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The main concept of Rasa sastra is to transform base/lower metals into noble/ higher metals and to strengthen and maintain the body tissue in a healthy state and to cure the diseases. Therefore to achieve Lohavedha (transformation of metals) and Dehavedha (transformation of body tissues) this system of Rasa Sastra was evolved and developed. The Rasa sastra has laid stress on the Rasayana concept of Ayurveda to promote positive health through prevention of ageing and diseases. The present book is the revised English translation of the Rasa Jala Nidhi. As the name denotes this book is the ocean of Rasa Sastra giving procedures for purifications of mercury, medicinal uses etc.
In the forefront of all these substances was mercury. Because of its miraculous rejuvenating and therapeutic effects, it was alluded to be the seed of Lord Siva. Like vegetable products, these metals, etc. are also composed of five mahabhutas (basic elements, viz. akasa, vayu, tejas or agni, ap or jala and prthvi). The main difference lies in the use of these metallic preparations is - their therapeutic efficacy in minute doses by which they are capable of curing obstinate and incurable diseases. Besides, these remedies are found very effective for the preservation and promotion of positive health and prevention of diseases. They are also found to be very effective as rejuvenating agents and aphrodisiacs. It was the rasa-vidya or science of alchemy which rendered treatment of diseases by surgical instruments almost useless superfluous. In addition to curing critical conditions, these metallic and mercurial preparations were also considered more superior for the treatment of common diseases in comparison to the medicines prepared from herbs and vegetable drugs, because 1. of their usage in small dose; 2. not being unpalatable; and 3. producing therapeutic effects instantaneously.
2. Lauha siddhi : This aspect of alchemy is to attain the perfection in transforming the base metals into noble metals like gold and silver with the help of processed mercury. For the purpose of lauha siddhi, only mercury is effected. It has to undergo 18 stages of processing step by step. These 18 stages of processing in the parallel of rasa sastra (iatro-chemistry) are called astadasa samskaras, details of which are furnished in Ayurvedic classics.
Most of the modern scientists think that rasa vidya or science of alchemy (transmutation of base metals into noble ones), is only a myth, which human being can never achieve, but for which he has always attempted. This science was in practice in different European countries also. Some scholars claim success, and some others consider then to be an imagination. But in India, it is not considered as myth.
In Caraka Samhita (according to some historians, it was composed during 13th century B.C.), drugs are classified into three categories. Of them, third category includes gold, iron rust, copper, iron, tin, silver, lead, realgar, orpiment, gems and jewels, among others. Caraka has prescribed mercury, sulphur and copper pyrite for internal use also. In the same way, Susruta samhita (prior to 7th century B.C.; according to some, 14th century B.C.) has described mercury and sulphur as external medicaments, and different metals and minerals (like gold, silver, bell metal, tin, etc.) for medicinal purpose.
During the 5th century B.C., i.e. Buddhist period this science of alchemy was in glorious condition. In the forefront of this glory were the Buddhist monks. At that period, salya tantra (surgery) and panca karma (an important branch of ayurveda, which includes emetic, purgative and inhalation therapies as well as the amivasana and niruha types of medicated enemas) were viewed as a form of violence (himsa). The practice of both of these branches was banned or discouraged for the propagation of their religion. Compassion for all living beings, which also includes medical care, was an essential part of their teachings. Therefore, they endeavoured to find alternatives for curing obstinate surgical diseases. This provided an emphasis to the progress of rasa sastra or Iatro-chemistry or the science dealing with therapeutic uses of mercury and other metals. As a by-product, the science of lauha siddhi or transmutation of base metals into gold and silver with the help of processed mercury, also been emphasized. In the forefront of these physicians was the great Buddhist philosphor - Nagarjuna, considered to be the father of Iatro-chemistry. He endeavoured to make the entire universe free from miseries by the use of processed mercury.
The present work considers this science of alchemy to be of divine origine, as its source are unknown. But as the successful results of its techniques are available from reliable practitioners, the authenticity of this science becomes an established fact. The results are miraculous, but they can be analysed on rational grounds. For each and every substance has a peculiar power interest within which can be multiplied a thousand fold in combination with other substances by a number of processes outlined in ancient treatises. For example, by undergoing certain processes, mercury along with processed sulphur acquired potency capable of transforming base metals into gold just as in the case of male and female, the union of semen and ovum, by the process of copulation acquires the potency of productivity. According to tantrika symbolism, mercury is said as Rasa-linga (the phallic form of Siva made of mercury); sulphur as the vagina (the generative organ of the female) representing Siva and Sakti; Rasasala is the laboratory, the sacred alter where the chemical process or copulation (maithuna) is carried on. The tantric analogy which compares the chemical process to the sexual intercourse imparts sanctity to the Science of Chemistry.
Intrigued by these extraordinary claims, filmmaker Michael Wiese went to the home of Don Jose Campos, an internationally known Peruvian shaman or curandero, to experience first hand the healing and transformational aspects of Ayahuasca. Shot on location in the jungle and in the Amazonian river towns of Pulcallpa and Iquitos Peru, this 73-minute film documents the shamanic work and ayahuasca ceremonies of Don Jose Campos and includes the last filmed interview with internationally renowned visionary painter and former shaman Pablo Amaringo. Also included are interviews and an exploration of medicinal plants with famed biochemist Julio Arce Hildalgo. The film features the music of Peruvian recording artist Artur Menas Salas.
Beautiful Wudang Mountain is the world's largest Daoist center. Dating back 2,000 years, it spans 321 square kilometers with 72 peaks, dozens of architectural masterpieces, many lakes, rivers, and a forest which still sustains over 600 known medicinal herbs. Daoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy that teaches its practitioners to live a peaceful, refined life in harmony with nature. Centuries ago, Daoist philosophy, such as yin/yang theory, was adopted into the martial arts trained by the monks of the Wudang monasteries, and Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) was created.
Herbalism is illuminated when you study and work with medicinal plants in conjunction with the mindfulness of their energies, elements, and physiological actions... both intellectually and as body-based awareness. Herbalism becomes an illuminating power when you use it to support the body and mind on your spiritual journey.
You can easily assemble a highly effective home apothecary that uses the outer alchemy of plant preparations that will provide countless benefits for the rest of your life. Combining this outer alchemy with the inner alchemy of contemplative focus can lead to direct experiential knowledge of the subtle spiritual dimensions of your being.
The outer alchemy of using plants for temple incense, fragrant smoke offerings, and anointing perfumes is an extremely ancient practice that has long been used to support the inner alchemy of meditative practices.
These therapeutic powers are not only beneficial for those engaged in the inner alchemy of contemplative endeavors, they also enhance wellbeing. Medicinal plants help counteract stress, calm the mind and emotions, and uplift moods. When integrated with meditation and other practices, herbal medicine can transform disturbances of the mind into a path of liberation.
As in previous studies, the medicinal plants of your apothecary can be used for self-care, as well as prevention and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including stress, anxiety, and depression.
In the body, the outer alchemy of herbal medicine is a powerful support for good health, fulfilling the aims of life and assisting you with your inward practices. You have access to a vast pharmacopeia that can be highly effective in preventing and curing digestive illness and maintaining optimal functioning of the digestive fires... for complete metabolic transformation without stagnation or accumulated toxicity.
Spiritually, your practices of inner alchemy are also intimately related to the fire element. Digestion is happening in every moment through every level of your being. Assimilation of the outside world is happening continuously, not only through the digestive tract, but also through every tissue, the sense organs, and in the mind and psyche.
At the center of rejuvenation therapies are medicinal plants with adaptogenic powers. These plants offer unique restorative powers that balance and strengthen the immune, endocrine, and neurological systems. Modern research confirms their anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulating properties.
Sexual rejuvenation has always been considered the root of vitality, which, when nourished and turned inward, accelerates the completion of the inner alchemy by revealing the deepest levels of your essence and being.
Rosita and her husband, Dr. Greg Shropshire, founded Ix Chel Tropical Research Centre in Belize, an organization dedicated to the preservation and study of medicinal plants of the rainforest. They founded the Belize Association of Traditional Healers, Bush Medicine Camp for Children, the Rainforest Medicine Trail, and Rainforest Remedies (an herbal concentrate company). In 1987 they founded the Belize Ethnobotany project with Dr. Michael Balick of the New York Botanical Garden. Rosita is the co-founder of the Abdominal Therapy Collective that trains practitioners with her abdominal and pelvic massage techniques. Now retired from clinical practice, Rosita divides her time between teaching in Belize, Mexico and Chicago. 153554b96e