The Tree of Life

I have made the Tree of Life of which you speak. It is accomplished by melting pure sodium in a flask, and then sprinkling in gold dust. The sodium turns into an emerald pool as it melts and the gold is eaten up by it (the green lion eating the sun). Then, as it dries up, a remarkable transformation takes place, as a stem grows upward from the dry pool, higher and higher, then branches grow off the stem. Other stems rise up from other places and produce branches as well. The stem is brownish and rough and 'plated' like the bark of certain palm trees. The tips of the branches turn darker brown, and eventually red. This is the Grove of the Gods, spoken of in Greek mythology. It looks so incredible, you don't ever want to touch it.

If, however, you want to complete the process, grind the trees into powder, add HCl and then neutralize with sodium hydroxide. You get nice white ORMES.

>1: Isn't sodium a poisonous metal? From where does one get it and what precautions are there in its handling? Fumes poisonous? Is it expensive?

Sodium is explosive if touched by water. It is probably poisonous  as a metal. It is easily obtainable from a chemical supply house. It is dirt cheap - $65 a pound.

>2: At what temperature does it melt? I don't know, but not very hot - certainly under 500 degrees. We didn't use Pyrex. But Pyrex is a good idea. It withstands 600 degrees.

>Gas or propane flame OK? Yes.

>3: In what kind of flask does one heat it? Also, size of flask and amount of sodium needed?

300 ml is fine for a lump of sodium the size of a silver dollar (it comes in a round bar), sliced off about 1/8" thick.

>4: How much gold dust does one sprinkle in, and does one keep heating the sodium while doing it?

We sprinkled in about 1/2 ounce. Heat the sodium until molten (green liquid). Don't breathe any fumes coming off -- probably bad.

>5: Would filings from a pure gold coin qualify?

Yes, if it was PURE. Only gold Maple Leafs qualify, if what I hear is correct - 999.9 fine.

>6: How long does one heat it after the gold dust is sprinkled?

Just keep heating and you will see the gold dissolve in the liquid sodium, and then it changes all the colors of the rainbow and then the tree grows. It is the essence of simplicity. "Women's work and child's play".

>6: How long does it take for the branches to form?

Within 15 minutes.

>7:When do they begin and how do you know they are complete?

They start within five minutes or so of the dissolution of the gold in the liquid sodium, and they complete in five minutes, and then the tips ripen in about five minutes.

>8:Do you force the drying or just allow it to happen in open air at room temp?

You continue to heat all the way through.

>9:Can you reuse the sodium once the branches are removed?

NO. It is gone.

>10: How is it that the branches can form on already-formed "trunks"?

I don't know.

>11:Are the trunks not totally solid and still allow a "wicking" effect to transport new material to their ends to form the branches?

No they are plenty solid.

>12: How hard is the tree material?

Quite hard. It took quite a bit of grinding in a mortar and pestle to make it into a powder.

>13:Is it fragile or robust?

It is tough but brittle.

>14: Isn't the tree material ORMES already? (ie; why add HCl and neutralize)?

The tree is not ORMES yet. It has the potential, but it is not suitable for consumption. It is sodium auride, probably, and you have to tease the ORMES out of it. Remember, DH says ORMES exist mostly in the 'other' dimension (5/9) and you have to 'digest' things in order to get the ORMES into our world. It is the same process as digesting your food: chewing, then hydrochloric acid (gastric juice), then a neutralizer (sodium bicarb from the pancreas).

>15:What would happen if it was just ground and ingested and the stomach acids worked on it?

Probably big tummy ache, and maybe poisoning too.

>16: What are the specifics in the HCl and NaOH procedure? Do I need a pH meter for this?

Yes a pH meter is necessary. The HCl drives the pH down to about pH 2; use a 10% solution; Then the sodium hydroxide (also 10%) brings it back to neutral (pH 7). Don't overshoot, or you will lose the ORMES back into the 'other side' and its hard to coax them back.

>17: How have you confirmed that ORMES are produced?

Nothing else that I have ever seen acts like this product. A biochemist who was there at the time said that this cannot happen. So I feel pretty confident we had ORMES. I also drank it all over a period of three months. No poisoning, so no metal left -- ergo ORMES.

>18:Do you get a good conversion rate from metal to ORMES?

50%

>19: Have you ingested the ORMES? and what effects?

Yes I drank them. Caused a fusing of left and right hemispheres, so that I had complete control over my dreams. It made dreamtime and daytime very much closer together. I would recommend it to anyone who had the luxury of taking a few years off. Meaning that I cared a lot less about day to day business affairs and getting to the office when I took it. Since I am self-employed, it makes a big difference when I don't show up. So I stopped taking it when it was done. Since then my business has skyrocketed. I would say I experienced an increase in intuition that lasted for a year or so.

>20: Is this even to be attempted by a novice? It sounds deceptively
simple.

It is simple, but I think that good lab technique is a must. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone as their FIRST experiment. The biggest  danger in the whole affair is that damn sodium. NO WATER even NEAR it!!!! It explodes like dynamite. The ceiling has the scars to prove it!

>21: Is there any similar action with other Platinum group metals? or copper? or even mercury (with the proper precautions)?

Haven't tried it, so I don't know. I am not really that interested in the others. I have read dozens of alchemical books and nobody ever said you could get the Philosopher's Stone working with platinum or copper (did they?) Mercury is another ballgame, but it is so toxic, I wouldn't fool with it. I learned a mercury method from LPN, also using stibnite (antimony), but it takes forever and is so ticklish (and toxic). This method is safe if you are reasonably careful and don't blow up the sodium (!), and it is the only method that will grow the Tree that I am aware of. I think that this simple process was used to impress novices (it impressed the hell out of me!) in initiations.

* NOTHING * ELSE * IN * THE * WORLD * LOOKS * LIKE * THIS * !

It is so fast and straight forward. The tricky part for the ancients was where to get the sodium. (Moses on Mt. Sinai comes to mind).
But, of course, if you know the tricks of distilling sea water (and you don't poison yourself with the chlorine)that can be done, although the temperature required is over 600 C, and that's tough to handle.