A 1990R.A.M.S.

Pn oo uc Tr oN

THREE

T RAC T S

of the

GRBAT

MEDICINE

HULAN

and METALLINE BODIES

by

EirenaeusPhilalethesCosmopolita

THREE GREAT

TRACTS
O F T HE

TIEIIICIl{E
OF

PHIL()S(}PHERS
FOR

HUilAllE

AilD BOIIIES

tET AL L IIlE

I. II.

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III. Fo r s Cn v r r c A L P Hr L o s o P Hr A E .

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PUBLISHER'S
T O T HE

PREFACE

READER

Fleaden, Being also with (by with conveFsant not Fon many yeans in the with of Wnitings the oF this kind, and

a Few peFsions not only nead

punsuit tnue event and

Masteny, Books with but

who together equal also with cnedi im-

me have which the to

False

thou

may judge

oF the

in

pnactice]

have suitable

bnaced cnedit

notions the hopes

on pnactice of attaining.

oF confident

aFFinmens

This

labyninth so

havi ng

no mol'e possession as to enable can

oF fr€r me to less

and

the

Theony oF

oF Principles authons as the and

Fan pnevailing to convense to In candid good the

make ehoice than

pensons in me lies

with,

do no

contFibute unden commun-

much as

help to

oF those eFfect long

ingenious this since, I have which in his

searchens alneady was kind

same diFFiculty. a shont me by it think but

orden Tnaet Fniendr and

icated ed in to

not

communicat letten,

my very was in

Ers may be seen with oF the it,

which I

inclosed no

pninted short

called

PHILADELPHIA;

which

way'Falls might have

Title. oF that kind had not conten bonn

This ing

I thought that

tenminated penhaps second his

my caFe

myselF

evenyone, but Fecei ving

though this

mone capable, kindness

a Pnoportion; whenein and to not

Fnom my Fniend, to his pnomise

he Fneely

communicates which I

thoughts myselF in not

acconding not

my nequest; the be Seanchens

pensuaded especially he does '1 .

could

pnove

oF advantag And let it

oF Ant, that

thein assume

Beginnings. the title

an objection,

oF a PnoFesso

but that nipe

nathen

an aFgument

oF his

sincenity, Fnom such with

since eanly

I

believe

it which

possible moFe

something expenience Masten -

may be gained denies. vizz I

thoughts, in his this

meet

confinmation in

Fnom a to his

gFeat

Einaneus Compound

Philalethes, oF Alehemy, has

pneFace speaking

Exposition beneFit good fyingly

on Fipleyts he had neceived

whene this

oF the "Some mor-e edihath to which FeI and in

Fnom Authons, pnoFessons oF the least have this added

expFession: wnite

sooth, to

who aFe not the inFonmation Howeven, expence I

oF this Tino, should thnee that Latin

Secnet, those

than not

whom skill

made cnafty." compence Feceived caFe and so I in thy

be suFFicient Tnacts

excellent had taken

Fnom the thein this

hands

oF a Fniend Fnom the tha

some pains in

tnanslation oppontunity by

copies because is

pninted the Finst Ans

Holland; oF them is

take

FatheF, This

highly

commended

my Fniend.

intituled

Metallonu-lr

etc.,whichindeedwellansweFstheEnd.Henethe="il-*"" with and help, the ignonant with etc., its with light and inFonmation, dispute. Field to attain hints in and FepFoachens Second, it also aFe Iies

Myso-Chymicks Manuductio neason Fonth, oF

demonstration in which not

beyond only

The

Bnevis and the

the

which it is that

epithet, indeed thene

but

the

means

shadowed not

and

atre some peculian

common. The Thind, will nothing Fons the is in Chymicae, etc. As this Fon answens as the title is so no

doubt FuI, Bath Brr to to

it so

desine

oF Seanchens. sought dissolved will

nothing the tFue

mone need-

mone eannestly whieh this SoI in is good

than and the

Fountain, Thus give Flead-

oF Menstnum having

amended. studious and

penFonmed and

to

me leave endeavoun canpr at

wi thdnaw, bean

spend

my time me in ?.

mone pnivately; communicating,

do thou than

a pnopontion

with

Fathen

what

peFhaps I

thou shall

cannot be saFe

imitate

I

howeven

since

I

seek

no

honoun

Fnom thee

Fnom the

contFany. By nemaining, Philomathes.

?

Esteeoed Lying aceonding concenning genenously in and the

Fniend, unden to thy the Pnomise in my last that (in f and which would finding the these than and I sent Philadelphia. my thought Tnact it.

eaFnest at't

nequest,

communicate that Iittle

the

secnet

oF Henmes, the WonId,

sc But

communicated place, let Iet

to

hastens as

FulFilling aFe such,

Finst

me pnomise, menit no

that

my thoughts always pnethan

eoneeptions, the agnee

them

othenways to all,

Fenning these them.

wnitings with them,

oF known and by

Mastens them ane

no FaFthen tFust on

eonFinmed

embnaee

Having that the no one

observed amongst oF

in

my conve!'se

with

those with

studious so much as

in

this

Ant, of a the ."

many weFe possessed it, though things tt the noF possibility thet only,

the it

theony was

possibility to me to

oF m?ny yeaFs nadically,

considenati.on, especially

motive saying And be in

considen

nemembening

oF Philosophens, the Finst that the it Time, (aFten place was, cost

oF the but that

thing, it to

whence

I

might to

assuned

was suFFicient it. to the most

necompence I and

and

laboun

necessany betook Theony those and value etc., the

theneFone

many eFt.onsJ oF the by

myselF and

valued

candid such Four FeIl it

authons

tneating

Possibility knowing; but think by and and

oF the as Tnev-

Thing, isans piece ion,

a€i u,ene nec ommended Books, into etc. my hands

centainly many moFe, which I

Sendivogious oF gFeatest

one Fit

small to ment-

was intituled, this FuIIy not

Ans MetalIonum, maniFesting but by

written

Einanaeus wonth oF the

Philalethes, aFt; which in

possibitity oF leanning mone than I Found it

a stile

ambiguous by all but

Full none

demonstnation:

was confinmed pnesecuting

Philadelphia. not very diFFicult

Thus

this

eFFectually, 4

to to but is iF

conceive penFection; only easily she

the

possibility seeing that and

oF such

an exaltation diFFenence one that and the

oF impenFect was between same matten, Design

bodier them which u,as

no essential that all had and to

accidental, known to

be Mencunial, bnought all

Natuners

oF End

could

have it

penFection. and endued gathened with these Fnom hencer and tha'

TheneFone iF a plus

will

easily

be gnanted

quam penfection could be attained as to in those to is

oF Tinctune oF the Mencunial pcnFection this oF it, thiE (as

Fixity

penetnBodies inFluas any of

ability (so

same Natune says

impenFect might be much is etc. is

much oF them and shall enobled exceed to not

Philadelphia) so so that much

enced body

the

oF gold; Standandr vide

as it

Ti nctune shont think anothen neithen

capable

communicating So we are oF one that species

Philadelphia oF metals

tFansmutation those

a changing diFfen aFte

into

who conceive contFany Fnom the to state

metals Natune;

mannsn

object)

anything matteF

but

only to the

changing state f ifully

oF the

same aur'eousi in Natunets in

oF cnudity

oF matunity, could shown And Fon give by the by

own way. Nature Ant oF this, themselves this neithen but it seeing ought Tinctune is it thene have it to it hard is is plent-

examples MasteFs possibility many (at

oF the

suFFice. is to no plentconend,

oF multiplying which some canp] in

iFully eeive as it

shown sincc wene,

our- expeFience oF the

shows

common Fenments €s it comes to

porveF oF Fenmentr matteFs. lend oF agents bodies a young to us

neitenated

openations These abandon not no all

on suitable considenations thoughts to the to

immediately, patients

thnough out and of one the

an

necessity or that

tc ane

and

kindr to

homogeneal small

be mended,

anothen;

this and

secunity

seanchen 5.

against

many pnetences

pFactices

oF those may be that being and

who pnosecute eFFected is

those indeed

things wonth

blindly enquiny.

and

connuptly. let

How this us considen Natune standand, entsr begin, hope ion to must that

TheneFone

next. annived shont them, at hen oF it must say to End in go as whene a plus must in the penFection metals penFection leFt. IF oF Gold thnough as the accidwe can we to

Fallen

impenfect neaF to

w€ to and

panFect as

philosophens penFection

Natune

theneFone the Find be,

move this die. is

quam penfection, be to seek and to

penfectsuch an

Oun gt'eat capable and the to

caFe eFFect

then it.

Agent candid not

Which

appeaFs

Fnom all doth Fan as is with multia thus the mone

authons kill

Feason body but

itseIF dies with

an homogeneous with it, and aFe

humid; both Powen.

which naised Like

only and

Noble gnain killed

PerFec't,

endued its

a multiplicative in

oF coFn, and

when by it

osrn humidity, Fonth with the

a pFopeF each which

matrix, endued may be

naised,

putteth vintue

many gnains, Finst seed,

same multiplicative pl ied as it u,ene,

inf initely. I veny by well know, is the desine oF all it to be, tnue is it seanch

This ens but atta

humidity,

oF aFt,

who know

sad it

expeFience

how diFFicultly oF Found

obtained must be

how diFFicult i ned

soeveF

may be thought newand . nequines body reduced, with

on u,e I abour

w i thout

To neincnudate, die, be nise the and dwell kind

necessanily with and the only to all

a cnudity; must Fespect out also to

and

as

this

is

to

thnough cnudity;

necessit which
gold

same in

diFFen be that candid and metals
o.

then is

will

naturally

Follow to

cnude wnitens. Bennand is like

oF w hi ch

penFect

pnoducedl Philadelphia

acconding has that

illustnated

Tnevisan

with to

othens, vegetable

has

aFFinmed

mencut y to

common waten

viz; agent I wonks, it its

thein to

matteF. neincnudate obsenved waten in

TheneFone nipe

the

cnudest bodies.

mencuny

must

be

the

only

mencunial likeness Fon iF

have and

a pFetty vegetables. and wateF,

between iF f it

mencuny pnoduce be by (which

in

metallick a vegetable

would must body

must

be by

seed IF I

a metat a vegetable

meFcuny is

and con-

Fenment. as

would salt,

puniFy etc., I

wateF

gealed)

sugan, eanth unity

which must

ane

capable it it in

oF being wateF, nejects

mixed which the

with waten Feces,

extFaneous being which

ot'Feces, oF its

dissolve posses=ies body Fnee ane

oF the being Just

matten the

and

evaponated neFining in

leave metals

Fnom those mencuFy

impunities. we (by Fusion the mencur-y and

Eo in them

(which quantity

coagulated) matten

dissolve then puFe is in

a suFFicient cnude behind. but

oF mencunial on a test, oF nefining luna Satunn

eyaponate metal

the

mencunial In this

matteF wonk as in

etc.r'and nunning is

nemains

not Sol

chose

on used

conponeal;

chose,

Antimony. being is less penfect, by is is punified most cnude oF the by lead, less And as Fon cnude; antimony gold is

Silven most too penFect cnude

puniFied so Feason

antimony lead not

cnude. enough

Fon silverr the

gold. AFt.

Fnom henc And Fun-

may be ther I to

leanned maniFest obsenved

and

gnound in

FleFinents between

the in

diFFenence union the of

matunity with

lead

and

antimony difFen-

have

the

them

othen

metals oFe, is done mass.

this

ence what that

eFFected. else

When in

neduction and But a fusion iF the

oF Iead of like

u,e add made, with

iron, the

and

may be nequisite is malleable. oF that,
oF adding paFt

both be

metal

nesides

antimony,

we Find,
The ialit y

instead
neason o tr

a bnittle
i non in the 7. in such one

metalline
w onks is hel d is in

Fnom chai ns

hence, by th e

t he

m eFcun abundanc

ma ta l l i n e

oF impune sulphun measuFe we see in

sulphun, the inon,

whic h

violently which the metal

attnacts union,

to the

itseIF accidents in the

the in

metatlick gneat Also

thnough oFF, and

aFe thnown that

metal is

nesides mixed is nipe and with witH

bottom.

when some nipe on immatune, cnude is easy too to the

a gFeateF oFF and the

quantity nipe nemair also; Fon iF

oF cnudity but iF the it

immatune the

blown it

much exceed en!'in

will degnees

caFny

that

whence a small and that

quantities be mixed

oF Fine.

quantity hastily nipe

oF silven blown body . to that oFF,

a gneat do this

quantity crudity

oF antimon! conqueF and

how easily is is the

can!-y

oFF the to

This which body so by

By. spoken than as done, this vizlis no the dout

But neductions the end

FetuFn

sooneF

oF a penFect oF ouF Finst labounr in

a cnude Find

agsnt; it

and

wc shall tha and

attended in

with

many diFFicthem which is

ulties. must

Finding

sxtnemes; perhaps and in

then

uniting

be thnough

mediums; with in

puniFication; penFect

Fon

cnudity and

genenally union

attanded

impunity, the ought

eveFy

gener-ation

Fequines The mediums lest

punity

pninciples. to be adapted Fathen so enude to than as the natuFe oF the mediums so nipe

oF union they should that

extFemesr imply as the

alienate aFe not

unite. the one,

AI so noF

middle othen.

natunes,

Now astFologens planet and he But he is joined oF one to

say in to

that aspect.

Mencuny and Fon is

is

altened

acconding oF the open Fit and to

to

what

a conveyen his

inFluences easy natuFe,

vintues is it Fit is

anothen. and

thr-ough his the

Feceive,

thnough that

swiFtness Messengen disagneeing Mencuny

communicate. netunns IF is in it beFone be

common in

Embassys,

oFten

a tt'ue so

Feconciliation take

be made between time to 8" imploy

powens. when he

we must

a pnopet.

con-

junction wilI which have I

with heat

a Fieny and to

planet

and vintue

dnagons-tail mixt with

on Venus, his that to

Fon

then Natune:

he

Feminine

own moist is be cold, the

conceive

be making

oF the

waten

wanmr only

€s

Philadelphia Fon this that and

admonisheth. wonk. thene But is worthy a gFeat

Thus

Meneuny I

seems

medium

Fniend, distance

would between yea to

impant the the

one

considenation oF pninand then

mo!-e, ciples

knowledge Wonk, and

accomplishment nest, has so

oF the both it, in

Wonkr nespect

Finst

how much moFe the Fon cup and as and oun the Pnovenb lip?'rr to and

oppontunity happen

success. the

rrHow many accidents how many things to the

between the

also

intenvene caneFul

seed-time How

hanvest,

cause

disappointment aFten

labounen?

many blasts

accidents diFficulties

a Fain that

bloom? so longr take as so secnet to be ene and pFowe

TheneFone nice vided begin I a Wonk, with to

the

attend

who can

numben.

Let

uE theneFone €s well

caFe

a due move,

theony

oF pnactieer without

pninciples

least

we netuFn that the

Fecompence. is divensely conceived have by

am not as

ignonant well as

pnactice Fon the

seanchens allusively necessity

pninciples; w€ may easily

philosophens But f

spoken by all any the tnue othen

oF bothr oF it to

mistake.

am obliged same to of

believe can I

the

pninciples Fon the

weFe the

phitosophensr thoughts f speaks brings is in and so it of

FrEithen the in

admit,

same neason,

op€:Fat i ons . in Ans Metallorum Ant veny conFinming, and is whene he

nememben a saying oF the this fan as centainty none

oF the leastl

Fnom Angument, rfThis that at least

amongst that

othens it

oF the

clean, been

Fnom being

a new device, of ages,

thene

have

men skillFul both in so Tongue agnee-

thnough Nation,

many senies and very

who being contemponany

diFFenent have

many oF them

wnitten

s"

ingly them
ion .tt

oF the eithen

At-t, to

that

they

cannot

be pnoved to handle

by so

such

as

undenstand one openat-

connupt

ot'divensely

much as

This

penhaps with

may seem stnange a conceit oF the

at

Finstr

ds

it

did that

to

me being thein seem-

pFepossessed ing the that This ciples

contFaFy,

viz:-

contnadictions thing f Found

weFe wonking that he said whenein do all on it

on divens not they this all and be

pninciples. alone, agnee but and that thene

But all

considenir admonish Tnutl'

we should admits and that

obsenve they

was the

agFee, not thein

consequently so. Thenefone

the

same pninto one penwnitindeec

pnactice I

could weighed

nesolving them length thein not

make an essay, by one, obsenved

deeply thein beyond I

sayings;

pnosecuted and at in

explication compaFe,

one most

oF anothen, secFetly

ceived ingsr without to

a hanmony ye€ in those

couched

beFone

thought and

most

diFfening; aFe these

though things

jgg,, them

allegories, Fnom the let

Figunes,

expnessedl

conceal In shont

Vulgar. us the not, thing Iike by the alchemists alone oF SendivogoF Sulphun and pnactice. is

thenefone to

ius, alone, Fon

pr-opose but I let

accompli sh both be the anight

Mencuny

subject matteF stone

oF out'contemplation oF this itselF most secnet else

iF

conceive

the and is

masteny but that

a sulphuneous coagulated; ing not the and and

meFcuny, which then Admit without

the

nothing

a mencunial

sulphuniety

penetnating, but believe, Iwho

tingthis is Fnon

Fixing.

oF my shont pFopitious

conceptions, smiles

obtained conjunction Venus

the

oF Diana and eanth

panting

oF the

Sun appeaFs; honned, the Sun and

intenposi.gJ the joyFul day

Onient

who Fonenuns

pnoclaims

approaching. Excuse me with Fniendship, that 10. I thus pnesume to mention things

so

secnet

since mindsr

we have till as the

little

else

but and the wnite

such

s.hadows to the and night the

satiate

oun

longing shine become as

Sun enise and time of all to

oveFcome clouds

oF moonwholly

well

dankness, is the

honizon

Solrs, with

then haanty

Adeptus. accept bond this condial communiinviolable

Thus cation aE doth

wisheE and

success the

oF my thoughts thy well-wishing

continue and hearty

oF Fniendship

Fniend. PHILETAEHOS.

11.

TnncrTneFrnsr TneAnr oF Txe TRnnsrurATror{ oF II .E T A L S CnrprrnI.
Corce n r t r e r H E A u r r o n tr v o F T HEAn r , tr s Pn o r e sso n s, Ar D TH E
UA Y OF SE A RCHI lI GO UT T HE S E CRE T .

Seeing some bounds things; which the to they

that to wit

all

men,

oF whatsoeven oF thein may obtain and use all

kind

and

Fontune, in

do

propose out Ar.t of in to

themselves that they

houns the

spent

seanching oF that they

skillFulness that

aFe convensant

industny

may come

penFection.
No tw i th s ta n d i n g th i s Fontune but to the Few bl esseth A nchi medes yet H el mont; will to not pass, veny Few , aFe there nay thi nk that For al though M any, not they they no cannot C i ceno. to may have they oF one be Fon t he I m any can have can m an) howPanaannive I ost t hink to

I aboun ev eF

a fte n th e y

a n c h i te c tu n e th e ms e l ves endued in pains. in or Poet oF vain, to an with t hei n

Found. aFe iF

addict fe w

P hysi ck, Wit oF they comes eveny or

c els us ' s , to an

indiFFenency cost and

A nt, it

t hein he has

H ence though H omenr

s tu d i e d

geometFi ci an to

equal t hat t alent say alt h-

A nc him e d e s r als o

Fl hetori ci an stamp may

F l h e to n i c i a n s on th e m)

i nfeni on the in in

(accondi ng A ny man

bes t owe d ough s ant , as

pnoFit

common-tveal th. that A t.t in w hi ch

s o me th i n g be th o u g h t as do

unskillFul u s e fu l addict

they w hene

been 1ive, met als,

convenbut do

that

common-w eal th to the

m an y

th emsel ves

metamonphosi s

1?.

seem to

pFess

aFten

a veFy

useFul

thingr

Et

least

not

unwisely

nol-

unpnoFitably.FonthetoPoFthis4E'i=@itse1F,which who hath pnoceeded both ed. attained, hithen, hath will time, will acquined canny comes expose but the highest, Fon but nothing he that but hath the loss leanndisthat peridiot, not

no pnoFit. Fnom the himselF the to to

oF money and Moneoven by he

Science to be

oF Alchemy laughed Ant and is so €tr

halF and

both

gnaced it

Myso-Chymicks, infinite Hence he has to it

object

oF the

noble, most any

pnomises health.

niches comes

the

possesson, that

moFeover is handly doth not

Fect

pass, little

thene AFt,

who after apply

heand the and

nevet'so

oF the and

pnesently on by the nead-

himselF

disquisition as soon

theneoF,

pnesently any

puts hopes ,

name oF chymist, ing But one ties, him he any some receipts, least that he to

as he hath claims adone

conveived to the title

he Fonthwith should the seem to

oF Philosophen. philosophy, Elxcogitates evenysubtilgets 5o iF

a Foolish own g4!5, is oF,

acconding and glasses, lavisheth subsistence

happiness to what upon

oF his he

acconding and sets

ability the till in wonk it

builds

Funnaces, solemnity. veny little,

with is the

a wondenFul too late, he and

auray his is

money,

leFt.

Least talk the ye

meantime Finst

should

be nepnoved the and

oF mad nashness, notation that and the ouns and in oF the an idiom them

he can elements,

oF the

metallick-matten; with ye the bega,

manFiage

oF gabnitus cite

commonly at his

unknown,

he shall and But

Philosophens, himselF endunes stnength that metawith lab-

expound hopes in

pleasune, Fontune. even to

extnemely in the

comFont he

oF his

Futune

meanwhile both upon

this

philosophy, until he hath he sought

a consumption pFacticed metals. Myso-chymicks

oF his

money,

misenably on the

himselF

monphosis which

which thing,

when some captious 13.

obsenve,

and

have

seen withr selves

the

same event

to and

happen denide

to it.

most, But

they they to and to

laugh

at

the

Ant

fonththemthe do

GS Fabulous by thein

who have intice feigned have

deceived othens into

ourn nashness and they by thein

do go about devices, least

same way oF loss, blunn by the papeF' loss that

Feceipts,

may seem at

gained

somE: skill

oF thein

money. the but is wonld is by so Full, that almost oF no

With studious sciencc, henee. suFFen they they Fan, to ical Antists ing

such Tino

sophistications, oF the Ant, take

seduced

them.

No despisen against it

who may not So that unwonthily as

an occasion the Ant itselF,

oF barking as its

Fnom

well

ingenious

pnoFessons,

Fon the than

baseness a block

oF some nascals, in the Ant, yet thein

who although wnite so as though so is sophistthe tFue

aFe

moFe stupid

tucne tFuly that the

adepts, Finst

and

do Fneely

divulge to

impostunes chymist,

inextnicable the tFue

rabyninth and False specious pnomise

a young

distinguish deceivens r nay

betweeri do build Fon the

books,

Fnom which then

up no paFt (a

less they

an ediFice, gFeateF

most

things. in avoid Ar.t." the

Concenncheat as

these,

Bernand wnites thou this

Tnevesan thus, neveF

man not

unexperFienced he) in thou this

oF this the I

kind]

"unless taste to

[saith any good the

these

pl ague, wnit

wilt

TheneFone in this Fover. nextly, this which betake

have

Tneatise, wandering decneed subjoin will

inFonm

blind places,

moFe FuIIy they

science, And Finst I thought and

least I

through to

desent

misenably

have to I

vindicate

the

Ant

Fnom Calumnies: oF them who study

good lastly

the

qualiFications the of tnue

Ant; things

desenibe instead the Ant

mannen I

oF

inquining; pnesently

being to

premised

a pneFace,

will

myselF Fon

dilucidate thene

itselF. many deceiving '14. sophistens tneating oF

that

ane

Found

Alchemy, the

should

it

be nepnoved is to ret

eithen

oF Falsity by iF

on FolIy. which, it if is Fon to be the the not the

Fon

that

possibility Ant can

oF things be dispnoved,

be weighed, it Farl, to

tFurh only baseness

oF the FooIish,

not, it.

but

unwonthy this

a philosophen Ant nashly, is will enFoFs, the

slanden nothing than tha it shall to

oF men who handle it, dank they Fon the light

makes

destnoying by those lest mone possthat on

oF Natune I by

cleanen, instnuct and

obscuned oF leanning, to is

Fellows. should than tnue

Moneoven, be seduced the

sons

appean

these neal, and

evident ible by and the

Sun that

tnansmutation oF impenfection and ant.

oF metals to

Fnom the

state

penFeetion, that no

co-oPcFation diFFenence an accidental ThiE sPacies, distinct with alone

oF natuFe is seen ona, being that

Seeing penfect in

matenial

essential but only

betwixt which gneateF

and the

impenFect

metals, oF metals

consists oF

dispropontion divensiFy

matunity. in do their appeaF

lessen

does

unless

some supenadventitious which but being only

supenFluities dneggs, have no

among metals, the matteF, because

coFFesPondence sunnogated' Femained metallick cast is oFFr seen no in not mingled

being

altogethen defect

inneptitiously have oF

puniFied, with But the iF at

oF the pure. these

oF digestion the

indigested any time

Hence

diFFenence shall be

Fonms. by the

supenFluities then

complete impenFect

perFections but nathen oF time,

oF digestion, penFect, without is by in Found. triumphant Natune oF this Fnom the to

t he

metals

longer

hence

out

oF a minene minens manneF, the same Fnom

oF lead, do witness iF this

a convenient that a gneat could thene

space deal

much tnouble, And in t ike

oF silven

same thing oF the should Ito wit, Eanth,

be penFonmed is nothing

ant, hinden thing is

without but the

means eFFect hence,

FoIlow. that aII

But

the

centainty anise

plain

metals
4E

same matteFJ

because

Mencuny vensal metallick because ed by all such oF its

which Matenial

is

genenated Mothen

in

the those not to

bowels things be hand aIl

oF the which to

Eanth, ane

is indued

the

Unia

oF all will

with

species, Mencuny is it

which

be pnoved things to and

Fnom hence, m ay be thatr joinuhless yet

accommodated weFe altogethen

those

Ant;

but

impossible Fon nothing that

penFonm is

panticipated a one, as is

oF one mingled

matten. with

Mencuny is up

a Waten, oF the metals,

which dninks

not all

identity by oF matten may same,

own Natune. them, r that

TheneFone all by those Ant,

since

it

moistening with be so unden and this.

do netain the all

a coFnespondency oF Natune, that one

add,

that

Handmaid metals,

Mencuny and the

successively the

concocted and

with Fonm of

same colounl the tFue would

Fluxr and in the

may subaltennately tFue pnopenties Natune of

show all supply

exPness,

tempeFatuFe be impossible by the

oF them. the

Which

Ant,

unless

did

Possibility thene oF all running

oF this, aFe not tnuly

connespondeney aFguments that that to all

oF matten. pr-ove metals the

Funthensame. And

moFer Finst into

wanting this is

othen not

light, minenals

may be neduced oF metallick may be so change the

Mencunyr

ES also

do consist mencunies its

pninciples. that

And moFeoveF, may become by the

these

metallick

a Satunnine only

a Mantial

(neglecting

own Fonce in the

meanwhile) by by sagacious the

decoction moFeoveF the

oF a mantial the

essence

same, VeneneaI, by

antiFice; oF Venus; in

same Mantial Lunan,

may become

Fenment of

same also no one

Jovial,

or- Solan, being

a FeFment in col oun

them,

the

meanwhile that

altenations Meneuny meFcuny is is

made eithen and also disFnom

on FIux, than the

excepting othen.

moFe pune sepanated

sicated Antimony, by the

An adminable put on the oF Ant
4F

which

will

also

natuFe and

oF metallick Non this

mencunies, alone,

subtile

administnation

Natune.

but

also

those as well

abovesaid

Mencunies,

will

so so

change that the by

the its

common Mencommixtion qualthem,

cunies, it being

oF metallick with that it them,

aEi minenal, takes one to and

digested them, to in the

itselF the

same natuFal with

ities

rrith

makes oF the bond, can

same Mencuny Mencuny, being

acconding with it

speeias

Conponeal one and

joined by one

a spinitual openations,

and put

the

same oF all, Fun but and to

individual and choose the all all

successive new one, oF all

on the until this aIl to

fonms it has aFgue, come, the

neglecting Plancts. one all

the

Formen,

thFough that which matteF,

kingdoms to

the

And what

doth

claim

thEmselvas and to and tFue and can that the

matten,

Fnom which nedueed

t-etunn, acconding species, €s this being Ant,

things

being

mencunial into Which

vaniety

oF digestion, tFavel it

may go Fnom one thnough nemain most the all. a finm

anothenrs aFgument: to

alone in

successively itselF, so also

will these

Foundation things f know wit

inviolable. be objeeted, to neceive and the

Against unless these that

evident

not

what not tFiec au-

some, things, acconding

dullness

of that

whose they

does

neach these thonsr answen, aFt -

do complain to the

have

oFten Famous

things yet that let not

pnescnipt thein to the

oF most hope. nepnobate

event

has

no way answened makes nothing a Fault thein to

whom we may so noble in an

thein this by

ignonance be AFt, imputed

Ant,

iF Fon

anything this

Natune wiII as ion Fall

possible less those

escape

intellect; aFnogance,

objection ignonance, administnatsc r-uti-y, ipso Facto,

be no though of

a maFk oF aFFected things Ant alone

than

gnoss by the

weFe to

be penFonmed without The Fest

Natune, the

co-openating, oF thein

which wit.

an exact being, oF thein meet

unden

capacity thene

excludedr and the

ES though Possibility

u,ene the

same measune I

intellect, by an expeni-

oF Natune. '17.

MoneoveF,

would

mental that all tain

aFfinmative wnite these

knowledge, things can

thein

negative

expeFience.

I

myseIF that ceFabout

be a FaithFul ane f tnue,

witness any these have

oF Natune, Falsity, things Found in tnue. basis one, such and

these

aFonesaid pnetence, tnied not eye

things and

without aII

without have

have by

seen

and

metals, Fone ance)

them, contend

and

expet-ience bane

Theneis ignor-

they

must

with of bV all

negations pnofess

(whose myselF

against with

witnessesl mouth, BipIey, tediouE penFonm

whom I tFue

who also, ane, At-

am backed, bertus, names no it

one

phitosophens,

Flaymondus, would wonk be to

Flammel, to that neckon. whieh

Monenrand I f and I

many othens, at least on is

whose that it is

eonFess said,

tight

have I

but aFFinm

the the the

contnary most key hath, that he it is oF

veny hidden the the leann not haYr ious Iedger neckon Venusr into gaF add thene

much hidden thing is in

Fnom philosophens Natune. to all FunthenmoFe us by

might

make known, which to

that

AF t key to all

delivered

philosophens, doons its is

whosoeven him, so

oF unlocking hendle one what what is he

the in

committed and tnue took in

evenything metal

onden is oh:

method. in handr these

Fon or

on minenal it goes and let

Finst but the

which an ingenknowhene into Satunn

ol- by sagacity or

oPeFation nequined, will enn

knowing

besides him

theony, he can.

a pnactical r courd Mans Satunn,

else

do what as

up divens by the acid

mutations stalagma into

oF metals, oF Vitniol, Luna, Fnom the which top those

Fon

instance, into

Mencuny opeFations of Ant) only

Jupiter, chymists that is it

Jupiter (fan is

indeed, to

many vulr that a

enough to

know tnue betwixt the

penFonm.

known

Few,

(and

philosophens) a metal othen and

a middle ot- which

substance, the one end

hidden, is

noble, and

minenal, whose

a metal

a minenal, metal

commixt

heavenly

vintues

make one 1S.

centain

anonymous

when yet wholly atile) SoI and I

it

is

not

a metal,

but

a chaos, in

that itselF

is

a spinit it be

because wholly elixin, voleven desinto I the

volatile, all metals also

Fnom whence may be

(although without

dnawn

the f

tnansmuting shall not

Luna, have

Mencuny, g!gg, the thou

whose and

vintues the

willingly oF this be tr.ue. by

cnibe, all will

seen, this (if

known, will

tFansmutation with is me to

metals, tell

and thee,

adept wilt and it

witness it tFue

conceive) is the

called

Chalybs of most the

AuthoF the

oF the key

New Light, (as it

pninciple the iF

wonk,

tnue

may be handled) What have in

oF unlocking the meanwhile, out

hidden have to so in may a pno-

secnets hidden the

oF philosophens. these things, and

philosophens the tnuth this that but netains it

pointed

panabolically shall Fon no it

sons

oF Ant,

unden

a mask oF Falsehood; Fan be thene oF its iF so it. is

theneFone is plain,

Divine the

a Seience oF an into

be contemned, impenFect a penfect, thing since

nature

impediment, it

be changed pensity agent into this

own natur-e be tnied by

oF putting pFevailing

on penfection, with and a digestive Finst indeedr

an homogeneous we will that inquine by which neasons else

pouren. w€ will we will will

Now then detenmine, adjoin it

its ought

vintue, to the

be done. Finst: to

And then wB do, the and

philosophical to it be nothing can be

As Fon but by gold natuFe

pnofess to

digested and times aFt;

supneme then will

degnee

which not

bnought but so a

which

be seen

simply Whieh

gold, being

thousand it let

mone penFect penetFates

than

common gold. tinging since its not and

exalted

nadieally this

metals, to can

Fixing it

them. nemains Fan and

Neithen in neaF, that almost it six its above

seem wonderFul existance, cnedible coloun to into it

anyone, diFFuse who doth

whilst tinctune see it; by

coFponeal what seems is to

anyone its

insomueh littles,

tinctuner 19.

ES though

pounds mass wand will be

oF silven be into

with

one

single (though (as

ounce it small be

oF gold. veFy

Fon

example, tet it whole will powen dead I

let

a

oF silven be drawn appeaF

guilded a thnead

g!-eat) tnat

aFtenthnead soonen oF is is

as gold, then

a hain) and the metal, the gold

aE though to attenuate

oF the the iF so this

punest thnead,

antist to the and

wanting

colouning. able to

Moneoven, penfonm this

cor-po.-eal

eanthy

unspeakabla

a thing,

Fnom whence

pnay,

thisinconstancyoF!@'excePtbacauseabodycannotaltennatively change enten it, into but a body, thc But its what kind it Fon thene is not wanting a tinctune hindens become to the a spinit-

conpoFality iF this

oF the conponeal

tinging eanthly, tnuly sight,

matteF would it it

tFansmutation. ual Fieny, and

being did

altenedl to ye€r and

then thc and

would would by

Fundamentally penFonm the

entst.,

outwardly

same altennatively is oF a mot.r subtile supposed, until it to

intennally, pFopeFty wit, that in the

mueh moFe, than gold

how much Fine Thenefone so this

essence vulgan

canth. may be it

being ed, be

teFnene sea

cinculateasily

be plaeed that this

oF a Fieny is that

esEience,

will

gatheFed, than its

FiFth

cssence and the

a thousand Fnom the and

times law

mone pendispnoit is

Fect portion

Fonmen substance, amongst its tinctuFe it

oF the

oF subtility to deFuse it things, cannot enten, ingnession uhless the is

Foun

elements it

thereFone

oF powen that the

FuFthen;

hath

this

moFeoveF, with be extendiF it

whilst least

a spinit, which

may intninsically oF gold, oF its would is the although

be mingled it should and since oF the

a body

ed Fan, shall natuFal Natuner and so

attain without by

to,

because doubt it

cor-poFality, tFansmute it,

eveny passive entening

Iittles,

tnansmutation be between

idenity mixed

oF Natune with

the'thing

entened

r Gis wateF

wateF.

20.

This and will this having the in its

suPPosition place will

instead descnibe

oF a pneFace the mannen the is seed

we do oF it.

assent Hene

to at

be

tnue, we whieh,

least

bning is

some aFguments light and that moment

conFinming that has seed not

possibility. the is penfection wholly

Amongst

oF no seed,

oF everything as sung

which

impenFect,

Poet: In Auno Sunt auni licet hoa

Semina Abstnusa Longius. This sPecies. this seed the does is is IF not only

necedant,

penFect, thene

but

the

most

penFect, it

in

its

metaltick Follow, spinit, tha. Fon

theneFone in

be the is

seed the

oF gotd,

wilt

ncside

wateF

which

habitation

oF the the

a cantain

spinitual oF the sighted out

means oF consenving oF gold. blessed to its into

species, it is no

hence the wonk

possibility quick Find

dissolution philosophen, agent

Although by

oF a veny talent, gold this to could is to

God with this. Feason

m€ran iF that its oFF

a powenful to bning

penFonm seed, waten made, and is

Moneoven, pensuades oF put anothen to

be dissolved be done Which to wit,

out

no othen

way than being

homogeneous body put hath on

own kind. its Fonm,

dissolution a tennine

once

the hath

Fonm oF gold, alI is motion the

ueateny-golden thing, and

Fonm.

MoneoveF, motion is

Fnom something oF a genenative will be

eveny whence

penFect motion mutations a quo

bound

in -Ethe by vaF-

same kind, ious ity thene by the

a pFognession, to the thing

which moved,

done when

homogeneous is the will

wheneFone

auFeand

tenminus be

the

same wirl

be ter-minus in a metallick being

ad quem,

intenmedial oF the

pFognessions raw oF Natune,

homogeneity, obsenved, the

neeessity

which

e'l .

eFFect be the

is

Fonced

to

its

end, not

thnough be

the

necessity by the

oF an end, contnany.

iF

so

openations

shall gold

intenmitted a negFess b" pEyS9. be the to

Wheneto which put

Fone

Fnom dissolved and

we put it to wise

oF the But

same dissol.ved, golden it Form hath

auneity, it shall since

we conclude in no

this

ne-assume,

shall

same which is to

oFF,

a FegFesrs Fnom a pnivation, thene is necessarily anothen then I have the wnit the

a @[!.! Form by

impossible. this, which

ThereFone will tile ect be so and the

golden Fonmen, enough, chieF of,

much mone noble, than Earth.

how much mone suband too much to bank wise the dinat nebate tFuth,

pune sons

oF leanning, things they things

now let ane

Myso-Chymicks they or can in no

saFely the and deep nest

those

ignonant I have this

Fonce they

oF those shall

whieh bean

saidr

dispnove oF thein oF Ant,

centainly Fon said I

away nothing

newand the

slandens, to the

ignonance. what I have

wnite is

to

haten

abundantly established,

suFficient. and (as vindicated, is above said) thEt something it this comes Oivine Fon is

Now this to to AFt be said pass as

science oF its

being

pnoFessons, wickedness Fniends, mechanicks, things, evil wnite

Fon that

Fnom the well as its

oF some soFr-y hath suFFened by

Fellovys, much by

caluminatons. go about cut-se tean with little gold, do

when some stupid the micat nailing learned gape ion, Ant, ance handling

seduced being oF its

blind they

pnesumption pnesently and

oF those

vexed

chy-

philosophy, the authons

speak that

pFactitionens, Othens, the thing eonceive ashamed to the thinst without

theneoF. with the

although aFten

pFeposteFous the AFt, yet well pFetend

men, and

blinded upon

aFten and and

set

matune

delibenatoF the

enF, speak

neventheless oF it, and

they being

a possibility to confess

thein and

ignongo

thenein,

a skillFulness ??.

ignonant,

penhaps

on to

wnite

about at last

the

Art, they

and

being

alluned will

with yet

a silent tny thein again,

hope untir

oF

necovening they the day

what thein good so

have they the

lost, witl

do multiply hope oF Futune

losses; but in

comFont they

Fniends and

with eveFy

meanwhile to is the

ar.e pgf,

made.p1].g]1s!r to aFe denide seduced

giving

an occasion so gneat

Foolish

mockens

oF Chysince

mistl'y they False ment being sly

them.

Indeed

thein to intice

wickedness, othens the the

themselves lies and

they

go about

with

thein

neceipts, oF ent.oF; stinned and

sophistical some, by

wnitings, skilled the

into in thing

same pnedicaAnt, yet scabioudo LuIly,

at up

length theneto and most

howsoeveF

envy, the

do handle promises

veny

deceitFully, Tinos all iF with

under

oF the so is not

tFue

Ooctnine, AnnoId, one

seduce and

misenable amongst he will

impostunes, whom there be Found labyninth be need, to to

Geben, Found the that

almost and

othensr any y€t an

candid ver-y begin finalso

wniten, obscunely. chymistnyr geF the of

handle to one

matteF is to

Hence that iF

inevitable seems shall so to

thene any Ant one is

even go the a body it place Ant, dnive to

oF the night cannot is veny by to him

immediate path. set to

Godr

desine that

Hence it

name oF the the

odious

easily to be

without be known a son since a Firm ationr

gFeatest is to

denision. be done in this

TheneFone the Finst

necessaFy that this uhless hope and will

what

one

oF science. thene will

To obtain

goldcn to

obtain backr his

Fleece he has

be many hindnances oF mind,

Fesolution UFrless

many things sighted

delude

expect-

he hath that

a quick

wit. Fnom them that his who denide Laboun his

Finst undentakingr known hide to this

indeed, his

he may be made saFe ought the to be secFet, wise

couFse theneFone like

may be to

none,

ancient in the

philosophens hrithen

commanded truly may it

seience,

a wond

mouthr

seem unpnoFitable oF menr mind et's thene iF any make not

so little

to

exhont, towands

since the the

that casting

the of

disgnaces

and

calumnie in the

a dispondency have its

oF a Tino, in the will one

who abhonning contempt. to be need

AFt

themselves if any one

pnactitionthe aFt. him event, Fon any-

highest appeaF shall

Moneoven oF a secFet of his

considen oF the hunt so

concealing can

be fFustnated ways, of

hope,

silence Who is

thing. ed, it this mely Fon is

lrlhen othen an example

he shall

be pnopounded. thnowing away othen

disappoint time (as

a Foolish But not iF

oF money hand

and

commonly tneasune, necessany and

neputed). it to shall have

on the be it. one

he shall but

obtain also extFeto slo

only

Found Fon Ehall too he

pnoFitable, he is enjoy

concealed iF any

pnopounded and use in

a pFey openly this

Tynants gFeat having which ed,

wicked

persons and

a tFeasuFe, nepented would

somc also

being

impnovident .to be

thing, mind, leannonE]

too

late. into

Moneoven this

ought

oF a constant industnous, that he hath

descend

palaestra, solitanyr poor-, tnyedr

diligent, uFtless although it will

a devouren

oF booksr not Ar.t to

ptrivater mone, is not

Faithful

companion, when the

Fon yet

a little happen that

quantity he moFeis

may sufFice will oveF

once with

er.F sometimes, to supply in

nepain

ennons, Fon Food

he has and

need

oF money, whilst to he do

changes this Ant,

necessaFy least by

naiment,

incumbent something and God, his light that

chance ought thing, to

he should

be obtiged

else, which

when he natheF is sin the and thus he will gneatest soliciting qualiFied eFt-. Iet

be oF an undistunbed him with be honest his and to

mind, Feaning prospen the oF clean leannhim him-

let

abhonning undentakings, oF Natune and not

heaven let him let

pFayeFs nithout the

go ohr him

but get mind

Moneoven him and ?4"

books let with

ed men, nead and

sophistens, and nead

ditigently considen

those, deeply

nead,

again,

things

selFr

and

have

a caFe it

least

when he hath but let it

once him with

concluded often the

the

thing, examine oF the have

he Pnesently and most chose let siden and weigh his

tny

pnactically, and alten

ponden, opinion he shall then at let let

conclusions, authons, which and shall

compane it so all

leanned someone, begin

long,

until

endune

pnobationsi, Godrs

length him him conalten

him his

a pnaxis,

pnaying which see

Fon

assistahce, pensuade, by only

expeFiments, until

as Fea=ion shaII the signs Iet

Fenew,

he shall

descnibed him insist

Philosophens. upon and one yet he tnue let shall have

And om itting complementr him at writ have length the I

enFoneous f,€ithen of his let gneat

openations, him despain,

also by

he eFr- oFten, the to blessing instnuct

a caFs obtain Following would

changesr I lIEr all that

so

oF God, sueh without pensrons and this

desine. Treatise

moFeoveF pEE,

a one deceit. and

penFect, Fnaudulent

And yet nest For:

admonish

covetous, they let

the

oF thein

classes,

alone

the

Ant

Tneatise,

Centum

est

pnocu

hinc

ancene

pnoFanum.

25.

Cxnpren I I. ()F IIETALS. TRAI{SI{UTATI(}I{
0r rH E B E G I l rt { I r G o F T HE A n r , I T s lln t r e n s A rD ITs Founo lt t o t , oF TH E i ernul tc r m u HI c H I T I s T RE A T E D

p RI lt c I p L E s A r { I tr HE G RA I I UA L

P RODUCTIOT I F I I E T A L S A I I D I I I I I E RA L S . O

Henmes by duced authons afFinm into the

sut.neme scEne

Tnismegistus of philosophens,

the

Fathen

oF this

Ant,

is

intnooF who

oF whom vanious be; thene they ane agnee not in

opinions wanting this,

aFe neported, him to have

who he should been Mosesr €t

least

that

he called books

was an Egyptian, the ane Fathen extant) oF this

also

a most

quick to

sighted wit,

philosophen. of alI have the and

He is (whose this

philosophy, this

who Finst Yet

handled

philosophy. the

some will wnit

Science Liberal them to them,

denived Seiences posteFity. which wisdom. it into

Fnom Enoch, (amongst But

who Foneseeing which is

Flood, upon

seven leFt

Chymistny) into

tables,

Henmes entening the Emenald contend

the

valley and

oF Hebnon leanned Ant, this it. but the

Found his

aFe yet

called

Pillans that

thence this

Othens his Ank.

shanply Not

Noah knew to

and

cannied Frsm

a Few do endeavoun and to wnite Aber that and

establish had

Ant

some places it

oF ScniptuFe

Solomon so to to

Some bning such rike

down Fnom Adam himselF, do not they please

seth; wnite

subtilitieE of Nature,

mer. being

about nay

simplieity Ant, that else iF it but the

do not

illustnate, and they that to

Fathen wnite,

obscune

seems yield Ant

enthysiastical, an occasion

so

do nothing Fon I that

oF deniding in

Myso-chymicks. why should

has

a neal

Foundation

Natune,
<tl .

be solicitous

whethen lovers

this and

ot'that the even adepts as

man undenstood have it always is

it

on hor

since

we know with

that aII

its thein NeiDeath, dili-

concealed to

themselves othens known in but

endeavout', then but have whilst This that

also

declaned

thein aFten the

Books. thein

all, they at

oF at

least

veny they clean,

many been lay that

weFe alive least is

concealed it is so oF it

with Fan

gFeatest

gence. devica, oF ages, oF them cannot

Fnom being

a new

thene

have

been

men skillFul both in tongue

thnough natuon, Ant,

many senies and veny many

who being

diFFenent have such so

and

contempoFaFy, be pnoved, to by handle

wnit

so

agFeeingly undenstand one in so do that but in openation. neading

oF the them, I thein

that to at to

they cot-r-up least, a man allegthings

aE nightly much as diFFiculty they write

eithen conFess books,

on divensely thene

may appeaF oF the and

a gneat thing,

unskiIIFuI onically to

obscunely, intenmingle by this all

tr-opically, many FaLse means of they

Figunatively; unwonthy and

some also unwary,

ensinaFe

the

may disdo stnike they they

tinguish at one

philosophens mank and lead

Fnom Fools; to the they

sum,

them

same Inn. do this to

But no

those othen

things end, in

which but that books. candid; the

deliven

moFe obscunely, the unwonthyr

may exclude Bennand Flipley the yet est and by

Ers they adoned

oFten by me)

witness is

thein most

Tnevisan

(much

Found

also oF

an Englishman, also

Flammel the

a Fnenchmin, authon

Sendivogius oF the

Authon secnets,

New Light, whose in

anonymous

Henmetick as to wit

name hath in

delivened whose in

a double title his is

anagnam Enchinidion

(spes

mea

agno)

a Book tagi) of

Physieae I would the

Flestitutae, not wonks Aejidius Gold, pass oF

(penes hene the

no unda ladden Boys wonks

Henmetick the

Arcanum, gneat

Philosophens, the wonks

Rosany,

Annoldus, de Vadiar

the the

Play,

oF Dionysis his

Zachanius, Poems of

oF Moren,

Augunellus ?7.

making

also Bonus which ways

Fine

Tneatises

oF the in to

Flosany I

abbneviated, have all

the the those Fit,

wonks books which

oF Peten included ane the othen studious habits oF

oF Fennana, ane agneeable

a wond these bei ng the

would

aFonesaid, companedr Lives, noF that €s

and is

excluded. of and Ant also

Which

beFone

scholan mctals, but thene leann know is

may leann

Kingdoms, delight is

mannens, in

and the

oF minenals,

himself

bane to this he

notion, end, may and to

them need

scientiFically, oF a pnoFound the the

pnactically. contamplation, things being as it

But

meditative

that in only the

and

undenstand bodiEs in

oniginal species. to I wit, as

oF natunal As Fon fan il!r

genus

oF minenal the the Ooctnine aFt

intentive explain

oF Metals,

Fonth pasrs by

s;eems to oFiginal things touch

oF tFansmutation, in thc ggg;

willingly to havc yet I

tha

oF natunal which the nest may in

things satisFy onden. All elements to

content puFposer

spoken will

thoEa

thc

aFonesaid

bniefly

the

common philosophens all thinge fnom chymical

havc

delivened

that

thene

at.e ane all

Foun things

eompounding they nesolve, all

oniginally, divens

Fnom whence coalition, have I

whieh

whose

divens subscnibed to

things to this

pnoceed. unhappy than that

Almost opinion. without

philosophens oF which (tfrey

No othen matune have

cause

am able being

conjectune to thein oF upon handle

delibenation hastily

pnepaned Finst to

own intenest) things. the it Fon Which

ttrey

descnibed I will I to

these not

Foundations disallow, will

opinion

of

theins,

dane Fon tnuth they

account

oF the

honoun

and neveFence acconding elements, teacheth to

have the

them,

philosophically I only all

othenways thnee

oF the contend

matteF. to be

acknowledge which

which be cold the

Foun, to wit,

expeFience and

oF thein defect

orvn natune, being caused

ain,

waten

eanth,

Fon that

only

e s.

by

the

Femote upon

distance these gFeateF

oF the and

caliFactive that is

Sun,

which

doth on

bning

a by

coldness

things on

mone nemiss, it I is deny

intense, Fon is heat I

how much the gethen sides always that on neject oun

lesser

distanee also in

nemoved. that thene whose

altobe-

an elementany which itself. things, Blas

Fine, bunns

any is

common Fine in in

the do

kitchens, I deny,

destnuctive theFe is heat

Neithen Flowing the motion

notwithstanding, oF motion, othen. The upon

eithen oF the

Fnom light Stansr by ho

liFer

or Vulcan

altenative doth is which the burn

Pynate them,

and lgggg corFupt Fnom two

concnete violent contFany

things, motion, active noF

feeding

and

it

most

caused things,

Fnom the but as yet Fan actit

Fepugnancy is as ivity I not

anises r €s the

an element to

being actuel mutually

neithen bunning, in

substance but the

accident

appentains oF two not

cxpnession in in and

oF the

agents, show

themselves, aFe nequined oF heat this neithen

a capacious onden to

subject. Fine in act-

would

now what the ?t that

things

ually this be

bunning, qclioq is

besides mader yet

accident

substance although

which its heat

least it

we asseFt itselF is

hene,

an accident, but and the aeting

an accident oF two activity but

nor- a subactive I that could it ele-

stance, things easily would mental oF the do I

expness

openation upon

oF the one

activity which

mutually in to the and eveFy

anotheF, thing

demonstFate be Foneign Fine, in

combustible

bunning,

this

place.

And asr f being the content Finst

do altogether with

neject

meanwhile do asset-t, heat, thnee things.

a teFnaFy quality as to is go

numben

elements

native

gg.,]5]r hEithen said; into so the neicom-

attnibute do I admit

to

them

except by thein

accidental commixtion

then

these

position Fon

oF natunal that the

dispnopontion

of 49.

things

to

be mingled,

takes

away

the

mixtune

Fit

Fon

genenation, is an made by

and the

the union

possibility

theneoF.

Fon

a natunal Moneoven, but tile iF the

genenation union least the is

oF genenative to be united

ingnedients. pen minima,

ingnession thing

oF things be tenfold the

oF one

o!- a hundnedFold littles to wateF

mone subcome

than

little it unite

oF anothen, behoves peF it, they littles. thing

adequate

cannot

togethen, which eanth Flegme

Fon that to

veny

Iittle

things

come togethen, mixed with otdisto and

we seek is not

minima. sven as

Fnom hence neithen

united spinit,

with yea the one

wateF

with

winer oF this in onden

with

may be sepanated, IF any one the that

beeause shall say

pnopontion makE this so by

amongst mixtuner

undengoes I it uFge

subtilty iF it

oF anothen, subtile itselF, and go

consequcnce was Finst that pnay that so it is is

aFe united, thick) be tnat

be equally uniting

(which behoves then eanthr and iF r

may cnteF brought (Fon will to that,

liquid the

it what

altogethen but watrF,

same Natune, witl so that not

eanth to

waten

into

sayr

a body

not to

enteF imagine

a body this, the

unitively) eanth of is a would to be

be sor to with

how Foolish that and iF it

is

it

conveFtible concFete be said pnoducedr ol'othenwise little

waten, wateF,

should this iF into

pnomote

generation the thing

should so

be gnanted, it but able

to

pnoduced thc eanth the

oF wateF, has gone

be beFone waten, not is be

was posisible this to is

neal wiII ain

necessaFy, with the is be it

little

oF this And as yet the little

agFee

oF the

othen. than into itselF that

wanting, unless

whose all wateF should

littre things

much moFe subtile held to vanish to

oF wateFr the

ain, in all

that

also

aFonesaid iF it

may have be

a companion it would

genenating, things in its did

which eonsist

gnanted, which a5.n,

Follow it

oF ain

alone,

although

be oniginally

own natuFe

Fnom itselF,

on gather--

30.

ed togethen will oF its wit, to be the

oF eanth same thing, Fon

and

wateF, non

changed

between because

themselves oF the cannot ain, be it

yet

it

divensiFied it be the

diFFenence united, is is to

oniginal, that wateF the

unl ess the

same it with the

may have

same subtilty with it,

obliged to be

have

same Finst eanth, it

qualities that it

same also to the

judged wateF, eanth position doctnine

oF the and so iF

may be so

adequated will and

nanity ain, is the to and

oF the and comthis oF Fine with is what wateF to to minand

be so will

waten

subtilized wateF, elements, to

be neal

subtilized oF things aII things

be neal by

nou, whene

geneFated ane

when

acconding

necessaFy a quatennity But so iF

pnoceed

Fnom ain, being s€y, ask into

how much moFe subtily, this tnue agent into doctFine that they ain, the

oF elements any one I should would goes

admitted, that him by it

oF mixtune. elements aFe

convcnted, iF eanth

weFe chenged: that so thene thing, eanth

moFeoven

wateF,

may be an union I would neduced to ask into the

oF compounding again neal nanity anothen, any what need so

elements, thene also as the is to

make an elementany untie gle the not IF to ain, it anothen new ain to

new to watet. so

water-r oF ain, being

subtilized conventible oF itselF, as yet

one

same elementr pnocneate be said in

into

convented oF the is is

could othen.

an eFFect that nanityr ask eanth and then othen,

without being

mixtune

aFonesaid, is not

subtilized, as; neithen put on

equal wateF

wateF I

wateF,

even one will iF can

would

whethen iF not, is

oF no the neithen impossible; on the whose not 31.

the

Finst

qualities in thein

oF the littles, iF one be

they sor I

have

coFnespondence to Finst, on. it is know that

Fon this Fiqst should

desine

whether wourd

put

Finst it

oF anothen Finst puts

not

"";the the

Finst, contnany is

Finst

To assent

phitosophical,

thenefone

concluded element, ied in they with

that which I

aII

things

matenially eanth

take noF

thein ain,

oniginal which is

Fnom one unless a soil into f stud-

cannot could

be neithen easily incnease means by

bnevity which aII it

demonstnate. and and which oF all Cneation, within €s in ane

The pneserved, of ane

eanth the

ot- bed which whene-

bodies is the

ain, vintues, to the

gFow, it is

bningen they

heavenly

Filled,

and the

communicated is put into

all waten into

these by the in air

inFenion the

things, in

seed

things which thein metals,

Cneaton

the

Finst

some do pnoduce €s is,

asr vegetables, it iE hid veny

some keep obstruser seed is

own neinsr and all to thene

animals, even of This is is to

some end

the

oF the

wonld, (as

suFFicient said) tne

to wateF its

pnoduee is

things be. fonm which agent) them

seed, seed

whose (othen-

habitation ways idle)

Found

Ueing

stinned

up by

Form

(which

a centain pnesent its to Fonce, so

paFticlc endue (in

oF ineFFabIe neFenence things seed aptly being to

Iight, place disposed stinned

heavenly and

vintue)

a convenient to stin

with

inFenion I say the

(and up with

up to

motionJr does as it until IF

an aetive odoun, oF all seed

vintue, which changes,

coagulate s;o chanit thenea dny oF

the ges has Fone

matenial by vanious

wateF

with

its

fenmentatious the authon the

Fenmentations, that, to pnoduce seed,

pnoduced thene

which thene

was pFopensie. Fnom thence !gt!-9.A. Finst the

be a metallick not I note could veny of the wetting hene

grows to

humoun all sor-t, Finst ing the might

slippeny

the teach

hands, the

wit,

mothen oF eveny

metals. also

pnocneation

oF stones

many things but Fon I

wonthy

oF obsenvation, pass by those to

about t hings be

the mak-

nativity little tnue to matten

Mencuny; punpose.

punposely Mencuny has it

desenved

called it that

oF metals, to metal,

because yet 34. it

beFone might

was Mencuny by

t hat

be destined

happen

some deFect,

it

does

not as

actually

act as it

by is

inFonming, helped by

that

is

by

exciting nightly

to

motion,

except

Fan Fonth

extnincicks

accommod-

divensiFi ed bonn in yet not hene

to shall

pnoduce Find

divense in

tnansmutations, itselF it Fit Fon cold, (the

wheneFone geneFation, Fon that it

iF

Mencuny although is dead,

a place a place oF its

itselF within being as

without the yet well

such

appean

centeF

own nativity, tnis Fonce €s

genenative Vintue,

action being things, things, to

intenmitted) Fnom the ain

oF Heavenly

caused and and the by

Lightr most I say

a notation

oF supenion to has in be all

means oF the all

plentiFully this will vintue cause motion,

diFFused (as it

thr-ough Fotation this they

things,

neFeFence this without

oF the heat, arE (f

supcnions) and celestial

motion cannot

inFenion its LiFe, but

subjectr in which

mean not Fenments oF the until

an animal

liFe, by

noF

yet

vegetable, Blass the

a Fonmal) (N.9. matteF gt'eatsl' pIacc, the the

Fnom thene, the motion

aFe pnoduced Stars) the which

an altening doth

Blass= and ol'

daily

ehange

tFansmute lcsscn

it,

Heavenly to the

pnedominate

inducing oF the

a

Fixation,

acconding digestion, to

aecommodation and only the

helping

oF netanding diFFenent oF the

Fnom one proceed,

same Mothen, by some being

aFonesaid inequality

oFF-spning matunity. aFe not

divensiFied inequality, but not

By Feason

oF which

cnude in the

supenfluities Mencuny ane

which

oF metallick these does r

imposition, say being

sepanable with

Fnom it, the pune,

purged

neceiving amongst Feason

a coagulation metals, oF the and those

seem to being

speciFicate diFFenent and by it to is

feculent oF the

cnudities,

vaniation

genenative this

matnix

Mencuny,

coagulated the Embnio

diFFenent, oF the the
to oF

and

possesses

difFenence,

acconding

place. matten oF all
S ol 1r 34.

Moneoven
pnopenly in t he te n d s degnee

metals
on

is

Eg,
Fon

to
the

wit,

Mencuny

which

p f' o c n e a te p e n F e e ti o n,

Luna,

di fFenent be

t - espect comm ixed in

any

Feees

oF Mencuny

its

genenation, substance

these

aFe

accidentsr paFtly which this the the

Ft€ithen divensity, digestion the

do enten and is

into

a Menthe

cuniar

oF which place in with and so

pantly

diFFenence diFFenent

oF the

made,

Fnom a thing puts

coagulation masks, avoid I

one .g'g,

same one metals

on diFFenent sPecies. metals, only I

pnoduceth

impenFect

in

thein oF atl

a Panticulan make haste to

descniption the

oF the

genealogy

because

Flenovation,

and

multiplication

oF Sol Thenefone

and Luna. I betake myselF to the task.

?E

Cnrpren I I I.
0r 6ol p A ro S rl v e n , HO ur HE y c o lt E o F lle Rc u n lll
IIAT TE R, A llD 0F THE PO S S I B I L I T Y 0 F CHA I I G I t { G I } I P E RF E CT IIE TA LS , T0 T HE P E RF E CT I O T O F T HE S E .

Out sisten ion. pantly Natune edr and

oF the Lunar to

Fonesaid wit, this is

Fountainr matteF two-Fold,

6s is

is

saidr to

sptrings

Sol

and by

his digest-

bnought

penFection oF complete, outmost cnudity natuFe has

Now penFection on wholly. ai.ms oF hen all any dnegs

eithen is

begun the all

that to

is, which

Complete

penFection to wit,

bound being

own accond, cleansed out,

that

decoct-

the Thie its

metallick

may tniumph its nising, But and

without does

coagulated the I

dnosE. Eanth with is

Sun oF out's beams and

illuminatc (as that

splendon.

begun and yet

penFection in to nespect be called the

may say) which is

not

called

penfection it

pnopenly, not

Fonmally Fon so it is

impenFect to be which

desenves Fonmal stick to

impnopenly,

penFection, is not

judged did

impenFection the pune is in so in

when

crudity (by but

dccocted, yet the

geneFation punged so it; out,

accident) it is that to But punged the is alt left it

non

Hetenogeneous the oven pg it, in and

supenfluity coagulation, at last

mingled

with

gFeat so it

quantity happens bV E!-. so oveF this

pnedominates metals, (SoI ry!!!y

overt.comes aFe

and Luna is so

excepted) and the

whieh the pune

consumed supenFluity Dominion theneoF, a total
t he t op

when the out

bound, that

Feculent has such

beFone to

coagulation,

impune, to

be delivened the and Finst the

Fnom the degnee nejection
openati ons.

connuptive oF penFection. oF the

tnyanny But is

be accounted oF the
p e n F e c t i on

expungation
o r- h i g h e s t

Feces,
oF

impune

metal l i ck

And yet

these

35.

cFudities Natune anation be not to with

and

Feces

wene not meFcut'yr is

oniginally hay the they

oF the

same imposition whose But no not wise by

oF sepiF they

metallick

wene sepanable, oF metals. this has in

beFone punged the the thc E help

coagulation out beFone nay they

penFection yet

coagulation, ane

united Natune

them

sepanable.8, but by Ant the

although Hand-Maid AFt,

without Hence tnue

oF anothen, and basis

oF Natune. and metal which thie may although the

oniginal

oF the to wit,

tFansmutatoFy that

Foundation in itselF b"

oF Alchemy, the same.pg

a mone impune Gotd is is, no since with wise it

Possess some

oF which this

-i- gg1$.

coagulatedr

Vat

impune theneFone

oF metallick is iF Hetenogenit could metal to be is by digestthe be

imposition, eous Found would ive it

although may bc

Fnom perFect, by most

sepanated Eanth,

a tniumphant sunely Gold and an

agent, impune and with agent,

which

above go into

the

impenFect nespect will

puFe

penFect that

Silven,

sepanation.

Fon

eveFy agcnt,

sepanating since this

same Feason to is tue, native degnee, degneesr be out'

a digestive without Ancanum, has the

sepanation powen. Spinit and digested

impossible an agent vinthe

eFFected Oivinc

an eFFectual Fon it is

digestive

Such

a Heavenly

and yet to

a Fieny show

theneFone pnopenties

powen

oF penetnating, it is and Gold excells

doth the

oF Gold, it

Fon

supneame by many

(wheneFore in

tnanscends oF the

common gold and doth it natune. over-come

an Homogeneity it be a spiritual by it its is

same kind Vet) the it end

Although any the they the in Fine othen Homoshould Feces

Funthenmone body in the Pune

body, to

wonld when

Fixity, cast upon

may netain least whilst

geneous Fly atray

impenfect

metals,

Fnom the to aIl be

Fine, bunned

because by its

oF thein

cnudity;

aFe exposed thing alone

Hetenogeneous digestion

violence, Fon

whieh is the

tFansmutative

consists.

37.

tFyal aII pune

oF gold, combustible dontt Fty But aIl yet not

f

say

oun

Vulcan, fnom the tnyal

which pune,

by iF

bunning so Fine they is be

will that

take that oF

away whieh its is

impunity away

Fnom the

oF the (although

because contain

tenden in

cnudity. themselves) that ing that away

impenFeet this puFe the

metals is so

a pune the this,

cnude, and it yet along like. does

that

mixed

with oven

impune, fly-

beaning Fine the

Fine,

pnedominating with it,

Fnom the at

snatches as its

which

othenwise

would

nejoiee

Fine

Moneoven enten to

outr 4I@,because like and bunning impenFect by its Fine, pFeand vul-

a spinitual metals vailing netains can by does the peF

homogeneous minima, and

substance, whet it it Finds

such itselF, oF the

like violence in by his

poweF, its

deFends

Fnom the Fixity,

moFe than upon pure thg gold

penFect

the

mean while which

bunning being to the and but

Faed

combustible nemains, all at all

flame

eonsumed quality nemainnathen pnowhieh because the the

Fine,

on silven, thc violence

(acconding oF the to the

oF the ing in

medicineJ alf

sustaining not

Fine,

plgEligg, it.

inFenion (as to can

mineral,

excelling Fess being its puFe Fine, Fluous operaticn elixin its that to

WheneFone gold

uve do not but

some detnactor-s Find enteF and eFFect pen it

object) an agent

cneate upon

ot. silven,

cast

impenFect and

metals,

them that

minima,

Homogeneity by its

Spinituality. poweF a Iike to by and

Moneoven vintue,

may deFend combustion until the of

pFevailing Finding

Fnom the netains it,

which feees is

itselF, the

supeFwhich

be destnoyed chnysopoeticle Moneoven is to

bunning

tynanny AII that to it the

of this as

Vulcan: oun well

tnansmutation. it Fixity had this, actually exubenant

secr-et communicates since

perFonms. tinctuner it is tss it both

impenFect, and Fixity.

oF the

hi ghest

eoloun

38.

Cnnpren IV. Corcennrre rHE SEED oF Gou; ALsorHE ouEsrroil
A IIS UE RE I'UHE T HE RO T HE R I I E T A L S HA V E S E E D.

Fon seed

the

pneserving, by the

pf'opagating, gFeat cneaton that it

and to

pnoducing and no to

eveFy seed is

species is the

was given

things; has not

penFection to is be judged

oF evenything; impenFect; seed. days,

and

which is

seed, be

desenvedly that in the least Feason can the the to eFFect peFthene

theneFone all

doubted

metalliek six have

Eithen ane

those

things in

wene cneated the The Wonld, Finst then be,

Finst they and deny metal

whieh

on have augmented

been

o!. at both no

incneased denys. is loose (on the

being

daily. the which

expeFiance that does there not

ThereFons seed;

iF

latten, iF Fon thene

body

mctallick it nathen in

sunery is

coagulation, oF matunation be nightly

coagulation Ieads

oF penFection, Fection, is not a sign iF

which

stnaight its

exteFions

disposed) is by so

mone oven

seed it is

oF penFection, that the ft it

because seed is is lost

it

matuned,

theneFone but is

pnobable

coagulation, that

Fathen seed have the is seed same this that that

nendened in in metals;

mone noble. theneFone f

plain

by

this,

metallick all have metals one and

may be asked, answeF by

whethen all othens no

themselves? but is has in

would

saying in in

seedr seed Jove is in

somer it seed seed of

nesides gold.

nearer', Fon it is

moFe Femote; IawFuI so it of is to the punery is

but think, Fest,

the the

wise and Fon which

oF Jove,

Satunn

oF Satunn,

a Jovial but the

Fonm, puFe

satunnine, matteF is

on.Mantiar, Auneous, to

accidwanting oF

ental, besides

nothing

a bane

digestion,

sepanation

oF the

dneggs,

consumption

39.

the

cFudities that

and is,

inducti ve Founded thene but is is

oF Fixity. upon the

But

the

Fonm oF gold oF matten itseIF

is

subso

stiantial, puniFiedl tending In in to

substance seed in

theneFone penFection, gold

an Auneous

aII in shut to

impenFect its

metals

accidentally the same seed, should

hindened closely

pr-ogness. up, tr.iumphing s eed out oF

digested penFection;

thene

theneFone it being

iF

it

be sought although that

bning

impenFect laboun Sol, will

mctals, be in the

Fan nemota, it not is

tnuly aII

existing, be exalted the in 4,

the to peFand they in

vain, seed I

Fon is

necessaFy

othenwise oF the be @,

sepanated not

Fnom them Mencuny, in

(being is by

Fection is ane GoId wands that it to all

thing)

mean seed, to that is

which and in that vintue,

Fonce not

which

which, but

multiplied; to his wit, seed,

but whene that

Satunn

multiplied GoId,

Satunn he

only, emit

he shall is, his its

come to most oniginal to add

may gftgFnom himselF,

digested

multiplieation may not be

may have

Fnom this. something, is

Concenning

Luna

unpnoFitable to have seed, thene f

hene

whom anyone It to seems the

would to

easily

believe this

because being gnant but

she

penFect. senving is

make Fon ion both neins the to is

opinion, Tnuly and

an elixin that thene white be is

pnojectseed, in the yet

oF the oF the

whitc. white

a multiplicative contained

ned,

this

only

oF SoI. Seed will

And although not be Found

thene

a multiplication in Luna, said Solan which it but this

oF Lunar has Luna

immediately as

a necessity whiteness is Luna, out the (not SoI,

pnoceed the Finst

Fnom Sol; degnee Fon the

theneFone

we have whose Stone

oF penFeetion, mothen is oF oun white,

yeltowness is called

comPliment. common but which the is

philosophical) Fathen which oF oun anises

because witfr its two

dealbates

the

StoneJ

whiteness, paFents, is

Fnom whence whit e, Finst

oFFspning,

Fnom these 40.

in

im itation

oF the
white, indued

moll-rE lE -F o n m, a n d t h e n
aFtenwands with it

it

is
with

P g ! @! 3 9 8 9 '
E noyal sanguin-

multiplicative eous redness,

gnowsi ned

a chnysopoetick

Powen.

41.

Cnnpren V.
C orc E ni l ri l G TH E v r RT u E o F T HE S E e o o F G o r o ,
A iID IiI UHA T IT I S I I { T I E DT A T E L YI NCL UDE D.

But

that to

we may obtain penfection, what to Ant

this by

ancanum,

with upon

which them,

we might Finst to wit, to

bning oF aIl that which that can is it in it

impenFect,s it it can is is be to

a pFojection said

be g!99, exalted by hath oF its matuned easily

we have

oF out. aFcanum, degnee of will penFection be

gold

the and

supneame Natune; a @9 any

bnought Natune

also

it

obsenved neithen its lies seed

99.!g[,

obtained

oF hen Funthen, wit. the

openation, and this €s yet

move itselF then t'user to be

own accond with

Funabst-

sagacious to

But

Funthen the

h€ithen

appears

sightr and that

othenways

seed above it aFe

oF its

vegetables own vintue, and to times. be kept

oF animals in I which could

may be extFacted, Natune nelate has nested,

Eo fan it

exal.ted

may excell seed, this which metallick Fon is not lies the this,

a thousnathen veg-

many things diFFenence to

oF this between be

secnet;

but seed

the is

and

etable the

oF animal

diligently pant bringing that

obsenved; seed is seed body of and so in the

because when since

dissimilanity Fnom the oF gold can

oF the whole is

Fonth metallick its the

discenned; so. by But

panted the

body, neal

but gold,

least

theneFone its body,

littles,

neithen nemaining with wholly seedr is, it the

be sepanated but

From

mean while it is done goes

a guest; plenany seed by

when the

maniFestation metal;

seed

destnuction theneFone vintue and nathen

oF the thene dignity, than 4?. is

metal

neduced oF the numben, matten

into l.athen is

made a multiplication than quantity (tne and golden

that being

nobilitated

incneased

neduced Fespect ity the is

into

seed)

because gold is is

oF the wholly spenm,

similanity matteF, whieh , by and

oF paFtsl when the

because

in

oF a stone, maniFested oF

secFet

pnoFund-

whoIIy

cinculating then it this

neceives becomes to wholly

vi ntue

Fonm on heavenly which which penly but the noF aFe nelated the and because waten is

Vintue to it

capable by is least is the

oF communicating Homogeneity

othens, place pnoin

oF matteF. Fon Seed, out, its in

The

Seed nesideth exactly, this oF its the invisible kind else

immediately pant

Waten, is

speaking but

oF metal

invisible; aIl in it,

univensally it, but and

pouned exent

thnough Vintue the

and

inhabits

anything which

maniFested is seed, call

wateF,

although us

intennal t henel a whole panticle

agent,

pnopenly

r'eason the

pensuades seedr is is only not

to

be

wheneFone gnain of in the

we pnomiscuously when yet But but I that is have the

whole liFe vintue

etS ure caII the so least

Eg.g!, -@,.

germinating otr seminal

liFer

distinguished least because so oF the it is unden waten it, is in calle body

metals,

insepanably added these whose all it go

commixt, things

thnough of the has fon

the seed, been

eontaining. said above

a netal, doth

pnoFundity into Seed;

maniFest t hat

a Mencunial the as seed oF

Form, -ry.!5[, it

we name all diFFused

because

is

exquisitely but by

tht'ough This I also

much as

cannot Eg.!g secnet

be sepanated by th=

Feason

alone.

Occult ible whole called thein

Fenment, fine, the

invisthe oFten in

agent. Seed liE.

Neithen

also

have but

f

alone also

named have

promiscuously thein waten. the Waten,

aFten

a mannen, they

these that into

Sometimes they the

taught thls the

Fine Soul

nesides

WheneFone Fonmen is

distinguished means, the latten seed

and S1a5!, by yet

oF which that

active

vintue, when

means.

TheneFone

we name waten 43.

metonimically,

in is not to not

speaking diFFused sepanable anyone this

pnopenly, thFough

the the

seminal

vintue

univensally indeed IF i= it

inhabits, g|, seem spinit, the its at'e Finst but

and is

whole

wateF,

which

Fnom the r assign

habitation waten that the the it alone

oF its seat spinit enniched all

water'. .r;seminal

a wonden let cneation pFo-

that

seem a wonden, upon the For

oF God in them with

uuas cannied IiFick u,ere in vintue. Founded

wateFs, in this

portreF and in oF the it,

seeds

which go

univense and Vetr pFein oF

Fnom the they thain

beginning,

neithen into minenals the

eveF cnude

out

vegetables within

aFe pnoduced neins, Fon it in iE

ain,

in

animals shut go up out

senved thein its Eaid) in thcy is

they that

aFe

Finmly should

pnoFundity. oniginal neason seat, will

impossible iF that all

seed ane

theneFone teach aFe not cause it and usr

things

Fnom wate!as yetr doth

(as

we have

th"e seed any -glgjlgf pass that

cven

neside

waten, spning taken is

things

pnesanved oF the to

otheF

way than taken

Fnom whence au,ay, the eFFec

Fon the hence

being the as by the

away, in

comes

multiplication nutniment. chile, and

oF all Vegetabmetals pnoduced into

things les by by

humido

pel'humido, oF Eanthr Hence

even dnimals

a wateFy

leFFas liquon.

a liquid

a mencunial

vegetables a seed

being

incneased whole that it its

oF thein a cnude known spinit species, ved into

own aceond ain, it the in its the which has

does will

sepanate be

Fnom thein body, but

body, may be

a coagulated Fnom tyaten committed by a wateFy and to

that in

pnoceeded it is

and the

does

netain to

seminal its nesol-

wateF,

Eanth

inenease it is

whose next

matnix, wateFy

leFFas then this that

oF Eanth, the

matteF,

begins wateFy

vegetation, (by is to which the oF

moneoven it is

water-y in

seminal,

neceives and it

leFFas

maniFest nutnitive

the

dissolution) which 44.

genmination incnease,

Fon

nadical

humon by

Feceives

a plant

tFeer keep act

accot-ding within thein

to

the neins being

speciFick a seed

Fenment spFung into

oF the

seed.

Animals which Fonms

do by the

Fnom imagination, a due matnix,

oF genenation, and the and abounding liquid coming by milk, in

diFFused

a Foetus, is incneasinis a rn liquid like seed,

tendeF ed by Fant,

with

much humidity, menstFuums, wonld, then in and the they

which

aF.tenwands into

Female into

incneases houns ane dontt

a penFect Nativity, into

the

oF its changed

nounished chile, mann€F (as to

which the

unless

bones all

Etomach metals thick

oF a dog) coagulated covensr by by is this

nouFish. shut up

these

things unden

doth being ant,

their. in

penFeetly this

elebonated being

yet

placed incneases,

water-, and is

aFtenwands in

extnacted until this in be in wilt and

sagacious a pFevious veFy seed wit.

chenished itE

a due

matrix, But

conruption, bccause giving I make it

it

neceive: oF the

gloniFication. Foulds

wonk which

diFficult, is shutr

secFat no that alona it be

oF metals there

place

to

Fonce, thene is

unless is to bc

a subtile which emit by its

Moncoven put

known, seed until a

a matnix, soughtJ and Kingr die,

gotd its

being

(Fnom and

whence sweetly,

speFm Fneely death, got shall the

waakaned glonious

be nenewed poweF

into

most all

having Fnom the

aFtenwands Fean of

oF delivening

his

bneathnen

Oeath.

45.

Cnnpren VI. 0r rHE inrren nro llears oF Exrnncrlre ITs Seeo.

Those as to jcct the be

things

ane

always gg iF

most will so Fon

diFficult bean

which ample

ane

most

excellent, It is in in not a subBenun

expenience wondened

oF all

testimony. be

theneFone, beFone

gneat I

a diFFiculty wcll than and back the yet know this

Found wonk

so

noble

othens, with

do not

any is.

Natuna, iF any

encompassed one shall

moFe diFFicultias upon this wonk, FetuFn For upon grant moFe, his that the

WheneFone his mind missed in the But

enten

would

spar-e

Fnom study his wonk if way in

and !3@, thc vrt-y

he must entFence. chieFly shall

again, evils

Fon he which

has ane

appean Fathan nemains

tennible, oF Lights, to him as

account key the as

oF dispondency. oF the AFt to

the

the than eyes

anyone, the

thene play

nothing to delight

work he

oF uromen and with

oF childnen; appaening the eFFon

labours his the

most that But he

beautiFul may Possess out his upon with itr this, vain his its

signs,

until

he shall

neap

Hanvest, wonld. be the

most and

pnecious loss, cane

tFeasur-e and

oF all

withoF

vexation, wise

will man,

Fnuits entens

philosophy. wonkr manks, shall that

Thenefone be iF Finst by

eveFy and

beFone

he

chiefly any

solicitous

oF knowing may appeaF in

it

chance themr

diFFiculties aFten his

he being to

anmed against netuFn that most in with

may not and

wonk

is let is by

begun, all need

be sons to

comPelled oF AFt maniFest 3rY ' and

tnouble to

sonFow. ouF

TheneFone thene done then

know, the

onden

attain oF Gold,

ancanum, is

hidden

seed

which

not and

a plencoFpupt

elveFy way volati

I ization 46.

oF the

Fixed,

the

ion work in

oF its oF the

Fonm. whole

Moneoven wonld.

so Fon

to this

destnoy Oivine metal, is

GoId

is

the is such to

most not

secnet compleated are

Science nay all

a connosive and

detunpation

oF the that

coFt-osions out- Wonk not wateF, is

False any

eFFoneous r since but

thene that by

nequined is, into

dissolution

philosophical, calcination,

mencunial agent, which which a dny the being and

made by duced ation by is

a pFevious a subtle

a mencunial

pr-o-

t'otation

and

convension

oF elements, humid, viviFied dissolving, calcination with by

calcinoF its humid

a moFtiFication that the eFtenwands most ilay anything watens?

oF a homogeneous the dny may be by

own Natune so by ion. bodies Fan, the that

said

digested be the

virtue cause

extnacted dissolutoF ane nightbeing comto to he cor-rthis will

dissolventr Is by thene

oF this

hene

common with the

a connosive Fonesaid considen oF the and not at

contnition otrElr-ations

mineral

Nay Fathen IF anyone the oF all Fine oveF

diametnically ly' the he will

opposite. easily

shall

these

things Fon Gotd

penceive Fixed

tnouble bodies and into shall nequined to

wonk.

m ost

solid' most does

most patient

oF the all so this

stFongest

position, uption, of its

oF the pass iF

obnoxious contFaFy by Fonce

not

easily

a Natune attempt

own. nothing; to

TheneFone seeing

anyone is

pnoFit vintue ual,

thene ought

an agent

oF an excelling amicable and yet be and able spinitto since not

do this, that and it

which

be homogeneal, to the it body, whose GoId, Fight it that is

namely it

may be nelated

ovencome they aFe

fundamentally so its fan, Fonm; and

penetnate so it tittle wilr also

srecnet tFue it

paFts, GoId be wilt

distended put it have oFF lies

sro easily oveFcomer ought body, to

nay dies,

untit that

wholry

down and

Follows it

out- agent up a new pune

an enlivening dead cancass.

vintue,

may naise

Fnom the

47.

Cxnprrn VII.
0r rH E FIR s r Pr t lo s o p HI c A L A e e r r r 0 R n A T RI X T I rro uH rc H ouR S ee o I s r o B E E lt r r r E o A l{ D llr r o r HI c H
IT I S RT P E I I E D.

lrtoneoven we may do all oF aII, Fon th" the that !|g!91 Body that I

such the the

an Agent aFonesaid Waten

nemains things.

to

be fn

sought which is, it

out is by

by

usr

whenewith !!g.11

nequined,

be homogeneal, beFone, that its thick

that the

a law doth is

oF necessity" lie hid up in in

have alone,

taught and GoId on€ to

Golden

seed it

doth unden to be

obtain most

Powen. Folds, one by which

But

shut is

of

the

oF which we seek. artiFice, is to Fon to be

maniFest TheneFore but it

a plain this doth by

contnany nemains

that

hidden out

wateF not

dnawn

a subtile this ought

enteF

oF its

own accond; othen thing to

theFeFor-e indeed

be of

efFected the like same begets upon as to

anothen with

thing, that is

which which eveny that

Natune, its like,

we seek agent upon

dnaw fonth. its

eveFy

that

exeFcising which it it acts,

genenative into its to

action

anything, neaF the as Body it

changes can. to and to

own Natune be and nelated

And nextly

behoves thenefone Filth.

this pgE,

waten g]gg is in hid. this

be dissolved, punged

and

exquisitely but GoId Fnom highly this the conditthey

cleansed is the held

Fnom a1l in

Neithen

enoughr it

be contnaried u,er seek, othen

all the

qualities, seed the the one lies

which The

diFFens is

watens the

whenein

Fonmen solid

Fixed, is one ions

highly

volatile, Spinit,

Fonmen a most thick, the and all

Body,

a most dead, ane

penetnating the othen

othen the

subtile, othen but

Iiving which

and we seek

enlivening, in it aFten

Fequined

dissolution,

48.

ane that

wanting Mencuny that

in

a dead is

coagulated the so tnue oFten

body. key of

TheneFone the Chymical by

it

is Ant,

concluded which is

alone dny

indeed slippeny, thing, indued $!g, eggr gonr

Watenr not

descnibed hands oF its

philosophens, touchenr and is

FIuent, otr any it othen is

and which with

yet is

wetting

the

oF the matteF, This

not

oF the

unity

moneoveF Keepen Female,

the

vintues oil,

above Honey;

descnibed. oun Unine, ManbIe,

the oun

oF oun mother DnaoF

out'Balsam, socnet TneacIe, Funnace,

May-dew, Tnue

Stone, Wine, in

Sieve,

Fine,

Venomous Goose

bunning Oouble

Gr-een Lyon, the and hand is

Bind

oF Henmes, Chenub, that

Henmogenes; the and den way of it in is

Swond

oF the Famous also it the it is

deFends othen names; gaFand

the

Tnee

oF LiFe, tFue,

Fon is

InFinite our

ounVessel,

hidden, and sets, also and

philosophical Minenal,

which

ouF Sun nises

out- Royal of

tFiumphant it openates

vegetable wondcnFul that it

satunnia, things mFy put saith:

caduce

Meneuny

because to its

tnansFonms

itselF masks. boast

acconding Concenning as they

own plaasune, @!g! but shall It it the is is the the I

on diFFenent t'Let is the

this will, What

philosophen

Chymists

tnansmutation sayr so what in its shall

oF metals f

impossible that f

without may Feport it by oun

this.'r its

discounse, ds

pnaises.

not

own Natuner vile, and yet

we nenden most and and that

AntiFices; oF all

a thing

veFy

the

pnecious the Head

Tneasune

wonld,

O the

penFection thou

oF Natune!

oF Met allick oF Ar -t, is most attend

Wonks! that

TheneFone mayst , that

Son oF Leanning, thy desine. Take

studious which aI l oun

thou

attain is

unclean and on Regal enobles a most a

oF itself

our- Hanlot, is the

pur-ge puFest, in

thonoughly that is

the

Fi tth

dnaw Fnom thence Oiadem. Behold I

what have

MenstFuum, whieh into

Finished

a Few wonds and leads

that

philosophen,

delivers

Fnom eFnons 49.

For.thwith

Fain I will

Field

oF delights. succinctly and

TheneFone all tnue things science into upon gold

that which

I

may conclude hath been said

this

Chapten,

Fepeat is

beFone. eveny

Thene

a centain metar is

called gold them, exalted Ant, the and

AIchemy, silver,

wheneby by the and

impenFect ion oF the

penFected ancanum othen by metals but in than

pnojecttinging, oF Fon with the being alth-

tniumphant is and no this

penetnating to is

which

secnet

stupFeam degnee oF Natune. imposition arso by

pcnFection, that Gold' all noF

sagacious eFe the

Handmaid

impenFect do diFFen degnecs is mixed

oF the

same matenial aloner €s

accidents

manneFs impenFect, ough and it

and

oF incompleated with them, to the is

decoction. plainly yet it

And that

which and

hetet-ogeneous, is not agent, spenm out, united sueh

stick

externally

puFe by

inwandly, is lies oursecup is mani. it the Fine. puFe

theneFone alixin the

may be nejectad, to obtain whieh is gives

a pFevalent the

comPlata Fet in fest comes FiFth And aIl cleanr which the in most by

secnet, to

(which which but hid is

Body

oF the

Gold) and which

be drawn to

shut

thick

covet'ts, Ant,

place it

no powen, (being it is

only Finst)

sagacious unden

where Fonm, then

appeaFs

out

a mencunial Finst white, by

Fnom whence ned, by

exalted decocting

into

essence, this is

a continual

done

a Homogeneous

Mencunial Iiquid is Found

Pontique without upon the

Agent,

chnistalline is wateF tFuly

without di viner is

transpaFency, h€ithen made by have. so that it this, and

humectation Eanth, kno Which to make w€

Son oF philosophens have to seen. have

Natune possess,

co-openating. and study

we know. it plain

done. yet

the them

ingeneous, altogethen into

dniving Ant,

away

the cast

unwonthyr oFf,

may exclude accom pany

Fnom the this most

who being

we wiI

the

studious

beautiFul

ganden.

50.

VIII. Cnnpren
0r rH E 6ererLoev o F T HE P n r lo s o p Hr c A Lile Rc u Ry ,
ITS RIS E r B IRT H, A l{ D DI S T I T { G UI S HI t { G S I G I I S THA T GO B E F O RE A I I D A CCO I I P A T YI T .

Somc boasting Fnom the this Ant, neading also

and

anFogant that

sophistens,

aFten is

having veFy this they

leanned Foneign by divense themaFe a.@,they moFe to

oF books, neading that

common Mencuny do call opinion, the

Philosophens with a blind when in

Names, selves blockish anous dneam

being Mastens than

lcd

pnesently

think they to be

oF this the wood

Seience, itselF.

mean time this

Some will othcns

have

MsnstFuum it to

and !!g.ESl,

a centain and

Ue'EaIlick to

Gum, when othens

be penmissible

with

metals,

no pur-posel

whoseekthe3Ig.@',doendeavountodnawiteithenoutoF common Mencuny, resuscitative calx, noF by salts powden, to infinite (as they pFevious call pungations, neithen on oF metals, waten non gumr by non that skul-

them) Fat

notwithstanding out But

oF unctuous. and such like,

But

those thick

endeavoun led, and

dnaw E!9g!.g wit.

oF Henbs this

aFe to

oF wnetched

opinion They

happens seek

them

thnough but oF

a deep what

ignonance they

oF metallick oF, in its

matteFs. they do not

things the

put-e,

ane

ignonant Mencuny instead

appnehend

opet-ations they

philosophical seek what, something the

causes,

being

uncentain Fon to they be

theneFone know in

oF common Mencuny; vulgan, they is wanting it; it

do not the tnue

Mencuny

oF the and yet

Mencuny by not has washdoubtonce

oF Philosophers, ing, ing subliming but it will

neject to alten

on

lastly its Fonm,

do seek, Natune, iF it

and put

decocting, on its

fnom

tFue 51.

philosophical

put

oFF its

own.

It I its

would pass

be a tnouble oven to the

to thing

neckon itselF, oF its

up such whence stnaightness ane

like thene

opeFmay

ations. be a tFue

WheneFone index I oF have

tf'uth

and

Falsity, that all it

on same that common, IF

obliquity. matenial Mencuny yet

taught to wit,

beFone,

metals Follows theneFone matten

oF t he

pninciple, is indeed

oF Mencuny, thing, and

thenefone although alI

a metallick obtain

oniginally

doth

a Homogeneous will and unless and yet be

with

metals. Met allick is not is dispuFen

theneFone wateF, it

philosophical Follows that

mencut'y mateFially Mencury,

an Homogeneous it as

Fundamentally so both Fan Fonth

tinguished than Fone the let

Fnom othen othen the and

one

mone hot, oF Leanning not all into

a dny

minenal

wateF.

Thene

Sons

know

that

the

metteF which that

oF philosophick is beheld is in no in

meFcut-y, it. othen Fespect Earthr place to Fon

although centainly

the

whole

substance know,

ingenious

chymists Metals, generated saFe

thene

Mencuny, oF its ES long Fit and

Fnom whence oniginal) as it hath

come aIl is

then in

common (namely bowels ain, of the in a

which

the

nemained to

Fnom the it motion is

cnude

aceommodated metal, and did

genenation, its

altogethen excitation

destined in Fon this itthe

pt'ocFeate that it

netain

and

selF, Fitness mattenr looseth (upon

might place it

be stinned being

up to

a perFect oF viciated

genenation, by chance,

oF the €s all which

violatedr with

though Motion, a hen to

wene stFuck neithen

a Hammen oF Oeath, any moFe, cooled on
so

altogetheF like is an eggr thencefontlheat
be-

be moved funthen fon some time) the

hath

sat

Ueing puFe liFe

nendened
alt ening ,

unfit

pnoduce
away,

a foetus,
the outw and

intennal
that which

vanishes

Fai l i ng,

and

Fone

eveny

day

tended

to

penFection, being
q? I

now being

hindened

by

chance, motion.

becomes

abontive,

no hope

leFt

oF a Futune

spontaneous

This invented, newand awayr

is to

the

cause

when some have upon Mencuny,

tnied they the

with have

Heat

antiFiciatly but is a mock taken of so it long

heap

Eanth

obtained its is its access

oF thein or FatherLight,

labouns. hindened which shall of bs is

TheneFone which (as

Fonm in said)

above

a panticle dwelling and so by

ineFFabIe as an doth all

pFesent

enlightening

things

nightly in

disposed whieh is the it as

outwandly; being

leaves things,

impnession pnoduce

itselF Egg$,

things, whieh in

neceived

thc

tnue is, well

Authon by as its

oF tFansmuration, Fenmentatious motion,

altening odouns' but all ily tha these

things stinning accidentE things by

themsalves, up to

which

a coFnuptive to these

a geneFative

nequined FalI any

things,

Faiting neithen is teFt

Fnom without, is to by the us nuin eas-

oF thein aFt. cold mi nenals)

own accond, thena hEithen the

napaired

Thanefone, matteFr

a cnude

metalliek, which Waten matten Fon ( in (in to

indigested, neEPect ncspect which it is what to to the held

punged Natune this

decoction;

imitates

oF Fountain is the is tFue wanting, made Fonm, itselF; SupenFluwater-y addition Fon Fon philo-

vegetables'and Fonm oF the to change Fon.

animals)

philosophical its But own, it is that

Mercury thene

whieh

may be

Fnom thence in a double

we seek Ijg!

diFFenent it wanting the

Fnom this natains in it. in

Fespect,

oF the Vintue Eanthy of

supenFluity which paFt, is

secondly !-!y. PaFt. i=

oF that Twofold, But thene

Spinitual the is Lepnous a defeet

and

Hydnopical heat, the

tnuc all

sulphuneous its is to

oF which sophical without wanting, Fnom him

will waten Egg, to

thnoughly is add wit, the

put-ge

out

supenFluities. no womb Fit Mencuny his that

womb, but and

thene supply to bunn, thou

generation is Falt

theneFone a Fieny

which wiII

Fonce

and shalt

dneggs

oF its

own accond,

which 53.

exquisitely

sepanate,

iF

thou

shalt

penFonm and the and at the

this,

thou

hast

perFected Then

the

wonk has

oF a veny got his he hath

quick

sighted and

skilFur lowening glittening

phirosophen. clouds

Jupiten

kingdom,

oF Satunn to

being appeaF

dispensed, unto thee. waten,

made a bnight wilt wonden

Fountain

Thou whose matter-, wonld.

extnaondinary which be Found it in

bnightness doth no not othen

oF this neceive thing by

extraoFdinary but Fon the Fonm,

vintues, ane it as to

Fnom the in the

whole

instance, not wateFs, as and I Fan Silver wnite

dissolves

GoId

natunally,

a tFue by

philosophick connosive

solution, Filthy matteF Gold which same.

endeavouning endeavouning c an.

sophisteFs to

dissolve, it

and as

estnange doth

Fnom a metallick pnoduce natuFally,

they

This also also

Mencuny the

oF itselF, knowingly,

Ancanum

oF Aunum Potabile, and witness the

the

adepts

do know

TheneFone othen things

I

will

conclude to

this

little aFe

Tneatise, delivened

because in

what

do nemain

be spoken, by me. these

a peculian

Tneati.se In

candidly the

wFitten enjoy

meantime,

thou

things,

expect

the

blessing

Fnom God. Fanewel I . Fon thou shalt obtain So I this have Pnaise Fnom the saidr to so God. Fathen done, oF Lights alone.

54.

TRACT THESECOI{D A Snonrllnruoucrror ro rHE CELESTIAL RUBY.

0r rH E P nrr - o s o p Hr c A S L r o r e r A ilD T HE

Secner TnEngor.

The S tone oF th"-ftlf3 g g g ! , g E
Spinitual, (acconding and that Fixt, to the penFecting quality to the all oF the Imitation

is
gglgfg

a c e n t a in
into

c o e le s t ia l
Gold to it=

substance,

tnue exposed and

and !!r!41i!, all Tnyals

medicine)

acconding as it can

oF Natune

9p=.:!L8,

as; nean

be done.

Aboutthissubstanceth"@isconveFsant'which handleth divense is to and things, be added, But in that this teacheth but by the one means and thing way oF doing it only is done, the it, to but not by nothing Fef!, menl exfon

alone

which

nothing which thing

taken

away but to

supenFluities oF this convince

moved. penience

appentains would

the

Authority to

be oF much value

iFitcouIdbeprovedthat@Ewasmadetheneby'thenindeed it oF. this ion, Fone would But not it be doubted is plain that aII both concenning the tnuth aFe been and beneFit theneaFten to penFectTheneseeing out oF

impenFect in geneFal impenFect

metals have

tFansmutable destinated

manneF, but iF

because

some have they can

!-emained

Fon want also be

oF digestion. penFeet, done, Cnude and because Mencuny,

be duly in the

cocted mat!{r have

would but this

nothing one lgg!$

hindens all

may be to wit,

Metals

pnoceeded,
33.

cold

and

moist, but

in

which

thene

hath

been

no diFFenence aFtenwands alone in hath

between this

SoI

and to

Satunn, wit, sity. by the

only it

what more all

Natune oF

wonks

manneF,

Deeocting TheneFone help

less. q!+ and

This

made the into

Divento wit,

othen Oivine

may be penFected most is penFeet so Magisteny, Fan to

Sol which them,

oF oun upon as it

being bV Gold. a houn

pnojected Eecocting, Henc

penFect is

Metals

able due

penFeet

oF a moFe than

penFection Vintue penFect Natune it

nequined and that could is

in

theneFone this the

we may obsenve Stone

oF how gFert is, which can which

Spinitual in one

Natune above

our- Oivine Eanth by by

a bane

pnojection, Openations. can tha do. help Fon

not

have hene

penFected what Fected but the

Subtennanean helped by Ant

TheneFone that oun

maniFest as it

Natune by

Stone

was peFVintue, and inFinit, Falls and

Nature

without which is in

oF Ant, by AFt, that

wasi only Natune is Finst pat-t

oF Unary

Vintue is it

acquired eveFy

co-openating a mannen

assiting ite, again upon tinging Thou tended the its Fon

Denany, cannot

Flegimen, Fon it, metals,

aFten by oF th" and

be computed, and !g4S.

thet one

dissolving !Eg!!g!59 penFectly being behold it

coagulating a thousand it; shalt in but tny oF iF to

impenFect the

penetrating and coagulation Funthen, want not but the to that by

Oissolutions this you

itenated, is ex-

pnomote Fon to

Medicine shall and the whoIe,

inFinitum; Vintue

soonen tinge; whole, since

compute,

than by and oF Medicine paFt, mone
it -

Elixin

penetnate it tinges the

immediately its Vintue particle by the

co!-poFeal

touch,

InFluence, the But like

passes Body is

thnough is sor

Ieast

fmpenFect the matteF

touched every the

and lillgg pa!-t is tinged

immediately by that the

contiguous it
than

leaven,

theneFone
w i th a

Elixin
a 56. l i ttl e

tinges

which

touches
it was

im m edi a te l y ,

ti n ctune

moFe

Feebl e

selF. ing to the the

This

again

Fenments and that

that so Gold.

which long until

is

neaFest the is whole done

it,

by

communicatbnought space a

Tinctune, penfeetion because

mass be in a shont

oF Tnue oF the Fine, Iike the

But

this

oF time, tFue

Spinituality that

oF oun Ag4, one, does

whieh

being

metallick

elementany Bodies, so Fine this and

impenceptibly which its so it wene vintue hath

waFm and pggglgg.jlg not touched being times that by the

handest and the that which it is is (ae

even doth Fused is

those

paFts with

coals, by

penetFate in

Metals often even neven

nesolved been

a moment; by the

obsenved paFt, so

dough the done in

Fenmented paFt wonkl Fon

Fenment, Fenment theneFone pnofess Uy aFe with nemain w€ nequined by

outnaFd just

Conponeal in this wonk.

oF the obsenve

touched; this Gold but to

how natunal to oun trFrate Ant,

pnogness and ry oF those out but by

this

we do not Falsely

some nepnoachens ure say which only in

object) these

out

things

which

Natune, Gold and

wit,

oF metalE, oF an the aften

aFer oF the

same matteF theneFone upon else themr is

Silven, which penFect them, Medicine

inequal

digestion, of

and

impenFect, digest to and

pFojection this this

ou!- Ancanum since decoction nothing

mannen, simple

penFect our

besides can you to is you in

oF thein

cnudity,

which

abundantly S ons the eveFy

penForm. ! Attend oF oun to me ! Because which its is I not

Ho, will

thenefone

oF leanning whole Man, secFet and

make known and times. you But But to have it it

Stone, in

a Stone, at all IF wonld. all. neithen

may be

Found

own place

this is

you

have and

the

most

pnecious not to

thing be

in

the

whole to thing, But

9!11!9, Sons

theneFone I will

communicated the whole

you I

oF Leanning, anything 57.

maniFest to this

will

conceal

necessany

MagisteFy.

be pnesent up in youn

with secnet

attentive bneasts; to wit,

minds you that

and have

penceive heand

my wonds, the to

and

Iay

them

beFone,

possibility but

oF tnansmutation,

a thing

destined

penFection,

beingIeftimpenFect'thnoughdeFectoF@rmaYbytheapplication but oF an 4-Slgg, oF the same essence be penFected in than mgtals, as and E;!g (to which the with these Agent But the penFectt

oF gFeaten

digestion, and

impenFect is oF a mone Stone is

weFe destinated) exubenant such to all that matunity, othen

matuned, and more

much as

penfect whence

vintue.

ouF

impenFect aFe

we conclude into what which and by in gold and the eveFy

without and g!!g. oF what

con-

tFoveFse

these

tFansmutable you can it is to EE

theneby oF !!€99, this, Man, in its

Considen that is at ought callad eveFy to

theneFone be, which but

kind

penFonm in

Philosophens thing, and

a !;9gg, time

eveFy

oF the

yeaF

be Found the

place. it is will most ceF-

Obsenve tainly

my wonds! of the

Note

Mysteny! then which

Because nothing

consist

Elements,

moFe univensal,

andthosenotsimp1y'but.@,4andanatLzed'thatis'eveFy element is being to or be known evenything, one oF them, by its quality; out theneFone of in evenything that is,

out' lgggr

on FatheF being

evenything, the -@!!y.

Element, Be not Fine,

Fon any theneFone

destFoyed, anything

penisheth. by that the is,

solicitous that

concenning which is

combustible

Fon ceFtainly the vintue oF the theneFone

made out of eveFy

oF evenything, element anitized,

contains the

on qualities Fine you without Sons

nesistetl'

violence Heanken

dangen. oF Leanning! you Behold to I make known this to

your

the

gneatest unwonthy
th a n

mysteFy! pensons.
m e ta l s

And God help Oun Stone
and those

conc€lal dnaw its

Ancanum

Fnom all
els ewhe n e

does
the

not

Oniginal but ye shall

Fnom

most

penFect;

58.

suFFer eousr; Find tnue it

Common Openatons but as many oF you elsewhene but

in as

this

Ant,

to

seek of @![, this not

it

in

all

things attempt one' Pant wonk '

extnanto only

ane Lovens i. !g!*; is, it

dontt is oun

out

than what

Fon will thing Stone shall

haVr to but but

Pninciple, to that always Pninciple But I induce to

that

be youn this such

obsenve to they only

neithen leave shall tFue

any

Hetenogeneous which €s long seek as oun they

into in be

othens, labounr is.

things,

Ignonant,

what

oun

do make known oF a Lyon,

this

to

your a g,

nememben theneFone, but be to expect and the

that

a $[

is

genenated

a man of it

genenation comas or to inFloses

oF these bustibles

Fnom otheF ane

things, even expect be so

would

absund

nidiculous;

pnoduced Eo you It would

as ggq@1i[!gg, to gathen iF gnapes any

inconruPtibles Fnom Thistlesr go about

connuptibles. Fnom Thonns?

absund,

should

make

ounStoneoutoF@r!4soFsuchIikethingsr8Sthoughthe Pninciple thenefone to Iike have oF Gold making is wene elsewhene to be sought oF tnue in to in Gold, be sought thingsr than.in which in to Gold; ought such cneate

our- Stone the Natunal hrithen

not

such

Pnopenties to be

which

aFe not able

thingsr

Found

them,

except

we be

.s,whichisinthePowenoFnoman'butisProPeFto@L and iF anyone should pnomise himselF to efFect this, he would be

FalseandaIian.TheneFoneletitsuFFiceUSlto.@',and administen the matteF, is spenms that which ane neady to our Hands, but it is not to things these onest

new ones

should to

be cneated and iF

Fnom Hetenogeneous it should than those be doner natunal in no out

which

both

impossible

be done,

antiFicial which believe

sper.ms would has that Fitted

be to

oF no moFe vintue oun Wonkl to pnoduce 59. thenefone the

Natune him

we must of

wise oF

pnofesses

seed

metals,

vegetables, WondenFut yet bable whilst that

etc. Philosgg@

Fon

although and

he take

to antist,

himselF with it

the the is

title

oF a sont, pr-o-

a skillFul use cneated

ignonant much less

he knows he can

not

to

things,

gg!a5.rc,. will the be a son tFansmutoF and him contained be oF Ant, Iet him into leann and ack-

whosoeven nowledge species, out ion, have is that ls,r will f will it to of that is thesa not

theneFone ouF 9.@,

oF metals in most to r be

a penFect metals; pnoductvou Stone happen

neanly

included let

penFect its

theneFone alsewhene.

admonishad iF matten

leann not

and

Now theneFone, whence have the well

deceivedr secnet wirl not

heand be you Fon teach

plainly

enough, and in iF this you

oF this it

sought; will it eFn is how,

observed, me say avery

thing; how it it is not paFt, is to

nou, let is in

something placer

oF its rrow r Iastly say ill; to be rike Gold, (and but

explained and why

man and and thc not

called

a Stone Fon

a Stone;

adunbnate iE

how it and most

be Found.

Philosophens

that the the

a stons, Fon the to be

a @g, but but even it what by

which is

some undenstand

Vulgan letten,

intenpneted ane

acconding to

something, eveFything,

they the

ignorantr touch, Fepute to into Fon

a stone, whethen it

tinging shall

veFy they

puFe False

be Wood on Stone, they the judge it

which

desenvedly) diabolical) sentry Foolish and abhon

theneFone theneFone and detest

impossible

eveny heand, othen by

]!gE,(except t hey t han the pnea

name oF a chemist noF look upon incited most secFet

being him to any

him, estate, of

wasten

oF his

being oun

this, stone; that

False the to

conFused

undenstanding

theneFone such men aFe

moFe ignonant be punished f do not by

men do suPenstitiously the Civil Law; that but

believe, unden the

name oF ignonant or- illitenate

men, and

only

mean those

aFe plebeiansr

60.

unleaFned, and in penhaps this at Ant;

but

also

I

mean somer

naV many men othenwise name ignonant with and such speak and nude evil

leanned, unskillFul mannens oF t hose in thein leannto

pious, and

whom f also that

theneFone they like eithen to them

indued dogs, have most to

bank things, mindsr

evenything which ily they

unknownr neithen, extends is

on could because and can

coneeive they being

repr"oof

both to wit,

ed and Judge

pious, such

do what which

contFar-y they

piety do non that

leanning, discenn. should

things

neithen pensuades

Fon

when

leanning and

admonishes, those

piety

eveFyone these they

considen hand they eveny

examina it

things

which which

he yet is

judges; aFten is,

on the

othen

condemn know wise not,

undoubtedly, and aFe

have is

condemned, unwonthy

ignonant

what

which

veFy

man. Moneoven, othens thing studious a little in the ant of Chemistny, yet in to this this wit, although they they they

undenstand because

the

moFe natunalr

eFF, would the would is like

thEy

would to

make some stony bean the which that it

congealation, Fon

make something wonds have

Fonm oF a stone, aFfinm is not it to be

alleging But f it

oF Philosophens you undenstand but Fon f ixed a stone, no this in

a stone.

called that it

a stone Flies

because not and

a stone, but is like gg.E ility, 94., a most ing

causre alone; it, I ike ar= it

Fnom the Fon but this it

Fine, it is but in

remains cal led

wene a stone, this it in is

Fon the ways, pune Figune

sake and

oF hiding theneFone the punest, subtle EIg*, and

sec!-et, not

a stone is

othen

a stone; on sight smell,

GoId.mone in

than

Fixity to

ineombustiba gFave in vintue FIow-.

a stone, to touch

oF most to taste

powden,

impalpable, Spini t, oF metal

oF good yet

penetFating a plate

being and

dny

unctuous, it is

easily

uPon

tinging; 61.

theneFone

desenvedly

called elements Foun

the in

Fathen it,

oF all yet so

wondenFul anatized,

things, that none

since

it

hath

all but

the all Foun

pnedominates, is none

make one

FiFth

Essence

on Natune,

which

oF the

butpantakesoFall'andisamosttemPeFate99.@''thoughit be puF e noF the that i= not .$, !l4gg it has metallic any Fine, and to this itselF, is out'!!g, and have, yet unden €s iF which thene is is not a stone, in all Fon it that

name pnopeF

nothing

wonld it is

whoEe name it oF so

may not

some considenation. we call it is it spinitual and and noble

wondenFul

a Naturer

iF

.ggg,ry'.! but is aften spinitual, a spinit the

we speak that

pnopenly; is subtile, essence, and

Fon

gold,

penetnative that most all

noble; oF all

wheneFone cFeatunes, and alI

on FiFth soul, in

national both to

bninging metals and

distempens, to the

impenFectionE oF the is medicine)

animals

and

(acconding

quality and thiE will that

a most

cxact

penFect so

tempenatune; much. Having

tnuly

oul'micnocosm, ot. Fifth

which

we esteem

stone be But

on powden

esE;ence neithen to whom be Glony last pant

riches Foneven.

noF @!1!

wanting, that I f

God giving, may come to by

the

oF my undentaken oul'stone it is to may be

task, obtained, and

to

wit, fon be it

that is

may show

what by and

means this natuFe, but

not by

Fabnieated the Atrt

be sought, yet

to

composed and

-L3g.g!;!1 endeavoun, oF this

oF the Fon

wonkman; is to

natuFe enough elseourNotFnom

helping declaned, whene stone,

seconding the

his

as; it is not

abundantly be Fetched ane stone. be dnawn be not

that

matten

stone

than Fon

Fnom metalsl they I the it have

yet

neventheless

these

metals

anothen deny

Fonm diFFenent that oun metal and that medicine must

Fnom oun is to

withstanding, them, away, but that

do not

Fonmen Fonm oF the may be dnawn out,

necessanily the

taken oF

unden

conseFvation

6e.

the

species,

though metal.

unden But the

the

destnuction

oF that dwells, in any is

panticulan and othen the in is

and consenbut

individual ved in in the

species

oF metals not fon

spinit,

which

spinit

nesides

thing, habitation

wateF

homogeneous which

oF its is

own kind; to

waten

oF the ion oF

spirit, its

especially

be Fetained

the

conser-vat-

species. Gold is to be changed own kind, aFtenwands putFeFaction it lost aFe to that by Fnom its in which Fonm, wateF and that into oF the and

Thenefone @ Gold is

oF its pnesenved, a new Fonm, fonm which aFten

and 9!11!_9 its times wateF

ne-inspissates a thousand being

induces than the

moFe penFect

oF gold, metallic the

which bodies hands,

ne-incnudated. into wateF homogeneous a neu, metallic This is our- most

TheneFone wateF, species pnecious But ions Fon not

be neduced oF this any

wetting

out than Fluby.

may nesult, medicine all this

Fan moFe noble and wonk, coelestial veny well the

metal.

answeFs wonk is

to

the

subtennaneal called species, and

openatnatunal. out oF in out with comname vulgan, tin-

oF lg.1!g, Nature doth

Fnom whence pnoduce and Eanth.

desenvedly to thein

metals, moist, But

acconding by a daily to shonten to

meFcuny the veins

alone,949 oF the

digestion the this; and wonk Fon both

coction found

Ant yet

hath it

a Fan mone subtile cnude mixtion Aqua but ges mcFcur-y, and cold

openation, and moist,

like

conjoins by

nipe

gold, one

oF these which gold, metals, they not

secnet which

conjunction, mencuFy which gold, at last

makes they upon to I

mencuFy, into

Vitae, Fan them

decoct all all

mone noble; into tnied

FalIs

impenFect tnials. that That

and

exposed as

You undenstand, be oF gold aloner

theneFone, yet it is not

believe, gold.

though

oun

stone oun

vulgan

theneFone

63.

GoId wateF, which selF, and

may be Fetched not wateF to this elemehtany, is

Fnom vulgan but not

gold, wetting

it

is the

to

be

dissolved that hath is

into minenal; in it-

hands,

mencuny, the is

which

Fnom a ned without and

senvant, any

means

penFect at is last to be

whole that

wonk,

imposition pninciple,

oF hands, to which

only, nothing humane

tnue taken help,

natuFal

nothing ies, vintue nothing With whole study
F led

added, any

away, itselF

unless will

some supenfluitby its own mind

which and

without natuFal

penFect, this

instinct.

TheneFone

thou

having

mencuFy

else. good in neason theneFone the Philosophens but I say to that
thy

said, thee, is in

imploy let thy

thy whole oun

study be

decocting in
b .e i n g

mencury, this
thou

imployed
which

getting
d one,

mencuny,
hast done

dealbating
w hat nem ains

Lat o n ,

pant,

is to
to

the

wonk

oF woman and the nest,
indeedr

the in
the

play the

oF Egyg; meanwhile,

Fon

Natune

will Fest

be pFesent is given

dispatch
t hee,

but
?s

a desined
sai d, is

which

P hi l osophers

moFe

desinable

than

any Fon

Iaboun. know will that be oun albiFication is no light and work, being body. nadical, Neithen

Fon

this

indicim

oF an altened

neduced

willgolds o@'evennetuFntoitspnistineFonm;FonFnom a body ation.
eas ien

it

is

made a

-gg!51!.q,

and

From in

a Fixt,

volatile, Laton,
he that

by

this it

opetris
sor

TheneFone
to make

be wholly
Then so

intent
to

dealbating
i t, Fon

Fon

Go l d .

destFoy

di ss olves

congeals of the But which

it !g!g!;!

nathen, ane

Fon

the

solution in it.

oF the

$!y,

and

the

coagulation

coincident you Sons

considen

oF Wisdom, but that yout64.

and

note

these

mysteries; is

that

dissolves iF you

is

a spirit, dissolve

which body,

coagulates Finst oF aI1,

a body. you have

ThereFone

would

need enten and

oF a spir-itual a body, because but you

substance, a spinit

because it,

a body

cannot

dissolutively and naniFying; oF wateF anything it can be to

enteneth Waten, agent it

altennating you any have Act

nequine Fon eveFy

theneFone exeFcising acts is to itselF

need upon as

manifest assimilates done) and

this; that

on which

(as to the

fan the

eveFy'natunal theneFone to

efFect

confonmed out of

Natune you

oF the need oF

eFFicient, Waten. I Regis, don't and to

dnaw waten

Eanth

have

mean (as othen

some badly

think)

by

Waten,

AquaFontis, antiFicially these Foul
the

Aqua

connosivesrwhich and put

common alehemists them to but
w ateFs

compound ies,
F or

themselves, yet they
believe

dissolve connode,
can destnoy

metallic and
ol d

spec-

which
wh o

dontt
th at

dissolve,
those

coFnupt,
Fonm oF

would

the

metal,

unden

consenvation

oF a metallic nature? the But thing;

species, Fon they EIse as; they

which aFe they can, not

yet

them-

selves ient veFt

at.e g',.!!g enough them to

Fnom a metallic destnoy thein into thonoughly own natune? some sondid at-e estnanged is Waten
is

suFFiccondo connod

species! as Fan

would they aFe

into them

tnansFonm ed, the But
m eF c ut - y , habit at e s s pinit ual unally be

Fon

the

moFe bodies natune. bodies
di ssol vedr made that thi ng that

mone they out'Waten
and and th i n g dissolves,

Fnom a metallic and

oF Meneuny,
j oi ned that w i th Fnom Fon speci es thi ng is oF

dissolves
bei ng be

into
coone allnat m ay and Fonit , a

insepanably is c o n c o c te d, which (th a t re m a i n s is

them, them may

sought. sl o the

evenythi ng oF the

anything di ssol ved

pne s e n v e d J and body

wi th

the and

di ssol ved, by

mateFi al l y i t, and

m enI y , as a

does may

coalesce, in a

i nspi ssated w heat, w hi ch w i th

nou r - ishes by aFt en

see

gnai n thi s

bei ng thi s

di ssol ved gnai n

t eF nene

h u mi d

vapoun,

vapourc l 3.

nemai ns

dissolution plant.

Fon Anothen

its thing

nadical al so

humidity, will be to like by

and be

coaleses obsenved is than

with in

it

into

a

eveny

natunal

dissolution, oF the thing dead; have dead which as in

which thing,

sense can

such

dissolution, nothing dead as tI else thing

the that

enlivening living it was we would but Fon the that tvas by unden

be done essence life is

was oF the a gnain this Eanth, the can

oF the dead

beFone which else

may sayJ by nothing

viviFiad; oF the

be done humidity

theneFone

vapoun the

the

and ggfi!l$4 oF the which Eanth,

oF the and

ain,

gnain

itselF else but

wae extracted such like by

out

Fonmenly dead

nothing Decoction, the

vapoun this alone

aFtenwands to be

became

theneFoFe, oF its I wnite with not

natunally

viviFied,

eonsenvation TheneFonc

-@.. this, that bccause vulgan so many and Fon sio leanned although with it men aFe is Fon a minwho oF wont humWheat; not

Ero mueh deceived enal will wateF, not it yet

meFeuny,

oF a like iF

natuFe

on essence

gold. into

conFess, will not

that

a gnain noF this neither

oF Wheat incnease I pnay?

be cast Iyet

a pool aFe

ryaten, to oun

genmi nate whence to is it,

bull-nushes the

vegetate rras not it

there) essential doth iF

Except

Aquaous with the it;

oF a- like it,

Natune but with

wheneFone othenways

not it

natunally be mixed to

dissolve be

destnoys

Gold

decocted

common quicksilven,

o'.anyothenmeFcu1.y.ExceptaloneoFitsown@.Y''itdothnot neceive too a dissolution cold in and in them, to wit, because these water-s with being gold; than meFcuny, and iF com-

cnude,

unclean, matuned at

aFe oF a Fan unlike into length a Fan moFe noble our- meFcur-y clean, is
t)E .

natuFe

wheneFone its fon Natune. it is

these

penFection, not vulgan

TheneFone a pure water,

is and and

clean, it

bnight cold

nesplendent, immatune,

wot'thy

oF much admination;

cnude,

PaFed matuner ness thene stand moved white which the not. and his

with

SoI,

but has

in

nespect

oF common meFcur-y Iike to this, in

digested, alone

wanm and in white-

which

no qualitieE oF its

except which you terl

oF coloun, is a gFeat

and

Fonm oF Flux But lastly

notwithstanding may well thee clean, and this but Bath and (and undenthat

diFFenence. is, that and like by it

that r

what with like gold

ouF waten Chanity) snou,, is hot

cineumstances, is a living, ainy, in

nunning, vaponous, in exist the

shining, in

moist, iee and

digesti.g, is contained

melted

wanm ryaten, which Gates,

whole This

negimen is

oF Fine the

sulphur oF oun that and is

pnedominates oF the yet is King taken whitensame

indeed daily

Keepcn and

Queenr then

wanming

incessantly, distinguished and appeaFing,

elsewhene ing

Fnom the oF the and the haat thc

matter', yet

Fnom the under

Eubstance Flux, is

wateFr

joined

the

Fonm of This day being wil l

same coloun. oF the mattEr-, Fine Lamp, (until is which by iF it be tempeFate, the in which to the take and eveny

that

cincumact

calcination

humidity the vesser oF liFe that

dnied) is

a second henmctieatly take

oF ashes and

pnoduced,

ol- wateF the this

shut a vessel this

sealed, it

acconding with is

saying its in

Philosophen iE closune.

stFike

a swoFd, oun to vessel,

ThereFone secnetly, destnoyed,

our- waten Fine

ouFFunnace the Fon whole want

dwells wonk be oF heat.

whose yet in

ought cnough the

be modenate, the life

Iest dispond oF ouF

stnong this

lest whole

TheneFone also the

Waten oF the

secFet is

vessel in the

consists, composition all oun

stnuctut.e wateF, in

hidden

Funnace wheneoF This washed,

Founded ouF is he the may

oF this all in

the

knowledge lie is hid. to its be

all

Fines, crean,

weights, Fountain

oun negimens which oF this 67. oun !l1g

!flateF t hat be

bnight all

ovencome

his

enemies,

tirateF and

pr.epanation

caFe-

Ful,

because

sunely and

without cleansed

any

othen

help natuFe

except wilI

the

apposition

oF oun

a perFect most secnet And and I

punged Stone. say to

body,

make Fnom hence

thee can which

in it it

tFuth,

that

this

waten

is

minenal, but out out

pune oF those oF which Also the

cl eanr alone

itsither in

be extnacted is by Natune, secFet

elsewhene, and the

things it is

things all its

immediately oF extFacting Fon it, it and clear; meFcul'y the doth it

dnawn it

aFe most is most Sol him

above

othens. vintues and it is is

means ious. ly to

wondenFul. without his

Also violence,

stupend-

dissolve

made Fniendwhite, cneatFon without Fnom the key

washeth theneFone and given

Fnom all

Foulness; most High, all and is,

waFm and ed this

pnaised it

be the

who hath othens. useless, and leann hast most

a natuFe would what having thou be

ovencoming in vain waten

ceFtainly this the wateF. work

wonk But

oF Alehemy thou Fon which

consider done. with

this this

as

I

have AFt,

meFcur-y thou unlock is all the

oF the things with

whole

mayest ouF in

secr-et

oF philosophens. gold oF an unlike stink. and by Considen do not its mix

TheneFone substance, thenefone any

waten

oF a like oF which the Fon

natur-e t hene is

the

making

a gFeat of only

and

deeply

weigh thing;

possibility natune is

Natune,

hetenogeneous and by no

amended But iF

own netuFe, yet it is that be ver-y mencunial pune,

othen. blame fl€r Fon I have to

you (as

do not Fan as

undenstand, lawFul Fon

do not

sincenely you sion one the
by

a man to you

speak)

expounded the

the

whole

matteF;

theneFone attentive.

may undenstand Oun Stone (wheneoF dnawn
a

concluoF

oF the thing, Fest
t he

matten, and Foun but
but

is one out

made out is

substances

matut-e,

cnude,

oF which
j oi ned 68.

turo ane
w i th

oF a minenal
not violent

Thind,

w o n d e n ful l y

temper-ate,

Fine,

and

so

cocted most

eveny

day, not

until

all

be

made one

by

a natunal

conjunction

secFet, Fine at

manual. ehanged, let it be and digested so eveny with day a in-

AFtenwands Fine daily

the

being Finst

incneased,

mone modenate,

cneasedunti1thesevoIatiIesaneFixedbya.@'oftheinown kind, Fixt and incombustible, and the coloun. until Fon the whole it compound securely possess nesists oveFcoming oF which the the eveFy being

same natuFe, Fine, subtile turned But Fold and this

Fixity is

then poweF thing;

most

powenFul solid

oF poweF, the vintue

and into

penetnating Eanth aFe, oF this over-.

eveFy

appeans that oun The I

complete. may descnibe pnocess, in the thing panticularly, all whieh I maniwiIl

thene

degnees nun

Numben Twelve, is called

bnieFly

Finst

wheneoF

Calcination.

OF CALCINATION.

And calcination cation Waten, oF the

is

the by

Finst the

puFgation vintue is and

oF the

stone, heat

the of

exsicout-

humidity, the yet

oF the tunned r-etaining is

natunal into the the this be is, two

Fnom whence colounr

composition unctuous,

a calx nadical

on powden humidity. may be be had;

oF a black The the Fon ved ated atil Fone ion,

final

causer oF this induced to Fixt except in the

calcination !.1!g, which

tha-t

s_9fg$9g cannot

betten gold by is oun

without can that it

a ver'y ryateF,

body r Fr€ithen only which in paFt,

immediately be made soFt,

dissol1!g!vol-

and and that that

albificated; Fixed; a FulI the which

albiFication to

natul.es or is

appeaF,

u,e liken

tyro dnagonsr thene

senpents. need

Whene-

dissolution by

may be made,

oF contnitand viscous

body

calcination 69.

may be made spongious

because The ities, the

then

at

last Final

it

is

Fit is

Fon this, they

dissolution. that aFe we neconcile unpnoFitable between to contnany unto us; qualFon and in

second

cause

Fon whilst Finst

they

Figh.t, one Fi xt, but ane it

conjunction volatile and

wateF and is not

distinguishes these

sulphun one to

meFcunyr and but

aFe enemies to bning but by

anotheF, a union, thene heat, attFibuted opposed also these the we thene. which the comthat aFtenneconis

diFFenent contFany

things, qualities in and cold oun

our- paFt neconciled, Foun two,

them

a medium; qualities, dny, they aFe aFe

anE theneFone cold, to dnyness

Finst

opeFation oF which to

contFany hot and

humidity, and humid

sulphun,

meFcur-y, and siceity be done also

theneFone the cold

diametnically, the humidity to

the

heat

oF sulphun and the

oF mer-cut-y, to

oF meFcut'y, Fniendship

oF sulphun; without to

neduce but

contnanies medium Fore

cannot oF both, heat, and and to into

a medium, both.

muEt be pantaken cold to and

suited will

Would siccity,

neconcile joined into

the

medium by agnee the also

be by

may be position they wands ciled

both

heat heat

cold; cold

tunning in this being othen

thereFone thind

eanth,

thing, but aFe

may dwell being siccity by

togethen,

wit, water', by

degnee two

abated, enemies so that

dissolved and the

humidity

Fnigidity made aften is,

oF wate!-r a netunal the openation it into to

now one But upon

made two the

conjunction,

sepaFation. oF heat most subtle

eFficient

oF this

calcination that is the

moistune, but the

tunning moving in the

eveFything

nesists Fine the

powden,

instnument body, But it by and that is oun

contFany humidity is

natune,

stinring and

up heat unctuous take (as I

digesting this pnion, Oivine 70.

into to

a viscous dissolution is

powden. neasons; say)

openation because Water.

pnion

these

a centain
TheneFone

solution
the

made

may so

congea lat ion

oF oun aFe have the

sPiFitr

will

be expected aFten the

in

the

next

place, oF the

because body; Fon is,

spinits they such

arways the

congeared

dissorution theneFone aFten this, to as it.

same openation, is to be

such

the

solution

congealation Then the

expeeted

onden Finst,

oF Natune then it

nequines is hen

Fon be

a woman exenciseth ovencome in the by hen hus-

hen band,

dominion but the witl thatr

necessany whole

woman netains be in the which he will quality. is not wilt Fi nst the

dominion

waten; his

this

theneFore ovencome which she

wonk,

oF the

man exeFting both himselF hen

power- to

woman possesseth subject to

qualities, in which

being only

done, one heat

easily

that,

hath Lastlyr

conseguentially always be the Finst wonk, to Fon is

joined end exent

necessanily

to

any

quality, it

but

siccity that is the the

oF heat; his

Fnom whenee theneFone will in body the is the two the neithen Finst neduced Finst seFpents, othen

aPPeaFsr

man ought oF the this in the

power, this,

calcination be commixtion days into is oF thy its Fixed,

head

without to be

oF union, Stone, Fon

theneFone Finst

done the

dealbation, and mer-cur-y,

Finst the

pninciples, othen one volatile, winged,

sulphun

oF which to

theneFone showing both is its

aFe compared volatile coming to

on onagons, without tends in his to

the

natune,

wings,

denoting

Fixity,

these

Fnom one taking the

Fountain, his tail

oner thing, to noF show

theneFone that

likened is the

a seFpent without

mouth

surphun without

nothing substance

substance but the that it is that

oF meFcuryr this AFt. it

mencuny Sulphun it is in

oF sulphun, penFect

Mencunial TheneFone aPPeans Yet

and

sulphuneous called

meFcut-y, one

whole although calIed and this

desenvedly the

composition, wonk, whence the

twoFold by

beginning they 71

oF the

nebis,

eonjunction

may be made one

and

same,

is

called quite is

one EIixin, oF the diligently two ane

which

nevet'would

be possible the natune

unless

they and

wene

same natuFe. to be

TheneFone and things,

oF sulphun caFe the

mencur-y or-s, Fon

obsenved, contFany and

we must but and

take and

oF et'nsame

these

not

one

sulphuneal cnude and

mencuFy, immatune. to be

matuFe

digested, the wit, the Oivine

mencunial

sulphun, will in we

TheneFone obsenved, bodies in to in

Kind

oF Genenation has the €s hath openated Eanth, neaF as

be necessary pnocneating do all things

how Natune mines unden

metallic in

because can oFr be, al-

ouF wonk the out

imitation

theneoFr which she

theneFone though oF thc in Ant

yre choose hes Found the

same matteF

made use the of

a Fan moFe subtile penFect is

way to

abbneviation Stone. which Fon is

wonk,

and veins,

moFe than thing and in

exaltation Found, vlz.

the

metsllie crudc

ona

alone which heat time, at last

Mencuny, quality but by this

vcf-y is

and

fnigid,

the is by it

sulphunial Found thene, and

altogether an impenmetallic sul-

inactiva,

also

no di' gestive aFten a long until it

ceptablc pninciple phun; Fon

motion is that in the this

little

little into it

changed, whilst

be convented and it oun to wit, humid is

f ixed called

Femained

Fnigid

was

mencuFy, But cnude

elenation is

on excitation, in this

named sulphun. fon besides gold, to in mencuFy which

matter-

othenwise anothen exist.

Wonk;

and

cold

wE! have

thing, This

matuFe ure join one hath it

moFe active in which and

qualities

theneFone that the

our- meFcur-y, the in pass the that and

passive that

qualities which Natune

aFe Found helped by

may nelieve digested comes to

othen minesr

no heat whence thing

wB having

a double gold,

Fine, but

digest, some othen

we dontt excellent
You

make simply than
see

much mol.e noble

goId.
w hat sul phun 7?. i s, w hat meFcur-y; how a lso ur e

th e n e F o n e

have ane you the ting

a double not distinet

sulphun in as I

and

a double but aFten is in

meFcuny matunity

in

ouF and they

Ant,

which

yet also since wetthe

esisence, think,

penFection; ane wonked,

undenstand, penFect the body

what

mannen by

oF gold and it is

incnudated without

ouf- divine

waten

not of

hands, of thc the

not

sulphun, in this him exeFt does a most wateF dissolvent But evet-y the the is

panticipating openation fon his the

natunes cends deed Finst ity

luminanies, man, and titl his by

theneFone pnedominates the man begins

woman as;which and the inthen humid-

upon is of

oveF to heat,

a time, pou,eF,

unnatural, all by

siccity-bninging conventing by all solution, oF the together. wonks and

exsiccate subtile

oF the

wom€n,

into

and

viscous dissolved, the doth by not

powder , in which

Fnom which wateF the is

powden the spinit

aFtenwands and dissolved, heat

man and hene

woman aFe but

joined as yet

excited

Find

a boundl batween

day

by

sepanation, the all Finst aFe

dis-

tinguishing swim at the

the

subtile

gFoss, so long of

that till thein upon cloud

may oF the they and hath

top, and

the

latten at

may subside length and she in the the

same quality, ane insepanably

then

houn

nativityl the woman, she

conjoined, at length she

man ascends Fonth is the

impnegnates conceived, both

hen; in

bnings and

which and

which ascend

putnifies again

connupted, not

aFtenwands but

oF them

on anise

glonious,

now divided,

m adeone a n d th e 3 a m e b y c o n j u n c ti o n,andaFesocoaguIated' @

cibated weight excellent

and and

e1.g_!_!gd., into goodness

a most

penFect acconding

natune to

and

multipl

ied

in whose

on quality, be pnovedr black Diadem and of ds

youn

discnetion; as not to I you in be

use

will these the that

well

in

pnojection ane

medicine. dispised, you

TheneFone since in alI in them

stinking King is

ashes

out will 73.

contained, be had

and

tell

tr-uth,

whiteness

never-

unless

make it

black but fnom had, oun you take is iF

Fon it

unless

the

body

putniFies indeed they

it thou had

will shalt lost they

nemain see

without them

Fnuit,

be connupted whene witl it

then seemed

anising which they Honyou do you t he this what this, must

thence, and you shall caFa they

thein neven Fon East.

bodies *"""TFone. unless

appeaF the

that

which

theneFone neven that

sepulchne him

oF oun

King,

admire you dontt you

coming in

Fnom the finst The

TheneFone Fon in not in

eFF

this

entFance,

wonk openis

spoiled aFe

unless many and

bc

wany hene. Finstly, pninciple

common eFFons who know making

ation to be

vanious, seek in the

oF them

calcined,

but

oF Gold

extFaneous things

things" which AlIoms, unine, deavour out aFe

Somc bning not oF the

Fon

thein

matenial with

pninciple metals,

those such

same imposition Ansenick, and the

ar-e Bonax, wine, some vinegan, do enkind, in

AttFement, hain, (such blood, is

Vitniol, gums,

seeds

oF plants, Eanth; salts nothing with indeed is not heat,

nosins to

oF the geneFate

theiF I

blockishness) by these,

oF eveFy at all

oF the yet

Flame, desine of calcine of

paEs to

undenstanding eitheF and do

Metals, wateFsr bodies, native

penFect sulphun Fon

calcination, on Fine, this

connosive connode made by but by the the a to Fnom cal-

spinit not

salt, them. the

calcination by any a fniendly pnopensity

calidity Fonee

Body,

helped

connosive it;

oF watens, ane but

without Fouled and

oF the and

metal

theneFone

metals natuFe,

dissipated, calcined. in the

estnanged

a metallick cination, is in
is

not

natunally than

TheneFone penFect calcination does body

eveny

which and

is

made elsewhene to our- wonk. without

oF gold, oF Sol,

vain which
F als e

unuseFul

Also

eveny

a dissolution,
and vain. th i s o u t'

laying

on oF hands,

not

Follow,

TheneFone

cal ci nati on,

is

necessani l y

to

be

made

by

74.

Mencuny, both away

which

being and and

joined quality

to

Gold

(a

due

weight

and it

pnopontion and takes joinof

oF quantity the solidity the

being it;

obsenved) and stins upon and gg;gg, it, by

soFtens this up that

incnudates heat

intennal native

heat, heat and this

ed with the cates tnue gold, it key

outwands being

oF Vulcan, upr acts

which into

stinned powden, to

the

humidity and the

exsicis the oF dis-

a subtile wonk,

viscous the

black; by being

oF the

incnudate to

eonjunction to

an !!E_?.@, solve it, The body shall ot'that gt'ows the that

being

incnudated, not oun with

calcine

calcined

philosophieally signs oF this

vulganly. aFe as soon thesc, as the Finst, Keepen to it aFten the GateE

calcination ggg, bath,

shall stin

be satiated up the heat

oF the be

oF the

the

waten

begins then

obscured,

whieh tungid, at

was a splendid and last swells, become is vain.

composition and a4d this

beFone, descending Fat powden;

visibly until it the appear lab-

aseanding a viscous in

continually, in which

whole the

humidity be in

consenved

opeFation, it

othenwise is easily sign, as soon

out'would into oun heat oF,

Fnom thence which been is tnue the the and

theneFone, last and most

nesolved that as the

minenal ealcination begins goes to

waten, has to the

ceFtain Fon being

philosophical, and it humid, and

opeFate, top,

Fnigid

impatient and so

thenened-

Fnom thence

melts

descends,

ucethit'a3muchasmaybe,toitsowng!@;doingthisdaiIy until ous at wateF; and last the whole oun be nesolved ane hrithen into Fat, and as it u,ere one glutinis the

Fon so beginning

openations

concatinated, can one

that be had the Sons

cause without Fully,

oF anotheFr 8ut w€ r that

oF undenstood oF Ant moFe Ant, ne-

anothen. and dnive as it

we may instnuct €s fan as

away the u,ene,

unwonthyr

may be Fnom this is but one

do handre,

divens

opeFations, 75.

when thene

cipe, white Fone sense, to oun

one and

thing, ned,

one neither

negimen, ane

and

successive be undenstood

disposition otherwise. should But be that

to

black, Whene-

we to

eveFyone not tFue the

that

will of

tnuly

be a Philosophen, in this Ant.

negand

the

letten

wnitens

we may come that which, in Fon it. be

""rJ]Io., that in this

ar.e to "a"=" "hings get thou should Ant; is dying see then

considened without

FoIlow. nothing that iF

Finstly, iE done

out- Mencuny, that thou unuseFul wilt

be not to

deceived wonk, in

common Mencuny, thou wonk in it to

which thy

altogethen day, thou that

oun

Find

nothing

Secondly, not thou ates with its too intense,

thou

must let

take it

cane,

the

Fine

oF the

Funnace that

but

be clibanically know, that the the thee.

measuned, sulphun matten, Let Form, only

which which which

maist not azoth intennal in

FuIly the is

understand, Mencuny

pnedomintogethen

oF Waten suFFicient

digests Fon

abundantly quality, the

not then have

theneFone, be not solthat want

confound of

the

extennal the wilt Fine,

icitous it

about too noF to

mannen Fon it

making thou

a cane Fon

be not

gentle, yet the let

then oven

easily but and of

despond a modenate

oF heat, acconding these E,

be

violent, Bodies,

degnee, take natural end. put Fon iF so iF too or-

natune othen

oF the hand,

exclusive the the intennal wonk dost

oF cold; and in the not

things I call

on the that

concenning incneaseth that

intennal

which oF the that

Thindly, much to thou Iittle, pnodigal,

be caneFul by

quantity he cannot will

thou

be dnunk put will

Laton, much,

aFtenwands a sea

eat,

shalt it

on too

thene

be

oF tnouble,

be bunnt the

into

smoke, keep male

be not a mean. his

theneFone

covet ous

between in

extnemes, the

TheneFone, it behoves the

joining

with to

Female, the

nememben that supenFluous

activity

oF sulphun, 76.

exsiccate

humidity cnude choak cnetion Iest 94r as is will the not the

oF meFcuny, the

thereFone also stone

do not desine with

dnown to

the nule,

active

with

too

much

sPeFm, the

woman will oF thy

theneFone but

do not with dis-

humidity it

too to

much eanth, the exigence

mix

sweetly, oF the goldsmith do, thneE

and stone

acconding

oF Natune, an amalbut it

vintue as the

be diminishedl with Four

make theneFone oF Five to pants the aince

does, with to the by

oF wateF, last, the but

philosophens to take

a double Foun then

oF treble one to two, bb

betten,

solution Ftipley and In Ies

be betten, with taker place

because ne so rrthat

calcination how much the betten

will

mone natunal. (says thou be not he) make."

witnesseth wateF the with thou

moFe eaFth shalt Iand thc

much the

solution that youtin

Finst

theneFone, thg

bewane Fine is

ovenwhelmed witl eFFon not wilt

wat€Fs, iF

because thene

hidden

eanth, whence

which the

opeFEte be

be too and the

much humid wonk vain.

supenFluity;

inconnigible, Founthly, be

eaneFul out

oF the and the

closune wonk look

of

the

vessel, Keep to be

rest

the

spinits the ent. also with lest would
t his

should and

Fty its

be destroyed. upon he is by this

theneFone little Natuner momso

vessel

ligatune, man, by

noF

oF by

Considen

therefone matuned

who as helped shut in

genenated NatuFe;

oun 99,,]51 is how gneat anything penish.
philosophieal

ant has get

theneFone

considen !g,E, the Foetus

caFe should With

Natune eithen no
wonk,

the

womb oF a pFegnant out, othenwise in

oF pass

less
l est

industny
thy

be thou
be

cautious
in vai n.

penFecting
t heneFor e

l aboun

H ean

the

Philosophen, the the

saying,'ftake I iFe r this is is is

a vessel the thein only 77. Fit

and r'

Fine,

stnike

it -

with rfrhe

a

swond r take vessel that of the

closune. wateF, Fon

Henmes says: and know this Fon Ant,

philosophens

centain, whieh

vErss€rl oF Natune

us

in

diligently veny the gFeat

is

to

be shut." which iF

Fon they whence plaee solution

in

Fonming

the

Embnio,

thene

ane Fon

winds,

should the is

vanish damage is

we aFe undone; most centain. dontt

eFt-or- is The wonk

innepanable, in to the FiFth

patience, too speedy, to

that but

thou

dis-

pond that dens

oF study too it;

make the is the to that thc and oun tt'ue

Finmly

believe, and , being hin-

much haste Fot' the

gneatest !@.!59!, is,

enemy

eonjunction,

Body

b"

impentinently against it it Natune.

nubiFies Whence

stinning struck passive a wild ity oun Fit in but For as

up a Feaven, it ureFe with

a Fine

hammen oF Eleath, instead oF !!g!,

becomes appear the in

impentinently like himidcoland

Fnom active, poppy, the but to and

citnine, nadical no othen Fat,

calcination, and it

consenves is Finished caIx, thou of think or

body

be dissolved, becomes

black, @!g. because

a discontinuous patient, veFy that

unctuous, maist obtain

Be theneFone you will have

thy When

desine, thenefone them houn. in

much cause do not colours

dispain. that in till

we speak one on two

oF oun .9pg.1!i,9!9, daysr but or see the

wE! penFect the Finst thene Tnevesan this Ant, Fonty was

signs long,

No venily;

yve have

expected

much and

made an agFeemcnt teaches that days, he in his

betwixt

contFaFy

qualities, and

wheneFone good

pnaetice, in Pnison,

who was a leanned that is, susipense and

man in and

staid that iF the

oF mind saw g.]g!g land, that you

doubt, mists. shalt may see, do

but

he netunned thou should by

aFtenwands put gnain it into

and thou you

Moneoven, look then, could into and not

good houn, iF

not wheyou

Eanth,

moving to

eveny incnease,

how much it expect and

begins

should

thisr

a sweet insipid with the

vegetation,

much

Iess as

Fnuit even

Fnom thence. they have joined oF the

So Foolish the

at.e they dissolved, 7A.

who as

soon

dissolvent

pnesently

seek

some signs

oPenation, on add,

non

can

satisFy something, and so by

themselves, ot- at this the thou his in

but least

they

eithen the wonk

move Fine

oF open, to acc-

ot'detnact the wonk,

incnease the

elenate and to

means wished hast cnude a vessel within

hinden Fon

oF Natune; attend that hast is, duly

theneFone my Doctniner yellow themr iF

do not ?s

attain as with up

ends. the

TheneFone matten, and stand

soon

pnepaned white and

matuFe espoused tnouble; thy

sulphun, shut

sulphun, let them

them

without see by lleat behold

thou

nightly

pnoceed, and perhaps EEg_l!g, in the

?4 houns, Fonth to

thou

shalt

compound oF the

swelling, Heat

sending stniving Finst (as

some bubbles, excite thou it will the shalt

Feason oF the the thee)

oF thy

included

matten; oF the then

but

entFance, at least

vaniation because

colouns Keepen whateven yet

slowly, oF the is

seem to sustains

the

Gates, he is,

necesranily alone the then

many labours, cause the the Bath is

because is not yet Bath the

done, that

does

it,

beoF

pnepaned, up.

natuFal

heat

King, But

not

stinr-ed is

when the and the will not but

made hot, will Ant the black, the

oun

housekeepen to

shall

sustain

but

Few Iabouns, TheneFore coloun the in the Fon one that will let

openations oF this aften

be easily know silven fon Fon

be distinguished. that the Finst oF

Sons appean,

centain,

coloun this

oF the does is it

amalgama not come

body

be penFect eveFy will a sign by glg day

colour

a moment,

moFe the until

whiteness at body, last which

diminished, be compleated. not the made in tincture black to

moFe blackness blackness houn, but is

supeFvene,

oF a dissolved little, of sol but

is

Iittle

incessantly; shews

Fon

pnoceeding the the eyes, coming

Fnom th= but is

and Luna, and

itselF

extnacted and

insensibly, the
20

impenceptibly. oF the tinctune,

TheneFone out oF

oF blackness

depanture

the !!g, the what so

bowels

oF the as wiII

dissolved soon as the

body,

is

the is

same measune wholly gone

and out,

tenm so

oF

because blackness Ludus

tinctune and

soon

be penFect srays:

absolute. by

Concenning

thisr.hean decocts ,

Puenonum

t'Finst, the

how much the and

mone thou the

much moFe thou And Bennand

subtilizeth saith:-

gnoss,

blackens oF the Fest but

compound.?r to ob-

Tnevesan blackness but by

rrThe Earth element little." only Foun

beginning does not

pnedom inate, tain his

the

oF the little thene and it

appeaFs,

dominion in is

and aFe that

To Finish Finst est in wheneoF duration, the

a wond, blackness, which would it is iF

pninciple in by it

colouns, and

the longinpenish Fon an

most

slow

coming,

u,ene made penFect expeditious, ncmain in in the Fon top

a momentaFy should not

gnessl

wonk than thene

be most and

moFe slowly hour; For

came, no

oF blackness but it

intenEtitium oF ons !.3ElEr theneFore it

these dt

opeFations;, it

in-

eneaseth but is

to

the

height

which slowly

no soonen Fnom it but Fon

annives, thene nothing stone,

dacneases not

again, in its

ascends not

a moment but etc. in

which end,

it but

doth

ascend is not

on descend, the end

nesteth et'go,

blackness

oF ouF

How then Fon Finst the

shall

blackness at thene last

appean? Dank

To wit, Night, Iight then yet and

even that the is

as by

night

comes,

twlight, moment there

inscnutible than night, anothen, but

degnees, until all but at this oun

eveny last is

being light at

less all,

in it

ain deep is

be no

wont

to

be within it

an hounr

the time,

motion the

inscnutible; must needs

wonk because

nequines Thou and

a longen that have
exci tati on

motion this,

be moFe impenceptible. the example
O b j e c ti o n .

theneFone shalt

seekest thy answen.
oF the

considen

pnoduced,
Bu t

thou
the

a F te n

Fi nst 80.

matten,

t he

tinctune ctuFe stinning gone out,

goes going

out

eveny is

houn

and

moment,

but

the

coloun aFten oF the it

oF the the

Tin-

out,

blackest matten,

blackness, blackest

theneFone is yet most blackest iF

Finst

up oF the but but not

blackness or- iF sor

Tinctune out when init in

oF the

going

out,

goes bIack,

scnutibly, goes the i nto whole

insensible will but

blackness, not

although the

much white, Compound, be not its it

maniFest coloun, weII Finst

blackness be the as

a whitish and in by its

but

so

subject white

oF whiteness, is now, then $!

subtile

depunated, egt^essi, is

even not is

this

tinctune this

compleatly not is saying a bane between oF Mon-

b1ack,

obtains tinctune,

a putneFaetion, extFacting this elser but thing but

which waten, hean

egness_ oF the sulphun iens, out the oF and

and

the

that the

meFcuny.

Concenning is nothing only,

"Out'openation its eanth, until black tinctune which is

an extFacting oF the the

oF waten wateF upon is not

nonthat the eanth

a netunning TheneFone white, the

eanth,

putneFy.r' but most is

tinctune by

altogethen moFe the the and Eanth

oF itselF, goes the out, Body, time thing First within commixt, expect fon

because by and so so

how much.the mone

which is

soul,

much the it

dis-spinited, must to is

putneFies it be peFcolbut

blackens. black? thou and

How long In this

then, attend

we! expect, what Flammel and

beFone

Fectly oun most says:six die pitch, putting being

says:-'rThe that not Also lie

which black,

ought that the

to

see

blackness of Fonty

eveny Flipley

the and with at

space

days.'f to

"SuFFen

coequated a slow time in the

natunes Fine." they will

togethen colouns liquid r'The $!g, Arl this King

weeks, they

which will

time it,

When the boil like says,

show

that

and

wiIl

putneFy. splendid in brack,

And Bennand nobes, which gives

l.,i= panable silken Fonty

oFF his croathed

oners to days."

he netains

81.

undeFstand nepeated sooneF; the

oF blackness wonds of

in

its but

height,

which

is

plain

Fnom the will

above

Flammel,

a moFe nemiss says:Fine

blackness

appeaF days matteF in wilt on the

so

the

Scala

Phil osophonum 6h easie

"Within being And this openatoF,

sixteen kept, the

degnee

oF putneFactionr covened to with the will €s in is

be continually sooneF, mattens. Fnom white seems unless 3or by

blackness." oF the

eithen in

Iaten adapting in

according But to

ingenuity

whethen blackr

intenmedial the pFogness

colouns

appeaF, to

a Pnogness, It anothen, indeed to the besame,

Fnom black Fnom one they so

white? to

beeause mediums; and

thene and

no tnangition that will will

extFeme

we answeF

appeanr in

although

conFusedly, height

some in

Eome wonks penhaps

appeaF not but

a pnogFess in anothen,

oF blackness, aFe only Finst

which

appean not which

cau=te they bctwixt and the

accidental whiteness and

colouns; blackness, thcne is

altogethen aFe between

the

this, oF bunned and pune; ex-

ultimats in

whiteness, the

becauEe thick work

not

the

same Feason was to be

matteF; and

Fonmen the but in thiE

tennestial the matteF

matteris in

puniFied, in

mone spinitual a pFogness and those they

theneFone tnemity colouns eaned in the in

a puFe

on depunated to the

subject

Fnom the

oF blackness will

extnemity and But in the

oF whiteness, adminable both than

intenmedial whieh will fewen witness appappeaF, and the in col-

be much moFe clean subject.

an eanthly

pnognesses

Fonmen tnansition, in the IatteF, ?faFten

between mone,

extFemes, and

obscuFeF, splendid, beFone

Foulen;

moFe shining of

philosophen:the ouns houn could

the

heighth gt'eat

blaekness, will wonld will

whiteness, whateven

oF conjunction be thought says: appeaned

minacles the whole

appean; then will

Fon be than the

on

in

conspicuous." which neven

And Bipley
m one Fa in

"In
. ?r

our- wonk colouns Also beFone

appelaF, blackness

penFect

intenmedial

8e.

colouns the and

will

show oF the

themselves, dragons,

witness saith: says In but

the

Philosophen, aFe blackr that the

who painting yellow thy and azut-e,

colouns these yet will night

'rThey he,

intenmedial penFectly appeaF

colouns, putt'iFied. moFe obscune, the

denote

confections colouns beFone again, body the in now dankwhat in

aFe not dying, blaek veFy begins ness onden

a wond, then

vanious and in this nising the overBut

a few, But

"gElgEj.!3.199" veFy

whole ones the

honizon. at-ise, to

many and to and will bc this

splendid and

will light

because

gloniFied, in

pnedominate subject.

a depunated, FoneEaid

and

spinitual appean? because wateF

these tnuly the

colouns detenmined, juice

This weys, betten The no one iF but

cannot betteF shall

be the

they oF liFe

ar-e vanied shall be,

many the

oF the

the

signs

appcan. Four the pnineiple ondeF thou it and thou colouns is descnibed ones, Iet by it all, but

onden can

oF the

detenmine Four-ty

oF the hast is

accidental a complete to attend,

suFFice

thee mind finst seest ouns whieh

within

days but

blackness, Fon

don?t is

othen

things

much,

good

blackness unless thou

especially this without to

desinable, doubt

though

othens But

appeaF, as I

hast except

enned. the is

said,

othen

colned,

aFe not iF it

be

despised, beFone

veneneal, to be

ol. impenFect suspected, oF the index to

appears

blackness, and

especially pants the open-

when the accomPany atoF

siccity it, I lost

oF the say this

Eompound,

discontinuity is a Fatal

pnecipitation This same thing hindens poppy." thou shalt

oF his

time.

the

philosophen and in

witnesses, white,

saying:with ical the

'r A vehement coloun oF the

Fine wild

conjunction, And FIammeI behold, thou

tinges his

hienoglyphblack way oF

Figunes

says:-

"Unless othen

the aFt

blackest in the

oF black

whateven

coloun

thou 93.

seest,

ennoF; thou

but seest

especially thatr thou

a neddish hast

coloun

is

to

be

suspected, the lively

Fon

iF vintue

bunnedr

otr ant

bunning,

oF the But all

Stone.'? I must so heat; than place I stay no the longen intennal is thene in these things, since one wateF does with

thisr

that

compound, anything I have

continually in the whole

be nuled, wonk

exteFnal denFul, which

neithen this send oun

moFe u,onabove, to

waten, back.

which

Fully

deEcnibed

thee

Con c e n n in E S o lu t io n .

And the Finst mattet',

dissolution the

oF out'

Stone of

is

the humid,

neduction and the by

oF

it

into

its oF

maniFestation pnoFundity, This those

the

extnaction bninging

natuFes, into Fon

Fnom thein waten. it is,

which

is is

finished oF no in light it

them moment,

a minenal how hard

openation that have

wonk

on

toiled

can

attest.

FINTS

44.

TRACT THE THIRD. TueFourrnlr oF CuynIcAL Pnrr-osopny.

f shall wonk.

will

divide

the

whole

oF the

Ant and

into

these

paFts:

The

Finst the

contain The

things the

substantially disposition ane a !gg!y or

essentially the

constituting things essentially or ned

Second the or

oF them on Matune white The

constituting and watenr

Stone,

Sulphunr to

Bnass is

immatune and

Mencunvr Fine.

Bnass, Oisposition The

which

a vessel things, the aFe

added,

a Funnace the

Tniple and the

oF these is two-Fold,

considens Flegimen

Weight

Flegimen. which

Pondus these

two-Fold,

those

things

penFect

oper-ations PutneFaction, Exaltation,

Calcination, tillation, which altening him ing, Finst then the

Dissolution, Coagulation, two Finst of

Sepanation, Sublimation,

Conjunction, Fixation, by the and

EisoF anl

at.e made espeeially the Fine, viscous Waten, The heating Eanth,

a tempeFate Kingrs Bath

Incombunent and changing and is ane stinkcalled made

ignition into into

a subtile Minenal Natune.

discontinued colouned, and

black this

divensely thnee

a Fine

against

sepanations and thind joined day, Fine,

which to

Follow wit,

Fnom the and Fine subtile eonjoining them.
T he inc neas i n g m at t en

combining

oF the which the thick,

Finst being

oF the

Natuna

contFa-natunaI, by cineulating Fnom the the

so

together, and

make an unnatunal the moFe and then

matten till aII

eveny

sepanating

be oF the impnegnating

same Tempenament, them, and so

things

sepanated,

putniFying

F i v e .Ia s t and daily

o p e n a ti o ns p n e d o m i n a ti ng, c l e a n s e th it

al .e

made

by

the

Fi ne

oF

N atune; the

daily

w hi ch Fnom 85.

Fi nst Fi l th,

ci ncumacts by an oFten

pu t neFied and

and

ascension

descension, Ablution, ion oF the

which

theneFone

is

called

Oistillation, Imbibition,

VolatLzation, Cibation, Humectatuntil the which Bound fon Noble. which had nather is by

MundiFication, Eanth, to and this

Cohobation, is done which so is

long called

by

the

heat,

Siccity a longen Exaltation; Supenion,

begins Coction, this but

eoagulate,

Inspissation, whose place, most

on sublimation, is not the change

bnings oF an to

a Fixity, inFenion make the

the

oF the oun so

most

vile

thing, and

These by

aFe alI called

openations

suceessive which

Oispositions, any one

siome ane

many Regimens, know which but thene the by two is

name iF a double Finst,

impose, and is

he may;

howeven of light,

only acts and with

Fine, because

natunal the other

against not

Nature, to and Fine, is

latten this, Fight

bnought

PutneFaction onc nises which the anotheF,

must they

go beFone make and wateF but

Flegenenation; an unnatuFal aFter become this one

when these and

Fnom this

contention in

putneFaet ion; $,,!g$g Fnom no and Fine

a glonious and also

Fegenenation neceive

thing,

a congealation,

a NatunaI. TheneFore the whole work; ouF Body it is which can tFuly wlrich the the in is commonly called Tenna but the Lamnia, in its penfecl own

but

no wise

be moistened not such as

Waten, know to

which getr

Waten but I

pluvial, none

common people philosophen, many oF all non Luna

out's, speak

even Fools but

saw,

but

a tFue

believe watens, things will and
S aI t nal

me Fon to about wit

tFuth. hands, take with

know

how to is

extnact LiFe So1, tell the
a

wetting which to thou

oun

Waten then

the

must

pains,

neithen But is, I it wilt is
heant

be wanting that

supply what
is a k n ow n c aFe

thee kind
as thou

Fliches. this
but in

thee, wateF oF

FaithFully,
which but have

oF waten
Mencuny, be 86. not

Pe tn e , Fi n e ;

the by

puFe

inf en

decei ved

Quicksilven,

but

undenstand in the

that

Mencuny,

which Gathen

the thou nipe,

netunning it and in the

Sun

dufuseth

evenywhene be-

Month then

oF March. it is

Month

oF Octoben,

cause in the

sunely wonld. I

Found

the

most

pneeious

Tneasune

whole that

But that wonldr gaF tFue Fon it Fon

may desc nibe Find it,

oun Mencuny that it is or

to

thee,

out- Flain the eyes does but

Waten oF the

so wholr vul. oul

thou that itr

mayst yet and in

know

befone at

anG ignonant detunpates its season, do it

theneoFr with

least, tontunes,

take

the

vanious it it it

neglects

Meneuny the

theneFone look upon it; is

neveF with

penFects a blue

out- Magisten: look, the oF by whence sons them, no oF

common Alchemists to with it pass its is that they

comes

sconn and and

but

astonisheth accounted most pneeious, of it God. because it, thou

leanning theneFong one is But aPpeaF depnived temptible its by that

splendoun, a vile thing, r{ithout Eeest iF

gneatly the

yet

which

eveF thou

contemncd when thou and

a gneat it, dontt

judgement despise despise dost

it

wiII be con-

vctt'y dinty, oF the thing,

thou but it

theneFone iF thou

shalt this

Magisteny, then Fon indeed oun all

gneatly

esteem having and

shaII is

seem glonious, clean vingin, in

changed is loved

countenance; many, by but this she

Waten hcn

a most

meets she

wooeFs,

cloathed

sondid

gaFments, Fon as un-

means

may distinguish nothing since but

philosophens exteFnally, show wiII themselves and which the little,

Fnom Fools, scor-n to him thein

whosoeven wonthy dnessed seems Fools. unden look

shall

behold a Eect-et,

oF such in

whones but this

wooer-s Maid many hid

splendid Foul,

gaFments, but is

chaste Fain, see hen

most indeed

pr-ecious cheats lies Vingin will

outwandly But the upon

inwandly man, can

whatsoeveF body

mental wiII not and

Spinit also

whic h oun

patent him as

esteem putting

a Fniend,

oFF hen

Filthiness,

e7.

shine rove, hearth.

most Fon

amiable, she will

whom then bestow honoun you upon ye

none him

but

a FooI

but

must and

admine penFect Wife dregs, inFinite

and

imFinite Femare, in

Fliches, the putting and sisten oFf

TheneFone to most

this

and hen

oF she

ouF King, will niches get

whom iF splendid

be assistant Fon

gaFments

henselF,

bestow

upon

thee. this you oun will the you hen Queen think Heaven cannot snowy is you crean look above upon measune, a centain Essence you whom iF Heavenly you Body,

ThenaFone shall Fon beholdr she is

indeed

ot. the imagine,

FiFth unless with

oF Philosophens, see it; believe with is me my then so

whose Fon I

bnightness have then Pontick, Natune out itselF Gold into is Eeen

splendoun can

my eyeei, fainen. and and is and clean, its

touched

hands, tnuly in its

which

nothing

be thought puFe

Oun Waten which is

senene, as

chnistaline, by Gold

not

we make it oun and with Heno, with

oul- Ants, natunalry it, is

out- Sea, when houn and the

oun yet its

Hidden it Nat-

Fountain, pneFens ivity, togethen with

oF which to gold,

eneated, in in the it, non this by

conguens it, and

oF both

joined a Stout

washed

incnease can bu)

which all

neithen strength pounds,

Ceasan get because

Pope

Moncy. is any

TheneFone wonth othen thou above

thy

wateF, this

oF whicr alone, clean,

an Ounce without

a Thousand cxcept oun

laboun, maist

the

addition

oF a penFect Stone, to

PuFe bodyr Tneasune But ceive by the I in

penFect can

most

Honouned

which

no

the is

lrlonld need wit,

be equaled. meditation nEFlux; thy beFone but desine: this out, iF r thou thou Fon canst be con-

thene Sea,

oF pnoFound its Flux shalt in

ouF help

to

and obtain

ditigent,

oF God, the I

thou

my pant, Fountain a yeaF and

aFten did

knew

Fietd did not

genenal, to 88.

whene get it

ou.- Secnet tiII aFten

punl r Yet

leann

a halF, because aFten I

giving the knew I I

myselF

to

daily

study wise

and

pnoFound hid

contemplations, Fnom me long; vessel, which so knows it but aFten

Fieny this, beheld could

Funnace and the not and

oF the

men lay to its

how it

was Fitted

pf'opeF

a Few days being is the in seen the

adminable but

bnightness Fon fon as

oF ouF in the

Waten, pnactice exactly

be amazed, contFaFy; no wonds will

theony,

on the Wateni

he that

Magisteny

oF this

on secnets

oF the Fnon to the But

philosophens, so whosobut and so

sayings, eveF to let hath

wnitings, once in

on enigmas, out'waten, in

be concealed nothing quantity, oF the nemains shut Wonk.

him; be

made up Body the

done,

cast it

a clean till which Finst; rhole

a just

Vessel we have thou in it Fine

stand, Fine, this

complement shalt that

anothen hast which be oF one,

twofold leanned believe yet is

thou but

easily

knowr

tss sroon as to the Waten,

we may FetuFn consists, to is wit which

ma the not

sccFat

wateF

although and Bond. when

simple to

but which

compound, a third

oF thc namely oun

vesssl the

Philosophens Fone in we speak

added,

When theneoF the Fine,

oF out. Vessel,

undenstand and or

Waten,

like

manneF undenstand have is nothing one!, blaten. the Fine the

waten

when we dispute Fnom the Fine one,

oF the wateF. and all

Funnace TheneFone these aFe

we would the one, Vessel to

divenser Funnace

divided the

one,

wit,

TheneFone tnates, the is Fine and is

digesteth, or- Bond Vessel thene

the

Vessel

whiteneth, and includeth the whole and

and

peneaI1, and

the

Funnace the

encompasseth also is the Meneuny, no Fine fine is

Mencuny, and note

lastly in the

same Funnaee wonk t he by and but u,aten thein the same

Mencuny,

well,

Mencuny, manifoldl Vintue,

when notwithstanding, theneFone in the wonk; as as well in

maniFold, is

Fine numberr 89.

as

waten so they

divensiFied in one

agFee

genden, Living, one. wonld, essence wheneoF, the

to

yrit

Mencuny. Living, deanest! which this unlike Find of

TheneFone

oun

Fine Living, only to by

is

Living, and all

oun these in it

waten ane whole a like

out'Vessel Know also in the

oun Funnace that oun the what thene Mencuny is is

one be

thing

the is of

Found,

with thou

GoId, shalt

substance, thou

conventing Join the midst

the

elements with Finm-

seekest. and in

Heaven oF the the in

Eanth, thou

upon shalt them

a Fine

Fniendship, his them bind.

the

ament, but aII

see !!ry, and join

Oo not thou secr-et, neaF

conFound shalt in to neign the the

Natunes, honoun

divide thy is

again, this

and

liFe; Found

hean

theneFone high

gneat

Southenn Sun, which we! fnom which it knee orby is

Coast one

a vet'y and

Mountain, but

veFy this

oF the

ggyEg, is

highest hot

one;

Mountain it is not is

of

which Fan upr

now speak the is Sun, highly

oF a veny in this

tempenatuFe, a vapoun Wonk; but it

because or spinit does the this

not

and

Mountain Fon is oun

shut

necessaFy hEithen top

ascend be

unless

be enlivenedr deep thin dnop, ly in the

enlivened

unless but iF

Eanth be done, by

digged the Ain,

oF the ascends, most it

Mountain, which

Spinit dnop is

exhalation Funs into Fon

being

congealed

the

clean is is the oun

Waten, tFue

ruanm like

a s![,

which with

pnesenthe it is oF with

gathened, wondens;

Caduce

oF Mercuny,

which and liquon it

wonks

this and salt not

hfaten,

our- Fine, but the

out- Funnace, hot and humid

our- Mencuny, the the the wet'e But most Sun, puFe its

the

vulgans;

which and

we name Mencunyl Fnigid. this the by Venily the not Waten

because I say

companing unto thee,

immatune had

except oF metals

!]g!g[gy

created because

Mencuny, Sun does this oun

tnansmutation tinge alone. whence unless O! it this

impossible, he is not

be

tinged.

tinged is

but the

blessed men have

humidity!

which

philosophical

Heaven,

wise

so .

dnawn and is vile whose

thein

inestimable Solr yet veny if

Dainties! and

O,

penmanent salt

Waten! petFe!

dissolving whose the only pnice is

amending inestimable and yet

eUn Nitre it is

wondenFul esteemed.

little

TheneFone loves not as his

thing

pnecious, vulgan

whom out. SoI knew, Fon tuFns it they is the

Bnide, Fon a

vintue

the

would most

sell

a dnachm gold, lively

thousand

ounces

oF silven; it

pFecious of gold the Fon

and

penetFating, and ness wiFe, by him , is joined

thcreFone in

body

into

a meen spinit, whose his Fainown

manFiager and nejoiees with

ES the in

Woman to hen, and

EggEg!, love and kills is

SoI and

admines she

moved

lova

makes also this

him

alive,

impnegnated a most Senen

conceives O happy shall flesh, they dnink they the

and

gnows

big, go to and

bnings Fountain eat

Fonth

a Son

King. iF

who can of shall whole it,

oF oun

Waten!

Fon piece the Eanth this

they

shall

aFterwands all thcin

a little Life in on

oF Fat

naign secrat is iF

aE Pninces oF ouF wonk

ThsneFone out'Sea, his For high money our which to

consists long

knowing

who eveF

ignorant he does

oF, not

he hath spend any

ago

destined wonk. a veFy thou

pendition, its said

about and to

this that top

OcEan dnaws as I have

oniginal, above.

Fnom ons But iF

Mountain

one,

ascending

the

digkneedeep,aGentainexhalationon@wil1ascend,which will which thy the blow, into in penFect thou the aFt to in whole magistery, not to be must oF the that FIint. a centain
abounds

but

thene

nemains oF, that

anothen thou maist since

secFet, obtain that no oF heat, secnet, whose
t his henb

obliged wit,

ignonant dig in

desine, Eanth

how thou

the

Mountain, is to

the is

supenFieie his

Mountain, it is Attend henb
in the

be cut by

with

Fon such a substa'nce

dnyness, than found
j ui ce

concneted theneFone called
Foot,

means to this

handen is
but

Satunnine

olaces
dny,

Satunnia.
gathen

br anc hes

aPpeaF

91.

togethen the thou pones climbing poun tom being hunnies which so Foot shalt

with

the

Foot

and

caFFy unden

it

with by

thee, the

until Ministny

thou

come to

oF the dig

!gg!g!5, and buny

which

oF Vulean, thnough at the length,

the by

henb*

which the

pnesently

goes

oF the to

Mountain, the top, and it

loosing shalt

Eanth bone that thene

theneoF, knee deep,

then and to

thou so

easily l{aten, henb

shalt the bot-

much Fat

much dny may wet with

descending laid,

oF the

Mountain

the the

which like it the thou

pnesently and it, and cast a

made moist, with spinit it is

togcthen the spinit

Waten,

ascends cannying itself with which

smoke, up with

oF the vintue, it is

Mountain,

a Fieny and Vessel and so with the thou Fat may be

mingling the waten the

watel., shalt is all

inhabiting thy Bondr

thenein, or the

into spinit

on Funnace; vapoun hast Flesh

oF Satunnia is Fine, Foyal to the and

whitening these henb, ties aFe by in

Fume, Finer which the Waten, but

oF the

Mountain

Satunnia is

a vegetable, a bnoth, hast

and which

minenal no dain-

made such

wonld

companed. under easily

Now thou

whole yet

secnet not so by aFe can which as oF

oF ouF obscurely

descnibed thou and maist

an enigmatical iF thou

discounse, and Fon aIl

be diligent the wonk.

leanned, these

contem plations tnue ought is the mateFial to enten,

expeFiments of

penFect

pninciples into ou|. King, in €s

ouF Stone, wit, that

besides the King

which, and is the

nothing Waten,

wonk to and it; the know and Vintue the

Bath is and

oF the

our- Waten as oun

a Vessel, is

ounKing in in is and it; it; veny

contained oun Finer €s it to cast begins

a Funnace or Spinit

Fine

included inhabits whicF him is shut

oF the

Mountain Satunnia, moliFies which by

Femaler Fniendly to

contains Sol; out to and

Vapoun

oF Vegetable whitens Fiery Body so and vintue

penetnates, then the oun

make him the

spenm;

uP in

Waten

wonk upon 9e.

neduced,

wasting

it

and

moFtiFying, things until dealbates. is called in it. and the

by the

bunning innate

and heat

putneFying oF SoI Fixeth it and is and

on nather dedueed tingeth; both

exciting fnom and the poweF

to to

these act, out' and

which Stone Patient

coagulates. the It Wonld is the

theneFone Agent and succouns is homo-

because moving

contains the

moved, one

active

passive, thc othenr

Fixt and

volatile, one Fon identity is

matuFe amended

and by

cnude, othen,

wheneoF

the

because the aFe to same

both in

geneous and in

in

itselF. in

Sulphun oF the

and

Mencuny and

ane only

Waten, by onder Sulthe Homo-

a Body

Genus,

divensiFied that and in end, Fixt and the

decoction. cnude phunr othen' geneity we mix thousand ed Simple and that and of these

KEep this volatile we might thc

Secnet. to that

TheneFone bc mingled

we do not with is

Mencuny, aFFinm

matune

Sulphun also;

diFFenent whene

one then

Mcncuny be,

diFFenent which

Fon in

would but

Matals two

wc afFinm we by

oun !!g, might than

theneFone Gold, has a

species, moFe, in }!!g.

that

our- ft, space,

penFect Natune

degnees GoId in

a Fan shonten

Fonm-

the

Fon slgg any but addition, Ant to

Fnom only genenates contr-act the pure by

cnude, Gold Wonk, by Ant, by

@!5|, a long in

and

Fnigid

Mencuny, unden the

without Eanth. to

decoction, matune

thnows and which i'nto so

and @ the most digested stnongly

Mencuny vintue changes

made most of Sulphun

extnacts

Mencuny, Mencuny the cause dny,

Sulphuneal

Vintue, elixin. theneoF,

and

penFeets theneFone, the hot the

a complete the

Obsenve shalt Gold

wonk and oF the Luna the

pnocess

. whence oF the the

thou Wonk.

undeFstand is a $!y

wondenFul cold and oF Sol Bond,

abbneviation moist, is by IS.S.

and

Medium oF Luna contraF:

oF cannying impenFect

tinctunes;

Body the

most which

digested, these two

and

immatunel

Mencuny 93.

aFe ion, cuny ies

united. and

Join mingle

Luna them

to

Mencuny, that Luna

with and and

a due Meneuny alI the

and

convenient one

ignitMen-

sor

may beeome Feces cleanr and ds

Fetaining wi ll FaIl

the

Fine

in

itselF, and he

supenFluitthe tean

Fnom Mencuny,

shall

become

oFthegyg'a1thoughnot.@',thenlastlyminglethisMeneuny with Iovc is in Gold, the the and and that i ts in cold Fine the the Foot Eanth, For which they which and is Luna and and Fine, will and lie the and then the hot in and one dny bed, upon then will that the

moist,

down togethen man will upon be the

oF Fniendship, woman wil l body thou until then no will hast the oun

dissolved man, and

woman, spinit with upon

be coagulated become begun, Spinit is one and put by so

the

commixtion. oFten neitenate Body,

Go on the both with Waten

aFtenwands Heaven be Begal of all which iF on it be Fixt Vin-

on the

and

togcther. tue, thc

Stone can

penfect, Fon

and

indued is as the simple

pnice

buy. in it.

Mencuny

Metals, in itE

being

decocted is cold

And even which

Waten,

own Natune in decoction of the in

and any

moist,

not

withstanding and and into yet is the not puts spinit the

mixed qualities which and

with thing the

vegetable, with goes it, out

Feceives whose by its Fonce

othen or- liFe, wateF, and spinit

mixt wateF,

nesides thc wateF

deeoction Natune; decocted, but is

conveFtibly, pant quality In yet

Feceives

thick that

conpoFeal that waten vive, enal

Eanthy the

oF the

substance wateF,

changes aFten with shall

oF the like

sepanable undenstand

Fnom the oF aFgent metal pen on min-

decoction. its species

manneF we must Fon

diFfenently, with Mencunyr

whatsoeven be mixt to the

be so

Familian that

€rs to

minima, oF the

and @, metal dneggs. so joinedr puts

Mencuny

acconding and

gglgg cast

on othen

qualities, and 94. minenal

will

oFF his

own

TheneFone

metallick

species

at.e subondinately

and

subaltennately minenal ways spinits

to

be decocted aFe emitted, decocted be noted, Fixt ane with

in by

it,

and

it

is

thein do

waten, alten it Yet

into no a

which othen double Finst glglgr The

decoction, thein the

and

than

vegetables is is to

in

simple

waten.

difFenence the waten

between the

Fonesaid ds

decoctions, with those. the and it is non

not these

vegetablesr

Meneur y than animals,

theneFone Second, being that

oF a stFongeF

composition on

in

the

deeoetion humon,

oF vegetables not only to Feceives what it

waten

a diaphanous but also

new vintue had. not lies not its But

qualitieE, not so in

a diFFenent For the its Natune of and

coloun is

Mencuny but

altened,

but metal

coloun unden appeaF. it, as in the

Fonm oF Flux; Fonm oF liquid TheneFone wands the

coloun vive,

a dissolved by upon by its vintue

angent Finst

does by

Meneuny metal the

acteth

a metal

dissolving it, unden fonm and the

aFtendis-

acts

upon

Mencuny

coagulating metal lay the

solution, coloun neithen

Fonm and

coloun also in

oF the

Fonm and metal, the hinden Flux the so

oF Mencuny r so the qualities non the

coagulation metal in

oF the hindens

oF the qualities Oost

dissolution in hene they

oF Mencunyr Fixity

oF Mencuny thou not see

coagulation, a certain love like thein things of in

oF the

metal.

wondenFul mothen bodies is by that and

agFeement son' aFe sisten

betwixt and

Mencury bnothen, by take waten in

and male fon it,

metals, and the

Fon

Female. genenation

Thenefone oF all

made betten and they

wateF, i3

and

by

it, and

a latitude the and waten puts

subtilty, like

a spinitual by so the the

and

volatile and

Natune, is

manner- is NatAgents colour is

amended ul'e, and

Bodies, whole and not

netained is

on a coFpoFeal when that t he

compound on the in

matuned But by

togethen, the the

become

Patients, is

contnany. decoction 95.

neason Body

the

oF Mercuny

ehanged

dissolved,

this,

that

the that

Eanth niethen

and

wateF

at'e homogeneous

in

Mencuny, othen, and

and they

so

tempe!'ate at'e thene whence by so

can

be sepanated in so

Fnom the

strongly is if sueh any

commixt, gFeat

that

wondenFul as

a tenuity to hide eithen the

oF matten, colouns,

density

oF substance,

pFopontion things

oF Mencuny

be spoiled, with that in flows is

destnuctively to

detunpatinE it will

ot' genenatively the coloun

a Body thnown

appnopr^iated into the

itselF, But thene

maniFest

substance and

aFe p.ryg!!g, nespeet it oF the wEts

oF lgggry, second that hath Fon vanioug to it it

nespect and is

both liquid, that

oF Eanth in which

Waten, oF the Unity ons in

in

Fespect is the

Finst oF itE

nothinE

touches, been said,

but all or

Natune. ane

Fnom what detected. it the with

ennons divide

oF opeFatits homoand

Mercuny by

some obstnuct Eublimations, bning in

gencity,

dnying

othens

spoiling

dispnopontionating as do this,

eanth, but

a tFanspaFency. wonk. Fon Mencuny

As many is the in it the but inNatto be peFto thing Mencuny. is de-

do nothing which

a sophistical with

speFm veins puFe

oF metals, oF the digestion,

Natune,

much sagacity is anything by

hath

Fonmed to

eanth, but

Fon metal; it which in iE not indced

neithen digested it time; hiE any hath but Ant.

wanting pune

unless in it it= is Fon

metallick by which unknown GoId might be

combunent uFe would

sulphun, Fonm gold

Eg5!g!, altogethen although

a long by

man how he should made oF Mercuny Fected undengo in This cocted it, and the but in by

make this alone without and

addition, cost,

yet

it

would be is

not

long

time simple

gneat

which

would

Foolish only to

making which is

Gold. has

TheneFone penFected, with it,

Sulphun that and is by

the

wonld

Natune mixt

Familian this

theneFone and so

nadically oF the it

Mencuny

Mencuny by

because

Fepugnance again,

oF qualities not Gold such

putneFies as is in

r-egenenation

nises 96.

the it in

mines, easily a veny and seest

but enteFs shont the

spinitual all time, dnegs

penetnative impenFect it metals, to

and

tinging,

in upon

so

much that which oF

when cast the analitical them means

them,

digesteth cast ofF

pnopontion to to penFect be that

Gold, Thou

being that

nestot-es is by no

health.

theneFone

Mencuny but and Body Yet see

dispnopontnot by itbut by

ionated selF

Fnom its any

own Natune, addition, oF a clean

to

be matuned, without it be peF not any

and

without

yet with

outwand

addition, is this done

a nadical ouF sccnet

union

minima, deceived, only

which Fon by

conjunction. is not this not made by

you

conman

junction not only

manual also

opeFation, not well Wonk. call these

but

a Natural, its cause, the but

helping, is

but

undenstanding Fools it two can

theneFone oF Gold Find

called and Fon

a Oivine then

conFound 6old, nemain

Body they

with

Meneuny, in yeEns, it.

they

animated should

nothing

although

togethen one Fnom was

a thousand the othen

neveFtheless ou,n pr.open

they Natune.

would

aFtenwands the

necede

in

their

Thenefone

conjunction

not@butonlyaconFusionoFtwobetweenthemselves.But in our" openation, that the spinit oF Sol depant being nay of infuseth the mixt the one with itselF into t he othen Spinit aFten-

oF Mencury r so wands, in hid. dost with and lies this even

they does the

nevetnot,

Fnom the waten. secnet

as !|g!g

TheneFone oF the wanily Ant that be lies thou

Openation Attend

gneatest thou son

whole

theneFone

Leanning Body of

and SoI

see

not

enF hene. inwardly, this

Thenefone unless is the is

the Luna

wiII or an

neven

joined Body

Mercuny Fine; hid and in

mediatingr of the by

impenFect

Luna

juice

Waten the

oF LiFe, and to is

which a spinit its

Mencuny, and

which altening thou

shanpened it and

Fine, it

entening SouI.

a Body,

compelling Mencuny

netain

Now theneFore

seest

oF what 97.

we have

thit hentoFone

sPokenr but spinit which oF the that Behold thou

not

vulgaF Wa@!i

but

pluvial; the is all to

which Mencuny-oF to

pnopenly the it, it iF

is

not is iF

called waten, canst

Mencuny but a

Mencunial and is

Fon

Vulgan

Fieny

vintue with but like

wanting thy Ant,

supply will thou

thou longen not

that

wanting

then But

no canst

be Mencury do this let

Vulgan,

ouns. canst I be else, not know

Mencuny

alone,

Fon thou my witness, cans t not

expect told

nothing the oF.

but

loss

Fnom it. which Mencuny have if has

now God is ant wise moFer thou than

have

whols Fon

g!!g,

ignonant Fon oun the

Vulgan thenein But to

seduced nothing,

anything did

wonkens

Found to Fon adhene:

becausa

they

Mencuny. secFet

FetuFn Ant, wateF

conjunction, the Eanth is to

which not !g;!g,

believc

me is insepanably it

the

whole with that

oF the but

united hence till

the this

wateF,

stnongly is not

Follows,

Iaudable thou

con.iunction theneFone is Luna but oF And is us to

eelcbnated and

aFten wi ll help and thess join

dissolution; togethan,

attend and Luna, moFtiFies acconding shew Fine thee and this and

solution, made in

Natune by

dissolution Fine. Fon

Mcncuny and

the

oF included the Fine

PenetFates the the watar

albiFies, both I'the Bodies

and to is

tnituFates, the saying

includes

vintues, r will by

philosophen, unless the

Fine

which

wateF.r' nothing Fnees

anothcnr done in

be subtilized O Blessed which handsr

Waten, which Fon they because but in

Magistany. many labouns with thcin

Mencuny

oF ouFs, endune!

Fnom those openations not the

sophisteFs and pnoFit But

make many they know all method, Fon neveF

nothing,

tnue to

couFse by

oF Nature. oun Mencuny, instinct, necessity

we do nothing, pnoceeds any

leave

things

be done to its

which than

a betteF invent; he

aeconding he is

natuFal by way the iF

man could

constnained the night

oF his hindened"

end,

wheneFone

misses

he be not 98.

But it to

thene

aFe

some sophistical shut them in

openatoFs, a glass and but

who take set them

Gold oveF

and the

put Fine,

Mencuny,

then

expecting and not be in good the

some notable seed Hanvest said into they

thing

Fnom thence; they ane

since

they For

cast they and

Fat Find shall

bannen

land,

deceived, as is the

expected,

beeause, Gold is

abovesaid, matteF the the

Funthen its

mone plainly, noF yet oun

not

oF our bane Wonk, neins in

!!9,,1g1,

whole

eEsence,

Mencunyr Stone, in Fon

whenefone Gold, most in

mixtune is the a due a seed matwith

oF these male Iies nix to hid, and

cannot the wonk

gcnenate oF @!!g, iF it with cibated abundantly a man, matten by as

whosa

secFet Feceived 'ti.s then

which conjoincd and

once the with

send

Fonth,

being

pessive

Female

seed,

chenished tnuly

a due have

heat,

a pFoperpenFonm is a man, cmbrio;

aliment, ouF can but Wonk. neither

we shall

Fnom GoId So neithen

to hc

be called in him such

the a

Fathan, mattet', matteF, cd; in

noF

the

oF the the

he has

Fnom which in like the

conjunction by an apt

oF a dissimilan disposition oF Gold. of oun the For Stoner sends

speFmatick inFant GoId yet it iF is is Fonmmost

same kind,

manneF we mugt metals, and

understand the Fathen

the is it and

penfect the

oF all

not be is

matteF by else by

theneoF Ant, wiII

Fon the be the

spcFm which maseuline

Gold matteF

Fonth

handled nothing Fnom it not
m an

oF oun

Stone, is

than

a most Art, dead;

digasted and so then also

vintue is in

oF GoId, oun

which Living

extnacted and a
genen-

sagacious which is
be

called the
bei ng

6old, oF man,
act oF

s!gg!,
may be

pnocneation
had to the

said

to

dead;

(nespect

ation)
int o not a

until
Fit

he
place, Go l d ,

pouns
just Fon

out
so th ey

the
?ti s di ffen

due
in

matten
ouras a A nt;

which

he

hath

in

himselF
G old his is speFm

theneFone di FFens

ouF Fnom

Vulgan

Fathen

ael

which othen is the

he hath, dead and

the

Finst

is

necessany that Stone. this is,

to

oun

wonk, Fonth

the its

Living, seed, on

the which

unpnoFitable, vintue oF oun take the seed

sends

active deal

So theneFone Body which then I

go ye

with

a

gndat and Gold active oF oun by be usr

oF caution, extnact beFone Fit Fon to wit

have not

demonstnated, till made then) living, matteF Gold tnis

sweetly (which and

Fnom it, idle will and

(and

was dead, oun wonk,

useless) thee so noF this its is

Ueing with no it

supply and Dung, but to

the longen

Finst called

Stone, but

the

Masculine, Lead, a $!y any into Ant

BnasE, Gold,

Magnesia, Gold is by

can

indeed that speeies saith

pnopenly is a

called

Fon

a chaos, pnistine

Spinit, because "In

noF the

will Body

FetuFn is

oF Gold, Menaldes, says, Fnom the and

tunned to

spinit,

Fnom hence

onden

posteFity the is

make BodiEs Fnom the Fladius, hidden

ineonponate.rt Fladius, its and that

Henmes also is, extFact is called a shade,

?'O Son, the 6old

extFact which both

shadow

ealled it

the lies

seed as it

which

Shadow, also

because it comes saith

wer-e in

because also the would intended,

out "The then neader

unden Finst cast

an obscune thing clean that bodies what False

shade ye

oF blackness. to do is to

Anistotle sublime But hene ical done tention caII the Light which the Eanthy I

ought

Mencuny, have the

into sont

clean

Mencuny.rr is

admonished inFinite natunal, vulgan

oF sublimation and sophistis the

Fon

thene tFue

aFe and

enFoneous

openations, by Ant, I

one omitting

which

notwithstanding Follow which eclipse

all

these and thin taken

openations sublimation by which that dank

in-

oF the

philosophens, oF the is

m€ran that matteF,

they oF

pnepanation intenpositon which the

the she

Fnom Luna, pass is when the

may neceive oF Satunn obtain-

Fnom Sol, obscunes

comels to honizon

sphene

whole

vanquished,

then

Jupiten

100.

ingtheempineascendsintotheainwitha@,whenee sincene, iFies oun it, Stone beautiFul and and lovely gneat it dew dnops winds is in its with is upon belly the Eanth, which which molIbnings

naiseth

on bosom, vintue, puts

upwand

whence to

endued which

Heavenly its the Nunse, Force gold

which on a Tenand

Falling nene and

down again conponal

the

Eanth so it

Naturer

neceives that

oF inFenions non the Mencuny,

supeFions. can aFFond

hfe conclude us fnom is the Finst the

theneFore, matten

neithen

oF oun !.1!9g, by not of the

until the

tinctuFe

be whiclits vre but the seanchand

extracted tinctuFe dissolution. ought does to not

GoId,

dissolved, vintue, matter. authon

Mencuny, dead old as

dissolvent, was beFone whieh "is, all be vile,

a Living This is

active the

Gold

philosophens; says, which would is

take, appeaF

which until

asl the the

oF the pleaseth, I onden

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THE FIFST 6ATE. Concerning P h ilo s o p h ic a l in the t ra lc in a t io n . E d it io n .

Not printed

Du t c h

Calcination nothing Stone; ganly Fone they oF the the with truly

pungeth nadlcal is

ouF Stons, humidity, that it

Festonss and bnings done

natuFal a due

heat, solution

destnoys to not the vul-

caution salts desines ouF

may be vaniously should better, the

philosophically, etc;

ot- sulphun to calcine,

pnepaned, desist Fon of

whoeven wonk

thenetill

Fnom this that the eveFy stone; the

undenstand Bodies, all

calcination

calcination we also do

destnoys nepnobate by

destFoying calxcs, diminish we join denies even not. thou this will

humidity

dny but

Fon that none. Natune he will get any

we incnease

nadical

humidity

calcining, In

calcination, iF any one noF them

to

its not

Natune, be woFthy

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that

tike

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name oF a Fon he

philosophenr undenstands

beneFit

Fnom ouF Wnitings,

TheneFone all things

aPPly this

Natune

to

Natuner that like

ES neason begets its

t-equines, like,

seeing man is

have

Fnom Natune, 103 .

begot in by a!'e its it.

by

Man,

a lion Natune.

oF a lionr Leann this

so

let and

evenything neven doubt

be calcined to be and

Finst

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unctuous degnees,

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weight, thou

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to let

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shouldest made so two Wax. incneese oF him, oF thc the

laboun, which

body pant

Mencuny, qualityr a liquid AFtenwande

subtile, Luna,

thene

is

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until

thc

whole

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Solan

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in thou

Mencuny, shelt

that'thene begin thnee the

may wonk

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Thnee there

oF BodypaFt

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one is

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then

coFponeal any one

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pnoved thene, taken

testimony hath oF

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pnopontiorl Bacon did not

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to to

me the

But r wilt.

hath sleep

thnee

one

oF the

oF many nights:

choose

which

way thou

FINIS

104.

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