The spagyric work consists of separating, purifying, and then concentrating theprinciples of a plant in order to prepare an elixir, in this case, a plant one. Spagyricsdoes not necessitate an important material but requires some knowledge of physicsand chemistry, especially as regards distillation.
Each plant has a specific resonance that corresponds to one of the seven levels of Duality. For instance, the caraway elixir, whose archetype is based on Level 8 of Nature, could induce experiences of daydreams and develop inner powers that giveauthority on the elements, in magic like in alchemy. Therefore, through the choice of the appropriate plant, it will be possible to act on the chosen level.
We have noted that the action of the spagyric elixirs has some degree of healingboth physical and psychic, and especially on people who did not take part inpreparing the product. As for the Spagyrist, the elixir does not so much heal, but hasa definite initiatory effect. In fact, spagyrics acts on the levels of the Water World, orlevels 9, 8 and 7. The action on levels 6, 5, and 4, if it exists, is already weaker andmore difficult to reach. Only metallic alchemy gives access to these levels and evento Level 3.
Should you choose the metallic path of acetates, note that it needs much moreequipment -- rather expensive -- and more knowledge than spagyrics. On this path,there is no transmutation of the metal but an acceleration of its evolution byinjection of the plant life in the metallic compound. Experience shows that on thispath, practically only the lead compounds are satisfactory. This work leads to the"White Work" but concerns only levels 9, 8 and 7. All our attempts to push towardthe "Red Work" have failed.
Succeeding in the "Red Work" concerns all levels from 9 to 3 inclusive. It can only bedone through the Antimony metallic path. This one acts through the Tree of theEarth, i.e. on the very basis of matter. This path is based on the possibility totransfer the mineral life of Antimony, this metal being the only "immortal" one.
The life of antimony will allow one to animate the mercury, which can be donethrough two different methods. The first involves making the mercury and "flying theeagles" along with the method of Flamel and other classical authors. Only minordetails change in these methods. The other method of animation, after making theMartial Regulus, is the path of Urbiger, a very rapid method, but also verydangerous. It requires a very good knowledge in practical chemistry.
The animated mercury will them permit the fermentation of gold. The only practicalmethod, although expensive, is the one of Urbiger, called "of the rich". The Stoneobtained is a red, flowing resin which is only animated gold. It is only at this pointthat a proper use of the Stone will open all the levels of consciousness.
Through the esoteric systems presented above, or through others as long as they areauthentic, the student following an Initiatory Path will only advance by making themotto "Ora et Labora"* his own.
* Pray and Work