P.O.N. Seminars 1992

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Stone of Eternity - more about the Plant Work - Horsetail and Hexane

Lecturer: Jean Dubuis
Translator: Patrice Malézé
Commentary by Russ House is indicated as [RH: ...]

You just got the page (E1). We have to explain the right column. You must use hexane, you find it in the chemistry shop. So what you do is take horsetail and put it in a Soxhlet, you circulate it with hexane. Afterwards you evaporate from the flask under the Soxhlet and you evaporate until you get to a substance that has the quality of honey. And this is the sulfur. You pour absolute alcohol on it, and half of it will go over. We can see everybody how to extract the sulfur from horsetail with hexane and you pour alcohol in (the flask). You shake it and the alcohol fills with the sulfur, and the alcohol will dissolve the sulfur O.K.? Then you have an alcohol with sulfur and it remains half of it (flask half full). And once you evaporate the alcohol you can get the sulfur by itself. Is it clear?

Q. The color of the sulfur is?

A. Green.

In the middle column (E1) instead of taking the salt of the plant you take potassium chloride and crystallize it several times with the fire water. We found that in the salt it is not only potassium carbonate but there is also potassium sulfate and potassium chloride. Now potassium chloride crystallizes in the cubic form which is very interesting, for the stone we're interested in. So this potassium chloride has no life, it's dead. This is why we have to reintroduce life into it. And it's done by solve coagula and the fire water i.e. angel angel water. What we used O.K.? And that's it. You get to the crystallization and you imbibe it. Voila.

We've been doing what has been possible to be done in this seminar, and since I am the originator of the L.P.N. [RH: Now Philosophers of Nature] course I feel responsible. We have come from France to bring you what we could bring, but I think we will ask you not to be late tomorrow morning because we will try to give you the two last things we can do. Tomorrow I'll try to explain what is the Secret Fire, that is the main tool for alchemy. And then we will make a rather long and complicated exposure of the Becoming of Man.

I think it's a very exact description of the initiatic becoming of Man through time. If I can get all the properties of these problems you will have the tools for the journey and the map of the journey. We won't be able to have practical problems tomorrow because we have practical problems ourselves, and even with the longest qabalistic formulas we have not been able to convince Air France that they should postpone the departure. (Laughs.)

We found you very nice and we hope we will be back soon.


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