I sincerely doubt this claim. If you did, you wouldn't have written this:
"I sincerely doubt this claim".... Why ?
Often I work many months at a time starting a new Alchemic Process everyday, some days I may start two or more Processes.
I have been doing this for 30 years... the math is simple.
"If you did, you wouldn't have written this" ... Why would you say that ?
The practical methodology may differ, yes. But the principles remain the same. Some practitioners I know prefer to "produce" the Ph. Mercury and the Ph. Sulfur separately, i.e. in separate vessels, using different matters and procedures, and "marry" them at a later stage. I myself have found this approach less potent and prefer to use just one matter, from which the alchemical specimens can be rendered in sequence, not in parallel. This latter approach is well described in 18th Century R+C literature (ICH, etc.) in the form of the 3 sequential "Rotations".
Yes, I view the sequential approach more natural.
A good step forward would be to start using clear terms we can all understand, preferably based on the available corpus of literature, because that's what most people who READ can relate to. We can progress to fancier novelty terms at a later stage in this discussion.
So let's define, for starters and concerning the Wet Path:
First let us remove the term Wet Path
as this can also confuse many.
Secondly many terms can change their meaning depending on the process
the Alchemist is describing at that given time.
So when reading, it is imperative that I fully understand the process that
is being presented.
Because of this I will give a ballpark definition of some of these terms as
I view them.
This can be viewed as Our Mercury, SM (Spiritus Mundi), etc due to it's
levels of manifestation e.g. from ethereal to tangible matter.
- "Equal" (novelty term, afaik)
Yes, "Equal" is a novelty term that I use.
To work an Alchemic Process (as is usually accepted) we require Two Parts e.g. king/queen, mercury/gold, the two champions, dragon/serpent, agent/patient, etc.
Any half of these terms could be eluded to as an Equal, it is what is needed to balance the Alchemic equation.
If we take the dragon/serpent then the dragon or the serpent is the "Equal" of the other.
- Prepared Earth / Our Vessel / Magnesia
These terms do not necessarily have the same meaning.
Our Magnet is Our Mercury (Spiritus Mundi) as it will attract the Universal Quintessence
to itself from any of the Three Realms.
- First Mercury / Mercury Simplex (sometimes referred to as "common" Mercury - NOT metallic Hg)
Our Mercury, SM (Spiritus Mundi), etc
Most definitely not Mercury (Hg) .... It is a dead metal.
- Philosophical Mercury or "Mercury Duplex" (and how it differs from the "First Mercury" or "Mercury Simplex")
Philosophical Mercury is not to be confused with "Mercury Duplex" though
some may call the Philosophical Mercury the Second Mercury.
"Mercury Duplex" is not to be used in the Primary Alchemic Process.
The Primary Alchemic Process is the evolution of a Quintessence all the way
through to it's Fixedness.
"Mercury Duplex" is only used in advanced Alchemic Processes.
Philosophical Mercury, Mercury Duplex, First Mercury/Mercury Simplex
are all related to one another and Evolved for specific purposes as we progress
through many levels of practical Alchemy.
- Ph. Sulfur or "Quintessence" or "Mercury Triplex"
I will comment that Ph. Sulfur, Quintessence, Soul, and Our Red Oil are all the
- What differentiates a universal process from a particular or specified one in terms the MO (I already attempted this in a previous post)
Our Mercury (SM) will extract a Quintessence from any of the Three Realms ..... But it can only extract a Universal Quintessence.
The MO of extracting a Universal Quintessence is that we join in a correct ratio the Two Parts e.g. king/queen, mercury/gold, the two champions, dragon/serpent, agent/patient, etc, etc.
This is the Alchemic Unification where a most violent reaction takes place between
our two combatant Champions. For this process it is essential that the Alchemist has a small (suggested the size of a hens egg) glass vessel which is extremely thick and strong
to contain the violent reaction enclosed.
It is often advised that this process will take seven to ten rotations .... But for some
Alchemists it could take 15 to 20 before the correct Fixation is achieved.
What is being spoken about here is the First Alchemic Process and these Rotations
should not be confused with Multiplications .... that is a completely different Process.
At the present time I will not comment on the MO for the Particular Quintessence.
I will say that it must be an Alchemic Process as that for the Universal Quintessence
but considerably more involved.
I'm open to expanding further, AFTER we've clarified some basic terms & definitions (see above).
I've done such processes, however I've used store-bought chemicals (in the past) to aid in the extractions, something I will NOT be doing again. The resulting products were interesting, noticeably invigorating, even mildly psychoactive at times (in terms of enhancing lucidity), but not the "real goods" that can be obtained with a more "natural" approach. Based on my own experience so far, it's better to stick with the classical authors. No "common" distillations or sublimations or chemicals, etc. It's for good reason that the classical authors advise us to "follow nature".
Yes, there are very specific places in nature where the Frequency of Quintessence be it
Universal or Particular is very much higher than in other places.
If we ingest a Tincture of low Frequency then it will have little effect.
Interesting things can be worked with the lower Frequencies, but great things can be
worked with the Highest Frequencies and more so if we join this with Theurgy.
PS: Black darling, when you and I eventually make a properly multiplied, super-coherent and highly negentropic Philosopher's Stone that can cure all disease, reverse aging and transmute large quantities of base metals (and so much more), I'm inviting you to party our asses off in Valhalla. Drinks are on me.
That's a great invitation, thank you.