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Rulandus - Alchemical Lexicon

Rulandus - Alchemical Lexicon

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A Lexicon of Alchemy
or Alchemical DictionaryBy
Martin Rulandus the Elder 
Philosopher, Doctor, and Private Physician to theAugust Person of the Emperor Containing a full and plain explanation of all obscureWords, Hermetic subjects, and arcanePhrases of Paracelsus.Translated by Arthur E. WaiteFrankfurt 1612
 
 Alchemical Lexicon Page 2
www.rubaphilos.comSource copy Produced by Sacred Texts websiteReformated and Re-edited for 
v.1.0-040112
 
 Alchemical Lexicon Page 3
www.rubaphilos.com
PREFACETo the Most Reverend and Most Serene Prince and Lord, TheLord Henry JULIUS, Bishop of Halberstadt, Duke of Brunswick, and Burgrave of Luna; His Lordship’s mostdevout and humble servant wishes Health and Peace.In the deep considerations of the Hermetic and Paracelsianwritings, that has well-nigh come to pass which of oldovertook the Sons of Shem at the building of the Tower of Babel. For these, carried away by vainglory, with audaciousfoolhardiness to rear up a vast pile into heaven, so to secureunto themselves an immortal name, but, disordered by aconfusion and multiplicity of barbarous tongues, wereingloriously forced. In like manner, the searchers of Hermeticworks, deterred by the obscurity of the terms which are metwith in so many places, and by the difficulty of interpretingthe hieroglyphs, hold the most noble art in contempt; whileothers, desiring to penetrate by main force into the mysteriesof the terms and subjects, endeavour to tear away theconcealed truth from the folds of its coverings, but bestow alltheir trouble in vain, and have only the reward of the childrenof Shem for their incredible pain and labour. Unto both theseclasses I wish to come forward with help, that they may notonly seek more diligently into the writings of the Hermetists, but that they may understand them better, and that in thismanner the divine Art of Alchemy may be more successfullytaken in hand. For which reason I have concluded to publish

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