May 12, 2016
My publisher recently put out his blog entry on gruit ale and found some startling facts. I just used some kitchen spice to be a great picture for this blog entry. Of course, the spice pictured is really what we are talking about here. See his blog at:
He tells us: "sage was used to remove iron from a spa during the early 1900's."
If you were to look at the Kabbalistic tree, Jupiter is represented by Chesed on the right pillar. Immediately, to the left pillar, you have Mars represented by the sphere Geburah. This is interesting. Sage is a plant corresponding to the sphere Jupiter. If Sage does diminish Iron, then this is using a plant of Jupiter to dissolve an element of Mars on the opposite pillar. Sage would balance out the other plants or minerals of Mars and might be an effect of alchemical chemistry. I do recall reading somewhere that sage is full of the metal tin. Tin is a metal corresponding to Jupiter.
This is simply amazing. I was thinking of composing an experiment with part of an old rusty nail, in a jar in solution of water. One would then add periodically more and more sage spice over time. The rusty nail would be observed to see if it has a reaction with the metal or if the metal would slowly dissolve.