HIS LIFE: FIRST PERIOD Giuseppe Balsamo, known as Cagliostro, was born in Palermo on June 2, 1743. He immediately became interested in science and was an Italian adventurer, alchemist and esoteric
HIS LIFE: middle period Soon, thanks to his undoubted hypnotic powers, he obtained a celebrity that accompanied him in all European towns, he was successful and became friend of nobles, kings and scientists. In 1776, in London, he became affiliated with Freemasonry, founding a sect of "Egyptian rite."
HIS LIFE: LAST PERIOD After a wandering life, spent in cheating in many countries and European courts, in 1791 he was arrested and taken to trial by the Catholic Church, to life imprisonment for heresy (he had tried to bring the cult of "Egyptian Rite" in Rome), confined in the fortress of San Leo. Here he died four years later in 1795.
THE ELIXIR OF LIFE The best known elixir of Cagliostro was the Elixir of life, which at the end of the 1940s was still prepared in some pharmacies. Today we know that it will never exist. This is the prescription for the elixir: • ALOE gr.25 • WHITE AGARIC gr.2.50 • MYRRH gr.2 • GENTIAN ROOT gr2.50 • RHUBARB RHIZOME gr.2.50 • SAFFRON gr.2.50 • ZEDOARY RHIZOME gr.2.50 • ALCOHOL (wine spirit ) gr.1000
THE ENDIndex • CAGLIOSTRO • HIS LIFE: FIRST PERIOD • HIS LIFE: MIDDLE PERIOD • HIS LIFE: LAST PERIOD • THE ELIXIR OF LIFE EMANUELE MESCHINI - 3LB - CARTESIO LUXEMBURG - ROME