Carlo Lancillotti prepares a volatile salt of urine distilling it on the Caput Mortuum, the part which doesn’t rise. So we see what a volatile salt is for. [Read more…] about Lancillotti and the Magisterium of Urine on Caput Mortuum
Alchemy & Ancient Chemistry
The urine volatile salt really deserves all the attention Glaser assigns to it. Methods to extract it. It is then up to alchemist knowing what to do with it. [Read more…] about Glaser and the Unladylike, but Volatile, Salt of Urine
Nicolas Lefevre proceedings to sublime and distill benzoin with Spirit of Wine and Tartar Salt. Dry balm, menstruum, perhaps magisterium. An interesting and easy substance. [Read more…] about Nicolas Lefevre and the Benzoin Magisterium
Benzoic Acid is not the Salt of Wises, as Phantom Plays seems to think, but let us point at this substance as one of the most volatile alchemists may avail. Since, together with Secret Fire, they do need to volatilize mineral salts not so willing to.
This page by Phantom Play has been expired, like the whole site, but I decided to “resurrect” it wishing for the one time owner to find it agreeable. So Phantom, wherever you are, thanks for having dared to put in clear words something which had been, perhaps not concealed, but surely dissembled.
Flos Coeli is latin for flux of the sky. Unexpectedly Nicolas Lefevre makes this legendary substance coming from the middle of the earth to surface. [Read more…] about Nicolas Lefevre and the Flos Coeli Medicine
Often, when Saltpeter is involved, a Salamander is in the nearby. Here Lemery gives an insight on the ways to work what Fulcanelli called Stable Salt. [Read more…] about Lemery, Saltpeter and the Blood of Salamander
Lemery presents the common salt Spirits preparation. Basilius Valentinus often recommends the common salt, defining it a wonderful balsam to open matter. [Read more…] about Lemery & the Spirits of Common Salt with Wine
Nicolas Lemery’s way to prepare the spirit of salt armoniac sounds very similar to salts volatilization. Or at least it represents an interesting introduction to. [Read more…] about Lemery & the Spirits of Salt Armoniac