“Man is formed following the fusion of the dark blood of menstruation with the white sperm, from whose union arises the true fetus that carries ten thousand names, like germ, ovum, homunculus, newborn and others”
Miriam the Jew
Mary lived between the 1st and 3rd century A.D. in the Library of Alexandria, becoming the first chemist and alchemist in Alexandria. He wrote several books, most of them lost in the fire of the library and I create several alchemists treaties.
I create several inventions for the alchemical process, destined to distillation and sublimation, among others and the best known: the bath Maria.
He signed his books as Miriam the prophetess, like the sister of Moses, creating a great confusion in the historians.
The Kerotakis is an airtight container with a copper foil suspended at the top. By heating the various substances at the right temperature the compounds of sulphur, arsenic and mercury, the vapours concentrate on the copper plate, change color and acquire the spirit of gold.
The Tribikos is a kind of three-arm still used to obtain purified substances through distillation.
The original Marie Bath was a bath really a bath of sand and ashes that heated another container with water which in turn heated to the next. The purpose of the sand bath was to better preserve the heat to be transmitted, as its temperature could be higher than that of boiling water. Finally, the sand is removed by remaining only the container with water, which must be boiled and its vapours will be able to heat the other container inside.