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Gold and the Philosopher's Stone

Treating Chronic Physical and Mental Illness with Mineral Remedies

Paperback
August 2002
9781902636313
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Published
    16th August 2002
  • ISBN 9781902636313
  • Language English
  • Pages 144 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
$35.00

Presenting far-reaching new therapeutic research, Peter Gruenewald examines the underlying spiritual aspects of constitutional treatment using medicines derived from the mineral kingdom. This constitutional approach is used in the treatment of chronic physical, neurological, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and mental conditions and illnesses, It centers on a system of nine minerals. Gruenewald traces these nine substances on their paths through the human organism and demonstrates their indications, effects, and interactions. He also develops a spiritual and alchemistic understanding of the actions of these substances, based on anthroposophic medical research.

Gold, the sun metal, and carbon, the substance of organic life on Earth, occupy a central position in this study of the mineral system. The Philosopher's Stone is achieved through the "transformation of carbon" and the "creation of gold." The author shows how the important medicine Aurum (made from gold) relates to this process. He suggests that mineral therapy focused on the principle of transformation conceals future spiritual mysteries that relate to evolutionary laws inherent in the physical and higher bodies. 

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword
Introduction

1. The Spiritualization of the Inherited Physical Organization and the Development of the Consciousness Soul
2. The Breathing Process and the Mineral Kingdom as a Basis for the Development of Ego and Physical Body
3. The Fourfold Breathing Process Reflected in Substance Processes
4. The Philosopher’s Stone
5. Mercury and the Uniting of Opposites
6. Gold and the Philosopher’s Stone
7. Practical Applications

Appendices

Peter Grunewald

Dr. Peter Grunewald was born in Germany in 1959, and completed his university training as a medical doctor in Austria in 1986. He works as a general practitioner within the NHS and in private practice in Bristol, and serves as a medical adviser for people with learning difficulties and mental health problems. He has been studying and practicing anthroposophic medicine, a complementary medical and holistic approach, alongside mainstream medicine for more than sixteen years. His special interest is research into the therapeutic aspects of substances and their application in the treatment of chronic mental and physical illness.