Author: Jan Scholten
Argentum has already been described in the book ‘Homeopathy and Minerals’ (Scholten 1993). Here I wrote about the themes of the Silver series in general: arrogant, dictatorial, artistic, religious, anticipation. But the specific theme of Stage 11 was hardly mentioned.
I also realise that I only wrote about the mild and timid side of Argentum, while the hard, dictatorial fighter side did not get a single mention.
The name comes from the Greek word ‘Arguros’, meaning brilliant white. The name silver comes from the old English word ‘seolfor’ or the old Saxon word ‘silubar’, which became ‘silber‘ in German. This metal has been known for more than 3000 years because it is found in nature in its consolidated (metallic) form.
Coins are traditionally made from silver because of its high value. Other precious objects like jewels, ornaments, medals, cutlery etc. are also made of silver, as are most mirrors.
It is used in photography in the form of silver bromide because of its image [Silver series] retaining [Stage 11] properties.
Sunglasses often contain silverchloride which gets split into its separate components under the influence of sunlight, after which the silver starts to reflect the light.
Silver is the best conductor of heat and electricity. It is quite possible that we will be able to make even better conductors using silver than we presently do using copper.