Introduction: Alchemy an Essences

The Life Elixirs of Paracelsus

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 the deeper source of true health and spiritual development. It is the knowledge about 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 selected gems most effectively convey the power of the 7 planets. Therefore, for many 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 attention to certain planetary constellations, the gems are being fully dissolved.

Through this process, the inherent planetary powers are concentrated and


"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.

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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.

„Rubedo“ Energy

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.