Reading and listening to the chatter on the web about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 st , I haven’t seen or heard any references to the pioneering work of the brilliant German scientist, Lili Kolisko For decades, she performed thousands of experiments with metallic salts to visibly demonstrate the effects planets and their cosmic alignments have on Earthly substances. The energetic changes that took place during previous total solar eclipses were impeccably recorded and have important relevance for the eclipse we will experience next week.
The ancient alchemists knew the “seven sacred heavenly bodies” were each ruled by a specific metal that linked heaven to earth – the sun (gold), Moon (silver), Mercury (mercury), Venus (copper). Mars (iron). Jupiter (tin) and Saturn (lead.). We have forgotten most of this wisdom because current science has isolated itself from the impact of the constant cosmic forces streaming in from the heavens. Luckily, we have the pioneering work of Lili Kolisko. who by using exact scientific methods, was able to create a qualitative scientific method for observing the influence of the etheric forces in substance, Her research created a invaluable scientific bridge between the qualitative, etheric sciences and the quantitative, materialistic sciences of today.
She said, “True Science will lead us to the acknowledgment of spiritual facts. The unison of Science, Art and Religion must come in the near future. Scientists must arise who are at the same time endowed in their souls with the qualities of an artist and a priest. Science must again become a holy Art, if an unholy natural science is not to lead mankind to destruction.” Kolisko
In the 1920’s, Lili attended a lecture Rudolph Steiner gave to a body of natural scientists about the relationship of earthly metals to the planetary bodies, Steiner said,” So long as Substances are in a solid state, they are subject to the forces of the Earth, but as soon as they enter the liquid state, the planetary forces come into play.” This means, that solid gold, or gold salt is subject only to earthly forces, but if it is dissolved in a liquid solution, it is subject not only to the forces of earth, but also to the planetary forces of the Sun. Something to reflect on here – our physical bodies contain all seven of the heavenly metals in solution! Gold is centered mainly around the Heart!
This lecture inspired her to scientifically prove if what Steiner was saying was true or not. To Kolisko, this teaching suggested that during certain planetary alignments, such as a conjunction, an eclipse or some other significant relationship with another planet, the usual behavior of the corresponding metals might be altered.
So, she decided to conduct a series of experiments relating astronomical events to observable changes in the pattern of the planetary metals when they are allowed to rise through filter paper.
The process of these experiments involved placing cylinders of special filter paper into glass vessels that held measured amounts of the various metal salts dissolved in an acidic solution. Then, the metallic salts rose up the filter paper crystalizing into patterns and colors with reference to the specific cosmic event she was studying. The pictures that were formed typically, faded away during the celestial event, and then came back afterwards. Thus the experiments told her when and for how long the celestial influence worked.
In her experiments to record the energies of the two total solar eclipses, she set out to show how the nature of the sun (gold) is affected by the forces of the moon (silver). She ran tests for gold chloride alone, silver nitrate alone, a combined dish of both gold chloride and silver nitrate, and a dish with both gold chloride and tin nitrate (Jupiter) to see if other planetary forces besides sun and moon were affected.
She ran tests both on the day before the eclipse, the day of the eclipse, and for seven days after eclipse. The experiments were performed on the hour at hourly intervals, to provide a full record of the event, but as the time of the eclipse approached, these were performed at ten-minute intervals up to the period of totality, when the experiments were repeated each minute.
The experiments showed that the natural beautiful glowing color of the sun that ranged from yellow to violet started to get cloudy. Then dark specks and strokes made the picture almost look dirty. Then turned a brownish red dirty violet with dark pots. She said it was extremely unpleasant to look at. (see picture above)
After the eclipse had passed the gold chloride eventually regained its power to rise and return to the normal appearance. But, it took seven days for the gold to return to its natural beautiful glowing color that ranged from yellow to violet, with some disfiguring spots lasting almost to the end. Each eclipse was slightly different, but the overall affect was the same.
She also found the eclipse was experienced on every spot on Earth, whether you could see it or not. In a book published on these experiments, she wrote: ” It means that we must look upon the sun not only as a heavenly body streaming down light and warmth to the earth from one particular spot, but surrounding, enveloping the whole globe with its sphere. When something spectacular happens, such as a total eclipse, certainly we see it happen at a definite place, observing the moon covering the sun, but the whole sun sphere is affected, and the whole earth participates in it.”
The above information should give one additional insight into the power of a Total Solar Eclipse. Ancient and many modern cultures warn against looking at the Sun. They felt it was harmful and advised staying indoors and not eating during the event, ]This eclipse is definitely a heart centered event with gold (related to our heart) being eclipsed (taken offline for a period of time) and then being reborn. It seems like a time for silence and renewal.