Plants: Energetics and Chemical Synergy
In Spagyrics, the energetic concepts are seemingly the most popular. In spagryics it is known that there are planets that rule over certain plants. These energies reign down from the stars...A lot of alchemical philosophy is shrouded in these aspects. A plant can communicate both energetically and through its chemical synergy with the body. For some reason they are almost handled as two different aspects, but they work together as one.
Some preparations of spagyrics are focused heavily on their energetic aspects, sometimes yielding little to no chemical synergy. For this reason we are trying to bring to light that plants inherently communicate with our bodies through the synergy of their chemicals with our bodies. When using plants just for their energetic properties, we miss out on the plants true healing potential.
Spagyrics as Medicine
When looking at spagyrics as medicine, we look at the chemical aspects of the plant. What chemicals are present and active in the plant? Some plants do better with water extraction, high heat, low heat, high alcohol, low alcohol...etc. The plant has a certain way it wants to be treated if you are going to get out its medicinal chemicals.
We can also view the energetics of the plant as the beautiful chemical synergy inside the plant. Within this synergy lies the powerful healing effects of plants. If we forget these concepts, we may miss the most important part of the plant in our extraction procedure. Often times, spagyrics incorporates burning the medicinal chemicals of some plants on accident. This is why there are so many different preparation techniques for all the different plants and their constituents.
Having a foundation in chemistry and herbal constituents is absolutely necessary if you are going to make spagyrics as medicine. Here at Evolved Alchemy, we don't incorporate our own ideas or ideologies into our medicines. When we make extracts, we want them to be energetically sound. In our view, the plants have already gathered their necessary planetary energy during growth. We only want to put the plant into a higher state of evolution so when a customer takes our product, it is a conversation between them and the plant with nothing to do with the intentions of the person who made it.
Spagyrics: Confusion between Initiatory Preparations and Medicines
When a tincture is made with your own ideas and ideology, it captures that energy. The problem is one person's view on the energy that rules over Jupiter and thus an herb like lemon balm may not be the same view you have. Our ideas are best used for ourselves in the view of gaining higher consciousness. People don't like other ideas pushed on them so we don't incorporate our own ideas into our tinctures. We leave that part up to nature.
We don't actively follow the moon cycles, the stars or the planets during our preparations (in other words we don't wait for the 'right' time, we make the tincture when the time is necessary). We focus primarily on extraction of the plants medicinal compounds in a quantitative way. We focus on getting all the active chemicals out with our custom extraction techniques. We do a thorough burn and calcination on the leftover material and recrystallize the mineral salts until actual crystals form. Crystals mean purity when it comes to recrystallization.
The more pure and potent the minerals and the oils are, the faster they react together. This reaction is known in organic chemistry as esterification, hydrolysis and saponification. These products are alchemical in nature and only happen using the philosophy of alchemy.
Mirrors In Alchemy: Chemistry and Philosophy
Below is a snap shot of our Elderberry Spagyric tincture being recombined. This is moments after the purified minerals were added back to the tincture. A union of soul and body. Here we can see the emanating force that a spagyric has, but this only happens between the chemical synergy of the plant. These reactions are what we focus on accomplishing with each plant we extract and process.
We aim to combine science and alchemical philosophy to recreate potent medicines created only from the chemistry of plants and natural solvents like vinegar, alcohol and ethyl acetate.
This is our form of the Alchemical Revolution. A true union of science with spirit.