Indian alchemy

Dagmar Wujastyk

Preparing ingredients for the fifth procedure




Dagmar Wujastyk introduces the second series of recreating alchemical procedures. In this series, we recreate formulations from a sixteenth-century alchemical treatise, the "Nectar Mine Light of Mercury" (Rasaprakāśasudhākara). The treatise focusses on the medicinal application of mercurials, but also contains a chapter on making alchemical gold and silver and artificial pearls and coral.



Christèle Barois
Photograph of alchemical workshop October 2015 by Christèle Barois/AyurYog 2015

The year 2015 saw the beginning of two major European projects, one at the University of Vienna, Austria, the other based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, both projects focused on the study of texts that describe practices belonging to the Sanskrit tradition.


© Ayuryog 2015 - University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.1 & Hof 2.7 (Campus), 1090 Wien