AYURYOG PROJECT

2019-21

The following movies were prepared during the period of 2019-2021. They detail a number of reconstructions taken from two early Indian alchemical texts. These are firstly, Rasahṛdayatantra (meaning 'the heart of mercury') and secondly, Rasaprakāśasudhākara (the nectar mine light of mercury). These reconstructions were commissioned by the Ayuryog Project. The Ayuryog Project is an exploration of the entanglements between yoga, Ayurveda and alchemy in ancient India.

For those whishing to read more about this Project, I strongly recommend visiting the Ayuryog website, most notably their Blog Page. Here you can read in-depth accounts of each reconstruction, as recoded by Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk.

Rasahṛdayatantra

Purification of copper powder 1

Preparation of egg tempera

Preparing copper powder from sheet

Copper sheet purification

Preparing calcined wool

Preparing alchemical devices (yantra)

1.Svedana

2.Mardana

3.Murcha

4.Utthapana

5.Patana

6.Nirodha

7.Niyamana

8.Dipana

Rasaprakāśasudhākara

Artificial red coral

Preparing fish pearls

Artificial gold part.1

Purification of metals

Artificial gold part.2

Artificial silver part.1

Silver purity part.1

Silver purity part.2

Artificial silver part.2

Silver alloy part.1

Silver alloy part.2

Silver alloy part.3

Artificial gold part.3

Coming soon!