Tutorial 7 Year 1

Greetings Damiana,

this Tutorial is in response to your questions.

It appears that I have muddied what should have been clear water. My apologies. Allow me to back the horse up and cut a new furrow. I had been thinking of the large scale production of Spagyric remedies that would have needed a dehydrator because of the scale. However your questions bought up further points that needs to be clarified.

Table 1.8A of the Pharmageddon Herbal will give you the average drying ratios for root, leaf and flower.

Table 3.11A. will give the average water content for those respective parts. These are parts by weight.

Table 4.21B. will show the relationship between weight and volume in the metric system. This ease of numerical manipulation is the reason why the system is of universal scientific usage. Therefore 10 parts of fresh flowers will give you one part of dried. 10Kg fresh yields 1Kg dry = 9Kg of water. This is important because you know how much water on average any given plant part contains.

Table 9.16B. shows the average weight of carbohydrate present in the various parts of the plant. This is important because it means that you can calculate the approximate yield of alcohol from any given biomass. Knowing how much plant material you need to produce the water and the ethanol required to extract a given quantity of herbs to a specified ratio e.g. 1:1, 1:4, 1:10 etc is obviously a prerequisite for any system of rational medicine. Without this one may not meet the criteria of reproducibility.

What I have been trying to do is to lead you through a process whereby you had a stock of materials to hand, so that even in the wrong season for a plant or a time of shortage that you would be able to produce a Spagyric remedy of the required class.

One may of course do this by ensuring that you produce or collect sufficient of one class of plant in season to take you through to the next harvest or beyond. However you may not escape the necessity of mapping the resource available to you. You may not escape the necessity of identification and of course that means the representative samples etc. For the simple reason that many of those steps are statutory requirements, see; The Legal Position of the Apothecary 8.74 of the Herbal.

For that reason we must proceed along the road on which we are currently traveling because that is signposted. Without that knowledge one is still in the beginnings of the art and will be unable to progress in any logical manner toward any system of rational medicine. I also feel that maybe there is a little confusion between the Spagyric tinctures and that of the Spagyric flower essences. Both the tincture and the essence require the correct solvent or mercury.

The tinctures involve the extraction of the body of a plant.
The flower essences involve the preservation of an ethereal exudation of the plant at a particular point in time. There is a crucial difference between the two, both in content and of mode of action.

The following is information for the purpose of clarity and is not required to be acted on at this point in time. One must first learn how to use a hacksaw before one may become a brain surgeon. Remember the modules of the herbal from 1 to 12 they are laid out in natural order of the tasks on a seasonal basis.

To pursue the following you will need some distillation equipment. The simple distillation train shown in Fig 6.5A of the Herbal will meet your requirements. This type of arrangement may be fabricated from your own resources or if you are able, then purchase the ready made glassware. All the information that you require is to be found in Module 6.

The production of a Spagyric remedy is simplicity itself. Let us for the sake of example take two lemon balm plants. From the one plant the water and the ethanol is prepared. That is the menstruum required to extract the second plant. By doing this one maintains the molecular integrity or the harmonic patterns that are peculiar to that plant. When the second plant has been extracted the residue or the marc is used to prepare the soluble plant salts that would have otherwise been discarded if producing tinctures by the orthodox Galenic method.

The order of Spagyric production for seasonal small or large scale pharming operations is as follows.

1. Fermentation.

2. Distillation.

3. Fractional distillation

4. Extraction.

5. Calcination.

6. Combination.

7. Exaltation.

During this whole process, the molecular integrity of the plant, the harmonic patterns are maintained throughout the plant in a symphony of cascading physiological effects, it is for this reason that they are classed as energy medicines with deep penetrating power and may be potentised in a similar manner as the Homoeopathic remedies.

This is the �Solve et Coagula�. This is high art when compared with the standard tinctures. I will try to clarify that statement, consider the following statement;

�The Art of medicine consists in the extracting and not in the compounding, it consists of the discovery of that which is concealed in things, and not in compounding various things and piecing them together�.

The term, 'Solve et Coagula', may be simply translated as 'Dissolve and recombine'. This is not achievable by Galenic practice, the reasons of this is that the Galenic tincture is a compound of various things that has been pieced together thus destroying the synergy, for example;

In orthodox Galenic pharmacy the menstruum is pharmaceutical grade ethanol and distilled water. The ethanol is produced from various sources such as milk whey and other industrial waste products, this because the chemist considers that ethanol is ethanol irrespective of its source and take no account of molecular memory. This solvent is then applied to a plant which has its own molecular memory. When this occurs we have what can be called molecular dissonance. The extracted body of the plant is then discarded, which means the extract is not only disordered but it is also deficient in vital constituents.

In orthodox Herbalism the following situation pertains, depending on which school is doing the teaching. The herb may be extracted either with Brandy (Grape), whiskey (Barley),Vodka (Potato), it is used either raw or rectified, in fact virtually any ethanol is used so long as it is from a plant source. The distilled water is just distilled water irrespective of its source. So here we have harmonic dissonance of another kind. Some teachers advocate that the kitchen herbalist use vodka to extract a substance. Vodka is made from the tuber of a potato. Although the alcohol is plant based we may understand quite clearly that a molecular dissonance is entrained. These harmonic patterns cannot be overlooked without severely compromising the remedy which is being worked on.

As a glimpse at scientific verification of these molecular memories the following was taken from a short news clip from a scientific journal.

�MADELEINE Ennis, a pharmacologist at Queen's University, Belfast, was the scourge of homeopathy. She railed against its claims that a chemical remedy could be diluted to the point where a sample was unlikely to contain a single molecule of anything but water, and yet still have a healing effect. Until, that is, she set out to prove once and for all that homeopathy was bunkum.

In her most recent paper, Ennis describes how her team looked at the effects of ultra-dilute solutions of histamine on human white blood cells involved in inflammation. These "basophils" release histamine when the cells are under attack. Once released, the histamine stops them releasing any more. The study, replicated in four different labs, found that homeopathic solutions - so dilute that they probably didn't contain a single histamine molecule - worked just like histamine. Ennis might not be happy with the homeopaths' claims, but she admits that an effect cannot be �ruled out.

You can understand why Ennis remains sceptical. And it remains true that no homeopathic remedy has ever been shown to work in a large randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial. But the Belfast study (Inflammation Research, vol 53, p 181) suggests that something is going on. "We are," Ennis says in her paper, "unable to explain our findings and are reporting them to encourage others to investigate this phenomenon." If the results turn out to be real, she says, the implications are profound: we may have to rewrite physics and chemistry.')

Orthodox pronouncements on Homeopathic treatment are irritational and usually based on a poor understanding of Homeopathy because as a system of medicine it is the polar opposite of Allopathy (orthodoxy)which follows the disease model .. Homeopathy follows the drug picture. Homoeopathy is an individualized system of medicine that does not fit into the orthodox assembly line approach to health.

Randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials are the best that orthodoxy can come up with, and as one may expect such trials are woefully inadequate, this may be evidenced by the daily year in and year out withdrawal or severe usage restrictions on thousands of drugs on an annual basis. Not to mention the horrific death toll. This after the drugs have undergone the Randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials. Something has gone horribly wrong.

A discussion paper on Randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials, written by a Greek Scientist is to be found here. Clinical Trials .

Ivor Hughes
Auckland, New Zealand. 2005.

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