We must take good notice of this claim, for here lies one of the main stumbling blocks. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Pursuit of Gold — Alchemy in Theory and Practice — 1 Only a few of these plates, the most helpful, have been introduced here. Charlotte marked it as to-read Apr 19, They say it is a metal, water, vinegar; at different times, blood and blood red, milk and milky white like cream, silvery, clear, or opaque.
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We must take good notice of this claim, for here lies one of the main stumbling blocks. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In Pursuit of Gold — Alchemy in Theory and Practice — 1 Only a few of these plates, the most helpful, have been introduced here. Charlotte marked it as to-read Apr 19, They say it is a metal, water, vinegar; at different times, blood and blood red, milk and milky white like cream, silvery, clear, or opaque. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
This sulphur and mercury are the elements with which all the books of the philosophers busy themselves. That which has been outlined in this introduction has been beautifully summed up in the opening paragraph to the treatise attributed to Hermes entitled The Golden Tract included in the composite book known as the Hermetic Museum first published in In the original work, the pictures are not in any special order, therefore a few guiding remarks have been added under each picture, by the present author, which may make them more goold to the interested student.
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For every agent has a tendency to assimilate to itself that which it acts upon, and every natural effect is conformed to the nature of the efficient; hence water is necessary if you would extract water from earth. LEY PDF It is called a stone by virtue of its fixed nature, and it resists the action of the fire as successfully as any stone.
This being so, since lapivus every department of nature there is a constant progression of birth, growth and increase, this natural evolutionary law applies to metals as well.
Following from this alchemical axiom was the idea that everything living consisted of earth and water. The latter looks upon metals as living things while they are still unmade into some permanent lapiidus, in just the same manner as a farmer will look upon corn before it is made into bread Both contain the seed of growth.
There is a good deal more, but its involved nature, much of which is padding, is best left alone until one is more advanced. Now, as the truth of their views is perceived by their agreement, so the disagreement of certain others marks them as false philosophers. Infact, some adepts in alchemy have written so many treatises that, from these alone, one may gather the whole secret if their works are properly pieced together in an orderly fashion.
Return to Ciencia Real. It may be of interest to know that these two volumes have- been republished in facsimile inand ; and there laipdus reader will find the treatise in full. The masters said of fire that it kills the life in metals even as corn made into bread is not fit for planting in the earth to grow again. Their mercury, they warn, ij be prepared and is permanently fixed, not to be separated from any metal once it is golld to it.
Every treatise on alchemy is so artfully written that at every reading a different conception arises in the mind: Thus, for the present the secrets are concealed, but not irretrievably lost. The Use of the Stone Germain, who never appeared to grow older in appearance.
Otherwise one may ask quite logically, why should nature stop at metals? It may possibly be conjectured that this is how the unfortunate Incas of Peru produced such great quantities lapius gold; or again it may be hazarded that from the same source came the gold with which King Solomon decorated his temple so lavishly in biblical times. The solids became a slime, or liquid, and the slime or liquid was thickened into solids again.
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Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. There is another important item of which to take note. The treatises are full of stumbling blocks, blinds, misleading statements, important keys left out and lies put in: The first dealbation reduces the substance to its two principles, sulphur and mercury; the first of which is fixed, while the other is volatile. This sulphur and mercury are the elements with which all the books of the philosophers busy themselves. This will bear fruit when we come to examine a complete treatise on the art of alchemy.
In Pursuit of Gold