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Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy

Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy

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By Manfred Junius
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Practical Handbook of
Plant
Alchemy
Manfred M
. Junius
Translated by Leone Muller
 
Contents
Preface
V11
1
Spagyria and Spagyrics2 Advice of Basilius Valentinus3 The Three Philosophical Principles and the Elements4 Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt in the Plant World5 The Extraction of the Three Philosophi al Principlesfrom Plants
1
2330
54
60
1
.
The Extraction
of
the Essential Oils, That Is, of theVolatile Sulfur61
A
. Distillation
by
Boiling
in
Water
62
B
. Distillation
by
Means
of
Steam
65
C
.
Distillation with an Oil Separator
66
2
.
Mercury
69
A
. Separation
70
B
. Purification
723
.
Fixed Sulfur and Its Salt86
4
.
Salt93
6 The Stars96
1
.
The Foundations
96
2
.
Stars and Medicinal Plants101
The
Sun
101
The Moon104
 
106109112
115119
Days, Hours, and Rhythms of the Planets
122
-
4
.
The Exact Horoscope as the Basis for the Works132
CONTENTS
vi
Pre ace
The renewed valuation of natural healing methods in our timehas led to a steadily growing interest in medicinal plants and theirclassical-and thus also the spagyric--methods of preparation. Thepractice of spagyrics consists in the application of alchemical, orparachemical, findings and methods to the preparation of tinctures,essences, and other products from the medicinal plants at ourdisposal. This book aims to give the reader an understanding ofthese methods
.
I have tried to present spagyrics holistically
. Without knowl-
edge of the conceptual world and background of spagyric thought,
a mere practical methodology would be incomplete
. The most
important methods of preparation are discussed separately, whilecorresponding important textual passages are quoted
in
the origi-nal
.
At the same time, as an experimental manual, this work will, itis hoped, stimulate the practice of spagyrics. By the very nature ofour field, such a book can never be complete. Moreover, a certaininconsistency is hard to avoid. The vast field of spagyrics presentsitself rather like a mosaic that is only slowly completed by thecollaboration of the reader
.
The lively response to the original Italian version induced meto enlarge this work in the German language, on which the presentEnglish translation is based. The bibliography contains the titles offurther works that may later be consulted for advanced studies
.
It is assumed that the reader has a fundamental knowledge ofbotanic medicine, or that he or she is willing to acquire it. For that7 Preparation of Spagyric Tinctures and Essences138
1
Tinctures
138
A
.
Spagyric Tinctures through Cold-Maceration
140
B
. Spagyric Tinctures by Soxhlet Extraction
1432
.
Essences146
C
. Spagyric Essences Prepared from Tinctures
147
D
. Spagyric Essences from Fresh Plants through Fermentation
150
E
.
Spagyric Essences from Fresh Plants through Fermentation
after Addition of Fermentable Sugars
151
F
. Spagyric Essences from Fresh Plants with Separation of theEtheric Oils and Subsequent Fermentation of the Residue
152
G
. The Method ofJohann Rudolf Glauber154
8 Circulation
158
9 The Plant Magistery of Paracelsus
16210 The Circulatum Minus of Urbigerus166
11 Elixir- Clyssus- Vegetable Stone
183
12 Alchemical Signs and Symbols
23313 Old Weights246Epilogue
: How Can We Heal?
248
Notes
253
Bibliography
261

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