I'll start this thread as a reply to @Simon but should be of interest to anyone that is into the Fulcanelli mystery.
Creo que el propio Basilio Valentin lo declara en su Carro Triunfal del Antimonio que el antimonio no sirve para nada, no es la materia de la piedra. Y también lo dice Fulcanelli, que todos se equivocaron al trabajar con el antimonio. Si faltara más , tenemos a Canseliet que se creyó lo del antimonio y trabajó toda su vida en vano. Hay libros de científicos modernos que estudiaron la obra de Valentin, como Principe, y declaran que no conduce a nada. Pero puedes abrir un hilo del tema y se debate.
It is true that both Vaslentine as well as Fulcanelli reject stibnite/antimony, but that alone cannot be takes as reason to reject this matter. He seems to have been pretty obsessed with antimony, that fir sure. There are still important factors that point to the possibility of Sb being at least one of the matters involved in certain "paths". It may not be THE matter of Fulcanelli, that would probably be iron, but antimony could be the priest, so to speak, that weds the male sulphur with the female mercury, a sort of intermediate. There are after all talk of two mercuries, the regulus possibly being one of them.
We all know very well that Fulcanelli rejected stibnite in favor of galena. But there are reasons my mentor, a world expert on Fulcanelli, have discovered, that suggest that he did indeed work with stibnite. First of all, who was he? I'd say Dujols was the head of Fulcanelli and Champagne was his hands.
Champagne was a well known trickster, if not an outright liar. He had his agenda and didn't hesitate to do what was necessary to advance in the Work. It is therefore quite possible that he told Dujols they were working with galena, when in fact they were working with stibnite. As some of you may know, crushed galena is 100% identical to crushed stibnite. Many have worked with galena for many years, my mentor included and all have failed to get the star on a fragile regulus. It simply cannot be done. However with stibnite it is quite easy to get the star.
I have talked to Principe, and even met him in person. He has done a few experiments with antimony, but he hasn't walked the path to its end. So although he is an expert, he is more an academic than an alchemist, so I wouldn't take his words for law.
Has anyone of the forum members worked with stibnite s galena? Any thoughts?
Attached are some pics of one of many reguli I have made.
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