Our Mutus Liber : Making Oil of Gold

April 10, 2014 by Micah  
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In honour of the Springtime work that is the subject of the classic Alchemical text, Mutus Liber, we are posting our own “mute book” of photographs of our process for making Oil of Gold. This process is accomplished through the making of an alkahest, a special substance which is used as a metallic menstruum.
Just as [...]

Salt : the Body of Spagyrics

July 7, 2009 by Micah  
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Our new Seaweed Spagyric led us to do more research into the mineral aspect of healing plants, studying it from an herbal perspective as well as working out how to best bring the mineral content of plants into Spagyric medicines. This got us thinking about the Salt level of being in Spagyric work, and wanting [...]

Amber : the Electric Fossil

February 5, 2009 by Micah  
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Revered since ancient times, Amber has been used in jewelry, medicine, and trade for thousands of years. Homer, Aristotle, Plato, and Pliny the Elder all mentioned Amber in their writings, and it was prized more than gold in ancient Greece.
Amber washes up from deposits in oceans and seas around the world, and the Greeks believed [...]