Using Obsidian as an example:
A particular gem, mineral or rock is selected. Pictured here: An Obsidian from Oregon, black, with red patches. This is an actual stone we use for the elixirs.
The internal, crystalline structure of the gemstone has been destroyed; the formerly hard stone has been turned into a brittle mass that is easily broken by hand. Such a transformation is usually accompanied by a change in color. This is the first step in manufacturing a truly alchemical preparation: In alchemy, we postulate that every created thing, no matter if it is a rock, a plant, or an animal, is permeated and held together by the creative energies or by the nonphysical conceptual blueprint specific to the material at hand. Steiner called this the "formative forces". In alchemy, it is simply called "spirit". In alchemical literature, we find the Latin instruction: solve et coagula, which stands for "dissolve and coagulate". Its deeper meaning is to dissolve the body, and to coagulate or capture the spirit. At this stage, the gemstone has undergone the first "dissolution".
A look at the flask as we take it out of the incubator, after it has been exposed to at least six weeks of gentle heat. The gemstone had to undergo several treatments to arrive at this stage: The brittle mass of stage two shown in the Obsidian picture sequence was reacted with a plant-derived salt. This reaction is achieved by high temperature cooking, reminiscent of preparing a crème anglaise. The purpose of this step is to further dissolve the material into nanometer-sized clusters, and to prepare the compound for taking up the so-called spiritus mundi, which translates as "spirit of the world". In alchemy, we do not engage in the academic discussion whether the “ether of the ancients” does exist or not, we put it to use. This is the ancient and still secret technology at the core of our manufacturing process. We let the solvent extract the formative forces of the gemstone or mineral. The liquid thus obtained is a carrier of a nonphysical component, aptly called the etheric part or spirit, which interacts directly with the human mind on an etheric level. In alchemical literature, this extraction technique is called circulation or simply fermentation.
The liquid obtained from circulation is alcohol- and pH-adjusted and submitted to cold plasma treatment for further enhancement. The microclusters of the gemstone expand into the now lesser dense solvent, forming a supersaturated solution/suspension in what has now become the so-called mother tincture.
The finished product, the gem elixir in homeopathic potency 1X. Ancient alchemical texts suggest dilutions of up to 1:40. In alignment with modern homeopathy, we dilute the mother tincture only at a ratio of 1:9 to obtain the homeopathic potency 1X. This means one part of the mother tincture is diluted and succused (vigorously shaken) with nine parts of distilled water and alcohol. At this low dilution, the finished elixir still contains more microclusters than the solvent can hold in solution a precipitate is present, which is why we suggest shaking the bottle once before taking the elixir.