The Laboratory is the ‘sacred place’, where the last act of the great story is recreated. The place where the ANIMA flower essences are produced.
The word LAB-ORATORY derives from the western monastic tradition ‘ora et labora’; we often cover it among the terms used in the common language of the monasteries. It is composed of two Latin terms or words:
– lăbŏr, laboris = labor, fatigue + oratory, oratorius = place of prayer.
The Alchemists could not conceive the idea of creating or preparing remedies without uniting together science with spirituality, through religion (from the Latin ‘religere’ = to unite, to join, to combine, to put together, uniting). It is therefore not by chance that the place where the spagyric/alchemical works are carried out, should be a sacred and pious place, where works and praises are combined together. A place of retreat, prayer, meditation, recollection, interiorization, peace, devotion, connection, communion.
The Reverend Basilio Valentino, great Spagyric and Alchemical Philosopher, in his work “The Triumphal Chariot of the Antimony”, strongly urges us to carry out every day jointly what Heaven gives us, the morning invocation and evening gratitude; in order to prepare us in the best predisposition for the work that must be done.
At the door of the ancient Spagyric – Alchemical labs, the following phrase was often affixed: “The work to me; the usefulness to those who need it; and to You, oh my Lord, every Honor and Glory.”
For the Alchemists, the ‘Momentum’ is the sacred instant of all manipulation. The true essence of the lab-oratory word comes to be realized, ‘in this moment’, when the eternal union between the Divine, spiritual forces and Earthly, material forces are realized.
The ‘alchemical couple’ is always present in every ‘Opera’ (work), showing us the importance of the pacific and harmonic co-existence of the two polarities (positive+ & negative-) or, for better said, two genders (masculine & feminine).
In the Laboratory the FIRE – of transformations, courage, will, passion, ideals – is always on, acting!
The Laboratory is a space that combines physical work (extractions, filtrations, calcinations, mixing, dilutions, compositions), united to/with prayers, recollection, meditation and a state of interiorization, for the ultimate goal/purpose. Without this state and without the pure intention in the heart of an alchemist, any work, any creation remains orphan of the most important factors: faith, communion, love.
It is indeed a meditative space in which the alchemist works gathered, focused in complete peace and harmony with himself and with the creatures he manages.
Thus, the preparations are created that serve human’s evolution, to increase awareness, thus promoting not only a service of care, but also the opening of the inner view and personal horizon ‘beyond the common reality’.
The path of health and inner peace is what leads us to the discovery of our Divine origin. It is a backward journey! The entrance to this road is the green Kingdom of Nature; from it we can draw the teachings to understand the secret of Nature, so that, by analogy and similitude, we can subsequently understand our secret: the secret that animates our life, by trusting in perseverance, patience and Divine Grace.
Here is therefore shortly described the Laboratory. We call it the Heart of the ANIMA Alchemy Lab company, because it is the central place where all the production processes of the Essences and of the different compositions are joined and brought together. It is the place where the alchemist always returns to serve the Divine, and to create something that serves humanity, not himself.