Spagyric Medicine, Astral-Physical Connection & Herbs For Cancer – Phoenix Aurelius & Ryan Sternagel

Phoenix Aurelius dives deep into the world of alchemy and spagyria, exploring their implications for health and wellness. Hosting the “Alchemi-Culture” podcast, Phoenix enlightens audiences on ancient practices, the relevance of the astral body, and the rich history of alchemical science. 

Essential to the conversation are Phoenix’s clinical trials, which have treated myriad conditions using spagyrics, emphasizing a holistic approach to health. From the potent effects of spagyric tinctures to the significance of agricultural value over gold, Phoenix’s insights challenge conventional understanding and encourage a comprehensive view of well-being. 

Dive in to uncover the synergies between ancient practices and modern health, and the role of alchemy in holistic healing.


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Episode Summary:

Phoenix’s Work:

  • Phoenix hosts the “Alchemi Culture” podcast.
  • He delves into alchemy and spagyria.
  • Phoenix is not only an alchemist but also a spagyria practitioner who creates tinctures and works directly with individuals seeking healing.

Incorporation of Ancient Practices:

  • Discussion about Phoenix’s medieval-style clothing.
  • Phoenix prefers handcrafted, organic Baltic linen clothes for their functionality, sustainability, and ethical considerations.

Philosophy & Approach:

  • Phoenix Aurelius Research Academy’s mission is to research holistic aspects of health, ecology, agriculture, and human nature.
  • Emphasis on multi-dimensional anatomy which includes the physical, subtle energy (thoughts and emotions), astral, causal, mental, and spiritual aspects of being.
  • The importance of addressing all these dimensions for complete wellness.

Clinical Trials & Experience:

  • Phoenix has conducted over 900 clinical trials using subtle methods and spagyrics to treat a range of conditions from radiation poisoning to Hashimoto’s disease and cancers.
  • Phoenix’s clientele often consists of individuals who’ve exhausted other traditional and alternative treatments.

The Astral Body and its Origins

  • The term “Astra” is Latin for star.
  • Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus, born around 1492, introduced Spagyric medicine in the early 1500s.
  • Paracelsus believed diseases could come from external sources.
  • He recognized five macro-causations of disease, with one being the influence of stars, termed “inza.”
  • Modern interpretation relates the movement and positioning of stars and planets to diseases, suggesting their gravitational and electromagnetic fields impact human health.
  • The astral body corresponds with stars, where each organ is a reflection of a star.

Historical Overview of Alchemy

  • Alchemy’s origin traces back to Egypt, a practice kept by priests and pharaohs for spiritual and industrial purposes.
  • Greeks adopted alchemy, followed by Arabs who began medicinal applications.
  • By the time the knowledge reached Europe, it got a tainted reputation due to charlatans.
  • Paracelsus shifted the focus of alchemy from materialistic pursuits to healing, using alchemical knowledge for medicine.

Introduction to Spagyric Medicine

  • Spagyric medicine was developed by Paracelsus as a way to use alchemy for healing.
  • Paracelsian physicians became popular in France and England.
  • The medical approach contrasts with the Galenic medicine, which relies on the balance of four elemental humors in the body.
  • Paracelsus believed the scope of what can create disease and illness was vast, and he utilized natural materials to craft medicines.

Creation of Gold and Diamonds

  • Modern science can create diamonds, sparking debate over the possibility of making gold.
  • Historically, alchemists referred to the Philosopher’s Stone which, in two forms, could transmute baser metals into silver (white stone) or gold (red stone).
  • The debate remains on whether this transmutation is atomic in nature or simply makes the metal behave like gold.

Value of Agriculture Over Precious Metals

  • Phoenix Aurelius suggests that in pressing times, the intrinsic value of agriculture and basic necessities outweighs that of gold.
  • Ryan Sternagel’s personal experiences shifted his focus from collecting gold to preparing with essential commodities like rice and beans.

Holistic Approach to Health and Disease

  • Phoenix Aurelius emphasizes treating the patient, not just the disease, as different individuals can have varied causes for similar ailments.
  • Different categories of disease causes include natural factors, spirits or electromagnetic energies, and transgressions of one’s conscience.
  • Not all treatments work universally; their effectiveness depends on the root cause of the disease.
  • For example, cannabinoids might address cancer for some people but not others, depending on the underlying cause.

Impact of Personal Choices on Health and World

  • Actions that go against one’s conscience can negatively affect health.
  • There’s a macrocosmic link between personal health and larger world issues. Working for companies that suppress information or harm the environment can have broader repercussions.
  • However, awareness is crucial. Some people may work in such environments without it affecting their conscience. Still, raising awareness and striving for a better world can lead to collective health and wellness.

Phoenix Aurelius on Disease Causes

  • The process starts by analyzing the individual.
  • Identification of different causes of disease: ancestral, toxins (ins veneni), electromagnetic phenomena (ins spirituale), and transgression of conscience.
  • Criticism of traditional Western tropical astrology; it doesn’t relate to individual health.
  • Introduction of Astronomology: A more accurate astrological approach, focusing on actual constellations’ sizes and planetary positions.
  • Importance of comparing birth chart to the onset of a disease for accurate diagnosis.
  • Observations on the link between the position of Mars and health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically hemoglobinemia.

Phoenix Aurelius on Spagyric Process

  • Spagyric medicine focuses on separating and then recombining elements of plants.
  • Everything consists of sulfur, mercury, and salt representing the soul, spirit, and body of all things.
  • Details on two types of sulfur: volatile oils (essential oil) and fixed sulfur (plant extracts).
  • Creation of spirits through fermentation and distillation, yielding alcohol.
  • Explanation of incineration and calcination processes to obtain salt, primarily potassium carbonate.
  • The final spagyric tincture is a blend of the essential oil complex, plant extracts, and potassium carbonate, resulting in unique chemical reactions.
  • Comparison of herbal and spagyric tinctures, with spagyric tinctures being more potent and efficient.

Spagyric Tinctures: Potency and Application

  • Spagyric tinctures utilize the entire plant, ensuring no waste.
  • These tinctures are enriched with esters and phytochemicals not present in regular herbal tinctures.
  • Spagyric tinctures are more potent than herbal tinctures.
  • Due to their sublingual application, these tinctures have an extended presence in the bloodstream, lasting up to 24 hours, compared to the 2-3 hours of most herbal medicines.
  • The sublingual method allows for faster absorption directly into the bloodstream.

Discussion on Specific Herbs for Cancer and Dermatological Conditions

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis):

  • Traditional herb used for cancers, especially when applied topically for skin cancers like melanoma.
  • Bloodroot is rich in sanguinarine, clethrin, and berberine, which possess anti-cancer properties.
  • Bloodroot spagyric tincture contains unique chemicals that haven’t been named in modern chemistry.
  • The tincture, taken internally, can be beneficial against cancers like leukemia and those affecting bone marrow. However, it is essential to be cautious with the dosage to avoid toxicological risks.

Mistletoe (Viscum album):

  • European mistletoe, specifically from oak trees, is used.
  • Widely researched in Europe, mistletoe extracts have been deemed safe and effective against cancer. They’re even used for IV and localized injections.


  • Chaparral grows in the American Southwest and is harvested in New Mexico.
  • Considered a potent antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal herb.
  • Historical use by natives for treating cancers and other conditions.
  • Contains NDGA, a chemical that inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells.
  • Also rich in an antioxidant enzyme called SOD, potentially more than any other plant.

Mistletoe & Chaparral Formulation

  • The formulation contains three-quarters mistletoe and one-quarter chaparral.
  • Mistletoe is safe for all stages of cancer and post-cancer.
  • It also alleviates side effects of traditional treatments like chemo and radiation.
  • Effective on all types of cancer and sites in the body.

Codenopsis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Known as Dangxun, sometimes referred to as a “poor man’s ginseng.”
  • Nourishes the blood and vital fluids.
  • Addresses blood deficiencies often seen in cancer cases from a TCM perspective.
  • Balances white and red blood cell levels and supports various organ functions.

Oregon Grape Properties

  • Used to stimulate healthy liver function.
  • Has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.
  • Effective against HHV4 (Epstein Barr virus) which is found with many cancers.
  • Contains berberine, a component that’s aggressive against cancer and various infections.

Holy Basil

  • Grows in various regions, with its roots in traditional Indian medicine.
  • Recognized for its potent adaptogenic properties.
  • Aids in the management of both acute and chronic stress, reducing cortisone levels often linked to cancer cases.
  • Modulates neurotransmitter levels such as dopamine and norepinephrine, boosting the body’s natural cancer resistance.
  • Rich in ursolic acid, a key antioxidant that impedes abnormal DNA replication and counters tumor growth.
  • Contains higher concentrations of ursolic acid than edible basil variants like Genovese basil.
  • Packed with minerals and phytonutrients that amplify the body’s ability to fight against cancer.
  • Synergistic phytochemicals in the herb combat various cancers including colon, breast, lung, and more.
  • Offers relief from the side effects of radiation therapy.
  • Strongly recommended for both prevention and aiding the body in eliminating cancerous conditions.

Alchemy and Heart Health

  • Alchemical practices can aid in heart health.
  • Reading recommendation: “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart” by Dr. Tom Cowan which explains:
    • The heart vortexes blood, rather than pumps.
    • Veins and arteries act as hydrophilic tubes aiding in blood circulation.
    • Reduction of lactic acid in arteries can help with heart health.
    • Recommendation: Strophanthus spagyric tincture which will soon be available.
  • Omega fatty acids can help maintain healthy arteries by creating a greasy lining, aiding blood flow.
  • Alchemical oil of egg, which has been researched in Europe, can break up arterial deposits.

Prostate Health and Cancer

  • Prostate issues, including cancer, can be influenced by numerous factors.
  • The alignment of the Pluto astral body can impact sexual dysfunction.
  • Nutritional supplements that can help include saw palmetto berry, nettle root, tribulus, magnesium, and selenium.
  • Silica may also be beneficial.
  • Hemp has potential benefits for prostate health when consumed and used rectally.

Spagyric Tinctures and Their Effects

  • Spagyric tinctures start acting immediately upon entering the bloodstream.
  • Duration for noticeable effects can range from hours to months, depending on the condition and its progression.
  • Spagyric tinctures are not only physiologically beneficial but also have effects on spiritual, mental, emotional, etheric, and physical vitalities.
  • It’s important for the environment where the tinctures are made to be free of negative energy.
  • Tinctures mature over time, becoming more potent, unlike regular herbal tinctures which degrade.
  • The potency of a spagyric tincture can improve over several years, especially if stored in the right conditions.

Storage and Longevity of Tinctures

  • Standard herbal tinctures, with about 40% alcohol, degrade in 1-2 years.
  • Spagyric tinctures mature over time and can become more potent.
  • The chemical composition of spagyric tinctures evolves and matures, similar to wine.
  • Using dark violet glass for storage can protect the tincture from harmful UV degradation.