These Pink Halite Crystals come from Searless Lake, Trona, California. Halite is the mineral form of Sodium Chloride ... SALT! These soft crystals have wonderful cubic formations.
Salt came to me in a dream but not as salt ... click on the play button below to hear more about the dream and about salt:
Salt was the principle of fixity (non-action) and in-combustibility. Salt is the earth element, representing the vegetable salts extracted from calcined ashes of plant body. The Salt represents the Body of a thing. It is the receptacle for the energies of Mercury and Sulfur. Salt contains the elements Water and Earth. The receiving of the influences of the Soul which are transmitted through the spirit occurs through the element Water. In the chemical aspects, this neutral energy resides in the salts of the lab materials, both soluble and insoluble.
Mercury was the principle of fusibility (ability to melt and flow) and volatility. Mercury is the water element, representing the life essence of the plant, the very alcohol extract of the plant is the carrier of the life essence. Mercury is the passive, Female energy of the universe. It unites with the Sulfur to produce a Manifestation, whatever that may be (whatever you are trying to create). In order for the energies of Life to transmit their influence into matter, Mercury is needed: It contains the Air of Life and the Water of Matter. In chemistry, this energy resides in the alcohol of the material you work with.
Sulfur was the principle of inflammability. Sulphur is the fire element, virtue of plant, representing the volatile oil essence of the plant. Sulfur is the Male, active energy of the universe. For us it represents the Soul. Chemically, it resides in the essential oils of the material you work with.
NOTE: My thanks and gratitude to James Collins of Alchymie.ca for permission to use his well researched and beautifully written information on the Three Principles of Alchemy.