How to Understand and Decipher our Labels
In 2019, we changed our Logo which means that we had an inevitable label change looming. After some consideration, we made a few other design tweaks to contain more relevant and necessary information. The biggest change from our old labels is that we now have a compact little legend with simple symbols that can be used to denote what type of Spagyric a product is. Take a look at the photo below to see what we mean
Below is a Legend explaining what each sigil means
Label Symbol Legend + Description
= Philosophic Sulfur
Sulfur is a Philosophic Principle that embodies all parts of a plant that can be extracted using a Vegetable Mercury or Menstruum. Volatile Sulfur is known as Essential Oil in modern terms and Fixed Sulfur would be more commonly identified as the herbal extractives of a plant, regardless of the solvent used. Realistically, this is where the healing vibration of the plant is stored.
= Philosophic Mercury
Mercury is a Philosophic Principle that embodies all fluids. Water is the Universal Mercury, but Veg Mercury [or Ethanol] is what is more commonly used here. In more advanced work, the same principle of Mercury can actually be an encryption for more advanced Alkahests, Circulata, and Menstruua, but we use 96%+ Organic Cane and/or Honey Spirits as our source of Veg Mercury in most cases.
= Philosophic Salt
Salt is a Philosophic Principle that embodies the rendered crystalline mineral salts from the ash of any herbal biomass or extract. There are two products that comprise Philosophic Salt, which are called Salt of Salt and the Salt of Sulfur. When extracted and crystallized properly with water, they reduce to a single mineral formation of Potassium carbonate at 99.98%+ purity. We only use Potassium Carbonate and Potassium Acetate in the products available online.
= Spagyric Tincture
Our Spagyric Tinctures are made with Organic, Ecodynamic, or Wildharvested Biomass and Tinctured with Organic Cane and/or Honey Spirits as our Veg Mercury. Once the tincture is made, we add Spagyric Salt of Salt of the Vegetable Kingdom and digest until reactions have stopped.
= Spagyric Essence
Our Spagyric Essences Per Destillatio are made through repetitive herbal macerations and distillations until the Veg Mercury is strongly scented and flavored with the volatile sulfur of the Herb. Fixed Sulfur is calcined and turned to Salt of Sulfur and added to Veg Mercury and digested until done.
= Spagyric Essence
Our Philosophic Spagyric Essences are made by Performing an Essential Oil Distillation to obtain the Philosophic Sulfur. We then dry our Veg Mercury and extract fresh biomass of the same herb and distill to obtain Philsophic Mercury; the two are added together and then Salt of Salt and Salt of Sulfur are added and circulated until conjoined.
= Spagyric Elixir
= Spagyric Magistery
[Alchemical Grade] and Archaeus
Our 'Aurelian' Spagyric Elixir is different than the Junius Definition for an elixir. Elixir comes from the Arabic Al-Ixir [آل إكسير] and means 'from the ash.' Therefore this product is made by using the water-soluble Medicated Salt of Salt that DOES NOT go into suspension while making a Spagyric Tincture. The salts become infused with the herbal medicine, which are then reconstituted with distilled water to a specific pH and preserved with Veg Mercury. Some Historians debate that the Medicinal Effects were found more in these salts than in Tinctures, but our research shows that each has unique actions that are often mutually exclusive.
Our Paracelsian Spagyric Magistery is made by repetitively macerating and Distilling Fresh Herbal Material until we obtain an equal amount of distilled Veg Phlegm from the plant as the amount of Veg Mercury we started with. eg: If we started out with 200mL of Veg Mercury, then our final volume is 400mL of fluid. Then, Spagyric Salt of Salt is added and allowed to circulate for 40 days.
There are many methods of preparing an Alchemical Quintessence. The processes involved are the same as those used in Spagyria, but involve more directed Psychic and Astral Effort to elicit the desired changes. The theory of a Quintessence is that all four Philosophic Elements are Balanced and in Equal Proportions. eg: Fire, Air, Water, and Earth become completely indistinguishable.
= Spagyric Stone
[Dubuis/Albertus/Junius Methods +]
= Spagyric Formulation
= Spagyric Distillate
[only available to Students]
Our Spagyric Stones are made through a variety of methods depending on the plant and the research methodology at hand, but always involve some form of Purified Philosophic Tria Prima [Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt]. Drawing heavily from methodologies used in P.O.N. materials for the Caraway Stone of Eternity and using Spagyric Artistry to fill the gaps, these stones are tinctured and diluted for spagyric application as opposed to self initiation.
Our Spagyric Formulations contain one or more Spagyric Product either for the purpose of creating a Generic or Personalized blend designed specifically for one particular function. These differ from what Junius calls an "Elixir" in that all the herbs are not tinctured and worked with at the same time. Everything is made individually and blended together afterwards in order to create this grade of Spagyric Pharmacopoeia.
These Spagyric Distillates are fermented in house, distilled and rectified 7x as per Alchemical Prescription, and made available to students to use for split testing or personal projects.