From Sea Salt to Antimony: Alchemy in Daily Life (Vol. 1-2)
Presenter/s: Curt Kobylarz-Schmidt
Duration (Vol. 1): 1 hour, 33 minutes
Duration (Vol. 2): 1 hour, 32 minutes
Price: £50.00 GBP
The metals associated with the Seven Ancient Planets have always played a central role in alchemy, but there is an eighth metal which has for a long time been of great significance as well: the metalloid antimony.
Considered not only one of the Materia Prima (First Matter, or Raw Material) for confecting the Philosopher’s Stone, but because of its important etheric/alchemical properties it was considered of great value in many other alchemical workings as well.
In this seminar, Paracelsus Research Society/Paracelsus College alumnus, Curt Kobylarz-Schmidt, shares details concerning his own alchemical labors with this fascinating metalloid and he guides the attendees through some basic setups of processes of working with antimony. As Schmidt, besides being an alchemist with more than 20 years of experience in the Royal Art (at the time of recording), also had a significant background in the material sciences, he often brings in various elements of chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics and compares them to the alchemical.
A great deal of information is covered in this two-volume, more than 3-hour total video series that will be of tremendous interest to any alchemist having an interest in antimony and labouring with it, as well as him/her who likes looking into any links between the esoteric nature of alchemy with the material nature of physics and chemistry.