Starkey alkaline salts volatilization method, retaken by Le Pelletier, reminds me of an ancient Alchemy when Mercurius could be achieved in a fragrant way.[Read more…] about Starkey Pyrotechnie & Volatilization of Alkalis 2
Alchemy & Spagyrics
Universal Sal Armoniacum & Hollandus Sal Armeniacum
Johannes Isaac Hollandus, in his neglected Opera Vegetabilia, gives a real clue as far as is concerned Sal Armoniacum or Universal Solvent or Mercurius. [Read more…] about Universal Sal Armoniacum & Hollandus Sal Armeniacum
Antimony Glass or Caput Mortuum?
Ancient spagyrists knew that the mere division and re-union of four elements, repeated just a few times, did not lead to alchemical Sulphur but to Caput Mortuum, a chemical salt. [Read more…] about Antimony Glass or Caput Mortuum?