Fluid Condensers -- Continued
>> While everything is composed of the fluids and the elements, due to the intrinsic nature of form that is manifest. So what is it that keeps these elements and fluids bound together in form? The existence of all four elements within all things? <<
This is a function of the Earth Element. At its root, form is the product of descending consciousness which, as it descends into temporality and sequence, gathers or coalesces the Elements.
>> So, how does the process of changing the self, which itself consists of the fluids and elements, into a fluid condenser differs from the transformation of the plants that Bardon lists as being the key ingredients in creating a universal fluid condenser into a universal fluid condenser? Is not both the human body, and such plant material, consist of the same fluids and condensers? Albeit, perhaps in different levels of elemental and fluid concentrations? <<
A natural Fluid condenser, such as the plant ingredients that Bardon listed, do not require a process of transformation. Unlike the human body, they are already capable of condensing the Fluids in their natural state. It's the specific natural ratio of Elements/Fluids that renders a substance a natural condenser.
>> When trying to heal someone by loading them with an accumulation of specific elements/fluids, how is the effect take place? If health is defined as a healthy elemental equilibrium and dis-ease is defined as an imbalance in the elemental equilibrium, usually a quite radical one, then would not attempting to heal a person through the elements/fluids be just a temporary fix? After all, with time, the accumulated elements/fluids that was projected into the other person would dissipate in time, perhaps resulting in the original dis-ease returning as the elemental imbalance returns. <<
In order for true and permanent healing to occur, the Elemental balance must be restored AND the issues which caused the imbalance in the first place must be resolved. The first part (restoring the balance) can be accomplished through a projection of the Elements/Fluids, the second part however, is another matter. If the second part is not accomplished then the accumulation of Elements/Fluids will have only a temporary effect. Sometimes, the interjection of the corrective Elements/Fluids is enough to ignite the patient's own self-healing mechanisms. A true *healer* is one who is capable of effecting a re-balancing through a projection of Elements/Fluids AND capable of leading the patient through the resolution of their causal issues. In other words, most healing through the Elements/Fluids is temporary and palliative. True healing requires that the patient take responsibility for their own resolution of the issues that created the imbalance in the first place and most are not interested in doing this.
>> Also, wouldn't loading a person with that amount of charge effect them negatively? Or does an accumulated charge dissipate from a living body before it can do any serious damage? Or is my methodology behind healing via the elements and fluids totally off base? <<
Well, one must be Artful in their application. For example, if you use the wrong Element/Fluid or too much of it, you CAN do harm. Yet the human body is a very resilient thing so you do have some leeway for error.
An appropriate accumulation, applied Artfully, will not harm the patient.
>> How would the ability to hold an accumulated charge for as long as desired effect one's elemental equilibrium? After all, if you held onto a charge of electric fluid then an imbalance has been produced. Or could one counteract this by holding onto a charge of both the fluids and all four of the elements? <<
Once the foundational magical Equilibrium is attained, an accumulation is not disruptive.
>> Is also possible to create a fluid condenser by repeatedly loading something and letting the charge dissipate until the charge no longer dissipates at all? How would this sort of fluid condenser differ from the fluid condensers that Bardon describes in IIH? Would there be any real qualitative or quantitative differences between these two types of fluid condensers? <<
In theory, it's possible, but it's not particularly practical.
>> Digressing back to a point you made in a previous posting, you noted that a physical fluid condenser, would effect the physical, astral and mental planes. Whereas an astral fluid condenser would only effect the astral and mental planes, and a mental fluid condenser would effect only the mental plane. At the present moment my mind does not want to comprehend this for one reason or another. So, why is this? Doesn't an effect on the mental plane in turn effect the astral, which in turn effects the physical, and vis a vis? <<
The reason you're not comprehending is because your mind omitted one important word from what I said: *directly*. A physical condenser *directly* effects the physical, astral and mental. An astral condenser *directly* effects the astral and mental. A mental condenser *directly* effects the mental. An astral condenser will *eventually* have a physical effect and a mental condenser will *eventually* have an astral and physical effect (if that is the magician's desire).
>> If the plants that Bardon listed are natural fluid condensers, then what is the point of actual creating a liquid fluid condenser as Bardon describes? Mere practicality, perhaps? Can not just the raw plant material be used as a fluid condenser in a pinch, so to speak? <<
Two reasons: 1) the convenience of a liquid, and 2) the parts of the vegetable material that actually serve as Fluidic condensers are the water and alcohol soluble parts.
>> Bardon also says that alchemically prepared essences are merely exquisitely created fluid condensers. So how does the quality of such an alchemical fluid condenser differ from the fluid condenser that Bardon describes? Also, how would a physical alchemical change of the substance - i.e.. distillation of a fluid - effect the quality of the fluid condenser? <<
An Alchemically crafted *essence* (this is a very specific product) requires more than just distillation. Nonetheless, the Alchemical process isolates and purifies just those ingredients that serve as Fluidic condensers. The residue or "caput mortem" actually impedes the Fluids and their presence within a condenser decreases its capacity and its radiant power. It's like the difference between a cloudy quartz crystal and a perfectly clear diamond.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
11 Jan 2003