About Spagyric

SPAGYRIC ESSENCES

In Spagyric, two Greek words are hidden; spao means to draw out, to divide and ageiro which means to gather, to bind, to join. These two concepts form the foundation of every genuine alchemical work. The alchemical work always takes place in three stages:

  1. Separation
  2. Purification
  3. Cohobation

It refers to the separation, processing, purifying of various components and then recombination of the plants. This is done in order to extract the plants full therapeutic strength. The point of separating and recombining the plant is to eliminate the residue, which is the energy that the plant has absorbed from the soil. This is done in order to isolate the active ingredients. The alchemists used this method to separate gold from the plants. In the spagyrist view, these actions lead to an increase and a release of certain curative powers in the initial species.

Spagyric is the application of alchemical working methods to production of medicaments. When we learn that the famous Physician ‘Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim’ better known as Paracelsus, prepared a large part of his famous medicine according to Spagyric methods, we must thereby understand a very highly level of the hermetic art. The latter has little in common with vulgar alchemy, which is often disparagingly called the art of gold making. The methods of preparation of Spagyric tinctures and essences are varied, although the fundamental principles are always the same. All Spagyric preparations are vehicles of curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures and essences are manufactured both as single remedies (simplex) from one plant in each, and as complex remedies (compound) from plant mixtures as in Electro-Homoeopathy.

About Method 

Spagyric medicine is ancient natural medicine that has undergone 500 years of trial, research and practice. Paracelsus, the famous Swiss Physician, Philosopher and Alchemist are considered as the founder of Spagyric. It was almost forgotten until the 19th century. Dating from the times of Paracelsus, the terms ‘Spagyric’ and ‘Spagyrism’ are derived from the Greek verbs “span to separate” and ageirein (to unify). He became a physician and a lecturer at Basel, but his controversial views caused his exile in 1538. He pioneered the application of chemistry to medicine, gave the most up- to-date description of medicine and introduced the use of many drugs. Many of his theories anticipated modern medical practices. For the process of separating, paracelsus and his helpers developed different extractions, to that “Arcanum” of a drug, which we would say, ingredients of a medicine, to get out. Fermentation and distillation were two supports, which were one of the many supports. In the second step were the now made extracts added together to make different medicines against different diseases.

They designate the art of creating medications of enhanced efficacy by performing the two fundamental alchemical operations. The valuable portions are first separated from those which are impure processed and subsequently reunited to yield an improved medicinal form.

The source materials of Spagyric medicines are exclusively from botanical origin. Depending upon the manufacturing process, differentiation is made among Spagyrism according to Krauss or after zimpel.

These Spagyric medicines have been used since 1869 the worldwide. Spagyric medicines classified and It is especially well known in Germany, where Mattei system of medicines was continued by Theodore Krauss they developed this system known as spagyric therapy after krauss.

The three main principles in which Spagyric work:

The plant, metal or mineral into the three active principles Mercury, Sulphur and Salt.

Mercury is the transpersonal spirit/mind principle. In a remedy, it is the carrier of information.

Sulphur is the soul principle. In a remedy, it represents the “personal” inner qualities and active ingredients within the substance. For example, in plants, these are the essential oils and aromas.

Salt is the physical principle. In a remedy, it includes the active ingredients that can be analysed, measured, weighed and even synthesized

He put forward the view that disease resulted from external enviormental forces. He also believed that plants and natural substances held the key to healing and embraced the ‘like can cure like’ priniciple. One of his ideas, known as the Doctrine of signatures, was that the apperance of a plant, or the substances it contained, gave an idea of the disorders it could treat. As a youth Paracelsus worked in the nearby mines as an analyst. This gave him the background for his future work in chemistry and alchemy that, doubtless, laid the foundations of his later remarkable discoveries in the field of electro homoeopathy and spagyric.

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