality on the alchemist skilled enough to produce it.
Vitriol has another, more secret meaning: “Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem,” “Visit the interior of the earth and rectifying (purifying) you will find the hidden stone.” It is this secret phrase that adorns the traditional Masonic Chamber of Reflection, in which the candidate is asked to think deeply upon their own mortality, among other things.
As a jumping-off point, the symbol of vitriol makes for fertile meditations, and that is why I create these designs. Some are more serious than others, but they all come from a place of deep personal reflection on the mysteries of life. I hope you find something here that makes you think.
Please note that final product appearance might vary slightly due to the manufacturing process. Unfortunately we are only shipping to the US and Canada at this point. Sorry for the inconvenience.