Alchemistic chakra diagram. Alchemist Johann Georg
Gichtel (1638-1710) from Regensburg, Bavaria here outlines the relations
of resonance between the 7 planets and the 7 chakras.
Gichtel here shows the lowest vibrational level of humans, the so-called
phase of „Nigredo“ (= „blackness“, indicated
by the black hatched style). When the dominant planets of the chakras
change, a person will attain a higher vibrational level as well. This
is accomplished by taking the essences according to the schedule of
the „Wochenkur“ (treatment course based on weekly intervals)
Healing Essences According to the Teachings
of Alchemy and Ayurveda
Alchemy, the western root of modern science,
and Ayurveda, the eastern teaching
for perfect health, share one common secret: The hidden knowledge about
deeper source of true health and spiritual development. It is the knowledge
the power of planets and gems and their deep effect on the human energetic
system and the chakras, the main energy centres and energetic regulation
system of the body.
According to the ancient wisdom of both Alchemy and Ayurveda, some
gems most effectively convey the power of the 7 planets. Therefore,
centuries these crystals have been considered the most valuable gems
and 7 planet-metals for healing purposes. Alchemy knows an elaborate
and secret method to produce
exceptional essences: over a period of several months, while paying
certain planetary constellations, the gems are being fully dissolved.
Through this process, the inherent planetary powers are concentrated
"The medicine of the Maharajas" - this is how the
alchemistical Gem Essences were called in former times in India.
"The light of the planets" - is what the essences
represented to the alchemists.
For the first time it has now been possible to decode the old
alchemistic scriptures on the effect of planetary powers upon the
chakras (the alchemists call the chakras the "seals of the
planets"). The alchemists were able to make use of the planetary
influences by applying the appropriate Gem Essences to
1. in terms of the energy system, to activate the chakras and corresponding
glands, organs, nervous plexuses and bodily functions,
2. to harmonize blockages in the energy system,
3. to bring harmony of soul and emotion,
4. to support personal spiritual and intellectual development according to the
three phases of transformation of the chakras (Nigredo, Albedo und Rubedo) and
so for the so-called „light-body process“ or „Path to the Grail“,
i.e. the accomplisment of man’s highest vibrational level in the Rubedo
According to the view and experience of the alchemists, the regular use of Gem
Essences - for instance in the form of a "weekly treatment with the power
of the planets" helps to activate the human energy system. The famous German
alchemist of the 20th century, Albert Richard Riedel (1911 - 1984), known as" Frater
Albertus", said that "Alchemy raises the vibrational state step by
Gem Essences essentially help to clear up energy blockages which may result from
or lead to physical ailments.
The alchemical flower essences
According to Alchemy’s traditional teachings about health and wellness,
even plants possess a body, mind and spirit and each of these levels has its
own healing power. From a chemical point of view, these energetic forces are
associated with salts (body), oils (spirit) and alcohols (mind). So the extraction
of a flower’s spiritual information by submersion in water or alcohol is
just a first step in the time-consuming process of creating genuine alchemical
Flower Essences. The process of obtaining, according to Paracelsus’ traditional
procedures, all three levels of energetic properties for a Flower Essence takes
more than three months. At least one additional month – from one full moon
to the next – is necessary for maturing the essence in closed containers
and letting it absorb the light energies of sun and moon. And during the whole
production process, from picking the flowers until final maturation, planet positions
are taken into account, especially the position of the specific planet the flower
is associated with. All this results in an extraordinary flower elixir with a
widespread and comprehensive effectiveness.
In Alchemy, „rubedo“ is the term for the highest vibrational level
of human beings and substances. All things and beings possess an inherent potentiality
to evolve „towards the light“, „towards rubedo“, even
when temporarily entangled in utter „darkness“, in sickness, suffering
and mindlessness, in other words, the lowest vibration called „nigredo“, „blackness“.
It is the purpose of alchemy to foster the natural development towards
a higher vibration, towards order, harmony, love, sensitivity and awareness.
Consequentially, „Rubedo“ is the name of a series of extraordinary
elixirs, created by the German alchemist Achim Stockhardt in faithful adherence
to the ancient principles of the Alchemist’s craft, containing the
highest vibration of a metal, jewel or plant.