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True Initiate
06-06-2016, 08:09 PM
In search for the First Matter we are given clues by the masters but we are having difficulty discerning the true first matter. Adepts have described our matter as black, scaly, flaky, crumbly and lamellar like leaves of the book. Stibnite for example lacks all of the required properties.

Habit is the general appearance a mineral tends to have – whether it is found as blocky crystals, long slender ones, or aggregates of some type, etc. If the crystals are glassy but cubic in shape you know they aren’t quartz. If they are rounded like a soccer ball you know they aren’t tourmaline. And so on…

A mineral aggregate composed of scales or flakes may be described as:

Foliated – Looking like overlapping flakes or leaves and easily separable into individual leaves or flakes, usually at least somewhat "wavy" in appearance, such as the chlorite minerals.

Lamellar – Flat, platy, grains thicker than flakes or leaves, but overlapping like foliated, such as molybdenite.

Micaceous – Like foliated, but splits into very thin sheets, like the mica minerals.

A good place to start:


True Initiate
06-06-2016, 08:22 PM
Fulcanelli writes of the first matter:

http://s33.postimg.org/udz6ia3t7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/udz6ia3t7/)

This is our book of Nature:

http://s33.postimg.org/f9u9mwvyj/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/f9u9mwvyj/)

Stibnite for example belongs to the Bladed habit!


Galena belongs to the Cubic Habit!

Which shows clearly that Stibnite/Antimony and Galena are the wrong matters altogether!

Another good link for Mineral Habit study:


True Initiate
06-06-2016, 10:38 PM
I hope in this thread we would be able to shake our old opinions and follow the clues given to us by old masters no matter where those clues lead us.

I have already found some strange stuff going on with a certain mineral that matches almost all of the clues cited by Fulcanelli. If you search for book-like or leaf-like minerals you will likely come across the Mica family of minerals.

This is a perfect representation of book like crystals:

http://s33.postimg.org/knc3jxdyj/Beryl_in_muscovite_micaceous_ca_bestpicturesof.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/knc3jxdyj/)

There are a dozen of Mica minerals but one of them is black called Biotite. From Wikipedia:

When biotite is found in large chunks, they are called “books” because it resembles a book with pages of many sheets.

From other page:

Single large plates or "books" of biotite can grow to considerable size and can make impressive mineral specimens. Weathered tiny crystals of biotite can appear golden yellow with a nice sparkle producing a "fool's Gold" that has fooled many.

If you type Black Mica in Google you will find hundreds of links to sites claiming that Black Mica possess miraculous healing powers?!

True Initiate
06-06-2016, 11:04 PM
Strange article about Black Mica:

Dr. Asao Shimanishi was charged with the task of finding a way to clean up radio-activate waste after the World War II disaster in Japan.

One day in 1968 he was sitting on a beach, admiring a tree growing out of a rock.

There was something very peculiar about this rock, because there was no visible nutrients surrounding it, he wondered how it could be surviving so naturally, he decided to study this rock it was growing out of.

The rock contained biotite, or 'Black Mica', a powerful combination of earth’s naturally occurring minerals, embedded in granite.

He worked with black mica for twenty years, and he discovered that when used in the proper way...
black mica on tree you can use these sulfate minerals to activate water's natural ability to cleanse itself of chemical and natural contaminants unlike anything else known to science... because this material contains a high concentration of ionic sulfate minerals... minerals which have magnetic properties.

True Initiate
06-06-2016, 11:52 PM
I am on a quest to uncover how the people in middle ages called Black Mica or at least what symbol they have used. On this site i found this article:

...and in the comments section somebody wrote:

Julie Mitchell says

July 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Nothing you are claiming here is true. The Stone of Life/Philopher’s Stone/Stone of the Third Eye/Stone of Wisdom is a reference to the Black Mica, the source of all life on this planet. Good job with the disinfo, or did you just not comprehend what the alchemy prophecies meant? I doubt that is the case, since I did an online search a month or two ago and the texts of the alchemy prophecies were readily available. Now there is nothing out there but this crap, which is all meant to deceive.

06-07-2016, 01:21 AM
I am on a quest to uncover how the people in middle ages called Black Mica or at least what symbol they have used.

Use google and search for +Rulandus +Mica (without double C)...

You will find that several entries in his lexicon (published in 1612) contain references to Mica.

(I have the printed book, but the online version is more useful to find all the references). You can also use the online version and create a .doc or .pdf archive with the lexicon (copy & paste) and then with some patience use the search tool and find all the references.

This one is nice too: http://www.innergarden.org/en/dict/alchemya.html ... it's somehow a "rulandus" condensed and expanded.

True Initiate
06-07-2016, 01:50 AM
It is nice to see a proof that Black and White Mica were known at the time. I was hoping to see cross-bearing orb as a symbol for mica but hey, you never know!

06-07-2016, 06:27 AM
It is nice to see a proof that Black and White Mica were known at the time. I was hoping to see cross-bearing orb as a symbol for mica but hey, you never know!

If you have been reading Rulandus, then you probably noticed the same thing I did (without using much of my brain)... He mentions Mica a lot and after the reference he quotes his source: the Natural History of Pliny ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_History_(Pliny) ). I'm trying to get a copy of the book in Spanish (the Natural History)... not really because of the Mica, but because I think it must be a fascinating book.

06-08-2016, 07:47 AM
This is a cool thread. A few years ago now when I first started trying to decifer the stone, I was looking for all kind of minerals. I had a huge rock at my front door that I grabbed from Mt Crawford. It was black and flaky, with a golden sheen to it that made me think it had possible gold deposits. I only realised the other day while researching the nav2010 substance (which I have now effectionatly labeled the 'Nav Mundi') that it was black mica.

If only that rock wasn't 500km's away..

But yeah, any alchemist's in Adelaide, Australia, Mt Crawford has black mica. (it also has alot of alluvial gold, aquamarine and other gemstones)

06-08-2016, 07:52 AM
Might be worth mentioning that if my memory serves me well (which it usually does not) black mica enjoys a good splash in the acetate path.

True Initiate
06-08-2016, 09:00 PM
This is a cool thread. A few years ago now when I first started trying to decifer the stone, I was looking for all kind of minerals.

I am sure there are other minerals besides Black Mica that could fit the descriptions of Fulcanelli but i am having trouble finding them. It is tough!

06-08-2016, 09:06 PM
...black, scaly, flaky, crumbly and lamellar like leaves of the book...

It can't be allegorically a mineral? Or is it literally a mineral? In your opinion.

Shit could fit the above... but I guess that is more "last" matter than "first".


True Initiate
06-08-2016, 10:17 PM
My understanding is the closed book represents the raw mineral matter, straight out of the mine and the open book represents worked on mineral matter. In the end it is not important what i think but what Fulcanelli has written:

http://s33.postimg.org/pz0u1l4jv/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/pz0u1l4jv/)

True Initiate
06-11-2016, 09:06 AM
Oh, i forgot to add the other name for black mica is Glitter. I mean like "G" you know!

06-11-2016, 06:10 PM
Another good thread, TI.
Here is a line of inquiry I have been following for the past while:

Black Oxide of Manganese (http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/1477-rocks).

There is a substance called the black oxide of manganese; it is a very black-looking mineral, but very useful, and when made red-hot it gives out oxygen. Here is an iron bottle which has had some of this substance put into it, and there is a tube fixed to it, and fire ready made, and Mr. Anderson will put that retort into the fire, for it is made of iron, and can stand the heat.

Text from The Chemical History of a Candle (http://hermes.ffn.ub.es/luisnavarro/nuevo_maletin/Faraday_1860_History_Candle.pdf) by Michael Faraday; Lecture IV, paragraph 10.

True Initiate
06-12-2016, 02:08 AM
From Wikipedia:

The origin of the name manganese is complex. In ancient times, two black minerals from Magnesia (located within modern Greece) were both called magnes from their place of origin, but were thought to differ in gender. The male magnes attracted iron, and was the iron ore now known as lodestone or magnetite, and which probably gave us the term magnet. The female magnes ore did not attract iron, but was used to decolorize glass. This feminine magnes was later called magnesia, known now in modern times as pyrolusite or manganese dioxide. Neither this mineral nor elemental manganese is magnetic. In the 16th century, manganese dioxide was called manganesum (note the two n's instead of one) by glassmakers, possibly as a corruption and concatenation of two words, since alchemists and glassmakers eventually had to differentiate a magnesia negra (the black ore) from magnesia alba (a white ore, also from Magnesia, also useful in glassmaking).

It is interesting that Iron was considered male and manganese was believed to be female iron. Makes sense if we are thinking about the Little King or Regulus but the problem is that Crystal Habit is not sheat-like like a book but more of radiating needle like nature similar to Stibnite.

06-12-2016, 08:33 PM
Mica and its use in the construction of Ancient Teotihuacan (http://www.ancient-code.com/mica-and-its-use-in-the-construction-of-ancient-teotihuacan/)