How can we define the dry path?
A way in which we get alchemical powders without solving and raising liquids, only using crucibles or sublimation tools. Dry ways deal with crashed ores.
How may a certain dry path look like the common metallurgy?
Roughly this path consists of separating the ore into its purest elements and reunifying them in the second phase, with the production of the little remora. And, although the process may seem close to common metallurgy, strange events occur.
What about the nature of the Mercurius obtained through the Via Sicca-dry path?
The nature of the Mercurius can be misinterpreted if observed only from the point of view of one of the two paths, either wet or dry. Which, to the eye of a neophyte, might seem to be opposites, but they are instead analogous since they point out the same process. After all, it is always a question of changes of state which the ancients called the struggle of the elements. In metallurgy, changes in the state of metals can be almost instantaneous, we can say that something has happened inside and in the immediate vicinity of the matter. Practitioners know that compressions and decompressions take place in the matter during changes in its state, and these changes of state produce what our heart produces in our body and in the universe. It can therefore be conjectured that Mercurius is not a state of matter, but the set of effects arising from matter subjected to certain stressful conditions.
Only those who fully understand the reason for the repeated changes of state in the wet path, as well as the sharp and violent passage in the dry path, to which the raw material must be subjected in order for Mercury / Mercurius to come out, can guess the intimate nature of the Mercurius.
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