The Green Lion represents an alchemical concept referred to by the acronym V.I.T.R.I.O.L., Which stands for the Latin phrase “Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invennies Ocultum Lapidem”: Visit the interior of the Earth, and through rectification of the soul, you will uncover the hidden stone. In alchemical philosophy, the hidden stone is also referred to as the philosopher's stone, it is the culmination of the four-fold alchemical process.
These hidden stones lay at the heart of each of us; they are our personal truths, disguised as subjective experience and opinion. They are the absolute truth of what we know, because these stones are the foundation upon which we build our lives. They are the things we realize about our lives, the accidents that we find ourselves in the middle of cleaning up, or the eureka moments that define our technique.
Our mission at Green Lion Publishing is to uncover these hidden stones by allowing individuals from all walks of life to participate in creating the guidebooks for our tomorrow. People of all religions and beliefs, and all cultural backdrops are invited to submit their work for consideration in our seasonal publication, The Hidden Stone.