Bruno, Giordano – On Magic - Verbena
Type of Spiritual Experience
This combined observation shows that not only was Giordano right in his healing statment, but he also regarded a kundalini experience as a healing experience too.
Lithospermum officinale = Common Gromwell or European Stoneseed
Taraxacum officinale = the common dandelion
Equisetum arvense, = common horsetail
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi = kinnikinnick and pinemat manzanita, and it is one of several related species referred to as bearberry.
Arctium lappa = commonly called greater burdock and
A description of the experience
On Magic – Giordano Bruno
An important principle of magic and of medicine is to be able to distinguish the different constitutions and explanations of illnesses and good health, and the principles of changing or preserving their forms and dispositions by using external objects. Thus, the chemist knows that nitric acid acts on hard things, such as iron, silver and bronze, but not on gold or lead. He also knows that quicksilver absorbs oil very rapidly, but gold completely rejects and repudiates it.
Furthermore, the seeds or juice of verbena plants are strong enough to break up stones in the bladder yet seem to do no damage to flesh, bones, membranes and other parts of the body.
Int Urol Nephrol. 1994;26(5):507-11. Urolithiasis and phytotherapy. Grases F1, Melero G, Costa-Bauzá A, Prieto R, March JG.
The effects of seven plants with suspected application to prevent and treat stone kidney formation (Verbena officinalis, Lithospermum officinale, Taraxacum officinale, Equisetum arvense, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Arctium lappa and Silene saxifraga) have been studied using female Wistar rats. Variations of the main urolithiasis risk factors (citraturia, calciuria, phosphaturia, pH and diuresis) have been evaluated. It can be concluded that beneficial effects caused by these herb infusions on urolithiasis can be attributed to some disinfectant action, and tentatively to the presence of saponins. Specifically, some solvent action can be postulated with respect to uric stones or heterogeneous uric nucleus, due to the basifying capacity of some herb infusions. Nevertheless, for all the mentioned beneficial effects, more effective and equally innocuous substances are well known.