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Nushadir. The salt of Ammon or Amun: an appropriate practice of Inner Alchemy

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Nushadir. The salt of Ammon or Amun: an appropriate practice of Inner Alchemy

Friar Basilio Valentino writes of this salt: When they break my wingsand prepare me to be bathed in water- which is my enemy -I become capable of breaking the metals,and I break them with violent strenght.So that a fine mercury is producedThe tartar must be there toomore I cannot give to youif the Sun and the Moon are not in me. I find it very interesting that the good Friar Basilio likes to identify himself[1] with the substance of the salt of Ammon or Amun: an appropriate practice of Inner Alchemy. In fact, the sal armoniac has the power to...

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Alchemical Blue and the Unio Mentalis by James Hillman

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Alchemical Blue and the Unio Mentalis by James Hillman

We get rid of all the notes that you will find on the original text: this is a chapter from the Hillman’s study “Silver and the White Earth” an Annual of Archetypal Psychology and Jungian Thought. 1986. You can find the complete chapter in several sites on the web. (E.n.) Ruland lists 27 kinds of blue-colored silver. Norton writes (HM II:45): “Silver may easily be converted into the colour of the lazulite, because... silver, produced by air, has a tendency to become assimilated to the color of the sky.” So strong is the association of blue with silver and whitening,...

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The Glass of Antimony: Operative and Alchemical Considerations

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The Glass of Antimony: Operative and Alchemical Considerations

By James Collins. While antimony was already well established as a building material used for making glass in many European churches[1], one of the first literary sources of it being used as a medicine was in Basil Valentine's "Triumphant Chariot of Antimony"[2]. Despite being ridiculed by the medical community for using a virulent poison as a medicine, he seemed to have much success in its medicinal applications, from treating wounds to curing breast cancer, syphilis and leprosy. In his book, Basil Valentine gives over three dozen different "recipes", all using antimony or its ore, the mineral stibnite. Many combine this...

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Āyurveda and Alchemy

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Āyurveda and Alchemy

An introduction. We will follow the best scriptural tradition of India, by articulating clearly the purpose of our subject. The practice of Traditional Indian Medicine or Āyurveda, sets a very high, almost impossible objective to the art of medicine, to keep the Positive Health of every living being, according to its specific nature, and to cure the so called “diseases” when they appear to point out an imbalance. The purpose of man is to preserve and to improve his basic constitution thanks to the indications of the Āyurvedic science. When this simpler task, available through diet, discipline of life and...

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The Enigma of philosophical Mercury

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The Enigma of philosophical Mercury

An operative overview of hermetic philosophy. With this series of articles I want to explore some areas of spagyric and alchemical thoughts that are generally only dealt with in a cursory manner in modern written material. I should say from the outset that I am neither Doctor nor Scientist. However, my viewpoint and conclusions are born from over thirty years of study and practice in the Hermetic Science. I intend to write 3 additional articles in this series besides this particular one; those three are: Thoughts On How and Why Spagyric and Alchemical Products Work Salt Works in the Plant...

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