An alloy of mercury with another metal through fusion. The extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury. To intensely heat as with inorganic materials to a high temperature, but without fusion, in order to drive off volatile matter, or to effect changes as oxidation or pulverization. What remains is a fine dry powder. The fire of calcination is a purging whitening fire. For example, cremation produces calx; the fire acts upon the black stuff of the nigredo or mortificatio, and turns it white.
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An alloy of mercury with another metal through fusion. The extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury. To intensely heat as with inorganic materials to a high temperature, but without fusion, in order to drive off volatile matter, or to effect changes as oxidation or pulverization. What remains is a fine dry powder. The fire of calcination is a purging whitening fire.
For example, cremation produces calx; the fire acts upon the black stuff of the nigredo or mortificatio, and turns it white. This process is connected with the symbolism of Purgatory, the eternal punitive fire. The goddesses called the Erinyes, Erinues , the Furies or Eumenides burnt the damned with their torches. The Pyriphlegethon is an igneous river surrounding Tartarus.
Lucian in his True Histories describes the island of the impious as an immense brazier. All do this, but the Jews, Shadrack, Meschack, and Abednego --who are thrown alive into the fiery furnace. They remain unharmed in the flames, and a fourth unknown man is seen among them, and the form of the fourth man is like unto the Son of God. The process which turns something into earth : Cooling which turns a liquid into a solid. Magnesia 2. Lead 3. Sulphur e. The coagulatio has often been equated with Creation.
Myths tell us that coagulatio is promoted by action -- diving, churning, whirling motion. The Turba Philosophorum states an alchemical recipe for coagulation: "Take quicksilver, coagulate in the body of Magnesia, in Kuhul lead , or in Sulphur which does not burn If mercury is amalgamated with another metal, the amalgam solidifies -- Similarly, mercury combines with sulphur to form a solid, mercury sulfide.
It is both the chemical and physical combination in which two substances come together to form a third substance with different properties, such as the fusion of molten metals, and the amalgams by the union of mercury with other metals. It is always followed by death or mortificiato.
The product is a contaminated mixture that must be subjected to further procedures. In alchemical symbolism, the product is pictured as killed, maimed, or fragmented. To interpenetrate or saturate thoroughly in order to produce a chemical or metallurgical crystalization or compound.
In early metallurgy, streams, galleries of mines, and caves are identified with the vagina of the Earth-Mother : everything that lies in the belly of the earth is alive and in a state of gestation. The ores extracted from mines are embryonic; they grow slowly as if in obedience to some temporal rhythm other than that of vegetable and animal organisms, they "grow ripe" in their telluric darkness.
The mining of metals from the bowels of the earth is an operation executed before its time. With these metals the metallurgist was succeeding the work of Nature, which in time would have ripened these metals to "perfection. To cause to separate from solution or suspension. To cause vapor to condense and fall or deposit. To clear from material defilement, imperfection, or extraneous matter. To become driven back. To subject to the action of a reverberatory furnace i.
To turn a solid into a liquid. Solutio is the return to differentiated matter to its undifferentiated state --its materia prima. Mercury has the capacity to dissolve or amalgamate with gold and silver. To cause to pass off from the solid to the vapor state by heating, and again to condense into solid form. The sublimate flies up from earth, and is transported to heaven. The "expulsion of the quicksilver" is done by sublimatio, which releases the spirit hidden in matter.
The symbolism of grinding contains the moral categories of good and bad: i. Sublimatio is a great mystery. Freud has appropriated this concept and usurped it for the sphere of the will, and the bourgeois, rationalistic theos. Jung, Letters, I] d.
Alchemy by Johannes Fabricius
Kepler planned to test his theory  from Mysterium Cosmographicum based on the Mars data, but he estimated that the work would take up to two years since he was not allowed to simply copy the data for his own use. With the help of Johannes Jessenius , Kepler attempted to negotiate a more formal employment arrangement with Tycho, but negotiations broke down in an angry argument and Kepler left for Prague on 6 April. Kepler and Tycho soon reconciled and eventually reached an agreement on salary and living arrangements, and in June, Kepler returned home to Graz to collect his family. To that end, Kepler composed an essay—dedicated to Ferdinand—in which he proposed a force-based theory of lunar motion: "In Terra inest virtus, quae Lunam ciet" "There is a force in the earth which causes the moon to move". These observations formed the basis of his explorations of the laws of optics that would culminate in Astronomiae Pars Optica.
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The right hand solar disc is evidently anomalous, and includes two red wings, or horns, and a red cross, both symbolic of Nibiru. Why is this unusual imagery part of Alchemy? Our general perception of these artificers is of a misguided band of proto-chemists who were obsessed with the possibility of transmuting base metals into gold. Undoubtedly, this represents part of what they were about, and much of the symbolism and imagery they used can be identified with their seemingly impossible task of chemical transformation. But, as can be seen from the alchemical image on the left 2 , the laboratory where the transmutations were attempted was simply the focal point of much wider, and deeper imagery 3. The alchemists used a tremendous amount of celestial symbolism, and I will be providing a series of examples to highlight where the Dark Star becomes manifest in Alchemy. The half-moon provides the foreground, showing us the layering of the celestial spheres of the trinity.
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