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Wish we knew each other-wish we were friends.

:o who are you

"I’m here, I said, and it felt shockingly comforting, those words. When I’m panicked, I say them aloud to myself. I’m here."

Camille Preaker - Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 

Canada geese over Klamath Lake near the upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.
Ray Atkeson © 1968

Redrawn from an original manuscript dated 1577.
In his Key to Alchemy, Samuel Norton divides into fourteen parts the processes or states through which the alchemical substances pass from the time they are first placed in the test tube until ready as medicine for plants, minerals, or men:
1. Solution, the act of passing from a gaseous or solid condition, into one of liquidity. 2. Filtration, the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles suspended in it.  3. Evaporation, the changing or converting from a liquid or solid state into a vaporous state with the aid of heat.  4. Distillation, an operation by which a volatile liquid may be separated from substances which it holds in solution.  5. Separation, the operation of disuniting or decomposing substances.  6. Rectification, the process of refining or purifying any substance by repeated distillation.  7. Calcination, the conversion into a powder or calx by the action of heat; expulsion of the volatile substance from a matter.  8. Commixtion, the blending of different ingredients into new compounds or mass.  9. Purification (through putrefaction), disintegration by spontaneous decomposition; decay by artificial means.  10. Inhibition, the process of holding back or restraining.  11. Fermentation, the conversion of organic substances into new compounds in the presence of a ferment.  12. Fixation, the act or process of ceasing to be a fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed.  13. Multiplication, the act or process of multiplying or increasing in number, the state of being multiplied.  14. Projection, the process of turningthe base Metals into gold.

Human Condition.

Georges Moustaki in Rome; captured by François Pages (1973)


Parqa Typeface - Marco Oggian

August 25, 2014 at 08:21PM