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    Researching GW Stone and Alkahest

    Item 1 - Isaac Holland's Stone of Urine:
    If you know the Stone, take it in its coarseness, congeal it till it is thick, and guard it from all metals, because the Stone would turn into weeds, for it is their nature to make all things pure and clean. When you have made it thick or have congealed it, you may draw from it the two elements air and fire. The third element, earth, lies burnt black, like coal, in fundo of the vessel, In the black coal there is hidden the Stone of the old and wise philosophers as also of the sworn Masters. Pulverize this black earth intangibly. Put it into a wide vessel in tripode to calcinate for four days, glowing in moderate heat, so that the matter stands between glowing and not glowing. But the last day, let it glow nicely, but not too much, as the matter must not melt; for as long as our Stone is not pure, it is combustible, and the Stone together with the foul Materi would burn to glass if the Materi were to reach the melting stage.
    When the earth is thus calcinated, take it out of tripode and dissolve it in common, distilled water; let the faeces drop, and as long as it is still warm pour the water above off into a wooden or stone vessel. Do be on guard against the metals, otherwise the blessed Stone will be spoiled and corrupted. Now the blessed Stone will sprout beautifully and purely, and grow like grass out of the earth, ever more and more.
    Now pour the water of the sprouted matter into a stone vessel which must not be coated with lead, or into a glass vessel. Boil the water, and again pour it into a wooden or stone vessel. let it sprout again, and each time something has sprouted, boil the water down till everything has sprouted.
    When everything has been boiled down and has sprouted, dry it over a gentle fire, stirring with a fine rod till the matter is so dry that it dusts. Now put the matter into a wide vessel, of one thumbís thickness, and set it in tripode or a reverberating furnace. This is the best and last calcinations, which is to last three hours; the first hour with a gentle fire, the second with a stronger fire, and the third hour the fire must be heated so strongly that it reaches the stage between glowing and not glowing. Toward the end of the last hour increase the fire so much that the matter glows nicely without melting. If you see it melt, remove the fire from the furnace as fast as you can, and let the matter cool down.
    Now take it out and dissolve it in pure water. When it has settled, pour the pure off from its sediment while it is warm; for if you allowed it to grow cold, the Stone would crystallize of its own, and you would be unable to clarify it of its faecibus. You must do this --- dissolve in water, pour off its sediment and allow it to sprout, and pour it off again, and boil it down, and let it sprout again --- till everything is sprouted.
    Then you must again dry the matter over a gentle fire, always stirring it with a little rod till it dusts, as mentioned before! Now put it back into the wide vessel of one thumbís thickness and into a reverberating furnace, till your Stone no longer gives off any faeces and stay clear and subtle, and melts on a hot tin like wax or butter. If it is taken off the fire, it must stand up and not dissolve even in cold and humid air. Then your Stone is subtle and fixed.
    But if it should happen that the Stone should melt during calcinations, it would not be spoiled because of it, but you would lose your weight; for if the Stone were standing long enough in flux in the fire, part of it would burn into glass, for the Stone is still alone and at that time does not yet have its spiritus with it, which could protect the corpus from the fire. Likewise, it does not have the soul with it, which would keep the spiritus and the corpus together in peace. When , however, spirit, body, and soul are united together, fire cannot turn them into glass, for it is then an elixir that surpasses all elixirs. Then it is a glorified corpus which is perfect. Then it is the indestructible Quintessence, similar to the unconquerable heaven. And when you have thus prepared it, the Stone desires to receive the spirit and the soul.
    If you wish to make this Stone come alive, you may bring it to any body you wish. You can make of it a Lapis Philosophorum or QE, which cure all sicknesses, which sustain manís body in full health and let him last without decrease of the body in full health and let him last without decrease of the body till the last termin of everybodyís life, as we heard above. But if you wish to make of it a medicine for unclean metals, you must take it to metals, for a horse makes a horse, etc.

    (For the entire, see here:
    http://www.rexresearch.com/alchemy5/hollopus.htm


    Item 2 - Philalethes immortal liquor alcahest:
    Nine parts of ten, or thereabouts, distilled from fresh urine are to be rejected, the tenth part (as much as can be extracted in form of liquor) is to be kept; from that dried urine which remains in the bottom by a gentle fire (which will not cause sublimation), let the salt be extracted with water, so that there be as much water as half that urine whence this feces was dried; whatsoever is imbibed by the water, let it be poured off by decanting; let it be strained, or purged, per deliquium; then filter it through a glass. Let fresh water be poured on, and reiterate this work till the salt become pure, then join this vastly stinking salt with your last spirit and cohobate it.

    (For the entire, see here:
    http://sacred-texts.com/alc/cc/cc03.htm


    Item 3 - Bartlett's urine/nitre alkahest:
    Close the urine in a glass vessel and putrefy for a month or more in a warm place. Filter, then slowly distill to dryness. Return the distillate to the caput mortuum and again digest for a month. Distill and repeat the cohobation a third time.
    On the final distillation, collect the clear distillate as the Spirit of Urine or Alkahest of Urine.

    (For the entire, see here:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=s1C...kahest&f=false


    Item 4 - the red salt of urine:
    The red salt of urine is prepared as follows: Let good urine stand for some time till it putrefies, then distill from it the spirit of urine by itself, while evaporating the remaining phlegm to dryness. Pour this spirit of urine on this salt residue in a flask, cover it with a blind alembic and set it for several weeks in a mild digestion. Then the spirit of urine extracts and dissolves the salt and sulphur contained in the residue. This done, collect the spirit of urine in another clean flask upon which apply an alembic with a receptacle luted on it. Then distill the spirit of urine gently till a salty skin appears. That seen, set it in the cold, and it will result in beautiful bright red, yes dark red transparent crystals. Carefully pound these with gold leaves and finally rnelt this mass in a crucible. The gold therein will be completely opened and turned into a glassy substance, almost that of a ruby. If this substance is melted with silver and separated, it is supposed to tinge many parts of gold, but if it is extracted, it is supposed to be an incomparably good medicine.


    Item 5 - Mr Nobody's addendum to the above process:
    All you do is distill the urine until dryness then add the spirit back the dry material to make an extraction of it. Then filter and evaporate that extraction until a skin begins to form on the surface. This indicates the urine is supersaturated with chemicals (a very wide array of chemicals). Now you place the urine in the fridge (not the freezer) and the crystals will shoot...
    Also you can't simply distill the urine to dryness in a flask. You must distill the spirit to separate it from the water portion, and you must know what sign to look for to see when the spirit is finished distilling. Then you take the remaining urine and decant it from the flask into a wide prex glass pan, which you place in a little toaster oven outside, set the lowest setting (about 150F). The reason you must do this is because when you leave the urine in the flask and keep distilling, it creates quite a nasty mess and bubbles up to form a nasty goey material that then hardens into a black mass. So evaporation in a wide pan is essential. If you use too high of a heat, you will burn your chemicals, and your extract won't be able to form crystals because there is nothing in there which can crystallize since you basically calcined it already.
    These crystals are NOT the Philosopher's Stone; they are merely an Alkahest used to transmute metals into a glass-like substance.

    (For the entire, see here:
    http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showt...hp?t=41&page=7

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    Item 6 - Philalethe's Spirit of Urine:
    Take urine, and dissolve in it a convenient quantity of saltpetre. Let it stand a month; afterwards distil it, and there will come over a spirit which burns upon the tongue like a coal of fire. Pour this spirit on again, and cohobate it four or five times, abstracting every time not above half; so the spirit becometh most piercing, yet not in the least sharp; the heat which goeth out in the first distillation of the liquor, afterwards grows sensibly mild, and at length almost (if not altogether) vanisheth, and the second spirit may be perceived mild, both by the smell and taste, which in the former was most sharp.

    Item 7 - some items in my notes from somewhere:
    1. If urine be digested 6-8 weeks with moderate heat, its salt will be so
    volatilised as to rise before the phlegm.
    2. Putting spirit of salt to fresh urine, they readily and quietly mix. But putting
    spirit of salt to digested urine (putrefied) causes hissing and ebullition
    and the volatile and acid salts will after a while coagulate into a substance
    somewhat the nature of sal ammoniac.
    3. If fresh urine be poured upon quicklime till it swim some fingers above it,
    and then distilled, it yields with an easy heat a subtle penetrant spirit
    without the assistance of putrefaction.

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    Fruitfull research Sol, let me threw my 2 cent's here.Here is the visual path to the stone from GW.

    "Cabala mineralis manuscript"



    The mine of our mercury is our saltpetre not that of the vulgar.
    Our sharp bitter vitriol is not that of the vulgar
    Our ammoniac is not that of the vulgar



    The sprout of Mercury.
    The water of life
    Nine volatile parts fix one part of mercury.
    Homogenitas the sharp living water.



    Our mercury.
    The living pontic water.




    Two to more than three parts of our mercury dissolve one part of the common moon or sun, and they become inseparably one spongeous porous body, which is called our moon or sun, not the common.
    The moon through mercury of five eagles.
    The Sun through mercury of seven eagles.



    The sophic calcination of the sun.



    The sophic putrefaction.
    Of the calcination of our sun, having been watered with new mercury, two parts in weight, the common sun is made one body, black and not porous.



    The Germination of vegetation.
    The sun having been changed through the black colour becomes green, it is spread out into the vegetation.



    The white sulphur.
    Our sun having been changed into a green colour, passes into white sulphur, which is the body animated by the incorruptible soul.



    Volatilisation through liquid.
    Here our white sun, without any imposition of a hand, nor opening of the flask a second time, is melted, the heat having been continued, with many coloured vapours resembling the tail of a peacock, then our white sun is being volatilised through a liquid.



    Volatilisation through dryness.
    Our volatile sun having been prolonged in heat, now having been made through liquid is dried up and becomes a body shining, as if dawn is breaking, and this is the volatilisation through dryness.



    The red sulphur.
    By this the dawn gradually vanishes, our sun rises in beautiful and most red grains, and our red sulphur by the wise so desired, which however is not the end of the work.



    Another fermenation, the Imbibition of the stone.
    This red sulphur is inbibed with five parts of its bodies weight of fresh mercury, gradually and by degrees, through seven separate imbibitions, and the sequence having been revolved in heat in the wheel of nature for one month.
    They pass over the putrefaction and now the ruling words.

    Continue...

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    The stone of the wise.
    The medicine of the third order.
    A month having been completed, the omnipotent king or our stone arises, the perfect medicine of the third order in its projection able to transmute all metals.

    Let the eternal God be praised and may his grace be unceasing.

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    Don't forget these:
    http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=770

    My thoughts on these items:

    In item 1, the "air and fire" originally drawn off after the congealing are saved
    and the purified salt is imbibed with them later as the mercury and sulphur of urine.
    Also notice he is making a fusile fixed salt/stone, pretty much in the same manner
    as Lully with sea salt.
    In some of the other methods, these calcinations are replaced by digestions, the
    dry vs the wet way, which one also notices when researching sea salt.
    Also, in this method, the "glass" is to be avoided and seen as a sign of immaturity.

    Notice that the Spirit of Urine is assisted by alkalisation, sometimes with quicklime,
    sometimes with nitre, often by putrefaction. I've done it with tartar. Notice this
    is also what's occurring with repeated distillations and cohobations on the caput mortuum -
    it allows the spirit to come over. Don't imagine that the first water to
    be distilled off of fresh urine is the spirit. The spirit will run in veins like alcohol
    does on the sides of a glass. That is the "sign" that you should look for.

    Notice the similarities between items 3 and 7. Philalethes fortifies his urine by adding
    saltpetre/nitre, which already exists naturally in urine. Bartlett seems to confuse
    the spirit of urine and the alkahest of urine. This isn't so. The spirit becomes the
    alkahest when united to its salt.

    Notice that in item 1, Holland says to "congeal" the urine and make it thick.
    Notice he doesn't say to evaporate it. I could be mistaken, but he may be alluring
    to the congealation of urine by quicklime. As I've mentioned before, not only does
    the quicklime immediately alkalise the urine, the heat produced removes some of the
    phlegm. I've also mentioned that I've notice both Holland and Paracelsus refer to
    making nitre by adding quicklime to urine.

    In item 5, don't forget to putrefy first. But if you understand the particular of quicklime,
    I'll bet you can avoid the wait and also produce the much desired spirit by this
    addition.

    enough for now.
    maybe too much for now?!

    Thanks for the addition True!

    I wish you all success.
    Solomon

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    Cool

    From what I am seeing and reading now the secret is gw, sea salt and gold together and results are published.

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    I wonder if the Cabala Mineralis is showing the production of
    the urine alkahest or one of those urine menstruums that are capable
    of dissolving gold, and then just digesting it through all the colors and stages.

    We'll have to make one and see if it forms the "spongy mass".

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    Quote Originally Posted by memphis_mizraim View Post
    From what I am seeing and reading now the secret is gw, sea salt and gold together and results are published.
    In distillation of urine, the volatile salts come over, but there is a fixed salt which
    is sea salt that remains with the caput mortuum.
    So calcining the caput mortuum, as in item 1, is very similar to the calcinations
    of sea salt, or the spirit of sea salt fixed with sal ammoniac.

    It's all the same ingredients: sea salt, nitre and sal ammoniac.
    The same with dew and sea salt. (dew salt is ammonium nitrate)

    So yes, I very much agree with you.

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    Last edited by True Initiate; 10-24-2009 at 02:35 PM.

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    Stuby, Stuber...
    Wonderful!!

    Thanks True!

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