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
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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.
Starkey alkaline salts volatilization method, retaken by Le Pellettier, reminds of an ancient Alchemy when Mercurius could be achieved in a fragrant way. [Read more…] about Starkey Pyrotechnie & Volatilization of Alkalis 2