COPPER – The Substance of Venus

Copper’s use in bracelets to alleviate rheumatism and arthritis is well known; also its disinfectant properties – it kills algae, fungi and germs. Put a copper coin in your aquarium, or in a vase to keep cut flowers longer. Use brass doorknobs to rid your visitors’ hands of unwelcome germs. There are many uses for this wonderful metal!


After silver, copper is the metal with the highest conductivity for electricity and heat. Copper pots have long been favoured in the kitchen for this reason – also “.. .the medieval Dutchman brewed his clover medicine in a copper pan, and the Chinese their poppy-juice, for Venus’ energy is transmitted to whatever is being cooked.”6

Most of the copper produced today involves the use of this metal as a conductor, in heavy industry and the manufacture of very sensitive electronic instruments, in electro-plating, engine building, and heating and cooling technology.

Hauschka makes an interesting connection between this power of conductivity and the angular velocity of the planets. Briefly, the average angular velocity is expressed in the degrees of movement of the planets, calculated over thirty day periods. Hauschka writes:’ ‘The resulting figures are surprisingly correlated with those found in physics textbooks on the conductivity of metals… The impetus of the planets appears in a metamor­phosed way as conductivity.”5

Chart from Hauschka describing the relationship between the conductivity of the metals and the angular velocity of the planets related to them. The figures in parentheses are for the conductivity of solidified mercury.

Georges Lakhovsky, with his copper coils, was also concerned with conducting and transforming cosmic energies.7 His simplest coil consists of copper wire or tubing shaped into a circle with the ends overlapping but not touching. Placed around a plant or tree it enhanced growth, as we found in our own garden, and even removed disease. As far as I can tell Lakhovsky never said why he used copper, but we have already found good reason in our study of copper here. L.E.Eeman also preferred to use copper as a conductive medium for balancing the body’s natural energy in his’ ‘relaxation circuits. “8

In the field of agriculture, appropriately, Victor Schauberger9 also focused on the metal of Venus. After noticing the detrimental effect of iron ploughs on the soil—iron dried out the ground by disturbing earth’s magnetic field—he began using copper instead with the result being a dramatic increase infertility. The copper helps to retain ground water. He also used fine copper filings to help ‘charge’ his irrigation and compost mixtures, both produced in egg-shaped containers or heaps. Once upon a time, those same copper energies were fixed by ritual copulation in the fields to ensure the fertility of the earth.

In solution copper chloride — along with other metals — has been used in the practice of chromatography, developed by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer.10 By studying the colors and shapes crystallized on filter paper, he could determine the cosmic energies operative in various extracts mixed with the solution, e.g. to test the quality of compost heaps.

Blood extracts can be used likewise in copper chloride solution to discover diseases in the blood which have not yet shown any symptoms. “At the same time, certain medicinal herbs are seen to display the same shapes as the blood which is being examined. This shows an essential correspon­dence between them and the ill person, which itself indicates their suitability as a remedy in the case in question.”6

Another property of copper reflects Venus’ dynamic power of attrac­tion; it combines readily with other elements to form alloys and readily transforms other substances into complex salts. It is because of this versatility in transforming and combining, Wilhelm Pelikan tells us, “the alchemists called copper meretrix metallorum, the harlot of the metals.”

Indeed, everything Venus touches is seduced by her beauty.


1. The Secrets of Metals, Wilhelm Pelikan, Anthroposophic Press, N.Y., 1973

2.    Native American Myths and Mysteries, Vincent Gaddis, Borderland Sciences, Garberville, CA., 1991

3.    Alchemy, Titus Burkhardt, Element Books, Ltd., Dorset, Great Britain, 1986

4.    Gold and the Sun, L. Kolisko, Kolisko Archive, Stroud, Great Britain, 1947

5.    The Nature of Substance, Rudolf Hauschka, Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1983

6.    Metal Magic, Mellie Uyldert, Tur nstone Press Ltd., Northamptonshire, Great Britain, 1980

7.    The Lakhovsky Multiple Wave Oscillator Handbook, Tom Brown, (BSRF), Garberville, CA, 1989

8.    BioCircuits, Leslie and Terry Patten, H.J. Kramer Inc., Tiburon, CA., 1989

9.    Living Water, Olof Alexandersson, Turnstone Press Ltd., Great Britain

10.   Chromatography, Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer, Bio-Dynamic Literature, Wyoming, Rhode Island

Le Mystere Des Cathedrales, Fulcanelli, Brotherhood of Life, Albuquerque, New Mexico