Grand Elixir 5mls.
The Temple of Mercury's grand elixir is a special blend of extracted powerful herbs and metals, extracted using traditional Hermetic (alchemical) processes. As a baseline, this formulation comes from the elixir of propriety - comprising of aloe, saffron and myrrh. Originally formulated by Paracelsus, the legendary 16th Century alchemist who revoluntionised medicine and in particularly spagyrics, our version of the elixir is boosted considerably by the addition of oils of gold and fixed antimony. Antimony and gold together are traditionally seen as two key components of the process to make the Philosopher's Stone. As such, this elixir represents the closest thing we publicly offer to the medicinal Stone.
It should be stated for those who are unaware of these methods that in alchemy the "tinct" (soul/colour or profile of the metal) is extracted, but the metal itself is left behind. As such, there is no actual metal present in this elixir, only the medicinal part of the metal is separated.
Traditional Hermetic Correspondences of the Formula
Gold: Ruled by the Sun, vitality, the heart, health, wealth, spiritual knowing. Tiphareth on the tree of life. Perfection, peace, harmony.
Antimony: Ruled by the Earth, cleansing, purifying, exalting, tonic. Antimony is traditionally seen in alchemy as a powerful purifier. In it's fixed form (included in this elixir) it is said to work on chronic conditions of the blood.
Aloe: Ruled by the Moon, scientifically there is some evidence to suggest it may help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar.
Saffron: Ruled by the Sun. According to legend, Hermes created saffron whenhe accidentally wounded his friend Crocus, whose blood dripped to earth and sprouted as the flower that bears his name. Saffron was sacred to the Egyptian supreme god, Amen, and the Egyptians grew it in their sacred gardens at Luxor. Persian priests were said to have controlled the winds with saffron, and Persian women attached balls of saffron to their bellies to facilitate safe pregnancies. Saffron was also sacred to Eos, the Greek god ofthe morning light, and the spice has been described as the dawn’s light solidified. In the Middle Ages, it was sprinkled over the beds of newlywed nobility to ensure a fruitful marriage, and the incense was used for psychic work. Alchemist Roger Bacon believed that saffron delayed the aging process. Modern research has shown that saffron helps the body to regulate lactic and uric acids, and keeps these acids from building up because of muscle strain or injury, or some types of arthritis and gout. Additionally, it is considered one of the best anti-inflammatories, thus helping with symptomatic relief in these cases as well. It is also a natural source of hydrochloric acid, and so is tonic to the digestion.
Myrrh: Ruled by Jupiter. Myrrh is native to northeast Africa and today is mainly found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi-Arabia, Iran, and Thailand. In Egypt, it was offered to Ra when the sun was at noon. Myrrh has been used in perfumes, incense, and embalming. Its astringent, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties have been used to treat acne and boils as well as mild inflammatory conditions. It finds specific use in the treatment of infections in the mouth such as ulcers, gingivitis, pyorrhea, as well as catarrhal problems associated with pharyngitis and sinusitis. Properties: stimulant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, expectorant, antispasmodic,carminative. Myrrh oil is referenced throughout the Old and New Testaments. (“A bundle of myrrh is mywell-beloved unto me...” Song of Solomon 1:13). The Arabian people used it for many skin conditions, such as wrinkled, chapped and cracked skin. It has one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, a class of compounds that has direct effects on the hypothalamus, pituitary, andamygdala, the seat of our emotions. Myrrh was found by the Arabic people to be beneficial for skin conditions such as athletes foot, chapped and cracked skin, eczema, ringworm, wounds and wrinkles. It was also used to help with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, gum infection, gingivitis, mouth ulcers and sore throat. It may also alleviate diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, and hemorrhoids. It may also help decongest the prostate and normalize hypothyroid problems.