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Giovedì, 16 Giugno 2016 12:00

Prefazione, ovvero Calcio d’inizio!

Leonardo Anfolsi Reiyo Ekai introduce "L'OVALE ALCHEMICO" di Corto Monzese:

Noi abbiamo bisogno di gioire e di ridere seriamente con la nostra vita.



La differenza fra l’esistenza di un corpo anatomico e la Vita Reale non può che determinarsi proprio dentro il pacchetto di mischia o comunque in azioni vive.
Certe cose non succedono dal tabaccaio...
Ci serve a tutti, dunque, un momento topico.
E poi?
Appunto.

Magari QUELLA COSA chiamata Illuminazione (Satori) o anche già un semplice Kensho momentaneo può accadere anche dal tabaccaio, ma le prime volte è solo nei momenti di eroismo che QUELLA COSA succede.
E ci vuole un eroismo continuato, forsennato, aggravato.
Si fa accadere qualcosa all’uomo che crea l’occasione a che QUELLA COSA succeda davvero. Si ritorna Ciò che si è davvero.
Poi ti accorgi che ti succede anche quando respiri davvero. Cammini davvero. Fai l’amore davvero. Lavori davvero. Guidi davvero. Ami davvero.
Allora è la Vita Reale, non è avanspettacolo spirituale a pagamento.
Qualche materialista crede che tutto ciò sia ovvio e solo fantasioso, una mistica fantasmagoria dovuta a una sovreccitazione dell’ipotalamo o dell’amigdala, ma non è così. Ci dispiace.
Davvero l’universo si capovolge e ritorna a essere ciò che davvero è.
Lo presentivamo da sempre.
Da un tempo senza inizio.
Ma ora lo vediamo.

E poi, in molti credono che ridere in modo iniziatico sia una sorta di “mandare in vacca tutto” e si sbagliano in modo drammatico.
Come fai a spiegargli che le più grossolane panzane vengono proprio dall’abbassare l’uva al livello della fatidica volpe o a spiegare l’inghippo al famoso asino di Buridano?
Anche l’asino, la questione, deve risolversela da sé.
E cosa dire della spada di Damocle o di quella di Brenno?
Quelle in genere prendono male a tutti, ma sono necessarie da capire e per capire; sempre.
Evitare per tutta la vita l’impegno spirituale è una grande sola.
Chi ci casca non farà mai quelle ricerche che gli sono tanto nel cuore, ma si fiderà del solito antiguru di turno. E così smettono di andare alla S. Messa o in Loggia, smettono di fare Meditazione, smettono di allenarsi con un Maestro valido, solo perché il solito ceffo d’avanguardia gli ammannisce il verbo della libertààààà: aveva ragione Zavattini a chiamarla così, eccome.

Mi fa piacere introdurre questo libro apparentemente poco rispettoso. Un monastero di Zen dovrebbe essere ben altra cosa da uno spogliatoio di una squadra di rugby anche se, inevitabilmente, un certo spirito di corpo, anche di corpo sudato, è essenziale anche fra chi medita intensivamente.
Tutti i veri praticanti di Meditazione che ho conosciuto non amano rappresentare le rarefatte regioni dello spirito, ma vibrano senza volere della presenza innata del testimone eterno. Non amano i minuetti e non stanno lì a contarsela, e ne ho conosciuti parecchi: sono allegri, divertenti, diretti. Vivi.
E in un istante ecco che in un loro sorriso o urlo tutto l’universo si rivela.
Quando noi siamo in Meditazione sappiano bene che da distanze stellari Maestri che non conosciamo, né di viso né di nome, stanno praticando con noi. Ed è così che siamo in milioni a pretendere di vedere il mondo così come è.

Questo libro è sincero anche se chiacchierone ed ha continui colpi di genio letterario. Quindi questo libro è un libro.
Qui, per via di un tentativo estremo, la forza è distinta dalla prevaricazione, il piacere dalla compulsione, perfino l’omosessualità dai suoi sottoprodotti più ingenui e inutili (che coraggio!), il coraggio per certo dall’insolenza, l’osare – grazie alle regole di gioco – dall’aggressività confusionaria.
Potrebbe essere un libro per introdurre “certi” argomenti in cui “G” non è un punto orgasmico e non “stands for God and Geometry” ma è un personaggio ineludibile dotato di baffi transcaucasici e che si pronuncia Gurdjieff: proprio a lui dobbiamo la pubblica declinazione in senso spirituale del verbo “pedalare”, qualcosa che in ogni generazione gli sprovveduti cercano di rimuovere nella speranza che ci possa essere una scappatoia per i più delicati.

Se vuoi, in questo libello anche l’aspetto massonico è presente, ma solo perché il lettore diventa un apprendista silenzioso oramai in balia della prolusione, della tavola e della chiusura dei lavori, perpetrati sempre dal medesimo Corto Monzese. Tre colpi di maglietto, tutti all’ordine, bla bla bla e poi a casa.

A riguardo dell’iconografia preferirei rifarmi ai primitivi, nel qual caso non citerei tanto Masaccio, come ha fatto Monzese, quanto piuttosto i cavernicoli. Il che sarebbe anche in tema con il rugby.
Tolto ciò, questo rimane un libro perfino raffinato e colto che va letto con attenzione oltre che con simpatia.
Il mio impegno d’insegnante di Meditazione mi porta, in Italia e negli USA, fra pensionati, veterans, imprenditori o studenti, comunque tutte persone che vogliono meditare per inzupparsi in questo vasto universo e dolcemente naufragarvi, ma anche per risolvere al volo tutti quei problemi pratici o relazionali, grazie al potere di penetrazione che ti regala una mente lucida e affilata.
Meditare fa non solo bene ma anche cura e mantiene vigorosi, saldi e intuitivi.
Colgo l’occasione per invitarti a cercare i miei siti e tutte le cose che ho pubblicato con gli editori Fontana, Venexia e con L’Ottava di Franco Battiato, ma anche di venire e partecipare agli incontri di meditazione che tengo ogni mese e ogni settimana.

A questo punto giunti, il lettore è costretto a sorbirsi la descrizione dell’unica vera e sentita partita di rugby che abbia mai giocato.
Premetto che fui un campioncino di corsa sui cento metri, tanto che volevano spedirmi al CONI per allenarmi per l’olimpiade di Mosca. Non ci volli andare quando mi spiegarono il motivo della rabbia di Mennea e cosa davvero diceva quando scalciando se ne andava, senza sonoro, durante le riprese dei telegiornali.
Allora giocai a baseball e divenni una giovane promessa dell’Amaro Montenegro, che fu al tempo la squadra campione d’Europa.
Finì anche quello; il vivaio italianamente si ruppe e i giovani abeti si seccarono senza un secondo pensiero da parte dei dirigenti.

E così qualche anno dopo mi ritrovai all’agraria di Bologna, con in classe due giocatori della nazionale juniores italiana di rugby, Girotti e Ogier: e mi costrinsero a giocare.
Ogier mi piantava addosso i suoi occhioni azzurri, sembrava dirmi “prendimi dai” mentre le gambette giravano a destra o a sinistra come fossero staccate dal corpo. E tu lì a fare nulla.
Dopo un paio di partitelle frustranti giocammo contro un’altra classe con il prof di ginnastica che fungeva da arbitro.
Ero un campioncino di baseball abituato a vincere. A quindici anni correvo incontro alle palle senza battere ciglio, le jack rabbit dure, non i pompelmi da softball; se uscivano dalla traiettoria per un falso rimbalzo era come prendersi un cazzotto da 100 o più Km orari su appena 3-4 cm2.
E fu allora che mi misero, non senza crudeltà, a marcare uno dei piloni.
Questi, enorme, andava dove voleva. Invece decisi che doveva sentirmi e che doveva cadere comunque.
E il prof era piegato in due dalle risate e rischiava di ingoiare il fischietto mentre fermavo il pachiderma buttandomi a tronco sulle sue gambe, lo prendevo a calci e a pedate o gli andavo di spinta coi tacchetti sui calcagni quando portava palla, alla Benetti. E poi il prof, essendo così divertito e stupito, era anche curioso di vedere come andava a finire.
Il pilone, poveretto, si rivolgeva bovinamente al prof/arbitro implorandolo “ma Prooof... Socciaaaa... Ma lui qui mi stianca! Proooof! Fischia bene, ouh!”.
Capisco che il povero pilone voleva mantenersi integro per la partita – quella vera - di domenica; infatti ogni lunedì la folla degli studenti – fra i quali erano molti rugbisti - appariva a tratti zoppicante per quell’eroico, inclito motivo.
E qui sospettai che ci fosse una comica vendetta da parte del prof, come dire “vai domenica a farti zacagnare e poi nelle partire della scuola mi fai la zia?”.

Ebbene, verso la fine della partita “amichevole” il marcantonio iniziò a rincorrermi oramai zoppicando, e la corsa continuò anche fuori dal campo mentre udivo il prof che continuava a ridere consigliandomi “Anfolsi! Corri, corri, di più, di più!”...

Sfuggito all’atletica, al baseball, quindi al rugby e poi all’alpinismo, finii soprattutto per meditare e per realizzare il “dis-port” che tutto precede, in fondo il vero, nobiliare significato di “sport” che doveva essere senza guadagno alcuno né motivo.
Ecco.

Intanto, il pilone continuando a correre ripeteva qualcosa, ma non avevo tempo di ascoltarlo. Era oramai visibilmente paonazzo per la fatica. Tagliai per le cavedagne, poi fra i campi. Infine ritornai all’istituto passando per la presidenza.
Stavo in campana perché il pilone era davvero tale, non un fermacarte.

Poi diventammo amici.
E anche questo credo faccia parte della partita di rugby che si gioca senza confini.

Leonardo Anfolsi Reiyo Ekai

 

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  • Castelot and Ballandras made gold while nobody cared Castelot and Ballandras made gold while nobody cared

    The twenties, Nice, France... Gold! This article comes from a French review that dates from 1927, written by Andre Ibels for the Nouveau Journal de Nice At the end of the five chapters of the article you will find the protestation by a Professor of Engineering at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers in Paris, that accused the scientists of her time of being cowardly.

    We took the article from the Adam Mc Lean website1, probably the best site of alchemy ever. The article was written by Mark House, an American researcher in alchemy, who in the next issue of NitroGeno will write a commentary about this text and the experiments that took place.

    How i succeeded in making gold according to the process of mr. Jollivet Castelot - December 1925
    By A. Ballandras

    Dosage of Gold obtained by the second method.

    The residue, which had been obtained by a mixture of:

    • Silver 10 grams
    • Tin 3 grams
    • Arsenic sulphide 3 grams
    • Antimony sulphide 3 grams

    was crushed as much as possible and subdued (read: subjected) to a treatment of pure chloric acid like in the first method. [Here is a reference to a first method - not presented here - the above being the second method presented by Ballandras from a text, the name and size of which is unknown to me.] However, to completely eliminate the silver and the tin employer, I scrupled to begin the indicated treatments, that is to say that the powder which was obtained having been subdued first to the action of azotic acid then washed with distillated water, then subdued to the action of chloric acid, then once more washed with distillated water, and these different operations were begun once more with another portion of pure azotic acid, and another portion of pure chloric acid after having carefully washed the insoluble residue was subdued to the prolonged action of aqua regalis following:

    Chloric acid - 15 parts/ Azotic acid - 4-5 parts.

    It must be noted that this thing happened during the ebullition (bubbling; boiling) The washed residue contained the slighter part of gold, this thing would be found dissolved in the last liquor, which I obtained. After 18 hours of digestion at the temperature of about 25 degrees, I subdued the mixture to ebullition during 3 hours. After refrigeration, I filtered this on wool of glass and I looked to see if parts were not drawn along in suspense. Finding nothing I proceeded with an analysis of the liquor which I obtained. For that month I made two parts strictly equal of the liquor, the first being destined to qualitative analysis, the other quantitative.

    A) Qualitative Analysis: Assay of usual reagents:

    • Chloride of Tin - Rose colored precipitate
    • Pure Soda in solution - Voluminous yellow reddish precipitate
    • Sulfate of Iron - During ebullition, metallic precipitate, greenish black very dense spangles.

    B) Quantitative Analysis:

    The second part of the liquor destined to undergo quantitative analysis was treated by H2S when the most important part of chloric and azotic acids were driven out by a prolonged ebullition.

    This time the liquor was slightly acid and had a weak smell of chlorine. I called H2S into action; about 20 minutes long. The black precipitate which I obtained was received by a filter paper carefully washed first with well distillated water, then with hot water and at last with chloric acid. After drying in the vapor-bath, the precipitate was put in a capsule of porcelain and heated in a mould at about 850 degrees, so as to destroy the sulphides precipitated with gold i.e., the arsenic and the antimony. These were naturally decomposed by the temperature of 850 degrees to which it had been subdued during two hours. The quantity of gold obtained was 0.238 grains. The half of the liquor having served for the dissolution having been turned to good use for the qualitative analysis it followed that the whole quantity of gold contained in the original liquor should be equal to double the quantity obtained. i.e., 0.476 grains of gold per 10 grams of silver employed, yield then was 0.476 grains of gold per gram silver. {I must point out that the obtaining of gold is not a mathematical regularity, that is to say, the purport (proportion) of residue changes according to the conditions of heating.}

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    2) Dry method

    I acted on 22 grains of chemically pure silver supplied by Messrs. Poulenc of Paris and on 3.5 grains of chemically pure orpiment supplied by the Pharmacie Central of Paris. The mixture was heated to about 1600 C in a metal smelting furnace for about ¾ hour. The residue obtained was again melted for an hour with the addition of orpiment, after having been hammered for half an hour and re-melted with the addition of small quantities of orpiment every 10 minutes, it was withdrawn. After cooling and the addition of chemically pure antimony sulphide, it was again put back into the furnace, small quantities of orpiment being thrown in every 5 minutes. The residue obtained had a dark metallic tint, after hammering it became slightly golden.

    Analysis of the Residue

    The residue dissolved in chemically pure 36 degree HNO3 first cold and then hot, gave an abundant pulverulent deposit. This deposit after being washed and treated with HN3 to dissolve the arsenic and antimony salts was completely dissolved in aqua regia. The liquor after being chlorinated and filtered was subjected to the reagents of Platinum and gold.

    Mr. Andre Vandenberghe who was acting as preparator for this experiment, had thought that in accordance with the law of evolution of matter, the transmutation of bodies into gold should be preceded or accompanied by their transmutation into platinum. According to Mendeleiev’s progression, we have Pt - 195.2 and Au - 197.2

    The reactions of gold were quite characteristic; the reactions of platinum also seemed to reveal its presence. The quantity of gold obtained in this experiment was estimated at about one gram. I emit the hypothesis that the arsenic acts as a catalyzer and the sulphur as a ferment in this transmutation.

    Jollivet Castelot, Douai, December 1925

    A recent experiment in transmutation

    By M. Jollivet Castelot

    All my research work on transmutation since 1908 has started from the fact that gold is found in nature associated with antimony and arsenic sulphides as well as with Tellurium which is considered as the mineralizer of gold. I therefore considered it logical to introduce Tellurium into the artificial combination of silver and arsenic and antimony sulphides that I make. The following is an account of one of my recent experiments:bI prepared a mixture composed of 6 grams of chemically pure silver, 1 gram of native orpiment (Arsenic trisulphide A52S3) free from gold, 1 gram of chemically pure antimony sulphide, and 2 grams of chemically pure Tellurium. I added pure silica to the usual fluxes. This mixture was heated in the furnace in the usual way for one hour at a temperature of 1100 C (approximately) [note: parenthesis are not mine AMWH].

    The residue obtained was of a blackish grey color with violet reflections. It weighed 6.420 grains. When subjected to the action of nitric acid, the residue was attacked with difficulty and greenish metallic particles became detached. The solution was then decanted and a greenish-yellow residue remained which was kept at the boiling point in nitric acid for several hours, after decanting off the liquor once again, the residue, which had not changed, was washed, treated with ammonia and then subjected to the action of aqua regia in which it was entirely dissolved after boiling for several hours.

    The solution after being chlorinated and then subjected to the reagents of gold, gave the following:

    • Potassium Ferrocyanide - greenish brown coloration.
    • Tin Protochloride + Tin Bichloride - a yellow bronze coloration and then a metallic deposit of the same shade.
    • Ammonia - coloration and precipitate identical with the preceding one and which became transformed into a yellow deposit of fulminating gold at the end of a few hours.
    • Formol - light yellowish black metallic precipitate.
    • Peroxide of Hydrogen - light very finely divided brownish black precipitate.
    • Oxalic acid - yellowish black precipitate.
    • Ferrous Sulphate - golden yellow metallic precipitate.
    • Caustic Potash - a fairly abundant golden yellow metallic precipitate at the end of a few hours.

    The presence of gold was therefore very distinctly shown and a remarkable feature was that the metal obtained possessed the yellow bronze color of gold telluride and of native silver. I had therefore produced a bronze colored gold in my laboratory by artificial means thanks to the intervention of the Tellurium.

    “A certain amount of gold was certainly lost in this test as in all my previous tests, for it is known that arsenic, antimony and Tellurium entrain gold in their fusion and their volatilization. In order to obviate this disadvantage, I had thought of making the vapors of arsenic and antimony sulphides and of Tellurium act on the silver in fusion in a closed vessel by means of a special device, but I have been forced to give up this scheme for the time being on account of the difficulties met with for the construction of this apparatus, the cost of which would be very high. I consider it certain that if the vapors were allowed to bubble through the melted silver, a much higher yield of gold would be obtained than that I have obtained hitherto by an imperfect and too rapid contact of the bodies in presence; while it is undoubtedly necessary to make them react on one another in the state of vapor in a closed vessel.” Jollivet Castelot, Douai, April 24th, 1926

    The chemical manufacture of gold account of one of my last experiments in the transmutation of silver into gold

    As a sequel to my previous work on the artificial synthesis of gold, I have introduced Tin into these new tests as it is also often associated with gold in nature. The following is a description of this new process, thanks to which the percentage of gold obtained destroys all the objections that are raised with regard to impurities.

    I made an intimate mixture of 6 grams of chemically pure silver of which the purity was tested by a professional chemist, the Head of the laboratory of one of the most important Works of the region. 2 Grams of antimony sulphide, 1 gram of orpiment, and 1 gram of Tin; all these bodies were obtained from the Establishment Poulenc of Paris and were chemically pure. I added the usual fluxes and then heated the whole in a crucible in the furnace to about 1100 C fort2 about 1 hour, twice adding a small quantity of antimony sulphide.

    The residue obtained was treated for a long period in pure 36 degree nitric acid, first cold and then at the boiling point.

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    With Oxalic acid, the solution turned violet and gave an abundant black pulverulent precipitate.

    With Hydrogen Peroxide, a very finely divided precipitate of gold.

    With Formic Aldehyde, a brown precipitate of gold.

    With Tin Protochloride, an intense violet pink coloration.

    The addition of Tin to the other bodies has certainly facilitated the reactions of the gold and increased the yield of this metal which can be manufactured artificially by my process.

    It would be easy to show that, given the respective prices of gold and of the other substances that are used in my process to produce it, a profit could be obtained if the process were worked industrially; all the more so as the greater part of the silver employed can be recovered at each test.

    I believe I now hold the key to the regular and even industrial manufacture of gold. But the industrial question is voluntarily put aside from my thoughts, for my only object is the search for pure scientific truth.
    Jolivet Castelot, Douai, April 15th, 1927

    Table of reactions

    “GOLD”

    • C2H2O4 - Abundant deposit of metallic gold.
    • H2O2 (basic) - Brown precipitate.
    • K4 Fe Cy6 . 3H2O - Green coloration.
    • Na2CO3 (in ebullition) - Brownish precipitate.
    • “PLATINUM & GOLD”
    • NH3 - Reddish yellow precipitate (Au); topped by a yellow precipitate (Pt).
    • KOH - Reddish yellow precipitate (Au); topped by a yellow precipitate (Pt).
    • SnCL2.2H2O - Solution colored brown with reactions of platinum salts and deposit of black powder.
    • KI - Solution becomes reddish followed by a discharge of iodine and a brown precipitate (Platinum iodide).

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    Andre Ibels, La Razon, June 8, 1927

    It is unjust, gentlemen, that a scientist of the value of Mr. Jollivet Castelot should be held in suspicion at the very moment when he is losing his sight through overwork. To continue his work, however embarrassing it may be to yours, is a sacred duty.”
    Declaration by Mademoiselle M.L. of Paris. Professor of Engineering at the Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers, Paris, at the Chemical Congress in Paris. October 1927

    “Oh! it is not that Mr. Jollivet Castelot has not attempted to make his invention known in France, on the contrary, he has written leaflets and books and has founded reviews for this purpose... Not only was he not taken seriously, but he was also a butt to the sarcasm and even to the insults of the official scientists in general and of the Nobelist Perrin in particular. The Acedemie des Sciences itself - as usual - refused to record his communication.”
    Andre Ibels, Nouveau Journal de Nice, October 16, 1927

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