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PRE-PREPARATION. This "first operation" designed to prepare the Philosophical Salt, that a purely chemical phase. It uses the vulgar fire. For teaching alchemical only potash caustic lime and unpurified alcohol, is directly usable. (Otherwise, the "salt shell" which will be discussed later could not then be formed). The repair of the old "Salt" by Alchemist, was to take weight, 2 parts ash bark of rotten oak that were mixed with 1 part of quicklime, not powder, but in pieces medium to keep the "fire room" (see the Course of Chemistry Lemery - 1675). It is then poured into large quantity of water near boiling (80 ° C). The reaction share and make itself a certain boiling let it end. - It was then pass the "laundry" obtained through a filter supported by a funnel, or through a felt which may be of white felt, that we can tweak to speed up the filter, if it is thick. It finally caused evaporation to dryness, in proscribing the flames that give off carbon monoxide might do to reprocess in KOH K2CO3 (= carbonation). There was thus obtained caustic potash KOH lime. The operation can be quite dangerous: It is necessary to protect themselves, especially the eyes. (See the emblema XX "of Atalanta fugiens). A lack of oak bark, one can use the ashes of Acacia or Fern who pushed away from the sea in any case, the softwoods are outlawed. K2CO3 + H2O + CaO = CaCO3 + 2KOH Wt. at. (133) (56) (18) (100) (112) Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is practically insoluble in water remained in the filter, but a certain amount which has managed to cross the route and mingle with the KOH solution. It is this relatively small amount of CaCO3 which is essential for the formation of "salt shell" that make later. Preparation craft modern potash caustic lime: Place in a Pyrex flask of 6 liters, 200 grams of K2CO3 and 2.4 liters of water. Bring to a boil. (We can put the ball on a tripod and heat it with an acetylene torch). While the solution heats, prepare a "boiled" by pouring lime into a bucket galvanized 1.8 liter of warm water for 400 grams of quicklime. Then, when the solution of the balloon begins to boil, pour little by little "spray" using a plastic funnel, carefully not to stop boiling additions too important. When all the "mush" is in the ball, it still leaves boiled 15 minutes, then mouth and let stand overnight. - Important Details: Boucher with a rubber stopper, and a large enough size so it is tight when the thrust of 1 cm. (The next day we find more down). On the other hand, leaving the ball on a table edge, so not having to move, causing the mixture of new filing with the liquid decanted. The supernatant (solution of KOH + CaCO3) is as clear as water. It taps into the balloons in one liter Pyrex that is immediately mouth. It must obviously suck in a rubber tube to create a siphon. Sometimes a little liquid goes in the mouth. Rinse immediately with a glass half vinegar and half water, we must
always have within reach. Also have on hand a bottle of vinegar to clean uncorked including forearms that could receive projections of potash solution. This is followed by two tests: 1) - Put in a test tube a little solution (KOH + CaCO3). With a dropper, pour a little "water lime". The solution should not be disturbed by this lime water, at least during the first 10 seconds. 2) - Also in a test tube containing some solution (KOH + CaCO3), poured with a dropper a little hydrochloric acid HCl, drop by drop. - The solution must not be disturbed by HCl, or not to hot, which proves there is more of K2CO3. (Here, it must not do the reverse, that is to say towards the solution in acid, because it would lead to dangerous projections out of the test). Then, gradually pouring the solution of (KOH + CaCO3) in a silver container, with a lid that will provide a cushion of water vapor (if we try to be content with a copper container) . This container is placed in a cast iron stove that can push the red, with a pipe discharging Outside combustion gases to avoid carbonation. Gradually poured the solution in order not to stop boiling, and from the appearance of white smoke to flow immediately and without waiting for the oily liquid: (= "earth oil") produced on a marble slab or on a surface stainless steel or Pyrex. Especially not wait to sink, because the potassium is very volatile. - The potash crystallizes, and is immediately locked in well-stoppered vials. Pre-preparation is a "Labor of Hercules" which is not as easy as one might think: That's a feat that "the Force to snatch his Tour" (see Plate XXXVI in "Mansions Philosophers" by Fulcanelli). Here's another method from the "Dictionary of Industrial Chemistry" of Villon Guichard - Bernard TIGNOL Ed). : We decompose the potassium carbonate solution by the hydration of lime. It is formed of carbonate of lime and potash is dissolved a portion of potassium carbonate in 10 parts water, * ^) n boiled in a cast iron boiler, then added in small portions of milk of lime so do not stop boiling, it continues until a small separate part of the deposit does more effervescence with an acid. - The boiler is removed, it is covered to avoid carbonation. After repose, decant the clear part in a basin of copper or silver, the deposit is washed with boiling water, add water to clear the wash liquor is evaporated rapidly to avoid carbonation, and heated end to a dull red: It was an oily liquid which swims carbonate formed (this oily liquid is obviously "Oil Glass" and appear as the "white smoke" which confirms that we achieved in this stage). We removed and poured on a copper plate (Better a marble surface or stainless or Pyrex that does not affect the whiteness of potash). He immediately shut in well stoppered bottles: It potash lime. Now here's a sample of "Larousse Encyclopedia of the nineteenth century: To prepare the caustic potash, is how we proceed: We take potassium carbonate carefully purified, dissolved in 7 or 8 times its weight in water,
then adding 60% lime. Mixing everything carefully, and from time to time we stirred. - Carbonic acid binds to the lime and form calcium carbonate insoluble. Above the white precipitate formed by the insoluble salt supernatant liquor which gradually cleared, and that is other than alkaline solution of caustic potash. This liquor is decanted, then evaporated in boiler plate. The operation must be carried out quickly, so that the alkali absorb carbon dioxide from the air. When the solution came to see syrupy ( "Oil of Glass"), it is flowing in a cast iron boiler, or abandon it, under the action of heat, she could retain water When the mass melts under the influence of heat is removed using metal spoons melted potash, and is flowing in polished cast iron bucket, or on plates of tinned copper, or silver. Potassium carbonate K2CO3 content in ash and oak rotted, and especially of its bark ( "quill" - bark), is the root of everything, the Alkaest the "white coal", the "secret fire "Power in the blood of the Lion Green. It is the active body of wood ash, neutral carbonate soluble in water, alkaline solution. This is the 'potash trade. In a hydrated (K2CO3, 2H2O) it is in the form of colorless crystals or white, and in the anhydrous (K2CO3), it is in the form of white powder. In the hydrated state, its density is 2.04 (as KOH), anhydrous and has the status, it would be 2.8. (According to other authors, "the White Coal", the Alkaest, and Leo Green "also means the Potash). Remember that lime (CaO) is obtained by heating calcium carbonate CaCO3 (chalk, limestone) to about 1000 ° C. CaCO3 = CaO + CO2 (or combustion of calcium) Caustic potash or potassium hydroxide KOH, the salt is philosophical form of "land". It is "essential Agent", the "Grand Alkaest", "Emerald of the Philosophers," the "Wolf teeth" because of its shape needles, "Secret Agent", the "Venom", "Snake." It is also the "Green Lion" not because its color is green, but because on the one hand it was compared to a fruit and green bitter opposition by a fruit ripe and red, and secondly it derived from the oak. Caustic potash has been designated by Alchemists with many other varied forms. In German, "Potts-che" means "pot ash" and Arabic "Al Kali" means "ashes". It is a strong base. At the beginning of the "Dry" is used as is in solid form. Its density is: 2.04. Its crystals are white with a reflection glassy, brittle, fusible at 360 ° C, volatile red, soluble in water with heat. Salt philosophical liquid (as "water"), employed entirely in this form in the "Wet" is produced by the decay of solid KOH Potash: Caustic Potash exposed to the air and the sun draws moisture from the air, and fixed at the same time the carbonic acid, giving potassium carbonate hydrate:
2KOH + CO2 + H2O = (K2CO3, 2H2O) Wt. at. : 112.2 44 18 174.2 (Carbonic acid, CO2 + H2O = H2 CO3 has never been isolated). This equation leads to the chemical formula of hydrated potassium carbonate (K2CO3, 2H2O) as colorless crystals or white, so solid. But the "SEL" liquid is obtained: After failing the solid salt (KOH) in liquid salt, the weight of the "SEL" increases in effect, not 55% but usually 60 to 80% in normal conditions, and it is liquid. Salt absorbs sound so normally a little more water than indicated by this equation. But if the weakening of the liquid salt is subsequently excessive and abnormal, and therefore there may be two reasons: Not only the degree of carbonation and primitive part of the Potash despite the precautions taken, but too much intake of 'humidity, well beyond the above values. When the salt begins to melt philosophy this way, its crystals clump together on the others, forming layers, and it is an aspect of "ground foliage" reminiscent of the puff pastry galette des Rois. In the semi-liquid, it is referred to as "spit Moon," name "Nostoc" seaweed gel that swells with moisture. We first show some drops that bead on the surface of the solid Potassium: This is the "Rose of May". Then these droplets eventually reach, and a kind of white cloud floats, like curdled milk: This is the "virginal milk. Finally, to form a colorless, clear and clear: This is the "source", "Fountain". We must take care to collect all three parts of liquid simultaneously, and as and when they are training in well-stoppered vials. (This liquid is a conductor of electricity). FILTERING all (membrane ethereal): This is the "blood of the Lion Green. ----But the rest, these three parts liquid redivisent by density difference: Before using the Sol liquid will therefore take care to shake to ensure even mixing. Without what the reactions might be insufficient because it is the most weakly active floats. To never run out of salt, it is necessary to prepare a quantity much greater than that which we shall need and normally theoretically expected. First, it will take far more often to complete only the first generation on the other hand, the quality of the components of the Mining varies, and consequently the amount of salt needed. Finally, the salt can be obtained more or less powerful as we have seen, and it will be weaker, it will be necessary, assuming it is still nonetheless. quite effective. It is never possible to correctly twice the same experience: In addition to the purity of ingredients, temperature, humidity, etc.. Can be very variable. This philosophical Salt is also called "Vitriol", or "glass oil" because it is what will allow the subsequent formation of the shell saline or "Vase secret of the Philosophers. In the bottle which preserves and allow some evaporation, or exposed to air, "the primary agent" provides training very white twisted son
called "white beard" that has been compared to the "Barbe Jehovah, "particularly because of the appearance of these filaments very slender and woolly. (The salt is sometimes called philosophical "Sulfur philosophical" by some authors as John XXII in his "Art transmutatory chap. 1. But this is penny term normally reserved for the" graininess at all stages). Note that one can also obtain the potassium carbonate K2CO3 by calcining the "Cream of Tartar" (KC4H5O6). Tartar is a compound of potassium bitartrate (60 to 80 '%) and calcium tartrate (3 to 6%), formed in the wine, and attached, with walls of wine receptacle, including lightning and barrels, oak (... The goddess Latona.) exist in all wine and the lees. It is a white salt to taste acid, crystallising in prisms oblique rhomboidal base, and spreads when the smell of burnt caramel. In the impure state, it is mixed with foreign substances, and chiefly tannin. It is slightly soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol and ether. He is treated by dissolving in boiling water and precipitating the dye by white clay, then proceeds by successive crystallizations. We obtain the pure potassium bitartrate do called "crystals of tartar," "cream of tartar, plaque pure, and who now serves in the preparation of tartaric acid. (The "Oak Hollow" can also designate a barrel.) The alchemists also gave this name to various saline substances: Tartar antimony, tartar emetic tartar emetic (Emetic: KSbC4H4O6 -1 / 2 (H2O)). Recall also that Eugene Canseliet, not in "Alchemy explained" stressed the need for the artist not to push too pure white salt that this sample of tartar barrels. It should, indeed, that his contain cream of tartar, and yet sufficient, calcium carbonate essential to the shell. Proceed as follows: 1) Take the calculus of wine, obtained by scraping, and without any artifice. 2) Burn tartar in a bowl of iron on one hot fire, and in a very remote place and airy as calculus generating more smoke. It must eventually flame to burn and turn into ashes. We must push this process until you get glowing embers on the bottom. 2KSbC4H4O6 = 8CO2 + 5H2O + K2O the organic part of the calculus was completely burned, and nitrous K2O remains, in the presence of carbon dioxide, gives instant potassium carbonate: K2O + CO2 = K2CO3 (Alternatively, the potash could be formed: K2O + H2O = 2KOH would immediately carbonate due to the presence of CO2). 3) After cooling, the ash is black or dark gray with some white spots which are the evidence that has reached the stage mineral K2CO3. (if there was too much organic matter, the salt might not be white)
4) We treat the ash with water hot enough, but no more (= "baptism"). Do not boil. Add a good amount of water to fully extract the potassium carbonate. This is easy because it is very soluble in water. This is done in 10 to 15 minutes. 5) Filter paper or on a machine, so as to obtain a liquid as clear as possible. 6) The liquor is evaporated to dryness in an iron pot. The potassium carbonate is at the bottom. 7 °) The carbonate thus obtained is already adequate, but it is often preferable to recalciner in a form of iron, a form deck. pie which is used by bakers, or a skillet old iron, placed on a gas fire power, so as to eliminate any organic material that has not previously burned. After that, the carbonate is white or off-white (slightly yellow). It may contain some iron, but it does not matter because it will be eliminated later by the lime, forming insoluble hydroxides which remain in the precipitate. Place potassium carbonate obtained in a tightly closed container for at this stage already, the "Salt" is very hygroscopic and caustic is clear. It should then convert the carbonate caustic potash KOH: That is what the ancients called "fortifying alkali. Here's the best way to proceed: Take potassium carbonate and dissolve in 7 to 8 times its weight of water hot but not boiling. Adding quicklime into pieces (as recommended Lemery) a weight equal to 60% of the carbonate. Mix well and stir occasionally. It should operate in a copper basin, or any other container that can withstand the pot. The turmoil caused is over, let cool and relax the liquor obtained by covering the pan with a lid. It is left to decant the liquor, and it is collected (possibly by tunneling). If you do not want to wait longer after the bubbling and adequate cooling, you can also filter through to the white felt supported by a funnel. Then it will evaporate the liquid into a capsule made of nickel or silver using the following method:
The capsule is placed on a circular griddle. A circular device sleeve of refractory material (Marinite) surrounds the capsule at some distance. A Pyrex bell ended a stack of exit is placed on the sleeve. The nitrogen cylinder WITHOUT CO2 (to clearly specify the vendor) releases an atmosphere of nitrogen through the tubing that leads under the bell D, through a hole cut in the tight sleeve. The tank must be fitted with a pressure regulator and pressure gauge. Nitrogen escapes through the chimney E. When the contents of the capsule is almost evaporated, it has new feeds by opening valves A & B Wolff bottle placed on a shelf, and contains a reserve of liquid potassium: An atmosphere of nitrogen entering the top of the bottle and the liquor flows through the tubing which passes tightly through the Pyrex bell. The liquor comes in C and falls into the capsule. With this device circuit consisting of nitrogen, potash liquor is always free of carbon dioxide from the air which prevents carbonation of potash. The ancients did not have nitrogen, but they were probably using a current of water vapor that it could achieve a similar result if flow was sufficient. When the bottle is empty Wolff and the final evaporation in the capsule approaches its end, push the power of hot plate at its maximum. The appearance of white smoke to flow once the pot on a surface cooled Pyrex or stainless steel. Avoid copper plate which soils potash. A marble plaque is often very quickly attacked, but some operators are using, thinking and enrich their salt passage as CaCO3. Place the pot once in well-stoppered vials.
The lid of the capsule was not used strictly speaking, it can be placed underneath to protect the plate. If using potassium carbonate trade is highly purified, it may be useful to mix traces of ashes from oak bark, so as not to deprive themselves completely of certain trace elements certain salts soluble calcium, sodium (including NaCl) ... etc., which may be useful to the Great Work. Obtaining the "crucible secret" or "shell" using the "Baths Naanan" or "washer" is always very difficult, as long as the salt used is too low grade calcium carbonate (See pages 22 23). Also, it should treat the salt only reserved for the "Baths" as follows: Take the pot and half its weight of quicklime. Crush and mix in a little water. Place in a dish and heat. We obtain a Salt very white and very syrupy that it runs on a marble slab. This salt and enriched in calcium as well the "shell saline. It is small, but in this case, it does not matter. 2KOH + 2CO2 + CaO = CaCO3 + K2CO3 Wt. at. : (112) (56) (138) + (100) If the pot is not very pure or if it was somewhat carbonate should be reduced slightly as a result the amount of quicklime. It should also add a bit of silica extracted from the burning of plants, thus avoiding the hydration "shell". The manufacture of the shell is symbolized by Dove whose legs are attached to a stone ": After the phase WHITE REBIS the content is selected and the white shell: It is the" Secretum Secretorum "of the Alchemists. This is the explanation of Credence to the Hotel Lallemant Bourges (see "The Mystery of the Cathedrals" of Fulcanelli): = RERE REBIS. As for "RER", it relates to the manufacture of the shell: Here, where RE is the potash lime containing traces of calcium in the form of limestone, "R" that is "half of the thing, or one of its two constituent elements" means the form of calcium quicklime: "RE" = KOH lime: 2 (KOH) = 112 g. "R" = CaO = 56 g. "RSP" = 2 (KOH) + CaO = 112 + 56 = 168 g. Although Fulcanelli declares that when he speaks of "half one thing, it is not a question of proportions, one can not help but notice also that the atomic weight 56 is half of 112. There is a second method considered more effective: Take 300g of solid KOH. Add approximately 500 grams of ash or oak fern ash and about 4 liters of water. Let stand for about a week. This gives a slightly colored solution. Filter and evaporate the solution by boiling more and stronger up to 250 ° C. Beware of
projections of potash at the end of heating. A 250 ° C., pour in a Teflon skillet. If the result remains liquid, the heating was inadequate. Leave to rehydrate in air. This gives the Potash added silicate. Thus, silicate, is also the "Salt". If we heat a little of the pot in a spoon over a Bunsen burner, we get a red bead glazed. If the grind, you get a powder that becomes malleable as wax, taking the air humidity. (Do not use potash produced by the process described above, otherwise we would obtain a calcium silicate as hard as cement.) By producing then the "shell", this gives a "glass". This "shell" will take a slightly pink color due to the presence of iron salts, but little embarrassing. It is not impossible to avoid carbonation, the elders have resorted to a saponification intermediary. The Egyptians already knew how to prepare soap by mixing an oil with alkali, this manufacturing process was known in Palestine at the time of the Prophets. Two alkali were employed by the Israelites: The Potash (bor, Borita) which was used also in metallurgy, and soda (note), which was primarily used for toilet soaps (Jer. II, 22) In Greece, "natron (carbonate hydrated natural sodium) was also used in the manufacture of toilet soap oil based, for washing wool, were used as elsewhere in the East, or fuller's earth, a cockle ( strouthion). The Romans made their soap made from animal fats, with the potash contained in the ashes of plants. It may take a certain quantity of liquor of potash before, add one tablespoon of olive oil and heat. There is this experience that forms a potash soap lathers abundantly. After evaporation, water is eliminated, and there remains a potash soap white as snow: The oil was combined with most of the Potash ... The decay of potash must be caused by seasonal conditions and accurate weather and climate: Between the first quarter and the Full Moon Spring Equinox, and the closest to the Full Moon itself, it should expose the Potash lunar rays for a whole night without rain, no clouds and no wind, until dawn. According to Eugene Canseliet, the clouds had opposed the descent of the cosmic spirit on earth, especially when they cover in great depth, the whole sky. In the morning, we gather all the liquor is filtered and carefully. Under the same conditions, it exposes a second time overnight liquor collected and disposed in one or more plates. It will then be saturated with the universal spirit. It should then use it in all its freshness.
NOTE. For the manufacture of potash, should be used very clean water. One might even use a dew in the usual sense of the term, collected in the same equinoctial and climatic conditions as before, and finally following the recommendations of Eugene Canseliet. "Walking, preferably on cereals in green on the clover, lucerne and sainfoin, a canvas, before several times and carefully rinsed in rainwater. It is important of course, no salt washing and laundry will be dissolved, for as low as it is in the liquor to be sponged generously. "Likewise must do we fear that the plant holder has been inadvertently sprinkled or sprayed with any fertilizer. The practice is commonplace which is then wring the cloth soaked to saturation in order to express and to collect dew. " METAL MINING OF PHILOSOPHY - Cinnabar HgS. "Let's face it! Matter of alchemical work offered, even required, so obviously, there is no author, he was sincere, which is shown to be envious that you have not, obscured or distorted the choice to write the common name of this subject, very truly destined to finally declare that he is not one. " Eugene Canseliet. (Preface to the. Second edition of "Mansions Philosophers" by Fulcanelli).
It is the red sulfide of mercury natural "Philosophers Stone". Greek: Kinnabari, Kenabare he was called by the Romans, then Cinnabar (Vulgar Latin). It is the "red lead" of the ancients. Assume that this ore has its origin not in India where the so-called red resin and "Blood of the Dragon." The Cinnabar foul smelling friction, hence its name. It actually was often confused with the "red lead" and "Blood of the Dragon", both substances have also repeatedly has used the cheat. Chemical composition: Hg, 86.2% and S: 13.8% (by weight). Other items are usually mechanical impurities capital. Its sulfur content Ta. 0.5 to 75%. It is
of high specific weight, density ranges from 8 to 8.2. (But low hardness of 2.0 to 2.5). These elements correspond to the formula HgS when one considers the weight and atonic respective densities of Hg and S. Both components would therefore volumes relatively close enough in the natural Cinnabar. Sa density is slightly higher than expected, due mainly impurities. Its color from carmine red to red brown, sometimes iridescence to lead. But it is covered with a black matrix, dotted with red and yellow (= the epidermis of the "scaly dragon"). It takes the form of prisms, cube thick or cage of structura scaly, adamantine luster, almost metallic. Its crystal structure is hexagonal. It is characterized by chains spiral, helical continuous S-Hg-S, or ions are held by covalent bonds. These channels helical coil to the right or left, to give the building a crystal rotation rate (15 times that of quartz). The Cinnabar presents a rhombohedral structure holoaxis (a = 4.160 A, c = 9.540 A). Each mercury atom is surrounded by six sulfur atoms. Its insolubility is exceptional, except in aqua regia, as Gold. Unlike metacinnabar (black sulphide, variant cubic) which is always a conductor of electricity, cinnabar (red sulphide) is insulating in the dark, but the driver if it illuminates. The Cinnabar is found exclusively in the hydrothermal deposits of low temperature. There are examples of Cinnabar deposited by thermo basic sources - the most important deposits are trouèrent to AImaden, Ciudad Real (Spain), Idria (Camiole, Italian-Yugoslav border), in Ripa (Tuscany, Italy), Avala (Yugoslavia), to Sziana (Czechoslovakia), in Horovitz (Bohemia), to Ekatorinoalav, Nikitovca (USSR), to Euancavelica (Peru), Santa Clara (New Almaden) and San Bonito (New Idria - USA) to Noggringa. Creek (NSW), to Hitaka. (Japan), Hoang Hai (China), Omaperesee (New Zealand). In France, it cites only Montpellier (Hérault), Menildot (Manche), Larzac (Aveyron), and Allemond (Isère). Powerful mines of Almaden (Spain) were already described by Theophrastus (300 BC) and are also mentioned in Pliny and Vitruvius. Distinguishing Characteristics: Considered the blowpipe on charcoal, cinnabar sublimes completely. Volatilization begins a 200 ° C. Heated to 410 ° C, Cinnabar becomes metacinnabar or métacinabarite. In reality, the equilibrium temperature is set a. 386 ± 2 ° C. - It is soluble in aqua regia. In general, chlorine solutions and sulphides strong bases decompose the Cinnabar. By cons, nitric acid or nitric (HNO3) and sulfuric acid (H2S04) or vulgar vitriol, are without action on it. In addition to the Sulfur and Mercury, as the alchemists call the Sun, Moon, King and Queen, their "Gold" and "Their Money" (Janus bi-fronts), cinnabar contains "Salt of the Philosophers" that exists in the form of crystals gleaming red, and gives its cohesion and color to this Miniere. But it is there more to the state "homeopathic" to the chemical. Therefore, we must
overcome this shortcoming of the "Salt of the Philosophers in the Work by the" Philosophical Salt "has been" pre-prepared ". Metacinnabar, black sulphide, and the "Vermilion, powdered red artificial sulphide of mercury, are unfit alchemical Good Works. These are the months of April and May (Aries and Taurus) that are most conducive to the collection of the Mining then very rich philosopher's Mercury. It would then be best used as soon as possible, while it retains its freshness. The summer months are less favorable because of the heat evaporates the fluid substance mercury. (This volatility is symbolized by the membranous wings of the "scaly dragon."). Sulfur is a metalloid solid family of oxygen. Atomic number: 16. Atomic Weight: 32.064. It is a lemon yellow solid, density 2.02 average. It begins to melt at about 115 ° C. In fact, there are two varieties of sulfur: Sulfur α, orthorhombic, said sulfur or rhombic octahedral, which is the native sulfur, density 2.07, and melts at 112.8 ° C. Sulfur β, said prismatic, monoclinic, harder than before, and density 1.96. It is stable above 95 ° C, and melts at 118.9 ° C. Sulfur liquid tends to crystallize in Sulfur β, which then transforms into the stable α variety. After the merger, if one continues to heat, the liquid changes color from light yellow to reddish hue, and beyond l60 ° C it is sticky, so much so that we can return the vase without finding d 'flow. Around 240 ° C, sulfur becomes fluid, but its color changes from dark red to black. Finally, at 444.6 ° C Sulfur after giving vapors opaque orange. Sulfur is sublime. The density of its vapor varies with temperature, indicating a change of atomicity. Its molecular formula varies from S2 to S8. Increased viscosity due to the opening rounds of S8, and the formation of macromolecules. It is a dynamic phenomenon allotropy rare chemistry. From 185 ° C, the chains begin to simplify. If the molten sulfur to I60 ° C is suddenly sank in water at room temperature, we obtain the "soft sulfur" elastic that can stretch like rubber. Sulfur α and β is diamagnetic, and is a very good insulator (especially if it incorporates rubber: ebonite). Sulfur is paramagnetic soft, because each atom extreme shows an unpaired electron. The metal burns in the vapors of sulfur, like oxygen, with production of sulfides. Thus, the sulfur attack Mercury hot. Alkalis convert the sulfur in hyposulphites. There are a variety of sulfur compounds. These include hydrogen sulfide H2S. It is a weak diacid: The hydrogen sulphide. It is a fetid smell reminiscent of rotten eggs, and nicknamed "stinky gas, extremely toxic. This gas is
produced in the putrefaction of animal matters, - The similarity of the molecules H2O and H2S leads to consider the liquid as a solvent. It dissolves in a large number of bodies, starting with water. The aqueous solution becomes cloudy air, and deposits of sulfur. Remember, it is very toxic: It produces anemia by attacking red blood cells, it causes dizziness, fainting and sometimes death in poorly ventilated areas, and open cesspools. Dithionic acid (or hydrosulphurous) and its salts, dithionite. The acid could be isolated (H2SO2, H2SO2). After acidification, dithionites provide a dark red solution whose nature is not fixed permanently. Currently, we believe it is due, after setting the S02, with an ion-S032. The sulfur dioxide gas or S02, which is formed particularly by burning sulfur and sulfides. It is a colorless gas with suffocating odor. This is a good solvent. It combines with water to give birth to an acid uninsulated dry, sulfurous acid H2S03. Acid or dithionic disulfonic acid (H2SO3 - H2SO3). It is particularly obtained by oxidizing sulfur dioxide S02 by a metal oxide. It is a strong acid. Polythioniques acids or derivatives of sulfonated endosulfan. Unknown to the free state, they are strong acids. Denotes "liquor Wackenrodor" the product obtained by sending alternating water currents sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. When H2S/SO2 is greater than 2, we find, next to the sulfur, the series of acids up to n = 4, and grades which depend closely on the previous report. (One of formula (HSO3-S (n)-HSO3), immediately combines with two molecules of ether by providing a yellow oil, crystallizable. The SO3 seems to have been discovered by Basil Valentine. It is colorless, and reacts quickly with water, giving various carbohydrates, including sulfuric acid H2SO4. Acid (meta) H2SO4 sulfuric, formerly known as "oil of vitriol. Basile Valentin already reported in production by burning sulfur in the humid air, or oxidizing the sulfur with saltpeter. Strong and eager for water, SO3-H2O system, provides many acids and other products. Acid (mono) or persulphuric Caro, H2SO5. It is granulated, white, soluble in water. It is unstable and explodes on contact with silver or platinum powder. Also called "Lapis ardens", the native sulfur is found near the ancient volcanoes in layers of gypsum or limestone, particularly in Sicily (Campo Franco, Inuri), where deposits (or solfataras Soufrieres) are between 300 to 700 meters deep, Louisiana (near Lake Charles), on the coasts of Texas and Japan. But Sulfur directly volcanic origin, having suffered direct damage and recent fire vulgar, inappropriate to the "Great Work" alchemy: It takes natural sulfur from the drilling of deposits (Soufriere). Banish sulfur "native". The Mercury is a metal liquid at ordinary temperatures. N. at. 80. Mass at. : 200.6. Also called "quicksilver" and "mercurial" (hence the chemical symbol
Hg). Pliny and Vitruvius named "Red lead" (perhaps because the house of Oviedo, near the sources of Mino). Theophrastus named him "Kenabare" to describe the most common ore (cinnabar). Bivalent. Solidifies at -39 ° C and then resembles money. Bout to 357 ° C. - Emet, even cold, highly toxic fumes. Very high density for a liquid: 13.6 (approximately 0 ° C) and 13.58 (about 15 ° C.). - Resistivity strong enough. Dissolves easily in gold, silver and lead, and alkali metals to give amalgam. Oxidizes slowly in air, with formation of a gray film of mercuric oxide. Oxidizes more rapidly at 350 ° C, giving the red HgO mercuric dioxide, which dissociates at higher temperatures. The Mercury is under attack by the sulfur hot. Mercuric oxide green, HG20, obtained by the action of potash, sulphate of mercury, decomposes easily into Mercury, and red mercuric oxide HgO. This red mercuric oxide HgO, known for a long time, comes in two forms yellow and red are not allotropic. The color difference is due to the grain size of 2 microns for the yellow variety, and 20 microns in average red. The latter tends to yellow when it is finely pulverized, and form yellow colored by heating, and becomes yellow when it is cooled. (The mercuric oxide is not the sole body to introduce this chemical property: It is the same example with potassium dichromate and potassium ferricyanide.). There are also a variety of rhombohedral orange hue. The mercuric oxide HgO is crystalline flakes red hot prepared by oxidation of Mercury (or calcination of nitrate). It is amorphous yellow powder, prepared cold, wet, by the action of potash on a mercuric salt. Soluble in solutions of potash. Decomposed by light and heat above 100 ° C. do In red needles, it is called "montroydite. Potash solutions have no action on the Mercury. By simply pressing the sulfur unites with Mercury: A cold, he gives the black sulphide HgS, and hot variety vermilion. One is struck by the high affinity of mercury for sulfur. Sulphide HgS is one of the body the more intractable than we know. The ethiops mineral formed by direct synthesis is identical to metacinnabar. The 189 isotope decays into 189-Au with electron capture. Similarly, the isotope 189 gives 191-Au, which period of 3 h, giving 191-Pt, which period of 3 d, gives: 191-Ir; isolation 193 provides 193-Au and 195 isotope gives I95 -Au. Especially the transformation of 197-m which has been studied: For internal transition on 97%, was formed 197-Hg, which then gives electron capture by 197-In les3% while remaining fairly, electron capture, 197-m-Au. forming itself 197-Au. Stable isotopes 196, 200, and 201 have been brought in an excited state. It can also cause transmutations: So Sherr, Bainbridge, and Anderson (l941) have obtained the isotopes of radioactive gold by mercury bombardment with fast neutrons. We know also cause the transmutation of mercury by reaction of platinum (n, α) as thallium by proton or deuteron bombardment The Mercury is sometimes found in the native state, in cells containing bright "a little money and associated with the matrix of Cinnabar, in Carniola (Austria), Mount Avala (near Belgrade), Mochellandsberg (Pfalz), and various hot springs, with a density of 13.6.
WARNING: According to Fulcanelli, the 'metals' native', found out their mining (eg the Mercury out of Cinnabar) are also insensitive than those treated metal; under their solid mass and crystallized, it becomes impossible to try hard their latent, potential, hidden in the depths of their being: These are "dry trees" or almost dead. They give nothing, especially not "seed". The theory "SULFUR-MERCURY" Jabir ibn Hayyan, aka Geber, has been clearly summarized by the philosopher Roger Bacon, who lived in the fourteenth century (and therefore not to be confused with the famous doctor of the same name). "The natural principles found in mines are Quicksilver (Mercury) and Sulfur. All metals and minerals, so diverse and so numerous are they, originate from these two. However, nature works constantly to give them the perfection of gold, but many accidents occur during these transformations, and changing the Metals ... That depends, purity and impurity of the two principles above designated, the quicksilver and sulfur, that pure metals) s and impure are generated. So the "Seed of Gold" is the "SULFUR-MERCURY", not the gold itself. In fact the Philosopher's Stone in red, multiplied. When philosophers speak of "Gold", or "Poudre d'Or, it can be either that of the gold obtained by alchemical transmutation, or the Philosopher's Stone, or the powder of projection, when it comes to their work, because the vulgar gold can be a foreign body in the Great Work. ' "The Gold of the Philosophers" is sulfur, and "Now the philosophical" Red Stone ". NOTE. Many researchers were misled with false mining varied. Especially the different sulphides, in particular those which are relatively dense dura and dark gray or black due to some descriptive text. First, it is. Stibnite or antimony sulphide natural (Sb2S3). In Greek: "Stib" or "Stimme". In Latin: "Stibium" and "antimonim" in medieval Latin. This mineral is particularly misleading as Basil Valentine in particular titled "The triumphal chariot of antimony" in one of his books. While it used to antimony in Spagyric, though highly toxic, especially as an antidote against the venom. On the other hand, speaks Philalethes experiences with the "regulus of antimony, was the ease with which antimony is combined with the Gold award him noble qualities, hence the name" regulates "," little king ". In ancient chemistry, the controls were the most noble metal, and regulators often antimony alloys. In addition, the Stibnite has a very strong reaction with KOH, which helps distinguish it from all minerals like him: A drop of potassium deposited on Stibnite, decomposes actively turning yellow, then orange. After wiping, there is a red spot. Arthéphius says he calls Mining "antimony" not because it is in effect, but because it has properties. Fulcanelli had very researchers warned against this obvious trap: The hieroglyph which takes the form of figure 4 shows, in confirmation with the
Greek etymology, that stibnite can mean "the way" the "way" that the investigator or pilgrim travels in his journey is that it tramples. "Antimony" = "ass-pole." Indeed, stibnite is very often associated with Cinnabar (and other sulfides) in the hydrothermal deposits of low temperature: When is stibnite, it is on "the way", the Cinnabar is not far. Fulcanelli was that the mineral Stibnite has no qualifications required, regardless of treatment. But he noted that "Kohl" in Arabic is pulverized antimony oxysulfide, and called the Alchemists and their "universal medicine". There is the allusion to certain potash. (See below the meaning of this word in German). Note also the expression "Begohal-KOHL (I proclaim the principle), and 'Barah-eth-KOHL (all proceeds from it). Finally, the famous "wolf" of philosophers, or "Stibium", which is the name Chaldean by Basil Valentine. According to a legend, we would a precious stone called "Emerald nophech" by the Hebrews. So, because of its gray lead, stibnite also appoint Pierre during the reign Jupiter "... the Gray and Green (emerald). That is why the sages have sometimes been called "Stibium" their Mining. (cf. infra. polybasite which gives the founding of a coating Stibine). The Kemésite (Sb2S2O) has lost many operators. His name has an obvious resemblance with "Hermes" and "Kermit". Kermes The plant is a fruit that appears on red oaks in April and May, months conducive to the collection of Mining. These are obviously troubling coincidences. But in Alchemy, the Kermes is none other than the Mercury of Philosophers gleaming Cinnabar, which is the least evaporated in April and May Iron pyrite (FeS2) or "fools gold" because of its yellow brass and its bright metallic luster. Marcasite the same chemical formula but different structure, which is in the form of globular concretions, or as a group to lanceolate crystals grouped into bundles radiating. Also yellow brass. These sulphides hardest. Blende or sphalerite (ZnS.) also called "Cadmea" because da presence of cadmium, has a wide variety of colors: Black and iron, white, or colorless. The Galena (PbS) da gray lead, found in deposits bydro-spa. Argentite (Ag2S), gray lead. It tarnishes in seconds as a result of an intense light radiation. Chalcocite (Cu2S), gray lead. Responsible torch by tinting the clear blue flame. On coal in the presence of soda gives a globule of metallic copper. The deposits are relatively rare. Molybdenite (MoS2), C gray lead. Occurs usually in the form of scaly and foliated masses. Low hardness, but high specific gravity. The Pyrargyrite (Ag3SbS3), whose color varies from dark red to black iron, reflected light. Specific gravity 5.77 to 5.86. The Stephanitis (Ag5SbS4), grayish black color. Specific gravity 6.2 to 6.3. In the presence of soda gives a globule of silver metal. The polybasite: (AgCu) 16Sb2S11. The color is grayish black. Specific gravity 6.27 to 6.33. - Hardness: 2 to 3. Reviewed torch on coal, bottom very easily giving a globule of metal, and leaving a coating of Sb2S3 with smoke. Fused with phosphate-sodium amoniaco gives a pearl blue green (copper). Occurs
among other silver sulfosalts from hydrothermal veins in low temperature in the following regions: Jachymov and Pribram (Czechoslovakia), Samniz (Hungary), začátek, Cuanajuato, and Durango (Meaxique), and Germany, etc.. It is a antimoniosulfure silver (64 to 72%) and natural copper (3 to 10%). Realgar (AsS), red-orange, rarely dark red. Unlike the Cinnabar, it is soluble in hot KOH. The Proustite (AgAsS3), a bright red similar to Cinnabar. Pyrrhotite or magnetic pyrites. (from FeS to Fe7S8), whose Greek name means reddish or colored fire. Usually in granular masses and compacted. Finally, Goethe, in his "Green Snake", designated Orpiment (Rauschgeb = gray-yellow) with the symbol of the artichoke (Artischooko), probably due to its current form pinacoid can remember this vegetable. It is actually yellow lemon yellow dirty sometimes tending towards green. It derives its name from "aurum" and "pigment". It was assumed that it contained gold. But its chemical formula is (As2S3). Est.facilement The soluble KOH without precipitate. Goethe also designated Zwieselite (from Zwiesel, city, Bavaria), variety of triplite is a phosphate of manganese and iron. It occurs in crystalline masses without recognizable form with three unequal cleavages rectangular, hence its name. Brown, black, brown or pink, luster resinous, yellow-brown dust. Easily fuse magnetic globule, it is soluble in hydrochloric acid. It is found mainly in pegmatites of the Haute-Vienne. Goethe was designated by the onion (Zwiebel), and whose skin cellulosic covering also the bulb is dark pink. It is true that Goethe finally quoted cabbage Kohl) by which he means this time an exact, potash, but probably at the same time as a sulphide, because the cabbage is rich in sulfur (hence its foul odor when you eat a delay): This could be the Cinnabar is a sulphide possessing volume contains particularly high in sulfur and nauseous. Still include arsenopyrite-white tin (crystal faces) and steel gray (in fracture). Hydrothermal in origin, her twins are common and often shaped cross. Hardness: 5.5-6. - Responsible torch leaving some metal magnetic golden brown in fracture. (FeAsS). - The enargite. (Cu3AsS4), steel gray or black iron. Responsible torch giving a globule of metallic copper in soda. Tetrahedrite (CuI2Sb4SI3), steel gray or black iron. (Syn.: Panabaoe.), With its variety mercurifère: the Hermésite. Etc ... etc.. In addition to the sulphides and zwieselite, other minerals have been proposed: The Tuthie or tutie: Zinc oxide occurs in the work of some lead ores. La Calamine (Zn4Si2O7 (OH) 2 - H20), whose crystals are usually colorless. With this in compact white or gray, but often with yellow, brown, green or blue. Almost substantive Do not torch. It is a rare mineral and difficult to treat. It is also the name given by the elders around the zinconise or hydrozincite, also called "native cadmium plated," "fossil carbon deposits," "earthy calamine", "flower of zinc, etc.. It is a natural hydrated carbonate of zinc,
which is in the form of a powdery or earthy, white or grayish. Very similar to the scale, and was initially confused with it. The Colcothar: Natural iron oxide red. The Pyrophyllite (Al2O34 (SiO2) H2O). In compact masses often, scaly, flaky, with strips of flexible but not elastic. (Very similar to talc). White to yellow tint. Rutile (TiO2), reddish color, usually yellow, brown, red, or black (Nigrini), adamantine luster. Crystal acidulaires, it sometimes forms in quartz thin filaments called "Venus hair." Other times, it is simply implemented by a small red crystals flattened. With good faith or not, Don seems to repel the Pernety Cinnabar, and guide the reader to the Hematite (Fe2O3), color blood. High hardness, it is found in compact homogeneous cryptocrystalline masses, in strips or flakes. This mineral is often found in some hydrothermal deposits. It can also be obtained by including desiccant gradually Goethite (HFeO2). Don Pernety says that hematite is the most valued net, heavy with black lines on the outside, and as the Cinnabar inside, and we must choose the red brown, heavy, compact, smooth and soft to the touch. The Aurichalcite, hydrocarbonate natural copper and zinc, nuance-greengray. Of course, this list of fake mining is not exhaustive. You can still find other, and each "blower" is a strong supporter for various reasons, one of them, or a mixture of several. Without ever systematically mislead researchers, philosophers have often cited these minerals to designate Peter stages, by analogy in appearance, color, or chemical reaction. In the dictionary of Don Pernety, we read the word "arsenic" that according to the one of Sibyls the name of matter of which makes the philosopher's Mercury was composed of nine letters, four of which are vowels, other consonants, syllables that is composed of three letters, the other two. It is certainly KIN / NA / BA / IR. (And not Arsenicum). Note that two sulphides open "routes" alchemical possible, or may enter into play, but not considered here, although the possibility of replacing the Sutra of Cinnabar by alleging that Cobaltine not be excluded, because of its larger magnetic properties which have been granted: 1 _ The bismuthine (Bi2S3), white to gray reflection of lead. Differs from the Stibnite who resembles him in his splendor keener, his highest weight, and his reaction to KOH. It produces a strong effervescence in cold acids. Readily soluble in HNO3 with the appearance of sulfur from float to the surface. Often contains small amounts of various metals and metalloids. Responsible easily torch and coal with an immediate reduction in droplets of metallic bismuth. Major world deposits in Bolivia, Peru, Saxony, Austria, and Australia, as in the Urals (Derosovsk), Madagascar, USA (New Mexico, Nevada), and
finally in France (in lodging of Meymac Corrèze. Moreover we have obtained using a particle accelerator infinitesimal quantities of gold nuclei by bombarding bismuth with heavy ions of neon and carbon. The heavy ion passing close to causing a deformation of the nucleus of bismuth, which accentuated the nucleus breaks that ejects protons whose number is reduced to that of gold. 2 _ The Cobaltine (CoAsS), white or gray steel mirror rosacea. The ironbearing varieties are very dark gray or dark gray. Grayish black line. Metallic luster. Fragile. High hardness. Cubic system, average: 35.4% Co, AS45, 3%, S19, 3%. Sometimes up to 3% Ni, Fe and 8% to 16% in some cases (Ferrocobaltine). In moist air, metal gray color and brilliant pink tarnishes, and is covered with a purple powder or cobaltocre Deigo (Greek erythros, red), 'dung cobalt. Reviewed torch background giving a globule gray, weakly magnetic and leaving a deposit of As2O3 on coal. The borax bead is dyed blue (cobalt reaction). Decomposes in nitric acid with the appearance of sulfur and release of As2O3. (The solution turns pink). The crystal Cobaltine is a combination of pentagonal dodecahedron and octahedron, which gives a pseudo-icosahedron with 20 triangular faces. The Cobaltine stain fingers. (Especially oxidized cobalt black, variety of asbolane). By breaking the cobalt oxide black, sometimes observed within the red spots of cobalt arsenate. His alchemical symbol is a "K". All these descriptions correspond to those made repeatedly by Fulcanelli and Eugene Canseliet. Moreover, in the "Travel Kaleidoscope" Irene Hillel Erlanger, one speaks of "windows of Cobalt. The Cobalt arsenate Ferrous silver is sometimes called "Shit Goose" silver mine. Several cobalt compounds have been known since antiquity, and are colored blue and green used in glass and ceramic. Now entering into the composition of certain specialty steels, it makes them very hard, stable at high temperature, and gives them exceptional magnetic properties (permanent magnets). It has a radioactive isotope, cobalt-60 radiation, obtained artificially by using the cyclotron or betatron. Formerly called Cobolt, cobalt named do German Kobalt, name of a legendary devil who kept metal mines. The metal was isolated in 1756 by the Swedish Brandt, but its oxide was used in the sixteenth century as a coloring agent. He then called the "Safra". When some scribes encountered this term in manuscripts, they sometimes inadvertently replaced by "sulfur". From "Safra" comes the word "sapphire". The main deposits are in Sweden (TUnaberg) and Norway (Skutterud) in USSR, Dachkeascn (near Kirovabad) - Canada (Ontario Province), and in the Tyrol (Kitzbichel), Thuringia (Saalfeld) in the duchy of Württemberg (Freydenstadt) and Saxony (Schneeberg). PREPARATION OR SEPARATION OF THREE MATERIALS Philosopher.
This is the "Second Step". Operate in dim light non-solar. Duration: 2 months philosophical vulgar 2 days. (First "Cooking Time"). Indeed, 1 month = 1 day philosopher's vulgar. The Cinnabar is crushed, crushed and pulverized in a mortar with a pestle: It's "Chaos" which undergoes "Mortification". Operate a sieving through a fine sieve (0.032 mm mesh) to eliminate already about half of the silica in the Cinnabar, especially in the matrix. Next, mix intimately iron filings to Cinnabar and powdered. The iron is placed under the control of Ares. It is also symbolized by the hammer of the separation is that Vulcan has a belt in the "Triumphal Chariot of Antimony". (See Eugene Canseliet). This chip is still symbolized by a spear, a weapon of attack or stabbing, and sometimes also by a plow. "Ares stronger Aris (anagram of Steel - salt) must be in lesser quantities. Spray (cinnabar) and add the fifteenth part of all of this pure salt, white ... vowed that must necessarily know. " Mix thoroughly (Fulcanelli). Then bring everything into the belly of the retort to be so busy between 1 / 3 and 1 / 4 of its volume. Then add about 2 Parts Salt philosophical (Aries = steel), the "three iron spikes" Neptune's trident. We shall see what those 2 Parts. If necessary, we will use one more or less quantity than these 2 theoretical basis, depending on the purity of Cinnabar, and strength of the salt. It does not matter much, because this salt is recovered. But do not drown Mining. Again, mix thoroughly. (Fulcanelli says just Part 1: 1/15e). We noncommittal the ball, and it has stirred sharp blows, taking care however not to move material into the flask. The nostrils of the retort and the ball must be maintained at a level below the bottom of the retort, to allow vapors to come to condense along the neck of the retort without falling to the bottom of it with Sulfur . The iron filings is the "starter" that will trigger the reaction. To understand what happens, we can make the following preliminary experiments: The iron combines very readily with sulfur giving a combination of highly exothermic. S + Fe = FeS (iron sulfide fuse. Take the iron filings, mix it with the theoretical amount of sulfur flower, place them in a crucible, placing the powder surface capsule of inflation: It begins and the reaction continues for itself throughout the mass causing the fuse sulfide FeS. Inflammation of the capsule is made with a mixture of aluminum powder and barium peroxide: This mixture detonates by simple friction. It thus conniving with the preparation of great precautions operate only in small quantities and mix the two powders on a sheet of paper with a wooden stick. This
capsule inflammation is terminated by a magnesium wire or if a match brand enough to cause combustion of the capsule or cartridge. If even capsule inflammation, more simply, a firebrand (= The Spear) planted in a mixture of iron and sulfur is sufficient to initiate the reaction. In a second experiment, it could also cause the combination as so-called "Volcanoes of Lemery" which consists of a mixture of elemental sulfur and iron filings, then add warm water: The sulfidation of iron releases enough heat to vaporize the water with formation of abundant white fumes. Thus Lemery thought to explain the phenomena of volcanoes.
Thus, we can start the reaction using a torch or dipping into the retort hot water by shaking a dry cut. If we want to accelerate the reaction, the plunge in the retort water warmer, but if the phenomenon is set loose on the contrary plunge in the retort water cooler: "Keep your cool and prepare to fight "(Fulcanelli). Indeed, it should be equipped not only Lance, but Shield. Have containers of water of different temperatures, to protect his face and especially eyes with welding goggles, having finally reach an uncorked bottle of vinegar. Then, under the combined action of heat content in each of the three overarching body, they will tend to sublimate, that is to say to rise in vapor, once they reach a boil. However, as the salt is evaporated to 165 ° C, and the Mercury of Philosophers to 357 ° C., it produces two phenomena: 1 _ Salt, and Mercury of the Philosophers, sublimated by the intense heat from the sulfur, evaporating, come into the neck of the retort, then the ball into touch to it. Here, under the effect of temperature drop, they condense into rain and overlap in order of density, the salt below and Mercury below.
(The Salt supernatant, and dark pink, glowing, will be recovered and re-start later uttlisé for "Solve"). _ 2 ° However, the Sulfur of the Philosophers's falling into boiling 444.6 ° C, was denied access to that temperature because of the departure of two other bodies that excite more. Therefore it remains intact, with all his strength at the bottom of the belly of the retort ( "Athanor"), and impurities that are done away. The three bodies remain separate and full of life and strength, because the breath is vital heat, and not an ordinary fire. There are two pots: The retort and the ball he may be a third, a balloon used to pour the salt, but that we remove before shaking the whole, we have been careful to butcher retort on his opening match after payment of salt. During the second month ph., We let the vapors condense finish: This is the first "Sabbath". Sulfur and Mercury are well separated "Sulfur and Mercury of the Philosophers" or "Gold and Silver of the Philosophers". The "Book of Nature" which was previously closed (gross Way) is now open through the "tip of iron." It is a book-leaf: Also called the Mining she also "leafy earth" as the salt begins to disintegrate, as noted above. The "Earth philosophy is the salt. After this separation, Sulfur and Mercury are also designated by two dragons will fight. The winged dragon is not the Sulfur and Mercury Winged Dragon. One can designate the Dragon Salt. Sulfur is the "Red Lion", by contrast with the "Green Lion" (Salt). The Mercury is also designated by an eagle, because of its volatility. (1). Salt (Green Lion) is also known as "Dog of Armenia. After the fight that will deliver the Sulfur and Mercury at the beginning of "Solve" Salt (Green Lion) will absorb the essence of such sulfur which gives its red color to it: This is the Green Lion which devours the Red Lion. This will reappear in the form of Peter the Red. (2) (1) - But when talk Philalethes "Eagles" or "sublirrations" These appositions salt, "Bath" or "washer" who must drying by evaporation to form the "shell" in the "second work . (Light off tomb reach the surface. (2) - The "Green Lion" includes "the Philosophical Egg," whose "shell" contains the "Rebis". If Mining is very rich in sulfur, it may be a pressure and a risk of explosion. But it is easy to avoid EN Do not tighten the cap between the retort and the ball, and enable it to slide in case of overpressure gases. Naturally, we will retort with one hand and the ball on the other. Indeed, the retort and the ball did not need to be tightly attached, because normally, the vapors condense as they pass along the neck of the retort. It may even shake the rigor only retort but quickly introduce the "nostrils" in the ball when we saw the appearance of condensation.
Failing Cinnabar, we can rebuild. According to Paracelsus: You can bring down the mercury in rain (pressed through the skin) on the sulfur powder, and subjecting the mixture to sublimation in a cucurbit overcome a aludel. The Cinnabar is sublime and attached to the walls of the aludel the form of a blood stone. Naturally, it should employ only the Sulfur and Mercury native, natural, having suffered no attacks of vulgar fire, and no industrial or chemical treatment. (This operation can take place the thoroughness helped to mercury trade if we do to no other, because it can be regenerated and revived later, but it is absolutely necessary that Sulfur him, or of natural origin. Instead of the proceeds of Paracelsus, we can operate more simply as follows. We mix 70 grams of Mercury for 35 grams of sulfur at temperatures around 50 ° C (ordinary light). By maintaining this temperature, add it very slowly and in small quantities at a time about 70 grams of KOH Potash. The Cinnabar thus obtained is very pure, but the drawback is the time required. There is also a third option much easier to start than the other two: It is used directly Sulfur and Mercury natural state of almost absolute purity. This removes the previous phase "SEPARATION AND PREPARATION," but the subsequent treatment will be. longer. (Mercury Purify by passing a chamois). Once the Separation or preparations made, he should then and now adjust
the proportions and weight that must have at DEPARTURE OF SOLVE. The "Separation of three bodies" of a mine is not the main subject, as one might think, already eliminating impurities, but to "separate" these components to be especially seen in the proportions required departure Solve. First, the proportions of Ethiopia mineral (Sulfur and Mercury) that we must take the START is given by the analysis, and are 50 grams of Mercury: Hg = 50 grams O = 37.5 g (= 3 / 4) (See Annex II). It remains to know the total amount of salt: solid KOH theoretically necessary to complete the "Great Work" with such a weight of Ethiopia. This quantity is given by the formula: C6-B9-O15, which is that of "preparation", "the first phase of the Great Work, considering we have at hand all that is required to undertake." This formula gives volume and proportions: C = Chaos (Salt, as here, "Chaos" is taken phonetically: KOH) H = Hermes Sulfur or sulfide hydrargyria = Ethiopia. O = Or finally got philosophical. Knowing the densities following: Hg = 13.6 S = 2.02; solid KOH = 2.04 we have: Hg 50g/13, 6 = 3.68 cm3. S: 37.5 g / 2.02 = 18.56 cm3. Total ETHIOPIA: 87.5 g = 22.24 cm3. On or salt solid total of 22.24 x 6 / 9 = 14.83 cm3, corresponding to. : 14.83 x 2.04 = 30.25 grams of solid KOH. So finally, PROPORTIONS OF DEPARTURE TO SOLVE THE BEGINNING, medium and theoretical, are for 50 grams of Mercury: Hg = 50 grams O = 37.5 grams = 30.25 grams KOH. The proportions that have been established are confirmed by the Franciscan Father Castaigne in his "Aphorisms Basilian" and quoted by Eugene Canseliet years of his "Alchemy and the Book mute" on page 106: "We begin our work by hermetic the combination of the three principles prepared in a certain proportion, which is the weight of the body, which must match the spirit and soul of its almost half. Indeed: 37.5 g of sulfur (body) = [50 grams of Mercury (mind) + 30.25 g of salt) / 2] (This is the Canon XVI, also cited by Fulcanelli in his "Mystery of the Cathedrals". On the other hand, in the same work, Eugene Canseliet alludes on page 91, the volume which occupies four-fifths of a container, block V Mutus Liber.
Note that the 14.83 cm3 of salt are almost exactly four-fifths of 18.56 cm3 of Sulfur. These proportions theory need not be complied with exaggerated precision. Moreover, the purity of the elements is variable, and especially the salt quality is quite volatile. If it is appropriate, the theoretical 30-25 grams will be sufficient, but it has been weakened by a primary partial carbonation, or excessive absorption of humidity, it may take up to 100 grams instead 30! Because of what has been said on page 4, the 30.25 g of solid salt will, on average, after failing, between 48.4 g and 54.5 g of salt liquid under normal conditions. (The density of the liquid salt oscillate between about 1.98 and 1.78). (We note in passing that the average weight of the total liquid salt, is very nearly the weight of the Mercury.) This salt should be divided into 14 Parts. Each of these shares is therefore 30.25 / 14 = 2.16 g KOH, or between 3.5 g and 3.9 g of salt liquid or in practice 2 cm3. These 14. Shares of Salt (The 14 body parts of Osiris, Isis searched for) will be booked as follows: Preparation or separation - Salt recovered to start SOLVE 2 Parts Continued SOLVE Putrefaction included up to 4 Parts Seven Lavater BATHS Naaman ( "washer") (1 / 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ½) 6 Parts First MULTIPLICATION (average) 2 Parts TOTAL ...... 14 Parts. The recovered salt used for separation, and having taken a ruddy color ( "pink pink") should certainly not be mixed with reserve white salt will have all its whiteness to the "kingdom of Isis or the Moon . - This salt will be recovered and used immediately gleaming beginning SOLVE. You can use the Sulfur and Mercury Commerce to practice manipulation: The reactions are the same, but the results will no alchemical value. Note however that with sulfur gas from naphtha, it is possible that the "Black" of "putrefaction" does not happen, as it is already "clean". The commercial products and "vulgar" are SIMILAR BUT NOT SUCH: That's why the alchemists say they are "dead" and their Sulfur and Mercury are not the sulfur and mercury vulgar. MANUFACTURING. This is the Third Step, which includes SOLVE and coagulation. - AVOID THE SUNLIGHT. THEIR EFFORTS IN LIGHTING AND NON-THAMES SOLAR. Put the ball in total darkness between manipulations. S L O V E.
Duration: 8 months ph. (Second "Cooking Time") "Make water the earth by means of fire" - "volatilize the fixed".
It takes a glass flask with a capacity equal to four times, or at least three times the total volume of the three components, under penalty of explosion caused by gas pressure, should not be any more than the capacity is too large, because the fumes will disperse in a too large area, and the reactions do not occur. Avoid balloons flat bottom where the material tends to settle down too quickly. REIGN OF MERCURY. "Marriage and Design" Duration: 1 month ph. We brought the ball in the Sulfur and Mercury (Ethiopia mineral) in the required proportions and previously indicated. They mouth the ball, and it is agitated strongly for already mixed as intimate as possible. Then you turn the ball through a sunbeam, properly guided if necessary by a mirror, and from a small hole to meet almost dark laboratory, after half an hour after checking that nothing remains of Mercury not amalgamated with sulfur, the matter must be very dark, gradually saturated with the solar influx. Let stand in the darkness half a day before starting the soaking salt. By submitting the Ethiop mineral and saturated with the solar influx Imbibitions Salt saturated impulses moon, we will then make the Union of the Sun and the Moon. Here's how these Imbibitions Salt: The ball is well blocked, or "luted" with a stopper to the unassailable Potash (eg rubber), we also attach to the neck with a string as the "Salt" is oily, slippery . It may eventually provide a better seal around the cap and upper neck, with a little putty. MOST NEVER OPENED BEFORE THE BALL "CUT THE HEAD OF THE CROW. Check often as it is well sealed. Do not let "breathe the spirit, because if he left the vessel, the operation would be completely destroyed." More fumes are acrid and dangerous to breathe. During the "putrefaction" there including the presence of hydrogen sulphide or
hydrogen sulphide H2S, smelly and harmful, attacking red blood cells. For Imbibitions Salt, it makes a small opening in the cap, that we are closing soon after. Do not the worker as it finds the presence of vapors. Better, instead of this small opening, puncturing the stopper with a trocar and a syringe to the imbibition. We therefore do the "Fifth of fire energy. But throughout the Magisterium, it must pay the salt very slowly. drop by drop, ensuring a progressive mixing, and VERY LITTLE AT A TIME, failing to "inflame the bath" and "burn the flowers." It makes the first addition of one part of salt, and shaken strongly. When the three bodies are brought together in a furious battle binding. Citrine to offset the dark matter quickly. Initially, we witness the spectacle of "mushrooms gas," the "vapors" of the "pillar of fire of the Lord" and "multiple granules emerging at the still fluid." Then, the Ingredient "married" There is unity of Sulfur and Mercury of the Philosophers through the "Salt philosophical called semen nature." Then there is 'design' Ethiopia mineral excited and tends to level off the bottom of the balloon and its color darkens further at the end of the first month ph. "MONDIFICATION" (= "Corporify") or "Birth of the Infant King. Duration: 1 month ph. - The closest to it. Full moon, clear weather. The second month ph, adding an average share of salt three times: on verso first third of Part of Salt. It takes the ball, it is agitated, it is placed, and observed carefully for five or six minutes: We watch the appearance of freckles like the skin of a leopard. If this phenomenon does not occur in the period, then poured another third part, and we shall do so. On average, freckles appear after the third da addition of salt. Otherwise, the salt is weak or has taken too much moisture: Further additions of third part to the appearance of freckles. We must indeed make little salt at a time, because if the matter turns the color orange, the book is lost. When these freckles appear, finally, it feels watching the ball while an increasing heat occurs When 1g ball is very hot, she prints several vertical saccades upward, but moderate, up, l ' obtaining the fallout of granules that are forming, or a large ball. This phase of the Work is symbolized by the "game cup and ball, not only by the "labor movement" of the player, but also the sphere that represents the outcome that is sought. It is projected through the air Matter packed at the bottom. the ball and release the three steamers (This is the "separation of elements" that should not be confused with the "separation of the three corps made previously). These vapors are then released in the united space of the ball: After the "design" down there "birth" from above. Thus the salt or fiery Spirit, part of this Trinity convertible at will "land" (solid), "water" (liquid), and "air" (gas, steam), and finally "fire" (heat,
excitement) is then brought into contact with this fiery spirit. A bitter struggle ensued between the three lights that generate a fourth most violent than others, thus creating an imbalance in the forces of mass, salt and the Mercury of Philosophers sublime again under the action of the fourth fire that causes a magnetization (fifth set) for the amalgam of three components in a required proportion. Contrary to the previous phase (separation of the three substances or body), Salt and Mercury can not escape and remain in contact with Sulfur. It follows that the temperature increases to the point that the philosopher's Sulfur can be sublimated in turn, leaving the earthly to the bottom of the flask, then the non-amalgamated Sulfur granules falls with impurities to form the compost first dark brown. This compost (not amalgamated sulfur) which, when mixed with impurities, is now referred to as "earthly". ( "Dead Head", "Mother nurse."). In other words, the imbalance caused by supra and the fourth light is reflected by a whirling motion and rotary has finally given birth or fifth lamp with appealingly electrified corpuscles atomic constituents, hence the term "Electra mineral "" One of these constituents, Mercure, tends to put a ball when it is separated from his body, and the result is the formation of small spheres in the center of vapors. The constituents were reincrudation in proportions that are made of themselves, "by volatilization of the fixed". The rest of Sulfur, not amalgamated, is compost. As already mentioned, we must extend the effect of vertical saccades down on top. Until we get the training and the fallout of these small spherical granules in the compost, or a large ball. If one obtains a semi-liquid material color orange is that we put too much salt, and everything is at it again. The energy that was created sometimes causes a slight hiss, the 'swan song (singing sign), attributed by some authors al'antagonisme Sulfur and soil and other Mercure doomed to death makes his "soul" in the form of bubbles. But often what is meant in reality, it is unfortunately gases that manage to escape the ball badly clogged. It is therefore better not hear this "swan song". Under the action of cooling, the pellets are dropped back into the black, stinking mass of earthly (the land). These are formed earthliness compost that is other than black non-amalgamated Sulfur could not find the equivalent of Salt and Mercury, and other impurities mixed therein. The spherical granules are embedded in the black mass, and appear in part to the surface thereof covered with a matrix leprosy: It is the "Mountain of the Philosophers". There they will then take strength and harden. These granules are "philosophical Sulfur (all stages). The appearance of these granules marks the birth of the "Child King". Immediately after leaving the flask to stand for 1 month ph, After this "mondification, there will be more" true steam "because during the" decay "itself, which will, matter subside. ... Thus was formed the REBIS, "Mercury double" or "animated."
"BLACK" - "putrefaction itself" Reign of Saturn or the Beast. First-degree fire. - "Winter". Duration: 4 months ph.
In the third month ph, solidification was performed. It will thereafter continue Imbibitions Salt on a one share at a time, performed at regular intervals daily (= 1 ordinary share per day). But of course, never lead the ball under any circumstances, before the appropriate time. We strongly agitate, length, and several times a day to ensure good mixing and even distribution of salt, and the revival and maintenance of its action. "FLOOD". The third month ph. The fifth fire happens to evaporate a certain amount of "divine water" or "fire of the spirit of Salt." A steam rises above the vase, kept apart by the fourth heat of fire still maintained by the struggle of three others. The space separating the steam from moisture of salt granules is similar in effect to what is called the "firmament". The earth cracks, deforms and opens. These are the "caves", "abyss", "abyss." In the late third or early fourth month ph. When the material cools the vapors condense and fall in large drops (rain) "earth" who drank eagerly. This is the deluge. The Unit continues to darken, and offers a dazzling appearance. It looks like a shower of stars, fireworks: It is the Arc-en-ciel. Then, during the fourth month ph., After cooling the matter becomes even darker, more compact, as the soft sand. But once the fifth set the anime again, material fills the balloon. Waters penetrate to the center of the miniature worlds (pellets). The land is submerged, dissolved. The granules are indestructible, but the solid particles of compost turn into mud. Once it is dissolved, the earth swells and begins to ferment. We can then begin to see traces of oily golden, flowing along the walls. Then the water dried up somewhat and gradually. It appears like an island in a lake, but it will slowly disappear. At the end of the fifth month ph., Oil of Saturn or Mercury teingeant red,
begins to perceive clearly. Misty at first, he came to extract the quintessence of the three components, and saturate it. (Sulfur is giving it its red color). We must continue Imbibitions daily until teingeant Mercury is a very dark red blood in an amount slightly larger than matter, and finally packed whole matter becomes very dark. (Do not risk missed later this teingeant Mercury). In general, the color black appears frankly that when Mercury teingeant is already well formed and clearly red. Thus the dye came out of a body warm and alive. But the black color may occur prematurely. Then we had the imprudence and evil butcher tie the neck of the balloon and the air penetrating the accelerated transfer to black mass hardening, and the Mercure teingeant can not get out. The time is not determined exactly since it takes from four to seven months ph. to reach the end of "Black". The amount of salt is no more accurate either, since the number of daily Imbibitions may vary depending on the purity of components used and their quality. (Fulcanelli speaks seven innocents dead, mourned by two mothers blue (black) and red. A figure of the book of Abraham the Jew represents nine toddlers murdered, massacred the innocent). We must continue increasing the number of imbibition, but without changing their frequency (daily) or their respective dose (Part 1), and to obtain the following result: END of putrefaction. At the beginning of the sixth month ph. (average), the color of compost and pellets embedded in it, frankly turns to Black, while the Mercury teingeant increases in quantity and floats. We observe that there are two kinds of liquids. At this moment, no longer appears in the steam ball. Only emptiness remains. This vacuum may be called "Heaven" by contrast with the land and "water" that are at the bottom of the vessel. Gold staining surrounds the top meniscus of the liquid. Called "honey", "halo", "crown of the King" this meniscus. The upper liquid is clear red, early, and the lower liquid is black. This dual liquid is the "head of the Crow" held out as dark matter is the solid "Raven" itself the "Jean Merle." Towards the middle of the sixth month ph., The matter is black, and the liquid higher blood-red. At the end of the sixth month ph., Any boiling liquid causes a variety of colors This is the "peacock tail" that burnished the top of the ball. The matter is very dark, and the Mercure teingeant very red, slightly higher levels. Reflecting the turmoil caused by the fifth set, a yellow foam that floats teingeant Mercury, also called "Blood of the Dragon," "Sea of the Philosophers". This foam is the "scum of the Red Sea. CUT THE HEAD OF THE CROW. The Mercury teingeant red floats, and covers the black portion, known a big red stamp: This is the Seal of Hermes ". (it was therefore not to seal the neck of the balloon by fusion with a lamp of enamel).
After waiting for that red blood Quintessence (= Mercury teingeant) will be well trained, and quantity rather than the Black, it pays quite frankly, by tilting the ball, the only liquid that contains it in another vial, through a strainer (= "net", "ests", "dip"). However, operate without undue roughness. (1) Most of the unnecessary earthly remains in the strainer, and we get rid of. If the granules were inadvertently fallen into the colander, they can be put into the flask. We check if any impurities visible to the naked eye has remained in the balloon, and may infect the Stone, though the separation principle should be to itself. The remaining compost is still indispensable for the "Vegetation" is to follow. The Mercury teingeant rose in the other bottle, with the thinnest part of earthly unnecessary. We will let settle. As and when her clean the surface by the fall of impurities, we collect carefully with a pipette or a dropper (The ancients used a pigeon feather washed and wet) so we will not d 'cause unwanted impurities fallen to the bottom. It is advisable to keep it in several small vials hermetically sealed, because of its high volatility. We will keep away from light and heat. Of course, we also get rid of unwanted impurities remained at the bottom of the bottle in which it was filtered Mercury teingeant through the strainer. This liquid is red when trap is compact, but it becomes yellow gold once spread. If the Philosophical Salt is very alkaline (dyed blue litmus paper), once became Mercury teingeant pulling the quintessence of the three components, it becomes instead a highly penetrating acidity and color of litmus paper into red a greenish halo. It is designated by a host of terms such as: Mercury teingeant, Blood of the Dragon, Sea of the Philosophers, Universal Medicine, Blood Red Lion, Phoenix Mercury philosophical universal solvent (in the long run, it ends even corrode Pyrex) , Real Gold dye drinking Androgyne of the Ancients, Blood of Martyrs, Vinegar red very sour, very deadly venom, Snake, urine cholera. Oil of Saturn, etc.. It is the "Azoth", as part of the red top "head of a crow." Sometimes called "Mercury double" as opposed to Salt 'mercurial simple, "" Caduceus ". It is the Babylonian Dragon has absorbed the quintessence of the other two elements. (1) - It seems that Fulcanelli advise however, already collect this Quintessence gradually and it is formed. OF THE "HEAD OF THE RAVEN" IS CUT, THE BALL WILL REMAIN OPEN AT ALL TIMES, (except during Imbibitions yes follow later). You can then watch the "worlds created" even lepers, and appear compost that remains (Adamic earth) under the aspect of black sand, fine and stinking. This residual sulphide amalgamated may not be designated by the lackluster of "Raven", "bull", "black feces," "nursing mother". All that remains and the bottom of the balloon may also be called "brass", "our metal," "our mercury".
"Vegetation" and "GRAY" Reign of Jupiter. Duration: 2 months ph. The coated granules appear green slime. Under the effect of humidity, a kind of green mold (without grass root ") is formed. Some sages call when the granules at this stage "frog spawn." Very often, when there is very little land Adamic, no graininess appears, because they are being mass. But their composition remains the same, Stone remains valid. At this stage, the latter is also called "Naaman the leper". When the granulation is sufficiently cooled and the solid can be cut: We see then that the interior consists of a body with yellow metallic sheen very clear: It is a mixture of sulfur and mercury bound by the philosopher's Salt . In this state, the granular substance is malleable, and that "Mercury solidified" may take any form you want to give. (Of course, do this only as a pure experience on one or two pellets). Sometimes this green color lasts several months ph. It may last longer than any other after dark. Despite this possible extended period, there was no error, and we are on track: At this stage, we simply let the dry land, and it returns the ball, the neck downwards to allow air to flow more quickly. (Some Veterans already broke when their balloon to hasten the drying). During this time, black and smelly it was, the Adamic earth dries to pass GRAY: The appearance of the compost will then dust well packed, and we will call "ashes" because this looks dusty (Sometimes it is given that name already in the reign of Saturn). This compost or "Adamic earth" dries and cracks, decreasing volume. It still gives this phase was the "wolf". This wild animal means what happens in the ball when a later date to the first "bath": Compost turned gray, and where the pellets had been force until then would be devoured in pieces, and "bleed" under the 'incisive action of philosophical salt is still called "fangs", "teeth" etc.. when used as a crystalline solid, as in "Dry". Stone can be called 'Phoenix', because the grit seems reborn from its ashes over the ashy material. During this "Vegetation", compost gray leaves more or less himself covered by the color green. When drying is sufficiently advanced, he must do, if necessary, take off the stone walls of the ball by pressing firmly on the bottom of it with the palm of the hand. It may possibly hasten the drying by placing the ball in the vicinity of a source of hot air. This is the second "Sabbath." The formula is SOLVE "C8-H10", meaning that the "ignition" (= + Putrefaction Gray) lasts 8 months ph. (average) and the Oil of Saturn is obtained after the 10th month ph, (from the beginning of the "preparation" or "Separation of three-body"). Coagulated. Duration: 16 months ph. (Third time cooking). "Give ground water through the air. Sets the volatile ".
WHITE. Reign of Isis or the Moon. Second degree of fire = "Spring" Duration: 7 months ph.
The Pierre is very dry, granular gray green compost and well detached from the balloon is then proceeded to the seven Lavater "Baths of Naaman (" washer "). Nothing should be subtracted or added to the Stone. The Lavater "Bains" must be executed as follows: the ball is tilted almost horizontally and with a long dropper (Elders with a feather of a pigeon) it files the required dose of salt. They mouth the ball tentatively and it imparts a rotary motion: it holds the neck, loosely between thumb and forefinger of his left hand, and is rotated to the right hand the ball tilted. This "sleight of hand" will distribute salt over the surface of the stone. Then, once the lead balloon, and the salt layer is dry. (That's why we say that for the secret manufacture of the vase, the potter's art is more useful than the glass blower). These appositions should be done on a body very dry. It must be very patient .. Compost gray and green is no longer necessary, and become fully "Superfly" is "consumed" with impurities, and its green waste discharged laterally. (If you broke the ball, turning gently with your fingertips resting on the stone base). Each lasts 1 months lavate ph.: You have to dry each of these appositions saline. You can always put the ball in the vicinity of a source of hot air. These desiccation occurring by themselves, without manual intervention, and will leave a light coating with white limestone CaC03. The first lavate occurs with a half-share of white salt. "It gives very little milk to the child born for fear of making dropsy, and the land is submerged by a deluge". The five lavate following is carried out respectively with a share of white salt. The total number of lavate is not immutably fixed in September On average, this number can vary from five to nine, but the time to fire automatically compensate. Last lavate occurs with a half-share of white salt. This is one where we realize that "the king is drunk (soaked) and no longer wants it and that
everything is white. ( "Container" and "Content" must be proportionate, and there too). In this way, we affix Salt white layers that will ensure, through the limestone formation of the "cocoon", the "shell salt" the "eggshell philosophical" (Coquille St Jacques de Compostela). We must ensure that the philosophical salt dries on the body, ringworm white orange, and everything is white. It is the "Borax". When undertaking such washing, the green granules begin to clear. Then, Peter clothe all colors imaginable. Often, it will liquefy herself, and often coalesce. It will be orange, green, red, not a perfect red, yellow and finally become white and orange, until being defeated by drought all end up in white color orange, a beautiful white moon . It is the "Swan", the "Dove of Diane," Diane naked. This matter coming to The Work symbolized by a fivepointed star, the "morning star". It is the white Stone not multiplied. It smells sweet, because there is more sulfur dioxide: The grit is very dry and covered with a "shell saline" thick enough. The Pierre White is in the "Silver philosophical. The white granules are also called "Echeneis" or "fish eyes" because they like those little fish-shaped slugs, having the power to stop, set and sink the biggest ships. The Alchemists show by this that their "ship of land is arrested and disappears, ie it has become optional and can be broken. (This is the remora fish or even the dolphin). Now, the ship becomes the "cocoon", the "shell saline, the" mud secret, the secret pot (crucis cross, the old lamp with four wicks arranged in a cross, which was the crucible to heat ). This "melting pot secret form the outer coats that now Peter. But however we may keep the ship of modern transparent Pyrex glass (which corresponds to the "earthen vessel" of the ancients, which was often also effec ¬ tively glazed earthenware), or else put the stone on a flat surface such a plate. The Sages say they caught the fish "Echeneis - and that is why they also called" Sea waters (Blood Dragon) that covered their material. Moreover, the "shell saline was drawn glass vessel (although not ordinary glass), because it comes from Salt crucial nicknamed 'oil glass. Stone is now an adult, and without leave "cool" (= no wait) it replaces milk diet by eating meat. In other words, we replace the Imbibitions Salt philosophical those white Mercury teingeant red we had carefully kept away from light and heat. This is called the affixing of the Seal of Hermes, symbolized by the Pelican opening its side to feed her three small (three body) of his blood. (It also says "To return the child in the womb"). These appositions teingeant Mercury will be on a very dry hull saline. This will be distributing the material and standardizing the Blood of the Dragon. These will respectively say appositions done without much pay only once or twice, and drop by drop with an eyedropper (the elders with a feather of a
pigeon). We take care to turn the stone with the utmost sensitivity, because the hull is very salt sensitive, and fingertips to ensure impregnation of all sides that allow spread the hull. Between each impregnation, the stone will be left dry by itself during ph 1 months. (1 days = vulgar), "without the work of hands, without touching it." So turn it soak and let dry, but "never to dye more than enough to cover the Corps' fear that" the elixir does not overwhelm and drown. " In other words, it pays first on a drop of Pierre Mercure teingeant that leaves spread on the hull. Poured immediately after a second drop, thus providing its sprawl that has been observed with the first drop: it is for each imbibition, to make a tincture of the whole entire surface of the hull with a minimum amount of Mercure teingeant. Therefore, this quantity is not fixed. The hull salt behaves just like "blotting paper". During these appositions, gently turn the stone, because the shell is very fragile, especially at first. The Mercury teingeant the will thicken. During these appositions, Stone was again bad smell until it is set (dry) because Mercury is teingeant smelly (asafoetida). YELLOW Reign of Venus. Duration: 2 months ph.
Coloring fleeting departure, which appears in the first impregnation with the oil of Saturn. During lemon color, slightly greenish, small needles, salt, yellow crystals like blond hair "grow" grow and stretch on the inner wall of the balloon and along the neck, mainly in "Way Priestly. Contrary to what some authors wrote incompetent ¬ tents, there it is important not to break the Hull saline pretext to dye the stone faster. If the shell was broken or cracked, Mercure teingeant would form inside another hull, and the balance of constituents no longer exist. At this stage, the alchemist sees the end of his sentences, and the Work is then symbolized by a five-pointed star with one central point. It is the star of the Magi.
ORANGE Vulcan's reign Third degree of fire = "summer". Duration: 4 months ph.
Third color, Primary Work. It is the color red above very closely. From orange to red, look out your fire, regulating and governing gently with patience the Quintessence, because if the vessel which contains the Stone, if overheated, could explode, everything would be lost. (Nicolas Flamel: Book of hieroglyphics). RED Rubification Reign of Mars Fourth degree of fire = "autumn" harvest the grapes ripe, red. Duration: 1 month ph. "The phoenix reborn from its ashes". Ointments, is blushing. These last Imbibitions submitted to the fifth set. So, it reaches a great excitement following appositions cumulative Mercury teingeant which contains in itself an energy force still larger than the white salt philosophical. BLOOD BRULÉ (Purple garnet) Reign of the Sun. (Oil of Saturn is also called "Eau du Soleil). Duration: 1 month ph. This is actually the end of the Rubification. It must reach the stone until the color of "blood burned. After the last and final imbibition has achieved the color "burnt blood," Peter is left to continue her own "cook", then cool slowly
in going for 1 month ph. This is the third "Sabbath." When the color "burnt blood is reached, the Stone is ready. There is more to imbibition. It remains whether it is or "fixed" ie DRY front of the grinding, otherwise the work would be lost. We will check if it is dry by the following test: We take a small piece of stone that is placed on a sheet of copper or silver spoon heated to red. If this fragment Pierre flows and melts without releasing smoke is that Peter is fixed dry. Otherwise, wait 1 months ph. (= 24 hours) additional and repeat the test. It matters little to break the shell a little salt to make this levy now, since in any case, the color "burnt blood" is obtained, the imbibition ¬ tions are completed, and we are preparing to crush the stone. We will repeat this test at the end of any "Multiplication" Later, before making any grinding. The Red Stone and obtained, "The Ark of the Covenant" is not pure enough, and has no power transmutatory: This is the "false prophet". It contains a low potential power through the Quintessence, but that Fulani occur due to traces of impurities remaining. You have to "multiply" when it is dry, and without the implementation cool. The Red Stone obtained by SOLVE & coagulant is symbolized by the sixpointed star, the Seal of Solomon. The formula of "coagulant" is: C16 H28, meaning "Coagula" ph lasts 16 months. and the hilum (= cycle of the Great Work ph lasts 28 months. vulgar or 28 days on average). MULTIPLICATION Duration: 2 months ph. "The Phoenix took the ashes" (Fourth "Cooking Time").
Not cool the Work (= no wait), the Red Stone is dry, will be crushed (shell
included), pulverized, and placed in a flask. "Multiply" is again the Work from SOLVE just after the ' "Mondification. There is no heat, because the sulfur is off. There is therefore no fumes themselves, but mere exhalations due to the volatility of salt. It continues until the end of Coagula. At first, Peter becomes nauseous, and do that becomes smooth when dry. (The repetition of the "Third Wave"). For the first multiplication, use at least two Units Salt philosophical white. This time, the excess sulfur missing, the proportion of salt is thus doubled for the new phase SOLVE. Now it will not be the granules to be taken in the stinking mass of compost on the contrary, during multiplication, this will be the ultimate impurities remaining ties that will be in turn trapped in stone because of their very low proportion compared with granules. This proportion will still be descending to near zero when the stone will be perfect after Multiplications needed. After giving the white salt, cork ball, since it is the solvent phase which starts first. We strongly agitates the material upwards. The body is high and sublimated by the "fire water". It was clarified that there would be no "Mondification in vapors, since there are none. But a new granulation born, still containing the three components philosophy and there will be an amalgamation of granules giving the appearance of a shapeless. Stone was again bad smell. Then appears the Mercury teingeant ... We must "cut the head of the Crow" redo "Bath", the apposition of Mercury teingeant etc.. Everything starts up late Coagula. Obviously, earthly become virtually nonexistent. The smell is sweet again when Peter is fixed. Finally Multiplication (Kingdom of the Sun), is left similarly stone finish to dry herself. This is the fourth "Sabbath," and we shall at last "test". There will always be the same before multiplying again, or reduce the Stone Powder projection. He must be possessed by an extraordinary skill in "the art of sleight of hand." Each multiplication is added each time the new Mercury teingeant increasing quantities in each of them, because additions of extra salt. Everything can be infinitely varied during Multiplications. The operator must act. It must ensure that the sequence of operations is followed. The "Cooking time", the "exposure time" ( "Sabbaths") and drying, by timing his time. Ensure also not crack the "salt shell" during "coagulum", etc.. At this point, everything can be planned in advance, nor described. The operator must demonstrate incessantly about and intuition. Thus the success of this phase is reserved for very few are chosen, with God's permission. During multiplication, the quantity of matter continues to decline due to the elimination of impurities and unavoidable losses during the various manipulations. This will be the same operations, but with less Imbibitions, hence greater speed. The first multiplication takes place in 2 months ph. on average quite rough, and every next will be eight times shorter than its precedent. At the first multiplication, Stone can transmute ten times its weight in Or
Each multiplication multiplies tenfold the power transmutatory. It never goes beyond the ninth increase since the Stone becomes so volatile that any heat she bore the "glass" and evaporates. "Do not risk losing a precious treasure." Usually one makes three multipliers. The Philosopher's Stone is red when in a compact mass. But when the reduced powder of projection, its color is reddish yellow when it was produced by the Inland wet or dry. (It is garnet by priests). Multiplied, it is noncombustible ( "Salamander"). "Dyeing auric" she feared neither fire nor the impurities of base metals. For the "Pierre White at times, having the power to transmute base metal into silver, it should operate exactly like the" Peter's Red multiplied, including Imbibitions Mercury teingeant but at the last multiplication that was assigned, we will refrain from such Imbibitions red. Its smell is sweet when it is obviously fixed. From the fifth multiple environments, the "Blanc Pierre at times" can become "phosphorescent" ( "eternal lamps"), probably due to the formation of calcium sulfide CaS. Once completed, the stone should be protected from accidents and any contamination. In red is a "close auric", a "seed Golden principle even gold. The "Hile" or complete 28 months of ph. is divided into four "Cooking Time" which are governed by seven so-called because 28 = 4 x 7. But, their terms are no less unequal. Indeed they are: 1 º) The Preparation or separation (ph 2 months.) 2 º) SOLVE (8 months ph.) 3 º) COAGULATION (ph 16 months.) 4 º) multiplication (2 months ph.) A pause separates these four stages of operation. These are the "exposure time" key, called "Sabbaths." The number seven recalls not only the seven traditional planets, but also the seven notes of the musical scale. The Alchemy is also called "art music". PROCUREMENT OF MEDICINES - DANGER OF MULTIPLE PUSHED TOO -"FOCUS" STONE TO THE METAL OR TRANSMUTAJION "CIHRYSOPEE" MULTIPLICATION IN QUANTITY. This operation was clearly described by Basil Valentine in the 12th key: This is the "fermentation". or "focus" of Peter. " "When Medicine and the Stone of Sages is all perfectly prepared and made the true milk of the Virgin, take part in, then excellent and pure gold, melted, served by antimony and reduced to thin strips as far as possible, three parts.
Put them together in m crucible normally used to melt metals. First gives a slow fire for twelve hours, after like molten continuously for three days and three nights. In that time gold purged and Peter have been made pure medicine, property very subtle, witty and insightful. For without the ferment of gold, the stone can not operate or show his strength of dye. Indeed, it is extremely subtle and penetrating, but if, with his close like it is fermented and joint, then the prepared tincture was given the power to enter and operate in all other bodies. Take then one part of the ferment prepared per thousand parts of molten metal that thou wouldst dye, then know, for truth and liver sovereign, the only metal that will be transmuted into solid gold sets. For a body is another body, although he does not like, however, by its strength and its power core, he is forced to be assimilated, because the same derived from the same ". For his part, Albert Fish tells us: "Fermentation is the process that follows the appearance of the color red. It aims to increase the power of the stone and allow it to more quickly transmute metals. Usually we broke the philosophical egg, we collected the red area, it is mixed with molten gold, you obtained a red friable mass, which was subjected to treatment ranging from one philosopher to another, according Alchemists, the Stone was thus increasing, not only quantity but quality, and so on indefinitely. It includes in the exclamation enthusiastic Raymond LULL "Mare tingeren if Mercurius esset". Most philosophers were operating as we have said. "If you want to use the dye to transmute physical you into projects, primarily a book about a mile from sun fade. So the only medicine is ready and capable of eliminating leprosy metals' (Paracelsus: Tincura physicorum). Eck Sultzbach describes the operation carefully: "Take two marks of gold, fund them in a crucible, plans to quarter-pound medicine aforesaid, it is immediately absorbed by the gold and will no longer one with him plans ahead of new fourth book of medicine to convert all the gold grind, then sets fire to a violent and all will be converted into a red powder like miniom, plans in-one Part hundred pure moon party and you will get an excellent gold. (Eck Sultzbach: Clavis Philosophorum). " "Some alchemists followed another method for fermentation and they took the field to red and after mixed with mercury sublimate (mercury bichloride do) were the digest at a gentle heat in a flask, but the result was the same . " "The matter being fermented is therefore able to transmute metals. For its part, Fulcanelli said the exact allocation of the two terms "Medicine" and Peter, either employed by Basil Valentine: "Finally, if you ferment the Universal Medicine, solid, gold or silver of high purity by direct fusion, we obtain the" powder of projection "third form of Peter. It is a translucent mass, red or white depending on the chosen metal, sprayed, clean only the transmutation of metal. Oriented, determined and specified in the mineral kingdom, it is useless without action to the other two kingdoms, The Philosopher's Stone, or universal medicine, despite its undeniable
metallic origin, not only made of metallic material, otherwise it would not need to be fermented to make the transmutation. Only the "metal minds have the privilege to alter, amend and" distort "the metal bodies. "This result is twofold, as we gathered on both the Tree of Life, not specifically reserved for therapeutic purposes, and the Tree of Knowledge, if you prefer to use it in the transmutation of metal. These two schools represent two states of the same product, which characterizes the first. "Red Stone", "translucent and transparent, for the medicine as" Golden drinking, and the second is the "Yellow Stone," that its orientation and its metal fermentation with natural gold have made opaque. Depending on the skill, care, care of the craftsman, the product philosophy of "arbor scientiae" reflects a virtue. greater or less extent. For it is indisputable that the Philosopher's Stone employed. transmutation of metals, is not endowed with the same power. Finally, the Stone multiplied the fifth and sixth degrees require, given his fiery power, an important pass of pure gold for referral to the metal, otherwise we would face. losing the whole. " About the danger of Multiplications too extensive, Fulcanelli continued: "It is preferable to any point of view, not to push too far the subtlety of an agent endowed already considerable energy, unless we do want, leaving the order of metal opportunities and medical pos5éder this "Mercury Universal, shiny and bright in the darkness, to construct the lamp. eternal (everlasting). But the transition from solid to liquid, which must achieve in this place is highly dangerous, can be tried only by a very learned teacher and consummate skill ... " Previously, Fulcanelli had already indicated the triple goal of Alchemists. They first seek to achieve universal medicine or Philosopher's Stone itself. "Obtained as saline, multiplied or not, it is used for curing human diseases, the preservation of health and growth of plants. Soluble in any spirituous liquor, his solution is called "Golden drinking (although it does not contain any atom of gold), because it affects a beautiful yellow color. Its curative value and diversity of its use in therapy make it a valuable aid in the treatment of severe and incurable. It has no action on metals, except gold and silver, with which it binds and it brings in its properties, but consequently is useless for transmutations. However, if it exceeds the limit of its propagation, it changes shape and do, rather than repeating the crystalline solid as it cools, it remains fluid as quicksilver and absolutely incoagulable. In the dark, it shines a light so gifted, and red phosphorescent, whose brightness is lower than that of an ordinary nightlight. The "universal medicine" became the "inextinguishable light, illuminating the product of the" perpetual lamps, which some authors have reported as having been found in some ancient tombs. Thus, radiant and liquid, the Philosopher's Stone is unlikely, in our opinion, be taken further; want amplify its power igneous we seem dangerous, the least we might fear would disappear and the losing the benefit of a considerable work.
For his part, Eugene Canseliet explained clearly what is happening during Multiplications or reiterated in his edition of "Twelve Key: "What the investigator knows well that the" Mercury ", yielding little by little.'s Own substance" Sulfur "becomes" Sulfur "itself.'s Pure parties directly assimilated by the energy of inner fire sulfur remain with the "sulfur and the increase in quality and quantity. The heterogeneity is adustibles calcine, separate and remain as ashes amorphous and useless. That is, in general, the process of implementation and the goal behind all physical operations. For the first-order medicine, or the first stone was named Golden philosophical sulfur that is excited by the mercury, the second order, or Elixir is anything more than the But philosophical rendered more active in short, the medicine of the third order is the same Elixir brought to perfection and penetration that earned him the title of "Philosopher's Stone". Hence we see that the names "Golden philosophical", "Elixir" and "Philosopher's Stone" used to describe the three degrees or stages of evolution of a single body, which is sulfur, that is to say, the original seed metal, enhanced by a "Mercury" from similar species in nature but contrary to his. However, besides the steady values of qualitative and quantitative sulfur in the three evolutionary phases that we have just noted, the addition and assimilation of mercury ever increasing quantities to ensure the Philosopher's Stone fusibility a proportionally increased without any change its fixity or its coagulating power. This phenomenon is exaggerated further in successive multiplications which is subjected stone of the third order, and that is precisely, it should not override a suitable number of reiterations. But no one can know what is the number ultimate, because it depends on two highly variable factors: the intrinsic power of the first seed and the quality of the "Mercury" initial which is attached. Some proponents have pushed the Work until the tenth multiplication, while others recommend not override the seventh: a few more cautious still prefer to suspend their work even before reaching this number, What that In any event, because of the extreme fusibility acquired by it each time the technique, Pierre tends not to crystallize, to become incoagulable and remain in liquid form at room temperature. Basil Valentine tells us that gives him the name "Mercury Universal, and his inner fire, greatly increased and intensified at the expense of the body of mercury, is hardly content with his transparent shell, occurs outside. Stone has become bright and shining in the darkness "like a little sun". Moreover, after several reiterations, the Stone, though solid, crystalline, is already showing phosphorescent properties. Canseliet Eugene then suppose that if one wanted to wear away the excitement of "Mercury Universal, he would may be in a gaseous state that releases the "fiery spirit" rt breaking the "vessel" happen quietly or explosively, and this would lead to total ruin of the Work. It is understood that in the previous quotations, "Mercury" is at this stage the "mercurial salt" or "Mercury of the Wise", "Magnesia" that is to say, the salt (KOH, K2C03) - while "Sulfur" is the "seed metal that is to say Granulation (S + Hg).
Even non-multiplied, the Stone, Coagula end first, or "Sulfur philosopher's" already "universal medicine" has some healing but very limited. It can melt a few grains under the tongue. Assuming "the intrinsic power of the first seed and the initial quality of its mercury is Assistant" average values, it should operate at least three multiplications or reiterations that are the "Three Philosophical Works" under the doctrine of Geber and symbolized by "a grenade" that "roasted" in a "vase" and by "Three fire wheel" or "Ouroboros" The first propagation gives the "philosophical Sulfur" or "Medicine of the first order" or "philosophical gold" or "first stone". The second multiplication provides the "second class medicine" called Elixir because it is already usefully soluble in any spirituous liquor, and that its solution called "Now Drinking" and is a beautiful yellow color. This is the "second Peter." The third propagation provided the "medicine of the third order" or "Philosopher's Stone," "Absolute", "Universal Medicine" itself, which contains all the virtues, qualities and perfections of Sulfur and Elixir increased power and extended . This is the "Third Stone", to the greatest achievements in either animal, vegetable, and mineral (metal). The solar Medicine (at Red Rocks) work on solar diseases: Any disease on blood, tumors, injuries. ( "Laudanum" of Paracelsus). The lunar Medicine, (the white stones) acting on diseases "lunar": inflammation, dropsy and fever. "Medicine is a universal magnetic salt, used as an envelope to a foreign power, which is the universal life. Immediately the salt in the stomach, it enters the body until the last lane in regenerates all parts causes a crisis followed by abundant natural sweat, purifies the blood and the body, it strengthens rather than weakening by dissolving and expelling from sweating all morbid materials that violate the game of life and its currents. The salt removes its quality Cold all areas of inflammation, while the foreign force of that salt that pours into the main organs of life, it determines the life-giving. Here the effect of the universal medicine that heals all infirmities radically affecting the Man. " (CYLIANE, "Hermes unveiled"). In the field vegetation, it grows, accelerates and increases the size of plants. Oil of Saturn, or Mercury teingeant red, is also called "universal medicine". Often used Mercury teingeant from the first solvent, relatively easy to obtain, as a tonic and blood purifier. Indeed, a quintessence is nearly always pure,
and she gives a low power to Peter in Red not multiplied. However, this first Mercury teingeant multiplied is not considered a "False Prophet" (Apocalypse of St. John chap.XIX.), And it does not really make any miracles. Only at least the Second Mercury Teingeant, True Prophet "and is" Multiply "will, wonders in the three kingdoms. To maintain health, we take the equinoxes about two drops of dye what little one tablespoon of water or "broth or milk, or white wine, or dew distilled. Too much of this medicine would destroy the radical humidity of man by depriving him of life. The risk continues the Adept who too often breathe its perfume. In case of illness, can be taken daily, and even repeated several times a day, according to a variable frequency proportional to the total usual and predictable disease. (In this regard, see Arnaud de Villeneuve). In the "Breviary of Flamel, we read the chapter" how to use the medicine, "" Fear crumbs to yawn to the patient 12 or 15 drops in wine, broth or after other liquor, and will then be cured miraculously ... Adonc you finally healthy hairs daily, take thereof fuse gold, 9 drops four times of the year, namely March 22, June 22, September 22 and December 22 ... " It can also be applications of this medicine, locally, in the first coating in beeswax, including tumors of the breast. Kamala Jnana reported the production of "Elixirs type liquor Danzig. The Elixir Red or Solar is preparing with Gold rolled very thin, from a transmutation effected with a Philosopher's Stone Year Red. The gold leaf rolling were macerated in alcohol. They float at first, but eventually falling to the bottom of the bottle. The Elixir to the white or lunar prepares the same way as the previous, but with money from a transmutation effected with the Philosopher's Stone in White "And leaves used to cure" (Apocalypse, chap. XXII.). We can extend these Elixirs by additions of alcohol as their use for some time. The degree of effectiveness of these "elixirs" and is prepared to verify Fulcanelli in effect, said that once the Stone "directed" to the metallic kingdom, became all at highly inappropriate in other realms. Recall that he said also that the gold drinking has no effect on the metals except pure gold and silver, with which this solution is fixed and it brings in its properties, but consequently , no use for transmutation. PROJECTION. It is a chemical process for some, because it can be done by anyone, and it uses the vulgar fire, but for others it retains its alchemical nature, because it can be done with Powder projection philosopher. The Philosopher's Stone solar or lunar, after the third or Reiteration
Multiplication, being dry, is then "directed" or fermented "as indicated at the beginning of the previous chapter. This is done using the pure gold for Stone Solar Red, or money for pure lunar Pierre White. Thus become "Medicine metal" can "raise their leprosy impure metals, and only own the transmutations, it is then crushed and reduced to" powder of projection ". This powder is projected to be embedded in the wax, beeswax virgin at the time of its projection in lead or mercury vulgar IN BOILING in a crucible or retort. In fact, its passage, however brief it in the smoke of base metal in boiling cancels its effect. She fears the nature and acidity of the smoke, and must be protected. He just stressed the need to boil the metal to transmute it to say that its bubbling must observe. However, Albert Fish reports that for Projection, "we took a metal, mercury, lead, tin, the first was strongly heated but without reaching its boiling point, the other two were simply melted, then in a crucible or was the hot metal is planning a piece of Philosopher's Stone wrapped in wax. Fulcanelli speaks about 1200 ° C. Lead melts at 327.42 ° C, and boils between 1730 ° C and 1750 ° C. - Mercury is molten from (-39 ° C and boils at 557 ° C. The tin melts at 232 ° C, but not end until about 2200 ° C. If the boiling is perhaps not essential, the merger is certainly simple enough. In fact, all metal is transmuted. It is however noted that the atomic number (number of electrons or positrons in the nucleus) of gold being 79, those of mercury and lead are very similar: 80 and 82. Transmuting should probably find it easier with these two metals. When the projection powder coated in beeswax virgin is projected into the boiling metal, a brisk effervescence occurs and will calm almost immediately. Let the fire about one quarter of an hour, covering up the box with a lid, but allowing the escape of gas. It will produce a crackling and smoke. With Peter in Red, Gold and obtained boiling at first red glare, then green as usual. Cast and cooled, it is a beautiful yellow, truly pure, or twenty-four carats. With the white stone, it gets very pure silver. According to Raymond Lull, these metals thus obtained have themselves a certain power transmutatory, especially if Pierre had not exhausted his material, Remember that gold melts at 1064.43 ° C. Beyond that, it makes vapors violets, and boils at, 2600 ° C. Money back to 96L, 93 ° C and boils at 1927 ° C approximately. The Mercury teingeant has the power to freeze the common mercury, and the dye outside with a beautiful color Or With Mercury teingeant not increased, this phenomenon is elusive and does not. CYLIANE to the effect a transmutation cold with a Mercury teingeant multiplied True Prophet. " But this certainly does not replace the Philosopher's Stone is the best authority
to give transmutations really fixed and final. Eugene Canseliet said that alchemy is the transmutation of magnetic nature. Recall that it already produces a "magnet" in the "Change". Fulcanelli and his disciples use of Sulfur Cobaltine because of its properties-electrical surges especially as cobalt has conferred in this Mining. "Preparation" or "separation" of Cobaltine, which is a sulphide, operates similarly to that described above for the Cinnabar. "WET". This one just described. It lasts an average twenty-eight months ph. (Vulgar or 28 days), including the separation of the three bodies and the first multiplication. It is the least toxic and least dangerous. "DRY". It lasts twenty-four months ph, instead of twenty-eight. Instead of using the salt liquid at all times as in the wet, we use salt solid KOH in the first manipulation "SOLVE" With great caution due to high heat. "PRIESTLY WAY". "It is impossible for a man not mission." Her practice is that of the dry, but everything is done alone, in a chronological manner, and without manipulation, except for "cut off the head of the Crow." Its duration is one month ph. (= 1 day vulgar) maximum. (It seems that some authors "Solve" is the "Wet" and "Coagula" the "Dry"). BACKGROUND OF ESSENTIAL RULES. Do not use materials that have been attacked in the vulgar fire, or chemical processing or industrial. Use only natural elements such as nature gave them, if they are only dead bodies, especially the sulfur. The "regeneration" of dead bodies may be random. Do not use body "native" = "dry tree". - Not introduce any foreign body in the Great Work. - Never use the vulgar fire under any circumstances, except only in those cases: "Pre-preparation or manufacture of salt philosophical. "Reconstruction" of the eventual Mining (Cinnabar artificial) "Focus" or "fermentation" of Peter, Boiling base metals in the "Projection" Without these conditions, the Work would lose under any alchemy. Again, it is strongly recommended to work in dim light. The Great Work is therefore a work of Purification of Mining, an art of separating the pure from the impure, the subtle from the dense, without resorting to vulgar fire that kills. Apart from the above cases, the alchemical
furnaces and stills are purely allegorical. Everything the Adept "really needs to work its alchemy itself appears on the frontispiece of" Mystery of the Cathedrals "of Fulcanelli, ANNEX I. Details complémentairessurles LIGHTS. Their numbers: There are five fires: The fire smoldering in the Sulfur of the Philosophers, the fire smoldering in the Mercury, and the fire smoldering in the salt. These three lamps are assembled in a fourth and a fifth which is the fire energy. (See "Mondification). Regarding the Fifth Fire energy it requires the presence of four other fires, and this can be either: 1 ° _ A bill of White Salt + manual action very strong in the beginning, then decreasing. 2 _ A manual intervention alone, without further addition of salt prior. 3 _ A imbibition Mercure teingeant red + manual action very low. The manual action is what allows you to start the fifth light, and we often end up completely confused with him. Thus, when philosophers argue that "the fire decreased gradually from Black to Red" is the only manual action when they have to. This condition is always necessary and sometimes sufficient for the Fifth Fire exerted energy. Less manual intervention, however small it may be sufficient even without any new imbibition, to cause the Fifth Fire. So is there during the reign of Jupiter (GRAY and GREEN) and yet there is no added salt. But the operator handles the ball (He returns in particular to accelerate the flow of air). If on the other hand, the Fifth Fire reaches a very great excitement during the Reign of Mars (RED) is that the Mercury teingeant with which it was made appositions a cumulative effect, contains in itself a very high energy force, and not because of the manual action greatly reduced, though not completely zero: Merely touching the stone, simply turn it gently with your fingertips, determines the presence of the Fifth Fire. The power of the Fifth Fire depends therefore on two factors: 1 _ The imbibition prior its quantity and nature (white or red). 2 _ The manual intervention. These two factors may both be highly variable. But if the former can be zero, the latter should never be completely so that there is presence of the Fifth Fire. Often, inhibitions earlier continue to produce their effect is the case of the Reign of Saturn (BLACK), where they waved the ball sharply several times a day although does one imbibition. daily. Remember that "DEGREES OF FIRE" match, and the "Seasons" to the four main colors of the Work: - Reign of Saturn, Putrefaction or First Degree Black = Fire = Winter.
- Reign of the Moon or Isis or WHITE = Second. Degree of Fire = Spring - Reign of Vulcan or ORANGE = Third Degree Fire = Summer. - Reign of Mars or Fourth Degree RED = Fire = Fall (Harvest ripe grapes, blushing. Finally the four "COOK TIME" is the separation, Solve, Coagula, Multiplication. It was found that for 87.5 gd'Ethiops he had 30.25 grams of solid salt on average, divide into 14 shares of 2.16 g. But he should insist on the need to advance for more than 14 shares (2.16 g of solid salt): First, we must do more multiples, while those in the first 14 Parts is only expected. Then, if for reasons already mentioned, the salt prepared is not powerful enough, it will take much more than the average quantity theory: Up to 100 grams instead of 30.25 (Or up to 46 shares instead of 14 ). APPENDIX II. Complements the "parties", "weight" and "proportions". :. When conducting the analysis of a fabricated Mining (Philosopher's Stone or Gold philosophical) shows that for every 100 grams, then: Mercury 500 parts 50 grams Sulfur 225 parts 37.5 grams 75 parts salt 12.5 grams Total 600 parts 100 grams (1 gram corresponding to 6 parts). But beware, because these parts and weight represent only finite and not to do. The operator can start with these proportions given by the analysis for the Sulfur and Mercury (Ethiopia), but not! Salt. Indeed, if we analyzed eg bread, one would find such a quantity of water, but it is understandable that it would be much less than would have used the baker's departure. We know that the amount of "salt" which the Adept must likewise have not initially 12.5 g, 30.25 g but at least. Note that the amount of salt and set finally chosen by the Stone represents approximately 14/100ème of the total weight of Ethiopia: 12.5 / (50 + 37.5) = 14/100. But the amount of salt they should at least have at DEPARTURE SOLVE is 30.25 / (50 + 37.5) = 35/100ème about the total weight of the Ethiopia. Consider next the ratio between the weight determined by the Salt Peter (12.5), and that he should at least have to start Solve (30.25). This gives a report that is very close to 6 / 14. In other words, the 14 Parts of salt used, the Stone has chosen not fixed and that 6, can be seen as an additional second meaning of the term "C6" formula "C6-H9-O15. This is why it has not
been expressed as "C2-H3-O5. On the other hand, it should also know that when the "Mondification, the proportions of sulfur are divided as follows: Sulfur philosophical amalgam pellets 114 parties 19 g. Sulfur compost 111 parts 18.5 g. Total 225 parts 37.5 g. So when Mondification, 19 grams of sulfur granules coalesce with the 50 grams of Mercury, the rest being the Compost. In this regard, a parchment alchemical John XXII gives the following proportions in his party "SOLVE" Hg: 70 g. S: 30 g. Salt: 11 g. Since this parchment from 70 g of Hg instead of 50, multiply these proportions by the ratio 50/70 to compare, and we have: Hg: 50 g. S: 21.4 g. Salt: 7.8 g. ; We note that for sulfur is obtained 21.4 g, a figure very close do 19 g, a difference of 2.4 g only. At that time, the analytical tools were not as accurate as today. As for grown 7.8 Salt, here they are 2 Parts of liquid salt necessary for, achieving this Mondification, corresponding to 4.32 grams of solid KOH as the link at the Sulfur and Mercury are to unite granular (and 7.8 corresponds to 3.9 x 2). So John XXII gave the proportions of Mercury and Sulfur amalgam pellets during the Amendment, and the amount of liquid salt needed to reach this point. (If you committed the mistake of taking these proportions to call Ethiopia from the beginning, we would almost could compost). We finally remark that this corresponds to 5 parts Sulfur AMALSAI-UBLB with 1 volume of mercury. Indeed: Hg: 70 G/13, 6 5.15 cm3. S: 30 g / 2.02 14.85 cm3. The proportion of amalgam Mondification is given by the verse 6 of Chapter VI of the Apocalypse of St. John: .... a penny measuring wheat! A penny three measures of barley! "(This was a" chénice, former volume worth about 1 liter). It should be emphasized that these are not the proportions that must be taken DEPARTURE TO SOLVE because the chemical reaction of Mondification not happen, or very bad: In fact, faction would be insufficient caloric Following the lack of sulfur, and compost can hardly be formed. Finally, we return to the formula of Preparation C6-H9-O15, or you notice that 15 = 6 + 9. Under this formula, 9 volumes of Ethiopia should give 15volume Golden philosophical. But as the volume of salt content in the Stone
is not the one we had at the start of SOLVE, it will miss a certain volume. We must conclude that Philosopher's Stone contains a minimum of water, and to perform the above analysis, that Peter had to undergo some drying which removes the water. We have therefore: Hg = 50 g = 3.68 cm3 S. = 37.5 g = 18.56 cm3 Sel. = 12.5 g = 6.13 cm 3 [3.68 + 18.56] / 37.07 = 8.9 / 15 = 0.6 H2O = 8.7 g = 8.70 cm3 Pierre = 108.7 g = 37.07 cm 3 (Its density is therefore approximately equal to 3). It should make the following remarks on the last above proportions: 1 _ The 12.5 g of salt can actually be both composed of: • Traces of solid KOH, with a density of 2.04 • hydrated potassium carbonate (K2CO3, 2H2O), also density of 2.04 (in the form of colorless crystals or white, in a separate state). • anhydrous potassium carbonate (K2CO3), a density of 2.8 (in the form of white powder in a separate state). • Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) which formed the 'shell salt "and also density 2.8. 2 _ The density of Sulfur α is 2.07, and that of β Sulfur 1.96. This is the average density 2.02 was adopted. 3 _ The Mercury density decreases with temperature. It is 13.58 at about 15 ° C. It is the rounded value 13.6 was adopted (corresponding to approximately 0 ° C c.). 4 _ The volumetric ratio C6-H9-O15 "is probably not absolutely rigorous. But it is clear that these remarks would not significantly change the composition of the stone and found. It should finally be noted that the 8.7 g water at 70% of the weight of soil is 12.5 g. We can assume that Peter has been a strong heat for its analysis, and that 12.5 g of salt to be reconstituted in the Potash very much, under the action of heat, CaCO3 would have restored the CaO that would have allowed the K2CO3 to convert in KOH. In this case, (12.5 g KOH + 8.7 gd'H2O) correspond to 6 Parts Salt liquid. Moreover, say the philosophers' stone contains moisture and drought. NOTE: Some authors like Louis Grassot CYLIANE decompose and the Magisterium in three operations: Manufacture of Salt; Separation; manufacturing (Solve Coagula +). The multiplication is considered as the repetition of the third operation. This has been done in this paper. Other writers like Kamala Jnana décomptent six operations: 1 _ Pre-preparation or manufacture of salt (strictly chemical). 2 _ evaporation or separation of the three Corps. 3 _ Solve. 4 _ Coagula.
5 _ Multiplication. 6 _ Projection. Max Duval.