>> One question about JR3's 8t. What does he mean with "allow the sea salt to crystallize in distilled water on the planetary day?" Do you just place the salt and water next to the filtered extract? or are you supposed to mix the two together and somehow separate the salt out of the mixture? <<
His is a bit unclear there. I think he has assumed that the practitioner is already familiar enough with Alchemical processes to fill in the blanks, so to speak. :)
At any rate, what he's suggesting is that, at about one hour before sunrise on the planetary day (e.g., Monday if you're doing a Moon tincture, Tuesday for a Mars tincture, etc.), you dissolve a few grains of *sun-dried* sea salt, in a *very* small amount of distilled water. Don't use too much water or it will take too long for the water to evaporate -- use just enough to dissolve the salt. Mix the water and salt in a shallow bowl or dish and do *not* cover it. Let the water evaporate. While the water is evaporating, focus upon your desire, creating a very clear image as he instructed, and impress this ideation upon the salt solution *while* the water is evaporating.
When you mix salt and water, the salt dissolves into the water. And then when you evaporate the water, the salt reconstitutes itself and you're left with re-crystallized salt. By focusing your desire + image into the solution during the evaporation phase, you subtly affect the structure of the re-crystallizing salt. In other words, the re-crystallizing salt captures your ideation during the process of the water's evaporation and the resulting crystals of salt will contain your ideation at an energetic level.
Once the salt has been prepared in this way, you would add it to your herb tincture and thus further empower the tincture with your desire.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
01 Aug 2004