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    Espagyria

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    The word espagyria comes from the Greek “spao” and “ageiro”, which means to separate and bring together. This word was coined by the doctor and Alchemist Paracelsus (Switzerland, 1493-1541) to define the use of Hermetic laws and Alchemical methods to prepare “living” medicine coming from both, the vegetable and mineral world. The real aim of espagyria is to influence the Sahu, the soul structure which contains the sulphur and mercury of the individual being.
    The Espagyria or minor Alchemy requires a whole liturgy of lab-oratory (ora et labora), is the passage through death -in the "athanor" or furnace- to separate the pure from the impure, the fire of the furnace devours the impure parts of matter and returns them as "spirit", to crystallize them again in the perfect geometry set up by the One. Spagyria is nothing but Alchemy, with a humbler purpose, but animated by the same spirit.

    TACUINUM CRITERIORUM NATURAE

    I. THAT WHICH IS BELOW IS LIKE THAT WHICH IS ABOVE, AND THAT WHICH IS ABOVE IS LIKE THAT WHICH IS BELOW. (Reference to the first verse of the "Tabula Smaragdina", determining sacred times and spaces).

    II. THAT WHICH EXISTS IS LIGHT.

    III. ALL PLURALITY IS MERE APPEARANCE.

    IV. CREATION IS THE COMING TOGETHER OF THREE DIMENSIONS: MULK, MALAKUT AND JABARUT. THIS GENERATES THREE PRINCIPLES: SULPHUR, MERCURIUS AND SALT.

    V. SENTIENT REALITY IS ALWAYS HIDDEN IN THE JABARUT, AND IS SHOWN TO US THROUGH THE SALINE PRINCIPLE.

    VI. THE FOUR ELEMENTS: WATER, EARTH, AIR AND FIRE ARE BORN FROM THE BIPOLAR PRINCIPLES (SULPHUR AND MERCURIUS); according its proportions the animated creatures develop the TEMPERAMENTS: LYMPHATIC, SANGUINE, BILIOUS AND NERVOUS.

    VII. EVERY PATH WHICH SPRINGS UP FROM AN ORIGIN AND GOES STRAIGHT UP TO ANAIM, IT IS CALLED "GENERATING POWER". The Generating Power is the one that pushes metals towards gold, cereals towards wheat, planets towards the Sun and humankind towards God.

    VIII. TWO OR MORE IDENTICAL PHENOMENA, ARE ALWAYS DUE TO THE SAME "GENERATING POWER", so that every time the Nile spills and fertilizes the land of Egypt, it is Osiris who does it, and every time the Moon reaches one of its 28 dwelling positions, it is one of the 28 letters that produces the phenomenon, imprinting its signature on it.

    IX. "INFECTIOUS SALTS" ARE THOSE THAT TRY TO PREVENT A "GENERATING POWER" FROM FULFILLING ITS NATURAL TENDENCY.

    X. THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE GENERATING POWER AND THE INFECTIOUS SALTS GIVES AS A RESULT THE "RECTIFIED FORMS" WE PERCIEVE; and so imperfect metals are "rectified forms" of gold, cereals are rectified forms of wheat, and man is the rectified form of the perfect and archetypal Adam.

    XI. "RECTIFIED FORMS" HAVE THE INFLUENCE OF A SYMMETRY WHOSE FREQUENCY RATIO WE DO NOT KNOW.

    XII. ELEMENTS ARE RECTIFIED FORMS OF PRINCIPLES, AND THESE ARE RECTIFIED FORMSOF THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT.

    XIII. MERCURY LEAVES ITS INPRINT ON THE SULPHUR.

    XIV. EVERY GERM IS A SALINE CRYSTAL WHICH CARRIES WITHIN A "GENERATING POWER" THAT CAN BE AWAKENED BY HEAT, DARKNESS AND HUMIDITY.

    XV. NATURE UNDERGOES REGULAR AND SYMMETRICAL RYTHMS. WE DEFINE THIS UNIVERSAL BREATH WITH THE EXPRESSION SOLVE ET COAGULA.

    Yabir abu Omar

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