A lot of you guys do the Ens Melissae recipe - it's like a pre requisite of some sort, that popped out a magician's hat several years ago, and everybody does it now.
But no one gets the expected results that should come with it. Why ? It is said to be one of the most potent recipe in the vegetable kingdom, that has deep rejuvenating effects on the physical body.
It is Franz Hartmann that the first stressed on the recipe of Paracelsus - (in short : letting tartar salt in deliquescence to the air, adding melissae, and then after letting the extraction being done, making a tincture of it with pure alcohol and 'tadaam', you have an ens (means "being" in latin).)
But here the the long form :
“Such a remedy is the Primum Ens, the source of all life. As the fabulous halcyon becomes rejuvenated and its own substance renewed by drawing its nutriment from the Primum Ens, so may man rejuvenate his constitution by purifying it so that it may be able to receive without any interruption the life-giving influences of the divine spirit. But the vehicle that forms the medium through which life acts consists of elementary substances that are found in Nature,and which forms the quintessence of all things. There are some substances in which this quintessence is contained in greater quantities than others, and from which it may more easily be extracted. Such substances are especially the herb called Melissa, and the human blood. But the Primum Ens Melissae is prepared in the following manner: Take half a pound of pure carbonate of potash, and expose it to the air until it is dissolved (by attracting water from the atmosphere). Filter the fluid, and put as many fresh leaves of the plant Melissa into it as it will hold, so that the fluid will cover the leaves. Let it stand in a well-closed glass in a moderately warm place for twenty-four hours. The fluid may then be removed from the leaves, and the latter thrown away. On the top of this fluid absolute alcohol is poured, so that it will cover the former to the height of one or two inches, and it is left to remain for one or two days, or until the alcohol becomes of an intensely green colour. This alcohol is then to be taken away and preserved, and fresh alcohol is put upon the alkaline fluid, and the operation is repeated until all the colouring matter is absorbed by the alcohol. This alcoholic fluid is now to be distilled, and the alcohol evaporated until it becomes of the thickness of a syrup, which is the Primum Ens Melissae; but the alcohol that has been distilled away and the liquid potash may be used again. The liquid potash must be of great concentration and the alcohol of great strength, else they would become mixed, and the experiment would not succeed."
The description of the effects are wonderful and of course, triggered a deep interest in the process.
Let see the marvellous effects now :
"Lesebure, a physician of Louis XIV. of France, gives, in his "Guide to Chemistry" ("Chemischer Handleiter," Nuremburg, 1685, page 276), an account of some experiments, witnessed by himself, with the Primum Ens Melissae as follows:- "One of my most intimate friends prepared the Primum Ens Melissae, and his curiosity would not allow him to rest until he had seen with his own eyes the effect of this arcanum, so he might be certain whether or not the accounts given of its virtues were true. He therefore made the experiment, first upon himself, then upon an old female servant, aged seventy years, and afterwards upon an old hen that was kept at his house. First he took, every morning at sunrise, a glass of white wine that was tinctured with this remedy, and after using it for fourteen days his fingernails and toe-nails began to fall out, without, however, causing any pain. He was not courageous enough to continue the experiment, but gave the same remedy to the old female servant. She took it every morning for about ten days, when she began to menstruate again as in former days. At this she was very much surprised, because she did not know that she had been taking a medicine. She became frightened, and refused to continue the experiment. My friend took, therefore, some rain, and soaked it in that wine and gave it to the old hen to eat, and on the sixth day that bird began to loose its feathers, and kept on loosing them until it was perfectly nude, but before two weeks had passed away, new feathers grew, which were much more beautifully coloured; her comb stood up again, and she began again to lay eggs."
Well ... it's not the simple recipe given by Paracelsus that will bring such results, it is much more like a rejuvenation by Phi Stone. It seems obvious to me that the ens in question is not made by simple deliquescent tartar salt, pure alcohol and fresh Melissae... It is thus, something else that is used as so called "angel water", and maybe (maybe not) as plant melissae.
There's a "trick" (or two) behind all this, and the effects given by Lesebure should trigg something in you, because if you ever did the recipe as given by Paracelsus, and tested it, you'll see that your nails will not fall and regrew anew.
So, where is the problem ? Maybe the basis of the recipe is good. It is well tartar, alcohol and melissae, the process is maybe the good one. BUT, it is prepared tartar, prepared alcohol and prepared melissae. It is also maybe no common deliquescence ... and the Angel Water is truly an Angel's Water... Just my two cents.