Rasāyana, रसायन is a Sanskrit word, with the literal meaning: Path (āyana) of essence (rasa). It is a term that in early ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan, and in later (post 8th-century) works sometimes refers to Indian alchemy. The name of the science of Indian alchemy or proto-chemistry, is more. In Indian Alchemy Dr. Mahadihassan attempts to elucidate the point that Alchemy is a science through which the higher states of being reveal themselves with. INDIAN ALCHEMY OR RASAYANA- IN THE LIGHT OF ASCETICISM AND GERIATRICS Subsequent Edition by Mahdihassan S from Only Genuine.

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But the conception was forced upon man even when he was a hunter. The herbo-metallic complex is a Resurrection Body as also a ferment. Frogs do not die of typhoid. The first step rqsayana practitioner takes involves the repetition of the mantra called the mercurial goad one hundred thousand times at the doorkeeper at the beginning of worship.

Yet I do not know a chapter, much less a book, on the history of geriatrics, which thus raises a secondary problem for us. Searching for the impossible they came to discover the properties of so many herbs that they unwittingly became the founders of inxian which was the original medicinal system both of India and of China.

Returning to Shiva as the rejuvenator using herbal extracts in fig. Hermes was the Moon- Scanned by DR.

Indian Alchemy Or Rasayana By S. Mahdihassan

For more information or to contact an Oxford Sales Representative click here. It also had exerts from the text the Rasarnava with general comments about the verses and what they implied. With virtues bestowed upon Amala as rejuvenating the aged, we ex- pect it to find its secondary use as a drug-of-immorta- lity.


His letter is dated 24th July HenceRasa yana, as the resurrector next. And the iron vitalizes of Charaka would be such Phlogistons, a very important conclusion.

There is no doubt that Rasayana, though claiming rejuvenation, was not mercurial. Ayurvedic Herbs of Rejuvenation and Longevity. Chyawanprasha is one of the traditional rasayanas.

Easayana earliest systematic alchemical texts, which date from the 10th century, introduced the dual goal of all Indian alchemy: Briefly, the Indian Moon-god, Shiva, gave all three, Herbalism, Rasayana, and Alchemy, while the Greek Moon-god, Hermes, gave Raeayana art, with all preceding stages antecedent to it, implied but not revealed, by authorities on Hermetical Art. The mono-elemental soul of a plant now transmigrates into a metal which has been forced to part with its own soul.

Title: Indian Alchemy

But it is also obvious that if depleted stock of iron is to be replaced reducing sub- stances have also to be supplemented; iron which cannot be reduced is no iron and would be excreted. Ferment-gold, however, cannot resist the high temperature at which gold melts.

To be an immortalizer he has to be a resurrector and as such a destroyer of mortality. Then generation or reproduction as a property of life was conceived as simply bringing opposites into proper juxtaposition; it was like bringing together a couple, young and beauti- ful, when they are bound to face as bride and bridegroom.

Other important lachemy of knowledge include the Rasarnava Ocean of Mercurywhich alchmy in detail various rituals and rites performed by tantric alchemist. It is better to use this source after having a general understanding of tantric alchemy.


When we realize that as late as about A. The gods were able to drink this alchemyy in heaven and enjoy immortality but soon they realized that they did not want humans to have this same power of immortality. Gasayana however it j s pulverized, it becomes soul-like and its Soul-corporeal is free to interact with the Growth-soul of the plant and their union becomes perfect. Therefore the tradition limits the abuse of ignorant persons trying to accomplish immortality without the assistance of a learned alchemist.

Indian Alchemy or Rasayana : In the Light of Asceticism and Geriatrics

The prince of Hui Nan, who had a parallel career, became Hsien-Shen, a designation for a drug-made-immortal. The alchemist erects Rasankusi at this central point through a series of mantras. Kow when gold granules are pulverized with razayana extracts yellow gold turns into a red powder as colloidal gold. According to our concep- tion, soul is eternal.

It is our hope that this and similar works will provide the constitutive elements from which a complete and total picture of the science of alchemy can be constructed, a science that is concerned at once with the cosmos and the soul, with minerals and plants, and finally with the healing art and the art of making things. Charaka how- alcjemy emphasizes the use of both, water-soluble ascorbic acid and Ghee, which would contain raayana own oil-soluble anti-oxidant. Moving waters specially possessed therapeutic properties, above all warm springs with their mysterious heat and a more mysterious terrestrial origin.