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PRIMUM ENS SANGUINIS

FROM: The Life & the Doctrines of Paracelsus
By Franz Hartmann


To make the Primum Ens Sanguinis take blood from the median vein of a healthy young person, and let it run into a warm bottle that has been weighed upon scales, so that the exact quantity of the blood used will be known.

Add to this blood twice its quantity of alcahest, close the bottle, and permit it to remain in a moderately warm place for about fourteen days, after which the red fluid is to be separated from the sediment, filtered, and preserved.

This is the Primum Ens Sanguinis, and it is used in the same manner as the
Primum Ens Melissae.


As the Primum Ens Melissae process appears to be missing some vital information that
would bring it to the wonders ascribed to it, I feel the Primum Ens Sanguinis process
may also be lacking in the detail to bring it to fruition.

I am doing some research into the P E Melissae process at present in the hope of stepping
up to the PE Sanguinis some day.

It's not easy to find any relevant material that will shine a little light into the shadows
of this subect.

These processes appear to be almost as cloaked as the Philosophers Stone.
 

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The thing I find interesting about the Sanguinis Ens is that it says to use an Alkahest.
Perhaps an Alkahest is also used for the Ens Melissa?

To my knowledge most Ens processes say to use potash + dew
 

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Are there any other Ens processes?

Ive only read about Melissa and now this Ens of Blood.....?
 

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alkaest for sanguinis ens
i remember that in the same text the world of paracelso there are also one instruction of made alkaest with alcol carbonate etc this strande instruction seem? it is give all explain step by step and seem that this alkaest it is arrived by paracelso
imho this it is the alkaest that must use also with ens arcanum sangiunis ens melissa etc now i research and i found and post it


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@ Kiorionis and @ alfr

Directly under the Primum Ens Sanguinis in the book by Hartmann is a recipe for the Alcahest.

THE ALCAHEST

The celebrated Alcahest is an universal medicine whose preparation was also known to Helmont and to some Rosicrucians. It was considered by them as one of the greatest mysteries. It is prepared as follows :

"Take freshly prepared caustic lime, if possible still warm ; powder it quickly in a dry place, and put it into a retort. Add as much absolute alcohol as the powder will absorb, and distil the alcohol at a moderate heat, until the powder in the retort is left perfectly dry.

The distilled alcohol is now to be poured again upon the lime, and distilled, and this operation repeated ten times. Mix the powder with the fifth part of its own weight of pure carbonate of potash. This must be done very quickly and in a dry atmosphere, so that it will not
attract any moisture.

Insert the mixture of the two powders into a retort and heat it gradually, after putting about two ounces of absolute alcohol into the recipient.
White vapours arise from the powder, and are attracted by the alcohol, and the heating is to be continued as long as this takes place. Pour the alcohol from the recipient into a dish, and set it on fire.

The alcohol burns away, and the alcahest remains in the dish. It is an excellent medicine, and is used in the same manner as the Primum Ens Melissa. On account of the great powers contained in the limestone, Paracelsus says that "many a man kicks away with his foot a stone that would be more valuable to him than his best cow, if he only knew what great mysteries were put into it by God by means of the spirit of Nature".


@ Mr. Mixer

The Primum Ens to my understanding is the prima materia ..... the first entity of any subject from the vegetable, animal or the mineral realm.

Some may also possibly view the Primum Ens as an Essence or a Quintessence.
 

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Thanks Black, I’ve never read Hartmann.

The ‘recipe’ reminds me of the Golden Chain of Homer, when it talks about the two volatile salts combusting to create lightning.
 

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@ Kiorionis and @ alfr

Directly under the Primum Ens Sanguinis in the book by Hartmann is a recipe for the Alcahest.

I see that there are a couple books by Franz Hartmann. Which one in particular are you citing?
 

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Thanks Illen.
 

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Does anyone have any links/images of this "red fluid" the Ens of Blood which is separated? I wonder if it is strictly red or can be other colors as well like shades of yellow or orange depending on concentration? Also are Ens clear or cloudy/misty?

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Here is an image of the red Ens separating. Unfortunately I was unable to separate and collect the red fluid from the mixture (mostly because I didn’t know what to do at the time).

I’ve also read that some Ens/Quintessences can be green, but I haven’t personally seen this.
 

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Thank you Kiorionis. Is the red Ens coming from the sediment? I found an essential oil of St John's Wort (online) but I don't know if it qualifies as an Ens/Quintessence. Is there a difference between an essential oil and an Ens? What is the function of an Ens?
 
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Good questions. The Ens has an energetic component to it, from my experience, and the essential oils are just chemical compounds which the body uses. So the difference is, the body uses its own energy resources to metabolize an essential oil, but the Ens provides the energy itself. Again this is from my own experience.

That’s a nice looking EO of St. John’s Wort. Usually they are clear or slightly citrine. But I’ve never worked on SJW, so it could just be it’s natural EO color. Yarrow apparently has a dark blue essential oil.

The Ens in my photo is, in my best guess, coming from a reaction between the sediment (processes plant Salts) and the Menstruum (the orange, cloudy fluid).
 

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Thanks for sharing :), that is very helpful information about EO and Ens. Maybe someday I'll give it a try, still very confused atm.
 
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I don't know guys. I thought I read somewhere in the forum and also in some book about it being crazy to work with blood like that. I might do it if someone does it first lol. Any brave volunteers? If you do try it can you let me know what effects you got from taking it?
 

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A question for Mr. Black and Mr. Kiorionis:

Through meditation on the subject of my plant research, I've come to lime as being incredibly important for the work, not just on plants but in all kingdoms. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to start experimenting with it, as I have a kiln that should be able to cook a significant amount of ash which I believe can be converted into a potent Mercury. Not surprisingly, while doing some searches online, my thoughts materialized themselves as the alkahest and its precursor, KOH.

Has there been progress made for you guys? I personally find the description by van Helmont to be distasteful and not in-line with my primitive working model, and in any case incredibly excessive in how it produces the Mercury, which I believe can be made much easier from plant ashes with mere water to combine the potassium and calcium compounds necessary, after they are suitably calxed.

I’ve also read that some Ens/Quintessences can be green, but I haven’t personally seen this.

I've gone over the Melissa Ens recipe again, as well as the work of Stavish for producing his veggie stone. There is something in Stavish's treatment of the ash which implies that we are dealing with common KCO3, but read closely and you will see that we are not. There's a particular order that he assigns to the first calcination coming BEFORE leeching, which is an incredibly important step in my current understanding.
The separation of the Melissa "Ens" is a curious extract, to be sure, but not a proper Ens in form, for a LOT of reasons. I believe the same problem is to blame here. There must be lime, and using only the potassium salt from the ashes is an error. Just my opinion, but it explains some of my failures in my plant work.

In any case, I believe the bright green color is specific to this extraction that pretends to be an Ens in the literature.


In short, I plan on doing something very similar to this process, but using water instead of alcohol. I've already had a clue to this with a picture I took of a "phoenix rising" a while back, don't remember the thread.

If there is anything else you would like to share about your processes, I would love to hear it. Have you prepared the alkahest by van Helmont's recipe? Are you calcining whole ash to snow white before soaking the liquor, be it water or alcohol or whatever?
 

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Hi Dragon's Tail

I always enjoy reading your comments and hearing about the progress you
are having in your lab.
Our meditations are always worth listening to ....
I'm sure that many a good experiment has come from a good meditation !

I can't comment on the Mercury but I have read where some of the old masters
suggested to add calcium to pot ashes.
This process can give a stronger alkali e.g. KOH

Most of the Ens Process recipes only use the Pot.Carb.
But I have tried each method and they both give an extraction.

Have not read Mr. Stavish's work .... so cannot connent.
 

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Has there been progress made for you guys?

Yes, much progress :)

If there is anything else you would like to share about your processes, I would love to hear it. Have you prepared the alkahest by van Helmont's recipe? Are you calcining whole ash to snow white before soaking the liquor, be it water or alcohol or whatever?

The comment I’d make at the present moment is to consider how a plant does anything at all. In order to grow it needs physical building blocks (minerals, chemical elements, etc), water, air, soil bacteria, etc. how does it go about gathering these things from a spagyric and Alchemical perspective? How is this replicated in the lab?

From my perspective, a plant is composed of Alkali, Acidic, and Neutral parts (the Salt, Sulphur and Mercury); and it’s the internal ‘solve et coagula’ of the plant which plays with the Alkalis and Acids safely within a Neutral Menstruum (“safely” to mean that the chemical interactions brought on by Intelligence don’t over-cook or harm the plant itself).

I’m sure you can see how Modern spagyrics makes a mess of this by insisting that alcohol, oils and potash are what compose a plant. Where is the Acid component which causes the breaking down of the Alkaline? Potash doesn’t fully dissolve in alcohol, so how is that a true Mercury? Etc. Etc.


Note: I understand that in chemistry some oils are considered “fatty acids” — but I suspect they look and act much different BEFORE they have been extracted from the plant and analyzed, and that different extraction methods will compose/create different types of “fatty acids”
 

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Thanks so much for the responses.
Black:
yes, this KOH is, I believe, the sal alkali of the ancients, and it's made easier from plant ashes than using minerals, unless you have the right sort handy. Plant ashes are mostly calcium carbonate, which can be calcinated and slaked to become not only water soluble, but also mix with tarter salt to yield KOH, while more calcium carbonate drops out of solution, thus the calcium salt can be re-fired and re-used. KOH has some wonderful properties reported on it's ability to "dissolve everything," etc, including fusing with the glass in the ashes (in the form of fine silica mixed with the rest, and also a rather large inert fraction). So in bringing plant ashes to a true calcining temp before slaking, lots of reactions are taking place in there, including several not mentioned here with the metallic fraction. Also, the glass and chalk make up about 90% in most plants, the tarter and soda around 9%, and the trace metallics, chlorides, etc. the remaining 1% or less. Water makes up about 90% of the plant. They have this number oddity inherent to how they are composed, which is interesting in itself.

The classic Ens Melissa recipe talks about "salt of tartar," if I recall, but I think this was a deckname for sal alkali or lime, as they have similar properties, and I presume that those properties also mimic the secret solvent. I mentioned Stavish as his classic spagyric is copied everywhere, but the online original sources show a salt that looks very much like KOH.

Kiorionis:
Indeed it's a curious thing. My plants grow on sunlight and rainwater. I germinate microgreens in sterile substrate, and without a thing added but water and light, that little seed will grow into a small plant with roots and true leaves before it every needs another thing added. For it to bear fruit, it will require more, in the way of NPK and other nutrients from the earth to nourish it. You offer something quite worth thinking about, comparing the lab work to how a plant gathers what it needs, and that will definitely get some reflection time. Mostly I find myself thinking about how things decay to black.
I'm definitely not on the normal alcohol train that goes with common spagyrics, but I suppose there are some who compare it because of it's universal nature of being constructed from anything with a carbohydrate chain. Vinegar is likewise curious in that regard (and actually does bond with the matter to make something new rather than dissolving it, per se). Same with the alkalis. That universality drives my research, but still I've drifted from using alcohol for anything but simple herbal tinctures. Curious to the classic Ens process, but ultimately not what I'm after. Just doesn't feel right.

Just thoughts, thanks again for your respective posts. :)
 

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PRIMUM ENS SANGUINIS

FROM: The Life & the Doctrines of Paracelsus
By Franz Hartmann

As the Primum Ens Melissae process appears to be missing some vital information that
would bring it to the wonders ascribed to it, I feel the Primum Ens Sanguinis process
may also be lacking in the detail to bring it to fruition.

I am doing some research into the P E Melissae process at present in the hope of stepping up to the PE Sanguinis someday.

It's not easy to find any relevant material that will shine a little light into the shadows
of this subject.

These processes appear to be almost as cloaked as the Philosopher's Stone.

alkaest.JPG

Following this thought and the following others, I remember that in the Collectanea Chymica the Alkahest is referred to as being the "immortal ENS".
I'm also researching the Ens subject. Is not easy to find many sources or different approaches to it. Everyone manly talks or writes about the Primum Ens Melissa but in theory, any plant has an Ens. Are the others Ens considered minors? No one ever thought of making a primum Ens Basil, or Rosemary? What about Aloe?

A brother in the art told me that "the Arcana of medicine is performed with the Alkahest", his next phrase was: "but is very difficult to explain what the alkahest is" :D. He told me to study Von Bermus first to understand the question regarding the volatile salts of tartar. I read first the Steve Kalec regarding the Magisterium and read the topic here at the forum. There's a twist there regarding temperatures, that I still didn't grasp. But Steve left a hint regarding the necessary difference in temperatures between the Sulphur and the Salt for it to be able to fly.

About citrus, what kind of citrus are you thinking? The green, orange or yellow one?

See you later.
 

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"Take freshly prepared caustic lime, if possible still warm; powder it quickly in a dry place, and put it into a retort. Add as much absolute alcohol as the powder will absorb, and distill the alcohol at a moderate heat, until the powder in the retort is left perfectly dry.

The distilled alcohol is now to be poured again upon the lime, and distilled, and this operation repeated ten times. Mix the powder with the fifth part of its own weight of pure carbonate of potash. This must be done very quickly and in a dry atmosphere, so that it will not attract any moisture.

Insert the mixture of the two powders into a retort and heat it gradually, after putting about two ounces of absolute alcohol into the recipient. White vapours arise from the powder, and are attracted by the alcohol, and the heating is to be continued as long as this takes place. Pour the alcohol from the recipient into a dish, and set it on fire.

The alcohol burns away, and the alcahest remains in the dish. It is an excellent medicine, and is used in the same manner as the Primum Ens Melissa. On account of the great powers contained in the limestone, Paracelsus says that "many a man kicks away with his foot a stone that would be more valuable to him than his best cow, if he only knew what great mysteries were put into it by God by means of the spirit of Nature".
I would interpret "alcohol" a bit less verbatim in this process. We know from the text that it's a volatile, anhydrous and flammable solvent that can be absorbed by the powdered material. Sounds more like a "Philosophical Spirit of Wine", as described by Weidenfeld and others.
 

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Here is the Primum Ens Sanguinis that can only be extracted with "Pure" Spiritus Mundi (Our Mercury, Secret Solvent, The Agent, Alkahest, etc ... call it what you will as they are All the same thing.)

This here is a Universal Quintessence not a Particular Quintessence.

This batch is returning to the incubator as some of you may have noticed it is still growing.

Note: The Primum Ens Sanguinis is not extracted from the Mineral/Metallic Realm nor is it extracted from the Plant Realm.

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Here is the Tincture of Primum Ens Sanguinis.

Primum Ens Sanguinis is also known as the Quintessence of Blood and the Alchemic Blood Stone.


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You're really cranking up the ol' Theurgy over there arnt you Black