View Full Version : Doves of Venus

05-25-2009, 03:23 AM
"Venus, however is forgiving and loves her Warriors. She comes forth
willingly. Try bathing her in a pure white vinegar and give her warmth
until the best of this vinegar has been drawn away...at least by half,
and see that this sharp water is cooled and is settled from its termoil.
Should there be a white dust settled best to stir the whole of these
waters and seperate them from Venus. She can be forgiving though at my
wit, she can be posessive.

Take now the waters, which may be a pastel blue in colour and stir them
with vigor in a glass receptor while adding, very slowly, drop by drop, a
menstruum of weak lye. If this weak solution causes these very fine Doves
to become blue then your menstruum is to powerful or your addition is too
quick. Mine arose to a ph of 4.8 and then was returned to a nest well
away from technology. This Dove is White. When I found Her, she was still

Several days may pass, and yet another, but if you are True to Heart,
there may be found the Dove, laying in its nest, awaiting your attention.
The waters Above still blue. The Waters Below are to.

Remove them and free Her. Venus is your Time Now."

"I see that I neglected to mention that one should dissolve a couple of
tablespoons of salt in the vinegar before boiling."

So basically what this recipe is saying is to dissolve copper in vinegar with salt until pastel blue, and then titrate upward very slowly with a weak lye solution until the white m-state copper precipitates out.

05-25-2009, 05:24 AM
Wow, where'd you get this from? Was this an excerpt from some alchemical text? This certainly sounds like a copper m-state precipitation. I'm impressed!

05-25-2009, 01:51 PM
ORMUS_SWG archive 2002 or 2003. It's a post from Don Nance. Sounds alchemical yeah :)

05-25-2009, 07:00 PM
Oh, I thought it was from an alchemical text. It would've been confirmation that the alchemists knew of m-states. Bah, but yeah it does sound very alchemical.