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Theory - The Metallic Work Lecturer: Jean Dubuis Translator: Patrice Malézé Commentary by Russ House is indicated as [RH: ...] Warning: Safety in Practical Alchemy please read this notice from The Philosophers of Nature And particularly we will start with the work of Nicolas Flamel. Because we think that in the modern world it is probably the most practical. We didn't say it's the only one, but it's the easiest. The less dangerous. (comment from the side from Yves Arbez). Here Jean makes a jest and says: "If you don't have half a dozen explosions, you're not an alchemist." We will explain part of the work of the path we are on, but if some are interested we can speak of it Sunday. But the practical works we are going to do now, and the device is what we are going to explain now. We think that the easiest way of the metallic (work) is the way of the animated mercury, and in fact for the animated mercury there are only two paths. One in which Flamel, Paracelsus, Philalethes, ----- etc., all these people with very few differences have made the same way. It's said from this work the only way ---- because it's a very fast way, but very horribly fast (laughs). We will study the safety issues on this, and this is why we are not speaking of it now. This is very dangerous. This is what we will ---- (start out with?). This is a classical operation. First of all we need a furnace to separate the stibnite from the free sulphur, from the antimony and gangue in the beginning and scoria. We are very lucky people and we have seen that there is very little scoria in the ore. If you don't separate the scoria the crucibles wear, the work is longer, and above all you cannot get the golden seed - it's practically impossible. [RH: Stibnite is an ore, native antimony trisulphide. The ore used in the seminar was from Bolivia and was unusually pure.] For separating we have made a furnace and we will show you what one can do. The operations are not very hard to do - we will do once ----- and Russ House will charge ten dollars for everybody who wants to work on it (jest) (Russ) It's a royalty from ? (discussion in French). First of all you crush the stibnite and we will show you the proper dimensions for that. When the stibnite has been crushed you sort it into smaller and smaller pieces, the advantage of this is first of all because melted stibnite falls into purified distilled water, and you can here find some very interesting sulfur in other ---- it comes down in ball size and you don' t have to crush it again. You will see this in the process of the experiment. Once you have the purified stibnite you melt it and the stibnite is reduced to Regulus. Another advantage of this process: the stibnite is better calibrated in percentage and then the mixtures ---- with the salt is easier to do. Because with the reduction to Regulus, we have to add iron to the stibnite, potassium nitrate and red tartar or sodium potassium tartrate. For beginners it's better not to use red powder [RH: i.e., red tartar], cause red powder will bring you to the first explosion. (Laughs).

Because the star here depending on the salt there.] Put them in a glass flask and let them breath the air one month. It's the hexagonal (form) and it's the star you can see in the Regulus. the Regulus as a star cannot go further than the white stone. This is the (alchemical gold?). which is gunpowder. you separate with a hammer the scoria from the Regulus. you want to work on the red stone. use nails. The transfer is impossible if you don't go through Yesod. It's done this way because energy cannot be transferred by jumping a level. the (transpurity?) will lead surely to an explosion. for instance. Then if we want we redistill or recirculate something that has reached this level you can do the white stone. melt the antimony with pressure. So we get the martial Regulus. A good bit of antimony takes the cubic form on level three.] In this occult operation when we heat too much and we stop.with the tartar. that means the saturated. We will take the operation further: Once you have the Regulus done you mix it with silver. once the white stone will be done. At this first pouring [RH: of the molten regulus and the liquified salts into a metal cone for cooling] you absolutely keep the scoria. not to be confused with the text of the same name by Paracelsus. stop all operations. break what comes out of the form. so iron must not be put in excess. If you cannot there is too much silver in it. animal. I may have forgotten something that's not in the program but you may consider in the three realms alchemists consider that life is the same. For the fusion of the Regulus put simply some nitrate and. and you will see in the lecture we will do on crystals that the antimony comes back up level by level. You can stop here or there (points to chart).] The cubic network is in the lower part of Binah. animated mercury will have the energy of level 8. If you keep going and go up and up. [RH: the first scoria are nearly black. It's not alloy. The martial Regulus is a solution of iron and antimony. there is a great reduction so that there is not enough of the Regulus in the alloy. In a practical way there is a two and a half or a fourth of silver of white stone in the philosophers sky. and consist of iron sulfide mixed with other impurities. put 12 nails. if the nails are worn or partially disappeared. make purification with twelve new nails and fill the crucible. small nails.For those of you that don't know . With the hammer we because the successive fusions with potassium nitrate weds them Regulus is another that we melt break the form with the life of antimony. [RH: perhaps 'goal'. examine the crystalline network. Hod or mercury. And if you listen to the news. When the melting is complete. In the meantime do not use powder. . After with one teaspoon full of potassium nitrate. You have here Lunar Regulus. you must be able to break it with a hammer. stibnite and potassium nitrate you will have a powder. you must go on with the basic? -----. This auric seed will be useful in a later process. from here on it crystallizes according to this level.because it's from this scoria that you can get the auric seed purified with the ammonium salt. And there is a very energetic ---. it's the star. in other words.[RH: perhaps the translator intended to say 'nails' rather than 'hammer'. A practical sign of this is when you're hammering (the hammer is a very useful tool in alchemy) the Lunar Regulus. If you find the twelve nails from the beginning. and in the three elemental kingdoms life is electromagnetic in the mineral.] Because when life is awakened you get a different level of antimony. Now what's not lost. Later on. Examine and count the nails. [RH: 'Philosophers' Sky' refers to the text 'Coelum Philosophorum' by Ulstadius. Once you have reached the cubic formation. since the iron breaks the crystalline form of the antimony as seen in the next sentence. add some Regulus and reflux [RH: melt again] once it's here and there (points to chart) the Martial Lunar Regulus.

You get this.from 7 to ten eagles . or eagles. At some point. better called the sophic mercury or double mercury. I'll go over this problem once again because the transfer of energy can be done in alchemy only through (the) liquid state. The Fire that's included in the sea salt allows us to take path 31. The advantage of this work is for reasons that will be explained to you. The Lunar Regulus amalgamates with mercury. We are trying to eliminate all dangers. You can make a cinnabar with the animated mercury with native sulfur and nothing . The distillations. [RH: The life of antimony on level 10 transfers through silver. transfer the life up one level at a time. A beginner should not try this path.and we will let the metallic matter re-evolve. Already an animated mercury amalgam reaches a certain level. Then we come to the animated mercury. at every cycle the life of the mercury raises. So it's the only metal you can melt and it will not lose its life. it's the Path of Fire and the experiment on this path is very dangerous.this is a trick . So when you (need?) bring that life here you need the iron . on level 9. We have the energy come back to Yesod and Hod (mercury) then we have the animated mercury .) And then the metallic energy is a living matter. but we have not solved every problem.that the energy goes from 10 .We can go through this way (here Jean points along path 31 of Shin) instead of going through number 9. You now have the choice of several starts. The intermediate is the corrosive sublimate that's one of the best poisons on earth.an electromagnetic life . It's the path 31 in qabala. (Avoid this path) if you're not a very careful chemist. There is a little ---. practically all of the work is done. (Jean shows a Lunar Regulus.9. And when we have the animated mercury. you know that there. Here we have Malkuth. We will show you this operation .that will allow the Regulus to go further.you distill it.in the kingdom here ----. the proper animated mercury.for reasons which will be explained later on.] If the seven eagles were done properly it will separate the mercury fluid and it will be allowed to animate the (gold?) The earliest path necessitates to understand and to know qabala (Jean moves to chart). Sea salt acid.if you do that it will blow (explode) because the mercury comes to unity. you will have an animated mercury. they reach the space/time boundary at level 3. (They) will be detailed. into mercury at level 8.it can be transferred in the mercury. Similarly. and when it's alive they say acid of the sea salt. You form an amalgam. Since its life is immortal and it's the only one . dunked it with acid of sea salt called muriatic acid. This is what's called the distillation of the eagles. It is when the ---. And normally antimony and mercury will not amalgamate. I'll give you just a hint: You start with the Butter of Antimony and as the ancients said. we will have to make this step by step energy (transfer). so if you distill this amalgam that you see here. Jean explains that further distillation creates an explosion as the matter reaches a state of 'unity'. Redistill. It's said ---. The electric life is assured from antimony and the iron assumes the magnetic (life). And anyway you must pass through number 9 because the only way to advance forward in mercury is in a liquid state. Earlier we said that the Regulus must move up step by step in energy. Antimony is an immortal . One eagle means the new Lunar Regulus. And the Martial Regulus has a electromagnetic life. In the butter of antimony way the eagles are not necessary.and vegetable kingdoms. right from the beginning. the animated mercury and there is life .

This is why the ancients said that all melted metals are dead. it saturates the cubic network at (level) 3. the sophic gold. And once you have done a proper Lunar Regulus you put 20% powder of copper. This is Nicolas Flamel's work etc. But it's charged with level 7 copper (Netzach). You will not have the auric seed.is on the earth level. It goes down. It's dead. When you melt it you've destroyed the crystalline network. (released?). The beginning energy which animates things in fact comes from the Black Suns. When it has saturated the cubic matrix it starts falling down from level 4. the vegetable mercury is an element that .copper here . For instance if you melt 7 (copper) you --. Since it's an invisible work it becomes inaccessible. ------. (which) we will speak of later. A question about using commercially prepared stibnite or antimony regulus. Q. Energy dwells within the crystalline network. This be kept with the mercury of the kingdom.under certain conditions . It becomes animated because we transfer in it the fixed life of antimony .the mineral kingdom.else. the energy is set free.if you do this you don't use mercury . and you do the same process as for the Lunar Regulus.Not easily heard. The energy that remains in 3 or in 4 will be in every level.you use A mercury. Since in its energy all the colors were in it. ---. That means you can make a cinnabar . But something must be understood.it will be presented by this man there (points to Yves Arbez) and he will give all these operations. in the vegetable kingdom. It's always dead. Q.it's the only metal on which you can work.because it is from the metals of the earth.so you do this two ways. When you have done the eagles do not distill the last eagle -. the amalgam will by itself begin growing trees that will grow up along the sides of the vessel. The energy. and from the alchemical point of view the ore is dead. Yes. and it saturates the sephirotic levels. And when you melt it. You see the auric seed.it's got the Lunar seed and it can by itself can go to the white work by putting it in the incubator. Any questions on this? Q. not a sulfur extracted from whatever salt. (discussion) I will explain under another aspect why antimony is immortal . We will see ---. And it starts by coming down from unity. If you want to have level 8 energy in mercury you can have it in the ore which is cinnabar. You cannot kill antimony. We will not ---. and it returns to its level. at what state or point will mercury be destroyed and brought (turned) into liquid? A. A.there is another path . We can go up level by level. you have to make a Venusian Lunar Regulus. If melting the metals kills the ore."Is antimony associated with Malkuth?. little by little acquires the resonance of this level.the metallic energy sets to antimony for reasons that will be explained afterwards. Life is kept in the crystalline network. that it comes down from 3 (Binah). we can bring the energy back up again. Hans Nintzel . We'll go further with the explanation. the vegetable kingdom. For this you take a mercury from the mineral world that's not a mercury and it's something very difficult to work with." A. and the aspects of 3 will not be completely eliminated at 4 (Chesed). if there is no crystalline network .another perception. (liberated?).is accustomed to the energy to the level of the earth . But the antimony here . the energy stays here (earth/ Malkuth). The only way you can see its work.

it has been poured through mercury.20% copper. A. It's a mixture of two dead metals. There is the Lunar way and there is the Venusian way. because these flowers are dead considering that life has been taken through the amalgam. Always put a lid on the crucible except in the case of ----.but you have to wash your hands afterwards.O.N.) If you want to go back to the different levels for every metal.up to now there is no other process. This man was asking . Patrice: Any kind of form will do.that's not quite . This white smoke that comes from the fusion you can keep. (Question can't be heard.) A. The silver can be used for eagle no.plus the danger of the fumes. because antimony is relatively toxic. and oxygen. and nitrogen. And it's no problem if the silver is dead. (not an alloy . It's no problem because with this kind of furnace we will not be able to make one (alloy). It's not dangerous to touch it . and the Regulus that gave its life. But since silver is -----. The silver won't leave. Q. If you use a very pure copper of electrical wire. it takes between 100 and 200 grams of silver. In France you can take money (a coin) some of them are alloys between copper and silver. It's called the Dead doves of Diana. you must never pour it in the steel form if the nitrate is still glowing over the metal. Copper is another way. 2 or any other eagle.antimony evaporates very easily -----. it [RH: the antimony in the mixture] will form an oxide and transform into white fumes. What form is the copper.it was an alloy?) Copper melts like sugar in coffee. We will explain this when we will speak of the Mendeleiev table. is there a method which requires melting the solar first and adding the Regulus to it as a powder. And if you come to work with something like this it is very dangerous to work with. But there's not very much use of it. or powdered metal or what? A. It's what Basil Valentine calls the flowers of antimony. But the vegetable mercury must have carbon. Regarding the auric seed in the ammonium. because it's just a medium. I have tried to do three or four other processes . Q.you put all of this in the crucible at about 800 C with no lid on the crucible and possibly a tube that would bring air to the crucible and it is left open.When you reach the amalgam with copper etc? A. furnaces. This gentleman was asking about what not to do in order to not make an alloy. the value will be + 30% and once it doesn't boil anymore you pour it. Q. I have not found any better process for extracting the auric seed. It's life is dead -----.the density exceeds (tenfold?). He (Jean) uses electrical wire.there's very little star but it's in between . silver . We won't be able to make an alloy with the P.and afterward we will go have a practical showing of it. Q. (Laughs. Everything must be quiet in the crucible . and you have everything from the first time. The mercury in the metallic work is much more complex because it must have sulfur in it. Is it an ore. (Patrice: Now Jean has no use for it . Q.here is a Regulus . Apparently when no fumes will come over and the silver is in a steel form in a strange way to have the density . For those who have no experience.it's worthless. a very tough work.that's giving its life. If you take 15 . Up to now. or is the some other method?.before pouring in the metal form.must be able to take all these vegetable energies. For those who have never seen this one .) We will answer a few questions . Copper is relatively very solid.it's here (Patrice points to chart) at Tiphareth. Is it done by sublimation of the powder? . Once we have the Regulus and we want to make the lunar starry Regulus. This is the auric seed extracted with ammonium chloride (Jean passes it around). We will show you if we have no technical problems.

you apply heat until the sublimations are done. and the ammonium chloride mixed in the frying pan and a lid on top of it. As for the Martial (Regulus) you get the star. The frying pan should be made of glass. Out of 150 grams animated mercury he got 25 milligrams. First of all when you have the deliquescence of the scoria you can filter this or keep it all . A red powder. Marcasite will do the job. the scoria. The life has not been animated in it -----. estimated.take a torch. No . Distill the animated mercury nearly to the end when there's only 15-20 drops left.corning ware . Q. you lose a lot of antimony. Did you say that that's (drawing of test tube) a red powder or actually a red gold? A. with the tube and heat until dry. put in the incubator at 90 C during a month. It relates to how much antimony is needed to complete the work) A. It takes two kilos of lunar Regulus.you have 10 kilos for all 7 eagles . (Jean points to Yves) that's his job. ----. if the level of energy is not there in the antimony you can bang as much as you want and it (the star) won't come.A. if you're rich enough you can buy native gold and it's another way of doing it. It's not a proper formula. Is it possible that the star can appear by an undulation of the hammer? A. Two kilos of Regulus when you start . How can we see when the Lunar or Venusian Regulus is well done? A. The Philosophers Sky (Coelum Philosophorum) says that it's the first matter and to get a stone weighing a kilo is a lot of work. (Jean draws a test tube) Here on the tube wall there is a red deposit -----.if you see the deliquescence it means that the seed is in it. Well. A standard 60 degree angle shows you've been over the star. You can get it from marcasite.Animated Mercury you must start with at least 500 to 600 grams of mercury to take into account what is lost.) Would you like me to repeat it? Just the one statement. not in your own.not the first time. Q. If you succeeded. And then you put everything in a frying pan . we use Sb2S3 and the mercury.You have 7 eagles done first .and it means you have the gold. (Laughs. and when you do the lunar ---I don't know (Patrice's comment) ------. It depends on the ratio again.could we use that? A. (Question can't be heard clearly.] Jean has tried with 150 grams of animated mercury and he got 25 milligrams of gold. opened gold.especially the first time when you heat a lot. estimated 25 milligrams. No.K. because it was confusing. How much animated mercury will (dissolve) break the gold down? A. that's deposited on the wall (of the test tube). can we get the auric seed afterwards? For instance if we were to go to a rock shop and find a chunk ---. and to get . Is it necessary to have the star appear in the Regulus? A. (Laughs. This is his job! (points to Yves Arbez) Q. This is then approximately 10 kilos of starting material ore for each eagle? A. Q. If you don't know that you're on the right path.) Q. O. [RH: The joke is that you distill the mercury into the air in a neighbor's yard. Q. it's just a control (test) to see if you are on the right track.the seed. You try to have a solution or a (test tube?) ---go to the neighbors backyard . and we have not seen it. you take just a bit of your animated mercury. -----the seed.you have not done the fusions and have not taken a good look. As long as there is no star it's not alive. For those of us that can't get stibnite. there is often gold in the mercury. Q. of gold. Q. a glass pan you know . This doesn't make any difference.

Dubuis. but it gets on his nerves.mcs. the energies.calls the planetary genius of this level and gives him the order to charge the product.it's a very different book . 1998.com. We don't read anymore. And precipitate that to get the gold? A. All rights reserved. Sorry. These are words invented by library alchemists just as doctors make up words for illnesses they cannot cure. If it were copper you would just pour in some hydrochloric or nitric acid. but I am very careful. many names etc. The manuscript of John Dee. Q. energy.) O. I have come a bit on my own.because it's an operative book on both alchemy and qabala. The Philosophers of Nature. Email: alchemy@mcs. we have a copy of it. so you can try it for these ------. The second book is the Sky of the Philosophers and the version comes from Nintzel in the United States (Coelum Philosophorum) The Heaven of the Philosophers. -------Patrice: Jean is the author of the lessons. Three or four people are studying it naturally --. on the relation between alchemy.is that an accurate description? A. The best book by far on the animated mercury is the manuscript . And it's entirely clearly put.it you have to put some (aqua regia?). I have looked at the book. And there is a third book which he (Jean) finds good. You may speak of it -----. he puts this in the cabalistic oratory and on the appropriate day at the appropriate time . Web Page: http://www. don't touch it. This exists in a public library in France. it's not clearly written anyway . In many texts the Regulus is called many things. Contact The Philosophers of Nature for further information on the work of Mr. the 'Alchemist'. For instance we see that the element Fire does not fix. we forgot! Q. Yes. I'm sorry. but one in particular . Copyright 1992. [RH: this is the Denis Molinier manuscript in the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris].the salt of nature . (Laughs. It gives the way to make 2 or 3 very powerful products but I think that if you don't have 30 years of qabala and 30 years of alchemy. Is there any particular reason why it might be called salt or philosophical mercury? A.I think some elements are clear and some can work on it. (Marc Gerald Cibard) Lets make a break .and we will split into three groups so we can give the experiments a try. and qabala. but.it's not understandable . And after that I can confirm this same thing. in which exists a parallel between alchemy and qabala.This man (Yves) says you are true (right) in some books they call it salt. Q. The nitric acid effects every metal except gold. (pause).) Very workable and useful. (Laughs. They offer the name 'Wolf' .K. he is tired (laughs) and he doesn't mind repeating what he says. This may be found in a closed expo called dry and one for wet.net/~alchemy .it is the manuscript called The Book of Abraham the Jew.

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