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Alchemical practices in the c17th saw the use of cloth on open fields in spring to absorb the dew, which the treatises labelled the “universal spirit” which could be used with other elements to manifest substances and was considered the impetus of all alchemical processes. Don’t know how widespread this practice was, however. Probably the least feasible theory regarding button finds.

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