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FROM

GE,B#Igfr

ORR

I,IIN ERAL l{()RK


JoxlnnesI smcr Hor-uno
r
I n u h i ch a n e e o n ta i ned the dr auinge of hi.e eeenet funn a e e s a n d a e ve ra l o th e n leeeels and instnum ente m entioned
i n o t h en l o f h i e u n i ti n g a;
in addition to othen eaeellent
e e e r e t te e h n i q u e e .
I?anslated

frcrn Lot Cenran into

High @rnan by a skilled

farrcier

of
E enn e t ie

P h ilo s o p h u

PREFACE
BYTHETRAIISI
ATOR
Dear readen, after tlE third part of tle l{irpral tbrk of the great
phifosopher Jolurmee feaae Hollandus, of r*ridr rptJting tras treretofce
been npnticned in any bmk, care into ny harrls, I lnncdlately decided to
translate tt into cur Higtr GeunantargnEge for ycrr benefit.
lrlany a rnan
night rpt ha\te dsE it, but trridrt have laept, it fc hftnself.
f, lrever,
do rrt qtsider
ttris ri$rt,
brt belierrc it to be everl ne's duty b firrtlEr the crmsr good to the best of qrers ability,
*ridt firrtlnrare
is
dse in rp mll
nEasure try nEldrg arrailable to trqlle ttre writings of
the wise ren, s that they, shen reaa:nl thsn, are lrducd eirnilarly to
etriug for ryisdcrn, art ard vi:fin,
ad to qpeal fc tlpse to tlre giwr
of tlse glfts.
tlsr, Ibllardts
is qrsiderd
cre of tte wise.st in natunl
ecierrs wtp ever Lived ln Ctristerrilcm, it i^s ri$rt tiat his writings
stsfld also be d.iligently hrrytrt b light ant rot wit]rhels, as is
tnfortwately
rp &trbt &re by srei becarse oe canrpt laarn aryttrirlg
of his great Opere oegetabiTi--r&ictr is rp douh, a naqnifisrt
intricate bocik, because everywtnre referere
iB Ede to it ard orrcn 300
drapters of it are E$#hrt
rpt of hj-s Operc anhmli.
Cre can crly
assrne, tlsefore,
tiat tlEse ad ottcrs of his r*ritings, of r*rictr qre
lcuilrs rptltirtg JEt, are a4pressed and withheld by errviors peruts; h.rt
tut right srh a 1xooeAr're is enrcry fancier can aee try the fact, that
ntten he tears of a good arrl useful bocilrr tE wlshes ant m,ild liJte tne
criller to let him red it t@.
Ifr

$I11' thent If ltctt liJre othens to trea'L 1'cu in thLs my, trea't
them li.kerrise wittt tfiat 1rcu lranre, aooAirq
to t.he eqrress qmrarrftat
qrr
of
lord:
fftat 1nr wish others to do r.urto 1ou, & rnto thsn. Ttrr.rs
f hear that a ncn of high ranl( is witlttnldirg
Ue Vegetable Bmk of the
dearest mn, Paraelsus, tur dc tE allcrl anlue to oryy urtfthirg frcn
it.
lErose rnrst be de\riltsh niflfs ntrich, so to glnak, rS the pblic
Listsr, yur emrlds mrcter,
rD trEtter rfto yru are, fou rfio have
Fod.
the ardacity b wit]rfpld sdrEttrJng written fon tle gneraf pblic hry
arh highfy gifEd nen. llave tlsr Utese eane autlprs wrltten for the
ard hide it? erd rFt ratlE
ttEt tl|e
tr.lrpoe that yql eludd qel
general prblic ant the lurelard, aleo its dear chtfdrerl, the deecendants,
night be ilW.ovedl by tt? If tnei.r irrtenticr had been to lcp thefr gifts
e@t
arrt hifien, tlEy mi$rt 811 ha\re sa\rd t}rgnselrcs the tmrble of
writirrg.

NI

hrt I an afraid t}rat this refletiqr


will be little
heded by srrch
envicnrs Persqts; for r*tpever &es rDt take rpte of the tclrjble
ttrreat ot
Christ (fiictt will ore tnE slttll mEh nore assuredly than re aee learren
ard rttt before o:r eyes) tlat the senrant r*ro brries hls talent will be
thmn into uttelrret
darlctess, will take rnEh less rrcte of orr wriJrportant rprds. I wifl tfenefore learre tlsn to tlEi-r poisdurs mtnds ant
take care of cnrree.hres, that rF ftry & orr duty wittr tfe lelp of God, tv
tdpse fugrlse I, ds ncnticned, have nost d,iligently tnnslated thi^e treatise ftsn Drtch inb Hidr Geunan, trave ocpied aU figures nDst exactly,
ard eent everytniry to b lrinted.
Ant I tqE, if It pleases @d, nr(t also to Frdfish Hollandusl
"Opuawgetabile?' of the rine. A1tfu$r it has ben Fbfished in lati d
in Arnheim, I ha\te dis@\rered, by orparirrg it witi tlE Drtch nunuscipt,
tJrat it has not been transbtd
ccrecUy.
Besides, it is rrcrt,ccnplete,
bJt ttE seqd Part i.s still rnissirg, rfi, to speak of tlc fact tlrat cne
can hardly Eet, lt anlz lcrryer, rrtri.ch deficines E trcpe to ocnpensate for.
Uterniry
cur lbJ-lardrs, f ernt
relly
krr{ at v*hat tire tE
IivEd, hrt f have fgrd firqn a n&Le c?emieo tlat he tivd at tlc tine of
grardfatler witi rilur, as lE ms also an exe.llerrt philoeotle tatts's
I*rer, he ms finkd in geat ftiendstrip, Just as with yet ardhen great
GDse ttree great rte.sters Ere \rery fanurs at
Ipsseasor of the ecrrets.
that t$tE. ltris, and other cl-rqmstdEes, allcrr ua b aasure tlrat lbllanfus had rp dcrlrt lcnsr Panelsus,
tut tnat he ms pcbnbly ratlrer old at
tJte LifiE of ParaselsrJs' ycr:th (1493?-1311). Ge sare ie pr*ably tnn of
Baeili.ue Valentirune, tJtat he alo 6till Ii\red ntsr Paracelans me 1tqng,
altluryh the high-nirded lblrrrcnt states irr the 'T?aetat trh prtma OTW|co?umprincipiat
that Paraelgus ms 150 yEars yffirger tian Basilir.rs Valentirnrs, ard that his fuve$tisr of tlre three Chenieal winctplee hd been
a plagiarisn.
It iB, tnerrcr qz to fo\re hDtBastltug \xalentinus hlr
self that that cpinio is rmgr, eirne Basilfirs teadtes a rsrcdlun ln his
hrt
TfirylnL Clwiot fc the Mr
dieese, *ricfr tlren just curred.
ad rnJther Basllius
t}rat disse started crfy abut ttE 15th ertury,
rpn Paraeleus @rld tleefcre
ha\re El,tten t*nty 1lears apart frqn eactt
otheri. erd asarnirg tlat Bastliue and lbllandus rrcte t*nty years prior
inr
to Paraelsus, re cm rnverthelees rd ErssrrtEthat tletr rrritings se
nediately 1rrUfidEd, ao that Parael$rs 6ild harc cqied firqn ttslt dd
lnterlardd
his writirgs with thstt.
frcm ottnrs tltan
It is also tnre tnat thy lra\re ttEj.r lcuildge
Paracel.$.ts, atd ncne of tlgn can'be Bald to be tJte tnventor of the three
Clsnical Prircipfes ard others with rfiich ttrsy deafr for it can be Froved
by very old bocirs that ttE oppeea tlftd prnttciphn of t}te alcalfuE aEtF
salt whirfi.ig in aU thirye ln the fire, hE.sbsr tcudn ard usd b1 elrymien
glre tlrc imgwial,
tluEtr the sdrcIe did rd classify it anurq tlE
as they are tday being taugtlt in ttE bcilts of
olums of tlre firrcipl,
Yet it my rell be that Paraelsus qreulted orally witlt tlEse
or griJd.
lcrcnF
len and tnat they gnddd him to geater rientifi.c
hidrlflltrminatd
ldcing fq the Art, aill
Ldge, elrc Paraelsus tr:avefed in rwry ontrieE
larn frrcnr EdrE nEn. fb cculd alo trave agtred wlth tlElt
ms rpt astrad.to
anil be quaUy tafented liJ<e tl'sn.
tn his writirgs witturt their instructlan,
qrsrarnfy
in varios netjcns rnt lrrurn
ittrst s oUEr Afupfi harp rritten
aid
rrt laclc tn drlt Ey tn inccnr
BirEe Paraelers
to ch otlnr, eqsinffy
parable ingerri-ousrEss as his pru,eeeptor, Salomon l?tenoei,n, reoqnLzed and
( 2)

Fredicted in his sdrcI ]tearg that his disciple, Philipp ttotrenheircr


rtild yet tarrn into a ruder of the rcrld, as did in fact. happen.
It that be as i.t ttuy, rD cle can trave a grat gift ftsn anyrrtnre
hrt ftcm God, r*sn re shculd also tbank fc lt ard pray to htm $ith alf
qrt tert
tltat tE ntght frrt}rer endclr hi$t-ehining
nEn, $.Etr as rculd
be highly rrcessary for the mrtbling ard tnrribly
srfueed Churdr netters, fc resttring eedierEe ard faith to oader ard lnnury,
rc that
the miserable yellfug of tle 161renlr19rclyes; lEre, tlEre, over tltre
yar rdll be eaved - rculd @re to
is Christ - aording
to qrr rellgicr
an end; arrt instcad tlre agercId toly apstollc
life mrld again be set
in nptian by wise nsr esrt by eod; for bry tlEj:r splerrdlid divjrc gifEs
and calls to rErity re lour that tsadrers orc fran God.
In sttradistinc{,ist,
disSnrsior, orfrrsicrr,
disorder, nnnlbeaddress, and acintless sects are a sign of the rillenirrg.rclf
kirt.
Cre
strcu1d justly learn to rptioe ard wdenstard that God is rpt a God of
qrfusiqr
ard dieorden hrt of oriler ard peace, ard tlat tE reccmended
ard left to us peace qr tle easiqr
ft is s:rely
of his last farrerrell.
a pity that cte listens to srnh mtserable wretdres of eectarians, allor
irtg qEself to bemrc eo deplonbly sparated frsn tlre H
of perfectiqr, tiat is, fnn love ard rrdW; sirrce it is pblicly
lsu,m that $ctr
lawlens do rst wderstard srEll eartfUy thirgs, tnr tlEn can t}te5r harrc
reoognizd the teatenly things rE\rer seern, as crrr Iord titef,ise a:rgued:
If lotr do not believe utsl I Epeak to yor of earthly things, tsr rrculd
yan believe if I Epeak to yotr of teavenly ttrirrts? As if he wished to
say that, wtne\rer is blird fon earthly ttdngs utrich he sees errcr1day,
moet recessarily be blirden ard nue igrorant fcr tearenly things whictl
rp ttutnn qfe has e\rer geen.
nris irmntestably
alplies to tlte sectarians, in htsn rpt cne spark
of divire [uer, wiedcrn ard virhrc is shining, brt ntn ofly resorts to
t}eir slreeprE oats.
If tlEy Ere s gter to greach, t}relz hrould Fr#
Htriclh thery do rpt do, turenrcn.
ably do so befone unbelie\ring tetlsrs,
lthy tlte lbrcifril
God graciorely deliven his Ctnrrdr frcnr Euctr \rennint
with ttEse rDrds erurgh of this.
Ftrr tlE rest I re4luest ard aftrnistr anl'qre to yrtsn it applies, that
if Divirn Prurjdere has put olE or anottcn edifyirtg writing urr:ler tris
chre, he nake suctr liksrise arrailable fc tle orrrsr gpod, to vrhich it
belmgs. Itry mild he needlessly erpoee hfuself to stffer tle jrdgrcnt
of t}te run rriho hid his talent, r*trile instead, ty srrerdering
his talent
to tlte elCnngFbank, he can nalce hirrcelf agreeable to God ad pians pnsons, I, fc ttty part, will earrestly erdeatw to recognize stEtr trresty
as a favw bestcrlecl qur rE in epecie ard a @.ae of Gd to be earned to
the best of qe's ability.
With thia, nay the ChrisLian reader fare re1l,
arrl ray tE be sirrcerely orrcrrled to Divire Gace.

(3 )

(F Itfi TMNSI-ATOR,;NB
PREFACE
It it be lsffi
to tlE reader t}tat the arangsrEnt of tlre ctrapters
in this tras*ate has tpt been dcne by Eolladas trirrgelf hrt bDrrre, ion
better retEr.rtlsr.
otlpnrige, tpwsrer, r ha\E l<egt to hts style rgd by
rffi.
apart ftEro thig, let it be Eaid to tln ilnrytrtreas !s a eirpers
rrarr ilE that ttty stnrld rpt, undertake tln goesses tErfui descibed
ad rcrk wittstt
reflecLio
aroafuig to tlE letter; Clswire,
I sill
rnrt arcept any gruilt if trey hEn tldr
hmds. rt is better firgt to
Itbor with the head ard to t*retard
t}e nearing of tte Saqes tlrmttrr
Ettdyirrt ratlen tlan tjrrqryh the bard and erparses. lhe sages have
arptlrer Mercuyia than the srrEn, fiich is like the otlr hrt very differrent in Eulity.
lftis nret be &tained tfgq.Eh t.he old Saturnus,
utrictr carries the sigur of tJre ncrld.

(4 )

T h e M i n e r a lW o r k
trly child,
all

things

the philosophers

in water,

without

in the chymical Art.


for

the earth

earth

into

the water;

of arl

oner8 earth,
it;

precious

their

things

it

self

it

rain

and warmed by the sun, it

other

is cold and dry.

hand, if

is why it
cold,

it

is burnt

vented an Aquafort,

strong

they dlssorved
(Aguafort)

water

about it
rf

before

it

sowing into

because by it-

is not moistened by

cannot produce frul.t.

To this

that

not too hot,

not too

end, the masters in-

not pouring

earth,

on the

is also steril_e;

temperature,

hot and moist.


on it

more

The philosophers

if

too hotror

will
thenr.

nevertheless

forth

it

write

no fruLt;

is too hot,

too moistr

it.

otherilise

ot too volatile.

is fixed,

co?pus to rise

with

it;

evapo-

than t,he eotpue,

tt

wirl

you give too littte

it

wirl

of salt-

cause the stone or the earth

but if

it

it

For al-

the spirits

lrhie ls the reason why the philosophers


ie etronger

if

or the stone must not get more

than ie necesEary to dissorve

though the stone or the earth

the spirit

Lt brings

drowns the fruit;

That is why the earth

become either

with

therefore,

than required.

our stone is too dry,

Aquafort

petre

since the

as follows:

is too hurntd, it
rates.

fertile,

which to make the earth

their

in the water,

cannot bear fruit,

not too moist.


with

the earth

by the Eun, it

must be of the right

not too dry,

rn this

rf,

put the

first

That is why one must take

and make it

preparation

also looked

and dear stone,

is of earth.

put

they used them

as God Almighty

and they did find

prepare it

for without

before

and first

the philosophers

just

in the water,

nature

any feees,

similarry,

whi.ch they then called


beginning

forrowed

to rise
say:

cause the
aquafort

rf

to the earth,
fruit.

it

No real

weight

wirl

too dry and unable to bear

can be preecribed,

weight

but giving

is nothing

lifer

become all

all

for

things

in everything

their

neceasaries

of

i D d n o mo re r D o l ess.

II
Cxnpren
When then the earth
is ready to receive
sandf,old.

If

fore:

all

thinge

their

earth

the earth
earth?

the eeed and to bring

this

nature

in water.

followedr

forth

fruit

dB has been shown bebefore

out of the water.

to harvest.

God put

for

that

But what is

the seed, that


Therefore,

it,

a thou-

the wise men understood

thereby

what is not in

in such a rilay, it

have been water,

From this

had to be pulred

as you would like


for

is

must first

One understands

thing

has been dissolved

ig,

this

such a seed

do not look in a

from a man again comes a man,

etc.
The philosophers
perfect

took for

stone a thing

and which was above the four

be corrupted

in waterr

either

which alone is gold,

fire,

their

eementum regale,

clear

and silver

as crystal,

come red as gold;


gold,

or in airr

or in earthr

and mercury cemented in this


and cleansed

that

i",O

tllen of their

)ana

take pure mercury,

upon a furnace
moisture,
that

it

if

with
it

way.
im-

, which befron

the

manner:

CxnprpnI I I
My child,

or in

cemented by

and they eought to make aa elicir

in the following

was

which cannot

seven times purified,

Then they put these together


purity,

elements,

that

moderate fire,

has too much of it,

be between fixed

put it
for

six weeke, until

be dried

and not fixed,


- 2-

into.an

v\
oven-vessel,
its

up; consequently,

and it

be possible

to

rightly

amalgarnate with

it.

Then they took as much gord or sil-

verr

prepared

just

enough to amarganate and no more.

by cementing,

to a glass vessel

and put it

and gave it

tnipode,

lead in flux

without

they took it

out,

ginal

it

and amalgamated it

into

and it

i s w ri tte n

Ionger

the vessel

one were to keep

9 days.

After

into

drunk sufficiently

so that

ae before,

it

a powder.

came alive

and again heated it


four

or five

glass veseel that

12 hours.

for

3 days.

3 days.

titl

lae oi,nginie,

matter.

it

has

a big

recipient,

and

burning

hot for

could be subli.rnated,

was guite

tight,

Lae oitgi,ni.e well

putrefaction.

or

they gave a strong-

this,

that

to three

becauee

which goes over each tinre and drips

They kept this

to cool

all

the vessel

they put the stone into

allowed

After

Thus they sublimated

the recipients.

and no

was very thick,

Then they made the vesgel

but they took care that


of the

times,

They put a helm on with

it.

To every noae they luted

heated moderately
for

for

of the mercurius.

a big head, as big as a manrs head, in addition

er fire

again.

Then the gold or eilver

and they put the amalgamate into

noses.

the first

to keep the amalgarnate alive

Now they took a large

four

that,

the Dutch ori-

as much mercury as for

They repeated this

as necessary

turning

as if

After

in

etoppered
that,

they

down, rlnoved the helm and the eublirnated

They put the feeee into


- 3-

a stone mortar,

in-

or in

" a Per sian powder ' ,) .

9 days as previously.
or as often

just

was a dark powder(*in

and amalgamated itr

They put in into

Thereupon they put it

hard - for

Then they again gave it


amalgamation,

the mercurius,

the furnace of the wise,

moderate heat,
getting

with

added the

sublimate,

together

with

came an amalgamate.
if

it

salt

and vinegar,

That they washed with

dlid not come alive,

everything

and rid

ophers,

put

and it

is

is

such a glass

in

fur n a ce .

Revolve

(figieren).

this

through the subli-

glas s ,

the

the

white
p la t e

or

of

eo?puy.

or

now you

ff

(or

lLme) ,

and that

so as to

silver,

philos-

the

red chalk

pg.'14)

a n d a g a in ,

llhen you have gold

..

ordinance

of

(No . 1 o f

Thie they

t}re eorpua was overpowered

first

an augmentatl.on

to thake an augment of
it

the

But

of the mercury

o f L ts cru d e n e ss, and m ade spir itual.

The above-mentioned

wish

related

again be-

cotmnonwater.

as before.

rose together

fn the manner just

mation.

it

they added a little

and put t,he amalganation to sublimate


did so long tirl

till

f ix

it .

according

to

in t o

your

work.

however, you wieh to make the philosopherrs

If,
take this

fixed

and inbi.bine

(eaturate

lae vinginie.

Take it

wLth ashes or
tha t

ealeem which has been coagulated

sand.

2 parts

ls,

or imbibe)

to a furnace

Then take

of

aLeal i

on your furnaee

lination

the

night,

let

Lt dissolve

in a cold cellar
this

water.

tCupel'

etays

with

is humid.

Repeat it

into

a vessel

coagulated

with

aleali,

of

e a |, a mmo n ia e .

Repeat this

on the bottom.

Then dissolve
- 4-

during

drying
it

lt

put

sub-

During

Drench the silverlLme

seven tirnes,

wdy,

and put it

to eubllmate.
fixed

in this

the aforementioned

on a etone in cold air;

that

ashes.

with

a n d o n e p a rt

them together
till

it

Btone,

the

the day,
with

each tLme in a

i.n balneo or horse dung,

for

40 days, in an open vessel.

what has been dissolved,


a furnace
Do that
fore.

as before.

7 timesr

Again drench it

powder.
calcinate

Put it

for

into

thick

t- he balneum, for

tween those 40 days you must nourish


good food of gold or silver.

satiated,

for

nourished,

the red with

stand thus for

etill

dissolved.

gold,

and feed it

piece

Look for

40 days are over;

this

then take it

Now your philosophical

In bewith
close

.it,

till

it
it

that

When

eilver.

and let

Then open your vessel,


into

it

to see if

it

stone ie prepared,

all

it
and

gets

every 5 or 7 days tilt


out and eet it

is

were not

close the vessel

7 days.

little

it

the white with

dissolve,

another

another

muted into

40 days.

Once you have added

to putrefy;

let

out and set

your medicine

and come to naught if

the pieces no longer

thr,ow yet

aa a thunb;

the medicine has become so subtle

would consnme itself

as be-

( subtle)

a eubtile

2I days; then take it

o r i n to

and set it

eaZ ammoniae water.

again dissolve

it

a broad vessel,

in tnipode

your vessel

with

is dissolved.

a nd tur n it

into

t o p u tre fa e ti o ,

and let

everything

No w co a g u l a te i t

pour off

out,

and put what etays at the bottom on

is before,

Repeat until

Now take it

the

to coagulate.
netals

trans-

gold or silver.

CmprenVI
Howro PnrplnrSIlvrn ron rxr Srone.
lHn lrs Fooo
My child,
deseendants

Iet

us now conaider

what thing

found of which they made their

They took fine

gold and fine

Minena, and as nature

silverr

had cooked it,


- 5-

ds it

Eermee and his

perfect

stone.

eomee from the

since the seed must be

good, if

the fruit

you cannot take any kind

is to be good.

of seed for which a fruit

is to grow for

ever Eeed you sohr, such kind you will


fore,

look in a thing

for

itself.

reap.

Do not,

what is not in it,

And they cemented their

For what-

aa eaid before.

gold and silver,

i.e. r gold

(was cemented) 7 times through eementum negalei


fined

silver

on the "cuper"

they beat it

thin

b e e n d i sso l ve d ,

cl a ri fi e d

hot,

also melt,
Afte r

the salt

can mert;

and then all


th i s,

Take 3 lbs.

this

ke e p tt

clarified

with

conunon

by having

with

it

Then

this

salt

came out white

ds will

for

for

then the silver

and prepared sartr


earthinees,

later

I lb;

on, I lb.

in good, dietilled

together

them and powder them down finely;


melting,

let

down.

them cool

following

Living

in cold air

ing the day.

I{hen all
into

in a bowl with

is dissolved
a glass vesselt

that

in

these

this,

congeal

them for

24

and

1rcwder and let

and in a cold cellar

dur-

can be diseolved,

place that

ashes; add a helm.


-6 -

it

which remove the fire

at night,

sul-

and put them

now calcinate

Again rub them to a fine

them dissolve

put your matter

After

eem ent:

ds before;

Dissolve

wine vinegar

2L days in the balneum to putrefy.

hours without

too

wourd

24 hour s in the for lowing

of its

be taught

of

you should not make it

of which the erude hag been separated by boiling

vinegarr

fire

of lead.

labor would be lost.

purified

of white,

Roman vitriol

three

tirl

. But you muet know that

so that

phur,

so often

they re-

earthiness

and congealed.

they cemented the sirver


the fire.

it

penniee and cemented it

like

which had been cleansed of its

sart

for

and refined

there-

above the

Thus your matter will

stay pure.
it

finery

Now take as much of this


and, together

in your vesser.

upon rayer
24 hoursr

the laminated
stopper

lt

dE has been said before,

as often

tiLr

actually

"deaf")

silver

with

your silver

is ready for

a l s o t o fe e d w i th

it

well

powder

rayer

and cement it
frowing.

for

Do this

to become dead (taub is

meets your wishes.

inunediately making of it

it

prt

silver,

without

has started

and that

as you wish,

matter

Then your

the stone,

and

b e for e and dur ing putnefaetio.

Cxnpren
VI I
T xp p u R r pr CatIott op Sul pHUR
Take r0 or L2 lbs of living
in good, clear
this

wine vinegar

corored vinegar

first;

again boil

one off

it

purified

colored.

tilI

the vinegar
vinegar.

it
pour

on top of the

is corored.

Repeat till

pour that
the vinegar

corored vinegar,

which you must use for

stay

ie corored.

and pour other.vinegar

Now congeal this

sulphur;

above, will

the vinegar

off,

too and add fresh

no longer

till

powder and boir

sulphur,

is

and your

the work described

at the bottom.

AnorurnPunrprcarron
op Sulpnun
There were aome who took riving
it

and put it

tilred

vinegar

stoppered.
cooled
colored

into

it

earthennare

it

down and let

boil
it

for

powdered

They poured dis-

and poured fresh

cooled and skfuuned it.

for

then

They decanted the erear,


vinegar

on top,

and after

3 days and 3 nights,

They repeated

would not become eolored.


vinegar

3 days and 3 nights,

settre.

had been boiling

put the colored

can.

L2 rbs,

and put the can in the balneum, well

upon it

They let

vinegar,

the mixture

a big,

sulphur,

this

tirl

they

the vinegar

Then they threw away t-he feeee,


alr

together
-7 -

into

an alembic with

helm, and distilred


balneum.

the vinegar

Then they took it

They placed it

dish.

and within

that

transparent

for

time it

like

etayed in it,

to crystalize,.

out and poured it


3 or { days into

turned

into

iAugstein"

clear

Again they evaporated


thing

to about one quarter

that

into

a grass

a cord cerrar,

a saltpetre,

clear

vinegar

in the dish

till

again into

fhey evaporated to a dry,

some-

the cellar

yellow

powder

what was not crystalltzedr

iDd which was eo beautiful

the powder of noble gold.

They aleo let

a yellow

into

distilled

wine vinegarr

t,he feeee,
fresh

as
stones
it

in

They then precipitated

6s before.

on top.

the little

powder, and again dissolved

and poured the pure matter

vinegar

and

or a noble golden yellow.

and they put it

evaporate

in the

They repeated

from above, and again


this

no more

work till

feces remaLned.
Again they distilled
proximately
Since all
leaving
tal

three-quarters,

any feces,

it

Lt crystalize

was ready and cleansed,

saved.

sulphur

and let

vJ.negarr dpae before.

was by now clean and pure, without

the sulphur

which is

purify

the colored(tincted)

ft

in this

ie a great

alchemical

pure as cryssecret

how to

way.

Cxrpr e VITI
n
or lrfticunrus
Tur PunrprcarroH
Take Roman vitrlol,
Dlix thern with
previously

nate your mercury

washed wlth

three

times

Keep Lt for

ealt

through

Later use.
-8 -

comnon salt,

(quicksilver)

3 lbs of mercury

been well

fresh matter.

6 or 8 lbs;

2 Ibs.

, which has

and vinegar.

Subli-

them, each time taking

Txr PuntprcnrloN
or
Take sal
vitriol

armnoniac, 3 lbs;

and Lap haenatit,


fresh matter;

with

Sqr Amr.tonrlc
sublimate

it

or bloodstone,

through

Roman

3 tirnesr ich time

for when you need it.

and keep it

Drssor-vrne
ldlten op rue PHrr-osopurRs
They took
eton e ,

e?oeue fenri

ASTAM or burnt
dried

these

items

and dietilled
times

iro n

till

poured

into

re c t if ie d ,

and preserved

in the balneum.

balneum, and later


dissolved

in the water

the philosopherst
ft's

to describe
this

of the water,
into

clear

two

glass.

in balneum, until

water.
- 9-

to the red,

and dissolved
in

they dissolved
also

in the

three were
which had been

and which is rightly

water on account of its

one-third

into

water

There arl""

wonders cannot be deecribed,

Then they dissolved

4 lbs ,

this

of the philosophers,

water in which the spirite

three

of the prepared 9p

called
secret

wonderful
nor is

reaaons.

them, because of certain

T h ey

powdered feoear

of the prepared 4),

prepared from t-h'e aqua oi.tae,

powers.

o n t h e m,

separation

A ES

o n e p a rt .

a q u a p it a e

as mentioned before,

also the q

blood-

c in n a b a r,

them into

When they had done that,

the Bermeglass one-third

or

put

They divided

a separate

or

dtctt

then

finely

the

to

Now they added one-third


sublimated

v e n millio n

powderedr

they

another.

gach part

ru s t ,

Lap haenatit

ammo n iu m min e n a le

them again

one after

partsr

or

copper,

vessel,

d isti l l i ng

6 parts;

Roman vitriol,

it

fitting

They preserved

had thus been diesolved.


of fine
all

gold

in the other

goLd-varnish

part

was dissolved

After

they poured it

thie'

had been dissolved'


the epirit

wlth

stLrred

the body.

(hermetlcarry),

to the water in which the spirits

and nixed

it

Then they sealed the glass

put Lt Lnto a dieh wlth

gave but a little

fire,

and down together

with

with

were blood red and golden yellow,

untll

one color,

i.e.,

brownish-yellow.

somewhat and kept it


become bigger
the matter

and coarser

began to thicken

er the little

veins

they made their

fire

This oil

like

oil,

nights.
ophical

I{ithin
stoner

and the coarser

the matter

was fixed

The matter
clear

elixir,

put lt

time the elixir

80 that

and D

one c6uld turn

and thick-

and stronger
and no more

Btayed fixed

at

and transparent.

into

an dmpulla,

Lt into

I
Remmber this

sealed

40 days and

eoaguLated into

r whieh gold was better

comea out of the mountaine.


Jeetion will

into

Now

eoagulating.

powder.

treasur e, vhich changed lead into

a delightful

eopper,p

thie

turned

That was a slgn

and gave a moderate heat for

in tnipode,

which

oom positum .

Then they took this


put it

go up

they eaw the little

and etarted

brownish-red,

w a s th e e l i xi r,

they

veins

the spirits

and fewer.

rays could be seen in the g1ass.


the bottom,

ashes on the

many little

till

once again,

untLl

henmeti.ee

At flrst,

or rays became, the etronger

fire,

to unite

Now they increaeed the fire

thus steadily

they Lnereased their

it,

strained

and then they saw the spirits


the water,

that

ln order

6s much ashes as the matter was deep.

stover

veins

well

gold,

the philosft

was

Just as

than the one that


work

vell,

the

pro-

te a ch i tse l f.

Cnlprpn XI

Altotxrnllonr wrrx npse TxngeSprnrrs


My child,

they then went further

and acconplished

yet an-

:her work with


other

these three

, prepared

4t
T

as before,

Then they took one-third


fillings,

and one-third

mixed these pieces

of

of
of iron-fillings,
of grated

e)

they dissolved

this

lead or white

them in the normal way in aqua3 parts

into

spirits;

two parts.

$lhen they were all

into

dissolved
into

in the balneum, to putrefy


fort

Ionger.

off

After

balneum, boiling

clear

a glass,
for

they left

tilI

15 days.

it

the matter

still

it

was dry.

fire;
nixlng

took

the glags

vessel.

aftemords

Now they removed

there

into

for

another
they sdal ed i t

15 days,

draw the spirits


to reverberate

out and put the matter

They eublLmated it,

stronger.

what had risen

and 3 nights,

no

and

and ealcLnate.

Now they
eublimatLng

they drive

I days in the

as No. 2.( p9.14)

to digegt

closed,

dripped

another

i s d e p i cte d o n the plate

to dry well

well

Afterwards

glaes,

in tripode

they dis-

they poured

and put it,

from the balneutn and put the matter

above and put it

part

water,

the glass
is

and so

eopper and lead.

Ln a moderate balneum, till

that

, I part

f'n one part

in the other

euch as iron,

the'aq.

dust.

solved t,he eonpora (bodies),

both waters together

of

This they poured

of saltpetre.

aq. fort

the three

They

lead;

each time powdered finely

they were like

They divided

bne ounce of copper

of Roman vitriol,

3 or 4 times on the feces,


that

them.

and 10 parts

Lap haematit,

dried

and

and diseolved

made of 5 parts

font,

with

They did
the feces,

out, of the bodies.


into
with

firet

this

7 timeg,

in order

-1r-

a little
each again

to thoroughly

Then they put the feces

the reverberatl.on-furnace,
a morderate heat,

with

into

letting

during

3 days

them glow blood-

red,

but not bright-red,


After

that,

for

that

they took it

g1ass, poured dietilled


3 or 4 days into

would be too hot.

out and put the matter

wine-vinegar

the balneum.

Every day they etirred

the hands; then they let

feces drop.

They poured off

removed this

salt

tion-furnace

and let

and did
clear

the vinecar

it

put it

wine vinegar

a glass,

put it

from
Thus

They

poured

in the balneum,

Then they took out the ealt

and poured it

is taught,

again,

and drew it

peated thie

tilt

Agua vitae

which lraa very

no longer

and irnbibed

steadily

and drying

rubbing
all

for

on it

it

in a lukewarm
and diesolved
They re-

congealed but remained


ground

epirits,

the dissolved

salt,

(them) at the aun or on lukewarm

and put it

the matter

After

the matter

ed the matter

and dissolved

the Salt

them with

aa ie drawn abover iDd put it


15 daya.

the Red, as

had been absorbed by the spirits.

the oil

Now they took all

g1ass,

ealt,

Then they took the sublimated

them on a stone,

for

for

in the balnuem as before.

off

the salt

a red oil.

aghee, till

prepared

upon this

Again they drew off

they poured. fresh

balneo;

fire

the

and blood-Ed.

on hot ashes.

like

3 or

? daye and 7 nights.

into

upon it,

Then they took our Agua vitae


it

off.

for

again in the reverbera-

glow tor

well

out again,

as before.

and let

stayed at the bottom.

and calcinated

Then they took it


good dietilled

bodies

it

cool

it

what was pure very gently

above, put a helm on, and distilled


of the three

it

and placed it

on it,

4 ti.nes with

the ealt

into

into

in tripode,

that,

giving

they removed itr

waa ae hard as glass;

to a subtle. powder and put it


- L2-

a glass,

such

a moderate
broke the

then they poundinto

a fixation

(" F i g i e r-Gl a s" ).

glass

They pour ed som e of our Aqua vitae

more on it

till

everything

the coaguLation glass


They let

henmetiee and put it

for

I{ithin

congeals into

CnaprrnXII
philosophers,
in this

which is their
furnace

gentle

that

is,

their

ealia

in it.

child

should know that

their

matter

they make their

furnace

The name of this

we have heretofore

on many kinds

of works,

for which this

secret

without

furnace

separation
is often

given

furnace comes in handy several

times.

with

and dry
My

tnipue.

instructions

of the elements,

used.

Now, however'

teach you aome works in the course of which this

I will

and

spirits

therein

subtle
is

of the

or a dry "Stove",

sublimated

They also digest

elixir.

fire,

into O

3nd D

calcinaGlon-furnace

they cal-cinate

their

congeal therein

the philosopher's

how to make the furnace

teach my child

Now f will

for

as before.

the fLre

time th elixir

trane;irutes

They

above, and kept the

sealed it
regulating

stone which truly

and re-

was fixed

which is an elixir.

oil

40 days in tripode,

this

the fire

increasing

everything

a fixed

a glass ampulla,

into

glass

on the furnace.

stand on warm ashes, gradually

it

mained at the bottqn'ae


put it

Then they sealed

was dissolved.

was going up and down till

as it

But they poured Eome

inunediately.

which dissolved

upon it,

Make it

secret

ae follows.

Funrunce
l'looelor rxe SecnEr
N0 . 3 1 p e 1 4 )
First
which there
holesr
iron

one puts down a big,

round foot

are 3 or 4 ash-ho1es.

on puts masonry 2 feet


croas that

is big,

high.

Starting

in

from these ash-

Upon that

atrong and thick,(

3-

of the furnace,

one puts an

No. 4.)

One contin-

ues to make a round furnace with masonry, one and a harf


high.
into

rn the center

of the furnacer

which one can insert

fire,

together

with

ell

or reaves a aquare hore,

one's hand to feel

a stone which closes

the heat of the

it.

After

removing

oners hand, one must inunediatery close the hole to preserve


the heat.

Let the furnace be coated inside


glue.

welL-keeping
groove,

the width

top a big,
outside

olrer the brim of the furnace


of two fingers,

ra i se d

lid,

i nside

plastered

well

and outside

since

well

leave a

must come on

glazed by the potter ,

glue.

up with

there

with

fnside

and

the furnace

chamber (room) must be constructed

(no. 5 of the diagram),

one eIl

in a potterrs

high,

baked of strong

must be 4 fingers
one end with

thick,

whl.eh it

well

will

clay

glazed inside

quarterr

one and a harf

lid
there

should lie

a cross with

s t a n d s th e g l a ss a n p u l l a
9lhen either

is

standing

charnber (bontainer)
Af ter

this,

onto the inner

of room remains
An even

and in the center


(No.Z),

a round ring

upon which

on the eross,
its

lid

rim of the big

one should cover the

and lute
lute

furnace.

lt.

(see plate

the la'rge,

page 14)

raised

Then prod the fire

rn the chamber, atover


the natter,

e99.

lid
be-

oE dry oven there

or the spirits

are calcinated

as far

earthenware

or one can dry thereLn.

My child,
vessel

the inside,

one has to tightly

gtands the glass with


thereinr

one quarter

( No. 8) or the philosopher ,s

with

low in the furnace.

as the

cross which lles

and the big round furnace.

(No. 6) rnust be made for

ft

This vesser shourd be wide,

so that

between the container

as well

stand on the iron

at the bottom of the furnace.

oven.

underetand

ie concerned that

me well

as thls

is to stand in the big furnace.


q-

ft

is

called

the chamber or dry stove.

inside

the iron

ter.

cross must lie,

The potter

is to make it,

somewhat lower than in the cen-

cross is placed the anpuTla or the eggr oE another

On this

open vesser

in which one wants to dry something.

drawn three

types of glasses

volatilizing,

for

in this

the furnace.

flows

ell

foot

and rises

is up above luted

against

Thus the spirits

with

its

caeki

epirits

fn this

and eonpo:pa unite

and merge into

all

fn this

furnace all

keep their
this

of all
furnaces

have called
and tnipue

no air

qils,

And knowr rny childr

it.

can enter

furnace.

and produce their

furnacer

all

spirits

You calcinate

w could do nothing.
convert

that

if

into

the

you did not


even if

philosophers.

That is why all

philosophers

the utmoet secret.

For without

secretr

is

furnace

the secret

the stone;

that

you

ie why they

furnac-e of the philosophers

or Fimus Calidue ot Stereo?d,


- 16-

in

them after-

you could not work in the Art,

one cannot accomplish


this

of the

cask

and distill

or fixed

the heat

and the earthenware

one another.

to dissolve

elixirs,

etone.

furnace,

furnace

so that

sideer

down

in it

we did not possess this

If

had the art

etands a

furnace one achieves that

spirits,

wards.

have this

and it

on the big

have equal heat round about in thiE

crystallization.

philosopherfE

itanding

of

Then the heat turns

so that

lid,

their

because they

between the walrs

the lid.

one can dry all

furnace

without

in the upper part

on all

vessel

again and upon the earthenware

this

spirits

above the fire,

away from the furnace

Therefore,

all

most of all

around the earthenware

furnace,

we need in the Art.

For the earthenware cask is

one and a half

r have also

furnace they cannot fly,

have everlnrhere egual heat,

quarter

that

furnace you can calcinate

In this

cross,

and

and with

many other

names too long to tell

here.

C xnp rrn
XIII
THr Cemrnrrne
Funrunce
(plate
The cementing furnace
closed all
four

around.

or five

into

fn the center

must be round and thick

wide enough to aIlow.a


it,

of the furnace
lying

wheel there

should be three

so that

furnace,

on a star

sert

the crucible.

fits

into

it,

there
that

should be a wheel with

reflects

teeth

the f1ame.

It

there

At the eide of the

should be a aquare hole

must again be closed with

and glued,

Agua Fort

On the

on which stands the cruci-

the flames cannot touch it.

above the wheel,

man to put his

is passing through there.

since air

many holes,

ble,

above, and

Above, in the round hood, there must be

holes,

finger

little

pg. 231

Iuted during

to in-

a stopper that

cementation.

AND Aqua Regis

FOR THE

Solurronop Gol-nnnoSrr-vnn
Now we will
After
Fortie

either

again turn

hae been preparedr

to diEeolve

Romanum, eotnnon salt

all

well

and {f

after
prepared

and.

gold,

I'ty child,

To dissolve

silver,

clarify

which must be built

that

and congeal them, and let

put them into

dried.

take salt-

in such a way that


-L7-

its

is,

water,

fLrEt

them shoot

tfhen they are

an earthenware

to

vitriol

However, before making thle

which they must be well


and dry,

Aqua

in order

take saltpetre,

muet be prepared ahead of time,

has to diesolve,
forth,

dissolving

and alumen tiehae

naterials

on has to have various

the gold and silver.

nake an Aqua Foyt for

petre

to the prepared gold and silver.

veseel

mouth would fit

one

into

a Syburgian ruffle,

This earthenware
the aane lute

in which one should receive

vessel

must be luted

the water.

one thumb thick,

and with

the necks muet also be glued together.

Such a lute

is made as followe:
The white

of egg8, fresh

good rye flour,

milk,

be well

bolue,

mixed together

mixture.

cheese, vintagerrg
and soaked paper.

and your veesels

Let them wel,l dty,

butts

of butter-

Everything

are to be luted

is to

with

that

give A GENTLEF'IRE LrKE Hor suN-

first

SHINE, FOR 24 HOURS, i'UST AS IF ONE VIERETO KEEP LEAD IN FLUX WITHour DRrvrNG rr.

Afterwards,

increage

becomes gradually

glowing

ln the Eame heat,

irrespective

For there

are still

work wonderfully.
Nota,

hot,

for another
if

flxed

spirite

Then let

it

in the receiver

there

can all

24 hours.

going over,

Let it

whl.ch improve the

Agua Fortr

so that

this

the spLrits

of the mat-

move into

the

again prepared matter,

according

to how btg your work is.

Lnto a glass
(No. rO)t

pot with

large

shich

careful

luting,

enough to allow

tached,

for

houre,
ly.

till

rt

the Aqua Fort

24 houre.
it

it

give

poured,
* plate

nust

be quite

page 23

put it

one to put a thunb through


there

a gentle

fire,

when the receivers

Now increaee

dietilt

your fire

hot againr

it

however,

into

large.
-IB-

them.

should aleo be a hole,


After

are at-

graduarry

for

24

!E mentioned previous-

coor down, and add the Agua Fort

The Elaea,

take once

can be poured upon the matter.

becqnee burning

take again new matter,


9 times.

i thereafter,

a helm which hae a big head and 2 or 3 beaks,

Above, in the top of the furnace


through

water.

dt the rate

the better

stand

L2 hours.

cool down and preserve

muet be clear

the pot

so that

no water goeg over,

of 2 ounces to I lb of the matter,


ter

your fire

as before.
which all

to the first.

Now

you muat do that


this

water

is to be

Now take t,lre eapita


solver

clarify,

where.

9fhen they are quite

they are well

the first

dry.

a big grass pot and

glow.

then let

wondrous things.
bodies into

this,

gtand for

12 hours in glow

another

with

spirits

and all

put into

this

the Irlasters shorten

it;

it

spirits

as for

one wiehed to keep

3 days in order

water,

everything
water

3 days as if

After

it

and give fire

to cool down.

which one can do many

power cannot be.conprehended,

rts

as the

Then put them into


Aqua Fort upon it,

without

fire),

take as much saltpetre

and congeal them so

Now you have the philosophersr

all

them dis-

them together

7 days, and again for

lead in flux
(strong

clean,

dissorve

your distirled

Pour alr

let

congeal and shoot up, as r have taught you else-

eapi.ta montua weigh;


that

montua (the dead heads),

into

for

bodies.

it

It

turns

destroys

is a work of wonder in our Art.

with

the work of one year to one month,

and of one month to one day.

My child
instructed
into
it

ehould now take his gordr oE silver,

before;

a big recipient

to dissorve

must be laminated

it

into

and pour on it
clear

ashes or eandr 8o that


white

clouds

dissolved
set it
it,

remain in it

purely,

without

may weII
when it

stand auch as, not hotter


hand into

water off

it

it.

Ilhen it

in balneo,

in hot

in such a way that

is cooled down; but it

to separate

tiII

it

it

the wateriness

than to allow

from

hungry.

you to dip your

is no longer hungry,

to the thicknees

Now

something to eat of
is no longer

distill

of a childre

no

must be

any feces Ln tt.

and the Wtrite from the Red; and give

Let it

as to enable

on a furnace

dissolve

oners noticing

gold or g.ilver

you must put it

as much Aqua Fort

place it

water.

in the balnueur in order

the aforenentioned

right

it

and cut.

prepared as r

the

gruel

or

aomelrhat thicker.

you draw off

rf

the phlegna or the water in

such a way, look after

the helnr, fot

if

it

threatens

red or yellow,

no more, but let

lt

cool down.

I{hen it
yellow;

distill
ie cold,

then ret

drawn off

alr

it

distill

cool down again.

wateriness,

bic with

well

it

a cork and luting;

or sand.

prepared Lute of wheat flour,


o f b u t te rmi l k,

for

a long time,

it

fore,

otherwise

must be nourished,

into

would lose your work, especially


when its
Eo fiery

the feeding,
pieces

snall

ls,

that

with

which is the noblest


Lnto it,

so that

ael muet each time be luted


ashes.

Finally,

comes gradually

It

cheese, butts

would fly

Aqua Fort

make it
weaker,

There-

is very
the Red

has to be fed and sati-

prepared gold or silver,


under observation
part

of the work:

Put it

eomewhat hotter,
because it

that

has; also a dragon

Lt ghould not eat more.

above.

and

away and you

is then called

That ls why it

has to be constantly

ft

it

ie and so hot a stomach it

it

good food,

very thin.

above with

a eo?pus and meLt it.

sLnce this

phlegma are gone.

devours everything.

ated with

fresh

irr ashes

beeomes so spiritual

it

that

the arem-

your medicine is dissolved

if

one could never again bring

Lionr

close

you must lute

it,

as before,

on the furnace

egg-white,

must khow that

stays didsolved

fierce

you have

B o l u a , e tc.

My child

it

red or

work till

aB before.

then put it

as you close

As often

Do this

again something to eat,

small piecesr

with

the helnr turns

you no ronger see the sign.

or till

Remove the helm, and give


and feed it

again titt

to turn

because of
to throw
The ves-

on the furnace
as the A$ra

has swall@ed

beaten

in hot

Fort

rnuch gold and

gilver.
You must also

know that

the alernbic must be opened and


-20-

be-

a day, so as to give air,

again closed twice


demands to eat,
or 3 days.

it

let

After

to a double Venetian

Now pour it

work.

(w o . 1 2 )t

glass

order to tift

is per fect

it

into

to do pnoieetion

cr osswise with

the upper partr

off

the medicine

lutlng;

also mix some guicklime

with

it

othemise

the aforementioned

and would not keep.

Now put the helm on the alembic and place

rosewater,

eo that

with

lt,

it

it

were too moist,

we re d rye r,

would diseolve

Itly child

the

lt

but

and be coagu-

it

as dry as grue1

too aoon, which would not be good for

must know that

putiefactLon

putrefying

in

the

there

is

balneum,

is

the medicine.

* ( plate page 23)

enough.

one does not

the medicine

if

would give too much water and

the solution

and keeping
in

reasons.

w o uld not open up dur ing putr efaetionr

would then not beeone subtle

ttlls,

from the Aqua Fort

do not rise

and the medicine must be distilled

If

putrefylng

you would burn

as if

pap, but not more dry becauEe of certain

or children's

It

fire

the alembic on

must Btay with

The red spirits

of the medicine.
lated

the red spirits

water.

but you must most

cap often;

Give it

or

which keeps against

it,

would spoil

in ashes or sand.

Put

oD a goldenr

with

Lute caps on it

tripod.

demands.

irs necessity

One has to remove and put on this


lute,

a r ed hot ir on wir e i n

in the lower partr

oE glass

the furnace

wi th

of Hessian

a big alembic or recipient

silverr

dlligently

from the alembic in-

(no. 1l)*, because the medicine has

glass

C u t th a t

your glass with

si ze has to be accor ding to the scope of y our

T hi s ve sse l 's

it.

pour your medicine

g l a ss ti tl

t o s t a y i n th i s

no longer

stand on hot ashes for

nevertheless

this,

When it

a great
for
d is t ill.

wel-I mixed

in

dLfference

between

the

one dis-

In

balneo

a d d it io n ,

in

and merged and ren-

dered subtle,
as you will

so aE to congeal after:wards and then to coagulate,


be taught

helm and recipient


distill

with

according

from the nedicine

and put again a stopper

always take care that


or your matter

on the alembic.
for

it

is put into

be boiling

hot,

its

lfhen your medi-

Lute it

above and

well

and

hot water,

without

interruption,

glass with

Nota, the litt1e

cap and well

(see No. 14, plate

putrefaction.

f'or this

remove the helm

40 days in boiling

would spoil.

Take

do not also rise.

medicine must also be closed with


it

has been fed.

it

a pap or gruel,

like

putrefaction

into

put in aehes; and

as you have been taught.

and is

your

to the above Lnstruction,

after

the red spirits

reason do in everything
cine is distilled

you must lute

6Dd thus prepared

fire,

however, that

put it

But know that

tightlyr

little

the wateriness
care,

later.

the
when

luted,

on Page 231

Cxnpren
XVII
Funtlce
THr ConstRuctron
or rne PutReractron
l{ake a round gtover

Hang a kettle

high 2 elIs.
deep pot,
inside
gersr

width

yet

another

between it

kettle

2 or 3 fingers.

Then water

ie

night

4 fingere

kettle

there

must be filled

filled

2 or 3 fin-

so that

three-quarters
should likeulse
wlth

up to the uppermost

warm water.

- 22-

the heat

fn this

ket-

and

high;

be room
small hay.
It

brim.

muchr aIId every day'and

that

once with

fastened

Upon the tripod

high.

This aPace is to be filled

to be poured on it

must always be kept

on 2 ot 3 hooks,

to the eame degree.

hae to be placed,

and the other

or a

which is deep I eIIi

and the kettler

between the furnace

should be a tripod,

there

(No. t5 page43)

thicknees

There ehould on1y, be room fot

aJ.I around the kettle

tle

for

therein

which hange in the furnace

the furnaee.

can play

of one stone'6

every

You must also

fill

the inner

kettre

with

hay at the bottom.

alembic in which is your medicine.


of hay around the alembic,
is quite
quite

fulri

dry.

however,

f i ts

eide,

to prevent

Afterwards,

hole at the side

After

all

things

days and nights,


irg,

not hotter

there

for

it

it

bodies,

unless

out feces.

and not colder;

in the Att.
It

If

through

the medicine

shourd

which the warm water

give

it

you.;rutref,y wellr
to join

been put into

and also your spiritsr

to boil-

preserved
Nevertheless,

for

lou will

it

is the
also proor

Bome spirits

pure water,

lherefore,

iDd join

40

were boiling,

cannot be done perfectly,


and solution.

for

close

water.

putrefaction,

during

fire

iE so werl

by boiting

impossible

ls

ttrsy have first

means of the putrefaction

rt

, There should also be a

however, even if

get spoiled

Such, howevcr,

corpora well,

hole.

have thus .been prepared,

duce a good eolutl,on.

and i n-

to arrow the

al-wayg keeping .l.t' at a tFmperature

cannot easily

thing

wldth,

(dome)

big kettle.

you must watch and be vigilant


eaeiest

fingere

it

a bell

glazed outside

cr ay, well

on"and off.

would be no harm, since

that

must stay

any srnoke from entering

addlng a funnel,

poured into,$he

is daily

kettre

rt rnust not have any oth6r

have two handles to lift

fuII

and the kettle

put on the furnace

having a hore above, three

eteam to escape.

stands firm

kettle

must be covered and werr glued with

ma d e o f p o tter r s

i t,

tt

hay put your

that

the inner

the hay in the inner

a leaden or eopper plate,

that

Stuff

Bo that

That is why it

from the hot water.

rnto

with-

except by
putrefy

your

them thus dissolved'

then you may reach perfection.


My child
subtle

that

putrefaction

must know that


it

is not possible

to change it

renders

-24-

the work so

back into

a corPus,

solely

through digesting,

Know also that


into

turned

ehould stay in putrefaction

it

clear

water,

you can draw off


for

without

is duly putrefied

Then it

leaving

and, when it

the Lae oirginie

When the medicine


opD the

yellow
off,

the

your

than

over

putrefaction

it

in

air.

will

medicine.

hardr

and congeal

eolved

on the

till

is

dry.

draw the

(earth)

more soft

it

this,

feces

out

and put

la c

and the

Now take

a helm on it,

wh ic h

After

it

fire.

It

will

This

to

coagulate
v irg in is

will

be between

the

in

moisture.

the

That

likewise

black

hard

is

as coal.

and soft,

with

cold

Besides,

caee.

air,

e le me n t

fire

bottom,

contact

leaving

it

element

at

Such must be the

moisture

is

stay

disappear

has absorbed

taught later .

without

Lae oinginie,
an oil.

putrefied,

dissolved,

furnace

like

has

the work to a powder

as will

distilling

aforementioned
Dr a w off

put

alembic,

everything

is thus well

and bring

has been well

until

later.

any feces at the bottom.

e me rg e n ci e s, (" n o th er heischliches") ,

any fecesr

give instruction

of whieh we shall

why it

during
is

must be removed through

air,

dis-

correet

dig e a ti on.

S g r t l n e u p r HE Dle e stlvp F u n Hn cr ( No . 1 6 p a ge 43)


First

construct

and the height


fingers
there
foot

of I e11.

fnside

from the earth

width
the fire

or the coal.

(wittr masonry),

ness of one stone.


aquare hole,

a round wall,

into

should regulate

of the thickness
the walls,

there

of an ell

Approximately

an e1l and two

should be a hole

Construct

a quarter

half

half

another

to put in

furnace

on this

high and of the thickan ell

up construct

which one can put the hand to feel


the fire.

of two stones

One must put a stone,

how one

a cover,

or lid

into

to go in and out as one wishes.

it

round inside,
e i d e w i th

The furnace

from the bottom to the top,

L u to e a p i e n ti a e,

so that

tt

must be

glued in-

and well

is not affected

by the

fire.
Upon this

furnace

there

should be an iron

hooksr on which ehould hang, in the furnace,


copper vesser,

the thicker

the better,

This vessel

shourd be one ell

gersr

width

thick.

gers'

wLdth Bpace between the walls,

all

around the kettle

and rise

on this

kettre

kettle,

since

any air

from escaping.

this

a lid
it

there

a thick

rnetar or

possible,

so that

two fin-

the heat can pray

and heat the whole furnace.

must get well

luted

that

Put

can crose the


to prevent

on the kettle

aehes have to be put into

sifted

kettle.
You should also have an earthenware vessel,

one thumb thick,


bic with

fingers'

large,

vessel

containing

and the kettle

the alem-

the medLcine to etand in it.


there

must likewise

be two

w i d th o f sp a ce .
caek in the dry ashes; yet

Put this

must not be glazed

over,

just

must not be covered when it


earthenware

cask,

not be luted

know that
before

made of clay

wide and high enough to allow

the emall glass

Between this

nust

should remain two fin-

of the sarne material

Dry,

with

on account of the heat.

high and, if

Round about it

ring

this

however, must have a well-fitting


on but only

earthenware

tightly

fitting

cask.

into

which

on it.

And

it.

do as followe:
put it
- 26-

into

First,

The

lid,

caEk and the ashes muet be quite

To put the medicine in,


your medicine;

lie

vessel

head (Haube)

as the alernbic and its


stands in the earthenware

you put your medicine

alembie with

the earthenware

take the

the earthenware

cask

dry

and cover the latter


the copper'vessel
fingers'

with

its

or kettle,

thickness

- or put it

lid

upon whose bottom there

of ashes.

Then hang this

nace, cover the earthenware cask with


kettle

all

dry ashes; and cover the kettle

that

it

gets no air.

Putrefaction

Putrefaction

the other.

like

the

Now lute

it

through

give

fire

Digeeting

ture.

this

so that

either

putrefactLon.

Ln the

whereas here there


is bigger

kettle

no air

can penetrate

ia above.

than
one

through

I{hen everything

the euperfluoue

its

own or that

This excessive

is

moisture

which it
moisture

that

has abmust be

more or lees accordLng to what ie required.

which nelts

Ln the air

in it,

and stay

and when that

t BdL aleali;

digestion,

Ls gone, it

in the air

moisture)

wllL

as conmon

thoge are fusible

That happena becauge of the excessive


(the exceseive

in the fire

and coagulates

(unchanged) in the air,

E\ren Bo, they diesolve

them by proper

here.

ae is required.

amnoniac, tartar

But when that

for

so

the hole

one could also manage with

the hole that

has exceesl.ve moisture

salt,

although

means attractl.ng

in the fire

except for

were two kettle,

the lid

consumed by dry heat,


Since a thing

Ls alike,

not identical,

clevernesa

in some medicLnes,

sorbed during

lts

the fururel which ls not required

are certainly

Yet with

with

lid

Then cover also the furnace,

and one cask,

furnace.

melt

the

it

Furnace there

is one kettle

is

and fill

lid,

lute

Furnace, because it

These two furnaees

ready,

in the fur-

lid;

which one Lnserts

except

its

kettle

is two

around the earthenware caek up to the latter,s

with

into

uncovered into

by na-

and congeal in the fire.

moieture

they contain.

has been removed from

they become fusible

and can be dLs-

solved by fire

and harden in the aLr.,

Accorcding to how much exeeesive moisture


hae to give

them fl.re.

Things that

have a great

be given

fire

siLver),

conptant,

ae if

Continue rith
the air,
kettle

it

One requires

then it

your matter

gested.
giving

tt

fire

in this

cask,

frorn the glaee.'


diesolvee,

as before.

Instead,

Ln

dLesolved

Open your

way:

and,wlth

a apoon take

Put Le on a stone in

Lt is not, sufficiently

you muet put it

Coneequentlyr

(quick-

nercury

is no longer

Test it

and'"also the earthenuare

If

Ln digeetione

rB best as you are able to.

equal heatr

out some of your nratter

have, one

than another.

deal of moi.sture nust

is enough.

a humid eellar.

more fire

one wanted to eubllmate

ttll

things

if

di-

agal.n to dLgest by

it

ie not dissol.ved,

it

is enough.
The aforementioned

But you must well

al-l mattera.
not become all

too dry during

not be fusible.
between moiet

not dissolve
theless,
will

and dry;

nidity

put it

of the ee1lar
that

gelf,

beeauge it

melt,

since

of

your matter

does

would then

it

ie best to keep to.the


it

Take for

nuet be, tt

exarnple borax,

no matter

how Lt

Le better

retains
affeets

not, powdered.
ie cprouted

are in pure water.


becauee it

middle
too

whose powder will

(the air)

be.

Never- it

Borau is between hot and dry and

although

That is why it

is

digestion,

the dlgestion

powdered upon a stone in a hunid cellar

piece

vl,triol

and if

in the air,

get dissolved,

noict.

take care that

That is why it

than too dry.

moist

method holds good for

its'fueibil.ity,
a subtle

becauge the hu-

powder more than a hard

Borax containe

moLsture in it-

ln eugar-water'
Neverthelees,

ts not too dry.

--28-

Juat ae alurn and

borax is easy to

Something that

is

too dry

i s d i f f i cu l t

to me l tr

conmon salt,

etc.

great
ter

dryness.

They do not easily

rather

much more fusible

than before,

now have more moisture


fusible,

ished that

they would sprout

meLt; and everything


can remove from it
moisture
as if

to that

its

A thing

orate

wateriness

that

eign,

moderately

that

put it
(or:

that

all

things

is too dry does not easily


is easily

one

neltedi

fusible

its

But to restore
ft

is

great

on account of its

in good water - one has to evapWhen you see

ekin showe.

dry placer

if

it

eprouts,

it

is

medium) fusible.

whether

or too dry;

and if

criteria,

or not,

whether

something in your work

you can get rid

aince the work depends on this.


matterr

on the above-mentioned

they are eagiLy meltable

was not to your liking,

this

they

were so much dimin-

moisture.

a little

in a cold,

they are too moist

plore

they are

too dry would take too long.

Thus you may no!r, relying


test

by na-

That is why they would be

is too moiEt,

sprouts

till

earthiness,

common

in water.

to make glass

dryness.

with

which are fusible

moisture

excessive

which is

one tried

its

that

had bet-

the eole reason being that

their

Everything

matter

One can Bee it

of their

than before.

even if

UnderEtand:

a fusible

and tartar,

But when they are purified

naturally

melt on account of their

than too dry.

ammoniac, sal alcali

ture.

see fr om alum, vitr io l ,

That is why I say that

be too moiet

salt,

B B one may clear ly

In this

of its

deficiencies,

way you urust well

ex-

etc.

Cnlprpn XXtf
Now we wiII

continue

during

to make our powder naturally

through

fire

digestion.

geetion

as mentioned heretofore,

Yflren your matter


you must give

fusible

stande in di-

as much heat as

a6 will

allow you to hold your hand, after

the hole, -rgithout


for

burning,

between the furnace

the perLod of one Ave Maria.

must be kept for


hand through
well

stoppered,

After

that,

and the kettre

temperature

the fire
your

with

the hore must always be

and from putrefaction.

Lcine does not require


you wourd fuunediately

put it

back into

than

That is why the med-

a big digestion.

rf

it

were too dry and

putrefaction,

it

wourd

not get dissolved.

when the 15 days are over,


from digeeti,on,
and lt

through

because the medicine has no other moisture

from the Aqua Fort

it,

At this

it

t5 days, from time to time testing

the hole.

nevertheless

inserting

and thank God.

remove your medicine

Then one can d,o pnojeetion

is now ready to achieve the great

easy to join

w i th

or matter

l ,t a n y kind of miner al

elixir.

apir its

rt

with
is arso

or qu. eaaent.

and preserve.
These spirits
order
this

must previousry

to be proeessed alongr
PurPoBe, however,

the fLre must not be hotter

kind

all

must know that

Lnto medicl.ne,

the splrite
imperfect

firet

such

e a l mi a o , aqua andene or other m oist epir its

of work to coagulater

to turn

For

than sunshine

wtren then the epirits,

have thus been congealed, in digeet,ione,


My child

in

ES hae been mentioned before.

at the end of the month of August.


as Lae uinginie,

have stood Ln digeetione,

they are prepared.

one cannot set any epirLts

or to remain with

unleee that

t!.e eonpo?a, or

to which one wishes to join

nredlcl.ne and eo strong

bodiee or metals

in any

that

it

Lnto gold or silver.

could

tnanefen

vthen that

is the case, horrever, the spirits


not fly

away when they come into

a deeper entrance
fend that
with

are protected
the fire.

of the medicine

into

eo that

The epirits

the metale;

they do
cause

and they de-

which they meet and resembles them; but they devour

the fire

that

which is not like

medicine

united

owni for

as the medicine,

with

the spirits

projection,

rise

during

with

the spirits,

rn this

way the

has more power than of its

when it
it

thern.

had the power to

was small,

has later,

after

the power to transfer

being coagulated

IOO times.

And if

to

the two rrere also added the qz. eeaentia of gold or silver,
and they were coagurated
transfer

together,

a thousand tines

into

true

o n e f s bu si n e ss w e re to subtilize
with

the spirits

would have the power to

it

gold or eirver.

the nedicine

and t-h,e qu. eeeentia,

be done by dissorution,
g a i n a n i n fi n i te

putrefaction

p ro j e e ti on

And if

thus eonjoined

which would have to


and congearing,

it

in ever y eubtilisationr

would

year is

could not be expressed.


My child
silver,
fire,

can keep ite

or quint

spirit

unless the corpus be first

subtle
able,

ehould aIEo know that

and a medicine,
therefore,

except gold or

no corpuE,
essentia

with

made likewise

as previously

it

(ors

in the
evenly)

rnentioned; that

it

ig

to make a projection.

Howro Flnrrrne Gnear


Elrxrn rnom
tne Aronementrotpn
llenrcrne
Let my child
well

digested,

your aqua fort,


or gruel.

take his medicine,

as has just

made of gold or silver,

been taught.

no more.than

that

Upon it

pour gome of

the work becorne rike

Then add the head (Haube) onto the little

-31-

a paste

glass

and

and drrange it

Ln the big recipient.

as shown abover
putrefactionr

But above alr

and lute

which the matter


fl.rer

is.

into

24 days or ress),

things,

to dissolve.

Bet it

fore

you put it

add it

to this

glass with
Then put. it
taught

your medicine

- for

rf

pletely

diaeorved.

that

not,

contains

your medicine

it,

eo that

putrefaetion

put it

into

back into

Inrre water,

and again lute


it

the lid

above with

glaes,

Withtn

and give

fire

6 daye, all

tt

into

as taugbt

colors

before,

on

of the world

in order

during

21 days.

can be seen and

cLpient

and put lt

earthenware

for

glass

tightry

digeetione

Norr remove your glaes

into'the

is com-

the reeipiint

come to one color.

gLve fire

is arr

putrfactl,on,

finally

ae before;

it

rf

tn ashee, and congeal

euch warmth aB you made for

Firt lt

away.

EB has been

until

Remove the helm and close

to coagulate,

fly

Then relnove the lict from the little

set

your little

Then rook at it:

ae dry as you can.


a littre

close

firer

putrefaction,

put a helur on it,


with

or

small on a stone;

no spirite

and give

40 daye and nights.

the medicine,

the recipJ.ent,

Mereuniue,

very

Lnrnediately

has been dissolved

right.

not to

take your grass

fecesr

Rub it

medicine,

and rute

again into

before

give

manners

putrefa'ction.

into

lid

in

as much as there ras of your medicine be-

dieeolved

ite

glass

(which rnay be done withln

watr

eubLimated in the folloring

Take aublimatum,

into

When the medicine has thus

and have at hand the above-rnentioned sublimated


which is

first

putrefaction,

is pure without

and it

on as well,

has been prepared,

abov regarding

Lts clear

lid

onto the little

Iflren everything

but eolely

been prelrared

other

the head

rs has been taught

gubtirize

Lute lts

cagk for

from the redigeetion

15 daysr is abover so as to decrease

the noisture.

Then take it

the big elixir,


ver.

which transmutes all

But because the aqua fort

in medl.caments; otherwise

you have

out and thank God, for

it

gold or sil-

metals into

is with

it,

one cannot use it

in projection

is better

than mi-

gold or silver.

neral

Howftlowto Joln to rt ttE 0. Fss. or Goln on SllvEn


Take the medicine
joined
it

your sublimated
putrefaction.

glass
like

wards put it

in putrefaction.

and afterwards
above.

with

metals

Ls all
limated

iB before,

do projection

for

when you first

put it

medicine,

which

close the

and put it

40 days as before,
and thereafter

and after-

for

Then you wiII

to

L5 days

get your

whichever

one labor;

one to one thousand or more, upon

you wish.

The work for

but the one requires

to the Red, while

the other

to the Red is from gold or' 6


ieum.

the weight of

Then quickly

ds mentioned above.

water

the help of God who beetows such upon you.

Tf,ith this,
all

for

into

put

or of antim onium

the big recipient,

Give fire

to congealr

digeetionr

deeire,

has turned

to your dissolved

Add it

has been dissolved

as before;

teach you to urake here)r

r or your medicine

into

as much aqua fort

and when everything

(which Qu. Ees. I wiLl

putrefy

made and which is

ta ke Qu . E e s. of gold or silver ,

a s b e f o re ,

little

you have just

i pour upon it

to

P
Lnto putrefactionr

into

that

For the rest

there

that

is no difference

- 33-

the epirit

to the l{hite.

, the t{hite

the Red or the White.

the Red or the White

frqn

be sub-

The Ou. Ess.


)

ana a?Ben-

in the laborr

either

Cnapren
XXVI
THrPnrpnnntron
or Al-l rnr Trrnes
t{e Nreoron rHr Suo l{bnr
one has to prepare

First,
golve salt

in comrnonwater;

congeal the pure.

of horses or sheep which are well


I part.

salt,

nate for

6 weekg Ln heatr

glaes.

Put it

galt

eo'that

gilver.

do not touch the vessel.


in sater

and eeparate

it

fror

lt

and be very

Now put

it

Lnto an, earthenrare

careful

again pour distiUed

diasolvet

rhen it

Ifhen the vinegar

and preaerve

it.

With this

which

the medicine. with


following

this

dieeolve

of your

colved.

fhen
ealt.

and ealtpetre,
trrc mtera

the

your

dissolve

no duet fall

on it,,Nnd

let

Lnto it.
without

melt-

gradually

it

the pure and put it

has gone dmm dry,

take it

out

you must cenent your gold

and with

made of

aalJ'

take

)
eilver,

DigEolve
that

tog'ether

your rnedfcine
ated.

to

or you nay make

gold br sLlver,

i.n the

manaer:

Take Aqua fort,

mentioned

this,

pour off

salt

salt

one gives

however, that

to be added to your rcrki

is

Yet the fire

pot f,or 3 houre,

iE dissolved,

then calci-

the aehes of the legs;

that

vinegar

to distl.ll.

or eilver

After

and purified

doee not burn anray

Take care,

congeal

hg;

the ealt

in the kind of heat that

"Cupe1n when refining


flanes

tet

mixed together.

well

Dis-

Then take legs

3 parts

burnt,

tho'se are { parts:

Together,

nuet not be too strong,


into

as followel

comnon ealt

wellr

Then draw off

it
intp

ealtpetre

and alum.

LL cenented eo tJrat tt
cenrented 7 tirnes
that

rith

a!.so in Aqua fort,

gets diEEolved
a pk:iole..Put

re you hanre been tauglrt,


the phlcgna Ln balneo.

that

be Just disthe abovemade of @t


Then pour these

rightly.
this

I{ith

on hot Ashes' anl feecl


till
After

it
that,

is well
Put it

satito

putrefy
it

for

15 days, and congeal it

again for

jection

agaln,

15 days Ln digeetione.

which keep

Now you can make pro-

on Laton, which has a soul in lt,

work l.s the same for

after

and on tin.

the Red, except that

there

The

must be am-

moniac in the Aqua fort.

Howro Pnppqnr
rxr ltlnnenwrrx
wHIcHGOr-nIs Cpmprurpn
Take new, unbaked, ra\r tiles
never been in the fire.

rf

furnace to carcinate

wtrieh causes them to become very dry.

way the sart


Nota:

with

which one calcinates

humidity

receive

wlth

the tineture

carefurly,

at least

Quicksilver'is
manner:

dry things,

if

Take Aqua fort,

Again draw off

Then your p is dead.


Then take nornan@
I Ib,

3 parts.

with

they will

dry.

"Minifarben',

never be able to
Therefore,

you are after

made of nonan @u
rn that

the water

eement

perfection.

, arum de roehe,

you dissolve

through

your quick-

the helm in balneo.

I lb, sartPetre 2 lbs, sar amnoniac

alumen de roehe I lb,

these things

rn the same

sublLmated to the Red in the forlowl-ng

alum'inb plumoeo and, ammoniae.


eilver.

they

you do not draw off

of the Aqua fort.


7 times,

tirl

must also be guite

you cement your gold or silver

(nay be a lead oxide) r dDd therefore


their

brlcks) , which have

Pound and rub these unfeelingly.

Then put them Lnto a potterrs


are white,

(ori

commonsalt

and mix them werr.

3 lbs.

Now divide

pulverize

all

the powder into

Then take r lb of your dead quicksilveri

mix it

with

I part

of the said powder and put it

alembicum on it

wlth

Add a recipient

and put each of them into

the first

a mild

12 hours.

After

fire

for

thatrlet

as white

as snow.

It

out of which thinge


in the recipients;

The

to every spoutr

a dish with

cold water.

well
Give

12 hoursr aDd stronger

for

yorrrt pot burn well

another 12

in which time your quicksilver

hours,

put an

tno noaes the size of a manfs head.

Bpouts must be very wide.


luted,

a glass;

into

will

wirl

have within

rise

tightly

into

the herm

the red eu. Ess.

itself

have been sublimated.


keep it

for

another

The water will

be

closed in a glass.

Now remove the sublimated


with

from the helm; mix it again


e
of the eaid powder, and proceed with it

the second third

as with

the previous.

powder, and preserve

the third

your water each tine

well

you will

With that
of tincture.

Do the same with

get your quickeilver

Porrder that

finely

water which you have preserved


nace in a dish with
pients

on to it.

3 or 4 times,

well,

because you must dissolve

quicksilver

Put it

as before.

the reci-

Repeat this

PreEerve thie

together.

than any kind

has been eublimated

is

I lb of gold and ie weII

it

to the medicine

in it,

of water you could nake.


and prepared

prepared

of the gold.

- 35-

for

in this

work

but every-

drawn off

your quicksilver

to the

on the fur-

no more feces stay at the bottom,

be eublimated

is better

snowrrhite and full

ashest put a helm on and lute

thing

it

from it.

of the

stoppered.

on a stone and add it

Now sublimate

till

part

water
and

l{hen your
wry, it

the work of adding

Cnrpren
XXIX
()urAlr Trncrunrs
Howro Dnnw
Art

tinctures,

the same way.

My child

eel with

old,

clear

can overcome.

everything

Then black

then in distilled
Remove it

or comnon water,
and let
it

on'the

boil

and let

it

Then put it

on it.
ilear

sa l t

the crystallized

sart

enware pot without


distilled

hour.

Then remove it,


while

it

forms on topr

until

everything

sart

in an earthenware

helm.

rf

there

a skin

yrarm.

that,
it

well

for

lt

and a

and let

it

again in

a quarter

of an

and pour off

it

is quite

the

again hot tirl

or in the celeart,

Repeat thie
salt.

Dry

in an earth-

diesolve

Boil

into

skin

as before.

again in the air

has turned

2 hours.

what is

or in the air

the feces drop,

forms as before.

you for

is

pour off

forms on it

After

pan till

for

Removethat,

Again boil
let

boil

Take out the crystalrized

fore

Now take arl

it

ther e for m s a r ittr e

a cool cellar

ind put it

a skin

I tell

and let

Then dissorve

warm; put the pure back

till

ts still

as previously.

tilI

they burn.

in a pan and heat it

water.

again till

it

stay at the bottom.

drop.

stitr

melting.

clear,

lar

it

and you

can be distilled

sh o o t (cr ystallize) .

will

again tirl

skin

is

into

the water boil

upper part

that

feces wilr

pure from above, while


fi re

is a great
glazed ves-

a large well

3 hours so that

from the fire

drawn out in

put a big helm and one recipient

urine.

those for

are all

the Red and the l{hite

must take and fill

and distill

carcinate

as werl as red,

This work for

secret.

on it,

white

boir

it

work as be-

Then dry your


and preserve

dry,

what purpose you should use it.

the distilred

urine,

sbme uncleanlLness

distirl
of the oil

it

through the
or aome yel-

low fattiness,
tilr

it

with

i s ve ry cl e a n .

cask with
lation

ekim it

Distill

there

Put your aforementioned


into

ashes for

it

an alembic;

without

feces.

is relieved

of its

feces

it

left

this

that

ie dissolved

is again urine

it

first

IttERcuRrus. with

this

and of arl

thus prepared,
tains

its

rectify

water,

2 lbs;

rm-

brings

the ealees of all

(origin).

of being

Then
cor-

That is to say,

water one producee the eu. Es6. of

things

that

as if

it

wdy, my child,

treasurer

ES aleo of gold and

are red and white.

This water

l0 or L2 timesr

r-

had not been used; but one has to

one can produce all

drawn from whatever you wish.

Sulphur or aunipignentr

or attament,

vinegar

till

the matter

is

tinctures

For example:

Ogerr oE anything

of which you wish to draw the tincture.


distirled

ealt

and

i t.

rn thls
this

but

Mix them werr and

used and again drawn off

etrength

vinegar

no more feces remain.

water that
state

tartar.

till

antimonium, which l-s a precious


silver

pure

into

as before,

6 measuresi of distilled

thern in pure water

pora to their

on hot

cannot be expresaed how much.

and t lb calcinated

you have a wonderful

pure water and

and put it

werl,

brandy 3 measures each; corunon,evaporatcd

diesorve

in the pot and

feces and coarse humore, and has now

Take of thLs urine

moniac t lb;

distil-

throw away the feces.

into

your salt

Then it

Repeat this

feces;

salt

stopper

3 or 4 days, till

become so subtle

spout.

without

dried

or a small apoon

in an ear thenwar e, glazed

are no more black

the water goes over pure,

water,

it

a herm and a recipient

tirl

pour it

a emarl feather

Rub it
like

quite

a Eoap.

with
Take

else out
finely

with

Then put it

a big glass and into

into

a dish with

Put some of the aforementioned


above with

a cork,

it

it

occasionalry

werlr

take care that


well

much urine

on the feces as before,

stopper

before,

and when it

and some vinegar


nace, heat it
till

atl

it

well

and mix it;

or white,

for

then pour off

luted

and your
above and

as

as distilled

vine-

warm and mix it


off

as

and to the

put it

the pure,

urine

on the furand repeat

Non throw the feces atrayr or

thereon;

Then the tincture


to the matter

the Qu. Ess. of the thing


this

the vinegar

Again pour fresh

ds beforet

poured together

a recipient

according

Stir

you need then.

whatever

ashes or sand.

off

pour it

stoppered.

is extracted.

Pour the tincture


heln on with

fire,

Now pour igain

as well

again,

upon the fecesr

tincture

use then for

and by itself.

is colored

and

Keep what you have

and put Lt on the furnacei

it

and preserve

other,

your vinegar

that

no feces are poured out.


stoppered

werr,

it

remove the cork

ES before t Bo that

poured off

Eart

t{eanwhile,

pour the pure llquicl

colored,

it

the glass would buret.

When you notice

are well

stopper

give a gentle

First

warm.

Othenrise,

to mix it

can work in it.


urine

about and incorporate

becomes moderately

in order to give air.

the glass,

urLne lnto

in the gand or ashes.

again put it
eo that

ehake it

ashes or eand over the fire.

will

into

an alembic,

distill
stay

in

the humidity

at the bottom red

used to prepare

from which it

put a

it.

has been drawn.

This is
In

say the Qu. Ess. of quicksllver


is extracted,
eublimated
"Item, from e?oeus mantie, from iron
the Red or the lfhite.

files,

oendignie,

a e e u atum , cinnabar ,

and from antimoniumi


But to make the effect

briefly,

from all

of the urine

( c al x )

gold and silver

llm e

mineral

you wish.

strong,

matters

you can eaeh tine

add anunoniac and cormron sart


one-thirdr-

and extraet

rn these extracted

with

with

the tincturesr

tlnctures

cement therewith,
Agua fort

which have been prepared , of each


EB has been taught here.

you may now prepare

which is an excelrent

it,

as red as blood,

cements and

you may make

art.

glistening

like

which water one can perform many a rronderfur


no purpoae to reveal

a ruby,
thing,

which

all.

(Txp susLrmnrroN
or l,leRcunv
ro rxe Hxrrp)
Aqua fortr
of each I lb;
nicum I lb;
them werl

when it

togetherr

Now take

w h i t e vi tri o l ,

cadmia,

a rse n i c,

de rocherprepared

reported
(.)

your Aqua Fort with


above.

5 parts.

at

After

that,

eublimated

'Kraucken",

rectify

fine,

off

in

balneo,

congealed.

o r c h a lk

Then take

each 2t lbs;

well

of

e g g s ),

mixed,

saltpetre

and divide

alum
4 lbs.

this

r lb of the dissolved
and let

in the Red work.


to the lithite,

it.

which has come from

bottom,

(lime

arseand mix

alum en plum oeum, of each I lb;

one of the 5 parte

before

the

egg s h e lls

conmon ealt,

these very

with

these things

add raw quicksilver

find your

and "Eierkalk,',

each I rbi

Dissolve Lt and draw the water

and you will

mix it

End distirr

has been taught

the mineral.

der into

powder alr

5 rbs.

is rectified,

Powder all

calamine)

alum de roche and white one:

sartpetre

(a erocklTas

(or:

made of cadnia

- 40-

eublimate,

Then you will

when it

5 parts.

it

is

find

sublinated

por.rij,

aB wag
your
with

arl

Howro Dnnwrxe 0urNresseNcr


rnoil GoLo,
Srlvrn EnoornEnBonrrs
My chtldr
work is aimed.
eilver,

gold

take

or silver

Cement it

7 timesr

gold or eilver,

prepared

work is

Beat it

to be.

gamate it

with

etone with

disti[ed

it. is well

as previously
very

fine

limated

and 2 parts

P
your matter

into

of ,@.

2 crueibles

With a punch drill

a small

piece of wood.

stick

in the crucible,

and let

dry,

remove the piece

of wood.

thickness

a gentle

Then cloge

nake the crueible


that

the eilver

the fire

tilf

into

ig well

way.the

it

Lime (or:

upon each
of wood

lfhen it

is

wateriness

can

has gone out of

dry.

the crucible

find

and insert

eand. upon the furnaee

hunidtty

Let it

of sub-

the plece

dry well.

into
all

ftrrrly
It

ie glowing

one hour.

glowl.ng hot throughout'

a subtle

till

one on top of the..other.

In that

Let Lt stand thus for

does not melt.

has

mi.xed, put

the lute

and then cool. down, and you will


caleinated

cqunon salt

when it

of lute.

till

on a

ij

Ghe hole on top and let

Now lnerease
but not above.

fire

it

amaLgamate with

Now put it

leep out of the matter.

it.

ltix

Lute the tuo crucibles

2 f,ingersr

and amal-

small,

in the upper part

hole

with

to what your

Ln a etone mortar,

which lock

other

and first.gl.ve

it

in which clean,

Mix this

Take your

above.

or file

The

cqnes beautifur

aecording

a stone peetle

amalganated.-

it

of gricksilver.

vinegar

on with

until.

6s is lndicated

a good portl.on

been dissolvedi

thin

rB has been taught.

however, mugt be calcinated

and whi.te out of the saltr

upon which your

or that

but carefully,

stand for
that

chalk)

After

a half

below,
that,
Bo
hour

the sllver

has been

and a very

fine

p o w d e r (n u n g re i fl i ch "

o r impalpable) .
("Weinstein")

Now take tartar


white

and sal

ammoniac, harf

gether

into

tilled

wine vinegar

an alembic,

whieh should be quite

it,

putrefaction

it

for

After

wards the Qu. Egs.

First,

of the guicksilver.

work and no lees necessary,

into

put a helm on, eet


go over,

will

, and wirl

This quicksirver

of the am-

dB has been taught

the vinegar

or

"f

to prevent

and put it

tightty

open your vessel,

in sand to distill.

dis-

Add one

tightry

the etrength

Lute your glass

time,

of white,

etrong.

cloee your alembic

21 daye in equal heatr

this

put thern to-

or as much aB your work re-

as otherrlise

moniac would eacape.

above.

eirver,

and inunediately

from entering

air

a pound of each.

pour upon then a pint

"Mark" of the calcinated


quiree,

has been calcinated

that

rise

into the form

iE very powerful

aB you wtl.l

after-

Ln our

hear later.

Cnnpren
XXXI
II
Now X will
his work.

teach my son how he should flnish

My child

should know that

work, which one hae all


perfection.
the third,
lation;

The firet

is cementation;

digestionl

You must also know that


Red or the l*rite,
for

the Red it

tNhite.

wqaan.

all

exeept for

In additlon,

the nature

are 7 orders

to

the eecond, dissolution;

the seventh,

the fifth,

coagu-

("figieren")

fixati,on

these works are the airme.for


the seventh,

the Red requireE

in our

the work attains

putrefaction;

must etand much longer

than the l{hite,


ling)

to perform before

feedLng; the fourth,

the eixth,

there

and complete

the fixing;

in the fl.re
nore flre

ainee the Red mugt be imitating


of a man, but the t{trlte

the

because

than for

the

Ln the fLxation
(or:

resemb-

like

the nature

of a

That is why the Red mugt stand Ionger

and hotter

than

th e Wh ite,

so long

gold,

sembling

during
it

it

by which

l{y child
menting,

till

solution

it

coarse,

earthy,

the medicine

know that

cold

will

becomes subtle,

again

and in

and digestion.

when it

it,

less

were to make a projection

in

yet

fire,

the

subtleness.
it,

since

For

if

that

it

corpus,

ea r thy) .

Y es,

different
That

anything
from

is

Remove your
equal

parts.

silver

calx

third
3 parts

of

your

on it,

its

to

such ie
lt

medicine

here

weighs.

and I part

dew, gathered

in

you neverthe-

would

on account

before

it

tt

ig

they
the

best

not

(or:

s ilv e r,

wo ul d

it
to

the

fourth
it

you to prepare)

the morning

in

element.

the white

as onethat

Mix well.
a fine

into

as much of

calx.

and

subtleness.

and divide

silver

on an

stay

Then you have 4 parts,


of

not

and coarse

great

take

atonei

with

not

were applied;

foreign

are

the medicine
digestion

is

its

nevertheless

earthly

on the

of

one could

Lt does not

too

evaporate

becomes perfect.

the medicine

teach

not

element

because of

on a clean
I will

make projection

the medicine,

because

from

putrefaction

fourth

eubtility

now add to

Rub it
(which

it

although

you p u t

medicine

of medicine

you must get

of

each other

why we will

bottom

but

putrefaction

of

it

it,

ce-

must know that

with

be with

because

even if

yet

re -

becomes dry,

again

Artd if

the

and dty;

in

comes out

novr a medieLne,

and on account

hot

subtle.

add a corpua

is

through

ny child

so because the

projection,

although

produce

too

through

is

not

imperfect

not

all

must also

one did

corpus;

is

flow

This

make a perfect
for,

it

it

one cannot

with

because

into

Further,

Therefore,

stone,

become moist;

digestion

congealed

perfect.

it

wise

the

e o lo r

is

that

and moist

and fixed.

is

a b e a u t if u l

one recognizes

must also

changes from

c h a n g e s in t o

cloth.

is,
Now

Distirl

it

over a gentre

medicine mixed with


it

in a glass

silver

dish

vessel

vessel

mouth.

on top of it

a quiver,

joints

ti g h tl y

with
w i th

Lutunfingersr
cross,
three

thick.
which is

After

rute

width

is dry,

be joined

into

sou1.

* see plate

page f3)

medicines

and spirits

tioned

however,

masterg call
ter

like,

after

manner, in the Little

There are'

how varied

sart

I{ hen it

fire

the fire

put a

it

welt with

arr

around z

to start

for

lute

is fur r ,

in tripode

on the
with

with,

its
for

3 more daysr ds if

in a reasonable way.

to the earth

Then

or the 4th erement.

which the imperfect

muEt be fixed

all

imperfect

corpus has a

in the aforemen-

work ae much as in the Great yfork.

The firet

or not varied

rike

the

two ways of making the fixation,

digestion.

or sand,

Then crose it,

and bas the power to transfer

bodies

All

with

cover the furnace

one wished to keep read in flux,

its

The size must

hole to

set it

a gentre

it

increase

This is now perfect

a round

is to have a Little

eapienti.ae.

in the furnace.

your medicine will

filled

the eanthenware vesser

rfhen it

that,

rute,

an earthenware

on the smalr hole and rute

heavens and give

days.

firm

in-

yet another vesser shourd be rocked,

l u to

Aftenrvards

Now dry

between the grass and the earthenware

sand and sart.

small piece of brick

with

a box or covered dish.

and the uppermost vessel

through it

or the

Thereupon put it

Now put your grass into

round'about

it,

soap or butter.

may porvder.

there must be 2 fingersr

No. r9-*

filr

it

Iike

No. l7*and rute,

No. 18,* made like

be such that

rub your powder with

calx,

so that

to a round grass like


glass upon ite

fire;

which aome

concerns dry things,

they may be for

conjoining.

no matAnd

know that

the regimen of the fire

during

and the Bame, but must be established


the fire;

and the same applles

which dry thlngs

to the length

are to be kept in tripode,

above for

The other

manner of fixation

taught before,

or bring

as hae been taught

to what has been re-

the works aciording

(to putrefy).

But the vessele

of htuttid and dry thlngs

with

lfherefore

when
that

are

as has been

of the fLre,

of

rules.

things

putrefaction,

and the fixation


all

of tirne during

Lnto one being,

wLth sueh a regulation

and the order

been put in

to what is in

concerns humid things,

These have to be put into

humid.

is not one

the fixation.

one wiehes to conJoin,

length

according

and one has to proceed according

before;
ported

fixation

also the

to what you have


and the furnace,

must be in accordance

of one hundred not one reaches per-

fection,

because they do not keep to the'fules

although

they have thern we'II laid

of the works,

down in writinge.

Howro mnrr SrlvrR Cnu


(on Srlvrn Cxar-r)
Take the fineet
as white

pennies,

corrnon salt,

(Weispfennlge),

your silver

porrder your

eLlver

wards to mix it
ag mentioned

and congealing.
it

very

fine

as thin

to calcinate

and cleansed of its


In this

comes out white

till

with

laml.nate it

and eet it

which has been prpared

Lness by dissolving
cinate

you ean get;

eilver

ln an iron

the medl.ciner that

salt

is;.with

earth-

you must cal-

from,the

mortar,

with

salt.

ln order

Then
after-

dew on the stone,

before.

Or you can calcLndte


then wash the calx

with

the sllver
salt

wLth

and vinegari

r ES before,
and afterrrards

and
with

good distilled
clear.

water from the balneum, till

Then, when the calx

is prepared

for

has dried

the water runs off

in a stoppered glaee,

it

being added to the meilicine.

The worh for

the Red and the t{hite

ie in everythlng

the

aamei gold must be cemented 7 tirnes,

also calcinated

verized

be added to the medicine

as before.

on the furnace,

rt

must likewise

and pul-

must get much more fire.

though it

cari one put it

Lnto fixation

and much hotter

than silver.

like

Neither

since gold ls

silver,

fixed

TnpFrnsrOursrron
My child
sible?

would like
yes,

f reply

to renrain without
four' eleniente,

and full

and illnesses

From this

of the four

elements

shich

sentia.

ie eternal

feces have entered

there

it

is

through

ealled
it

the Art,

or into

lng,

are two kinds

and restore

perfection,

in all

evident

is

corruptiblei

feces

made

one withthe Qu. Esmany harmful

which harmful

which they
thlngs

includ-

things

of natures,

also

that

lt

in

contain
glho-

to death.

into

thel.r

first

the elements would then no longer


'For

feces

from the elements

the elements

eletnente but Qu. EsBelrtia.

is therefore

ln nature,

on account of our sins,

the poisonoua

Owing to this,

and that

These have led ug and aII


eeparate

perfect,

have become

feces.

have occurred

elements,

indeed pos-

things

things,

of harmful

imperfect,

is

but becauee of sLn the

and LmperLshable,

have been rnade of the four


themselveg.

all

we can conclude that

part

The othir

ever could

forever;

whieh were sirnple in all

ing death.

ln,

the Art

God has created

defieienciee

eomp'oaita, corrupted
many sicknesses

for

to ask me tf

the above-cited

is eertain

ind possible

bebe

reasons,
to use

this

Art

in the work.

Txe SecoHn
Oupsrrot
out of what is
eontained?

Answer:

mountains,

trees,

b e r s , b i rd s,
bloodr

this

Art

rn all

farl0w

fi sh ,

thingE,

oE in what ie this

in water,

excr em ents, ur ine,

things

that

Art

ln the sea, the

grounds, morasses, earth,

a n i mals,

e99s, and in arr

extractedr

Secret cham-

hair ,

have originated

nails,
in the four

e l e m e n ts.

TueTxrnnQursrroru
How many kinds
first

i s ca l l e d

etone from all


lapie

of stones are there?

L a p i s minenalie,
minerals

Degetabi.Li.a, that

purled

out of alr

t h e e a r th ,

e e r a t e me ta rs.

is,

or arr metars.
is,

that

rt

T h e th i rd

the vegetable

stone can be

that

sprout

tr ees,

serves manf s health

is called

and to zln-

Lapie natur alis

animalie,

animale,

Bewers, stables,

bones, nails

dung-heaps, eggs, blood,

an d se rve s A l e h yn i a.

The four th

and is drawn from nany different


Joined into

a stone.

ft

matters

is called

out of

wine, honey,

or the Soul Stone, and is made out of all

like,

The

The second Le called

her bs, fr uits,

things.

Many.

one can pr epar e th e

grorring and green things

su ch a s p l a n ts,

greening

and all

that

Answer:

birds,
and the

eompoeitus

and through

the Art

gerves in Alchlzmy to ineenite

aLL

leprous metals.

My child
haps there
two other

would now like

are more stones?

to put the question,

whether per-

Thereu;ron I answerr ya, there are

Etones which God bestows upon us for

nothing;

for,

aince they grow, they are not noticedi


the other

for

the l{hlte.

asking anyone.

One Ls for

Anybody may take of them without

That is why Alehindus

open your purse in order

to incur

You ehould not

saysc

expenses in thle

they are means between metalg and qulcksilverr


not l-ike to stay with
the soul can stay
(or:

termediary

the Red,

the metals without

in man without

a medLator)

Art;

oB O

and
does

meansr Els little

the spLrit,

whLch is

as

an Ln-

between the soul and the body.

And I will explain to you the nourishmdnt of.the child


'the
rffinb. lfhe '-atter is there for 40 days before all its
in
members are made of the four
and faithful

that

it

elements;

compares itself

and nature

with

the nature of heaven,

because of the noble substance and subtlety


self;

and thie

tiing

is prepared as it
the soul falls

should

into

epread everywhere
it

has a spirit.

it

through

haE from the body.

cannot separate
the eplrit
with

these two gtones,

Roman vLtriol
Wtrite.
called

for

My child

is subtle

of God.

the body,

for

Thus the soul

has within

the body and all


be it

Thus the

white

is

spirit

the eake of the nature

ls kept

Ln the body and

members.

or red.

It

increases'
Ls the same

These 2 stones are

the Red, and roek alum (alumen roche)


should note that

Mi n e n e n r th a t

to which God the Iord

the two bleesed

i E , Ilbpeur iue eulphilieue,

atones Monienua Eays that

there

has given

it-

and spiritual),

And when the body gradually

from it.

grows with

it

For as faEt as the spirit

(eince it

by order

ie so noble

are two gtonesr

for

the

Ctohes are

Of these two
white

and red,

such blessl.ng. (eee Glauber llilltl)

CnnprrnXL

Tur Firrx Oussrroru


Among all

these'

which ls the noblest,

mo6t usefulr

slow-

est,

and ahortest

to use?

Reply:

r say that

Stone is the slowest and reguires


and is made with

first

rt

consists

eince

mortal

it

dissolve

in it.

and murtiplies

arl

This

the spirits

colors

do not fly

stone which God has given


drawn out with
And it

the Minerar

stone

without

labor

and danger.

water makes Meneuriue uiuus


of the medicine or the ferment.

muet be produced by the alchemist

go that

(,,sorglichste,,),

of 2 waters , of which the

water rendere the stone volatile

One lets

rt

the most care

concern and danger,

ta conpaet and fixed.

the Minerar

with

away.

us free.

rt

special

understanding,

is drann out of the

This lrrinerar stone is

care and danger and requires

a rot

of time.

is very useful.

Tll'e Lapie animali,e has no end, because


of the separation
of the erements and because there is less
knowledge of the art
of preparing it;
it lagts longer than any other stone.
There_
fore,

there

is no greater

aecretr

and it

ever discovered

in nature

to extract

forme anythingr

is

later

T he th i rd
greening
stonei

I will

stone;

and it

trans_

prove.

sto n e i e called

Lapie uegetabilie.

That is the

has hidden powers, more than the other


is the greateet and most praieed among arr stones,

and it

power ie above that

in the rectification

infinite

things,

chemiets,

if

it

otherE,

elicir,

is prepared with

All

it

preparation.

(caugtic)

corrodent

however, that

stone,

has been tested


rt

the gord of the al_

cannot be used in medicine

The gold,

vegetabre

for

which is the black one, doing

more than the others.

corrosives,

corrosives.

of all

of the erements and their

accompriehes the great

of this

this

art

one, and it

and its

other

is the greatest

waters or

on account of the

ie made from the eu. Ess.

ig not deficient,

if

it

is fixed

("figiertn)

with

the archenriet.
deficient,

such gold

stone.

i s me d i ci n a l

This stone is

if

it

will

it

thie

if

transform

it

goal of his

T h e fo u rth

gold

into

silver;

in-

great

trouble

eels to prevent

quality

in the vegetable

Etone, or eu. Ess,,

nor in the Animal,

a stone of great
danger,

stone and not


Ls Ln no other,

and it

becomes the
in good health

it

life.

spirits

and it

poyrer,

and bodies.

rt

rn its

ls com -

operation

andl paLns, in the opening of the ves-

the epirJ.ts

and difficultr

it

gold.

into

sto n e i s car r ed Lapie com poaitue.

posed of nany different


one finds

degr ee.

is made of silver

medicine in manrs body, preserving

t o t h e l a st

care,

wirl

because this

in the lrtineral

tedious

is added to the regimen of the

of power that,

turn

find

in any otherr

greatest

nor

a n d o u . EBB., and paaees in the fir st

so fulI

You wLll

by

and not corrosive,

is nrade of gold and is thrown upon sllver,

(the silver)

neither

intelligence

That is the reason why the gold made with

and thrown upon gold,


etead,

ie medicl.nal

eince no corrosive

vegetable
lt

the ferment and ie made with

rt

from flylng

away.

is a great

The work ls

secret

of nature

is accomprtshed rrith

great

and

rabor,

and in a long time.

Txr Srxrl Oupsrton


My childr
more secrets

fou have aeked whether


useful

are many different

to alchemy.
opena (works)

in nature

An8wer:

'r report

in the Art.

know the etone which God has given us free,


Nor can all
the Aninal

men produce thle


stone,

etone,

nor the vegetable

there

that

there

For not al1 men


be Lt white

not the Minerar


stone,

are Btill

or red.

stone,

nor

nor the conrposite

stone.

Thus they do not have much and would like

tages out of the Art.

For this

to get advan-

reason they undertake

many kinds

of works.

TxeFrnsrHonr
-E }(
(.,rY

Ther e a r e aome who are making odd amalgamations

D.

and

They boil

at the bottom.
Aqua fort.
let

it

geal

it

into

vork

so often

the oil

with

into

of

that

this
A bit

it

Aqua vitae
7 times,

with

it

turns

on it
it

till
like

which transforms

all

of oil.

hot,

one is

with

in a luke-

Thereupon they pour


They are doing

again.

into

and

and prepared

congeals but stays like

netalE

it

the other.

the Aqua vitae

unmelted honey, and it


imperfect

they put

sublimate

dietilled

lt

work,

They rnix

thatl

fixed

a powder.

and digsolve
no longer

After

it

boil

Aqua vitae

into

they con-

Then they take

oil.

to 1 part

until

that,

then

depending on their

Then they draw off

of sugar,

better

glass,

in an

They are interchang-

on a marble.

the feces,

purpose.

warm balneum tilI


fresh

once more.

vivus

the sublimate

again with

After

Lt stands like

ij

a srnall fixation

them together

stones.

it

till

Then they dlssolve


for

little

they stay together

one or two parte,

to the Red or the !{hite;

? parts

taking

till

they dissolve

again and diseolve

sublimated

mix it

that

They draw the water off

crystallize

ing this

it

After

them on fire

'

is a perfect
true

an oil.
elixir

and D

than they come out of the mines.

C x^pren
XL III
Txe SeconnWonx
There are aoloe who make a cinnabar
has been well

washed vith

salt

from quickailver

and vinegdrr

thereafter

that
sublimated

and reetified

in boiling

a crystal:

Of this

quicksilver

and I part

Lnto a pot;

boiled

tbey calcinate
(salt

and dissolve

1 part

for

imbibed it

again and did as before.

3 parts

everything
dissolved
it

remained

ashes, rising
gether

into

it

and falling,

for

glass;

till

and was a true

they

the 7 parts

("figieren"),

that

till

Then they

purpo6e,

.they kept it

everything

on a

3 times,

at the botton.

prepared

a fixation

at the bottom,

They did this

to be fixed

fixed

together

in aqua vitae

inunediately

kept

had been soaked into

Then they set it

it

(drench)

7 days, in a elosed cask; afterwards,

of aqua salis

of vermilion.

Ln aqua eali.e

it

of aqua sa1is,

emall fire

until

of

Aftemards

purpose; they irsibed

that

like

2 parts

taking

as one makes cinnabar.

prepared for
with

elarified

powdered on a stone and put

of eulphur,

on fire

of cinnabar

iDd of sulphur,

they make a oetmilion,

the vermilion

water),

7 parts

waterr

and put

in warm

stayed fixed

to-

elixir.

Tre TurnnHonr
others
it

eublirnated
with

took living

fresh

7 times

matter.

aqua vitae,

till

it

off

gold

in rectified
powder,

to a subtle

pot and imbibed with

put it

back into

and drew it

off

the glass

the water

the ashes with

pot together

in warm ashes as before.


of

Each time,

and

each time

with

from

Pure heat,

Then they again rubbed the powder quite

was dry.

powder.

and vinegalt

they diesolved

put a helm on, and drew it

thiE work till


curial

a glass

ealt

one pound of vitriole,

and rubbed the sublinaied

on a stone,
on it,

, washed with

fn addition,

which they put into


the goldt

A
through

subtil
the helm

They repeated

the water were funbi.bed in ? |


.b

of mer-

oRe ounce of water of the gold should


- 53-

be soaked into

the above-mentioned

which you must draw off

moisture

powder; and do away wlth

with

the alembic,

the

because it

is

no good.
when alr

the water

powder, they put it

the feces.

Iimates

That whieh rises

Let it

up but stays

sublimate

together

Then they Sroured aea ultum,


tr

dissolved
moisture
in

with

balneo,

pure

longer
true

That

in

they

diesolved

again.
but

better

fire,

and after-

till

no longer

it

put

Then they

cellar,
again

In that

thick

like

and tincturing

and more highly

it

again

they

till

it

this

dLssolved

than

it

till

no

iE a
gold,

true

that

into

as before,

Then it

lnto

colored

aften

honey.

the

dissolve

to

on warm ashes

They repeated

stayed

sub-

at the bottom of the vessel.

on warm ashes, drawing off

a cold

the

must again be mixed

e?oeul maptie over.

congealed

pntrating

elixirr
is

or

finor

coagulated

which
from

or

water.

and then

an alembic.

again,

fixed

, congealed it

on a gentle

to sublimate
fire.

wards on stronger
with

from the gold had been soaked into

which

comes

the mines.

Cxrpren
XLV
Sone took

living

, and washed it

gar tiII

L t w a s cl e a r

4 partsi

aes ustur

Through that
tle

fire,

time wlth
a g u a v i ta e

mirror.

and crocus

then with
fresh

7 parts

After

this'

a n d . a n ti mo n i u m minenalie,

together.

parts;

They dried

-54-

first

with

aenie ueti,

rectified

e?oeua marti s ,

as the weight of all


till

lit-

7 tinresr each

they took well

the vitriol

Roman vitriole,

eal commun, I part.

of mercury,

as rnuch vitriol

and vine-

salt

took

and they did thie

strongerr

matter.

Then they

martisP

they eublimated

einnaban, dna 2 partsi


others

with

it

the

powdered, and

then mixed everything


they poured uPon it
width

well

rectified

above the matter.

in the balneum, after


day they stirred
aqua vitae

powdered very

together

it

aqua vitae,

They stirred
well

it

rising

well

the hands, so that


with

After

the 10th day, they put a helrn on the glass

first

with

firer

Bo that

a little

fire,

all

its

and put it

10 days.

get incorporated

the better

two handsl

together

the g1ass, for

lutlng

3 or 4 times with

might all

rn a glass,

fine.

and fina'lly

for

coLored epirits

Everythe

the matter.

and distilled

12 hours with

a strong

rnight go over with

the

aqua vitae.
They repeated
uPon fresh

matter,

took I lb of this
dissolve.
I

sublimated
one part

tilI

the water was as red as blooil.

water

water

together

a gentle

and one part

into
fire.

of gold

this,

well

and poured it

ancl

mixed.

ashes, and drew off

Then they took two parts


water

they took

of gold water

an alembic,

a dish with

Then they took

After

and two parts

into

Then they

as much of the mercury

above to the Red as could be.

and set it

with

in it

the water

as much gold as would

in it

a water of gold.

of the mercury water

upon it,

each time pouring

and dissolved

and dissolv"ia

poured both. waterg

water

work often,

Thus they obtained

lb of that

ture

this

A helm
the mois-

of mercurial

upon the powder

which they had congealed.

They put it

back on the furnaee,

gealed it

again as before,

with

fire.

work till

both waters

they put it

pure- water.

ashes.
longer

were united

They repeated this

in a mqaaa or potcder,

to solve on a stoner at night,

a huml,d cellarr
into

little

or in dungr oE'in

balneo,

That which was diesolved

They clicl the eolution

in freeh ail,
till

an oil,

aII

Then
or in

was Clissotvecl'

waa eongealed on warm

ancl congealing

congealed but stayed like

con-,

eo often

till

fixeGl; transparent,

it

no
red

as blood,

and eternally.fixed.

which tinctures

into

m e t a l s a n d th e i r

Then it

true

wae a perfect

elixir

9o1d and goes through

all

leprous

( ,' M a1zey,' ) .

d i se a se s

Cxnprpn
XLVI

trr Rrnr*nr O
Some have calcinat"d
with
they

sart

sublirnated

it

as crear

througtt

to a Eubtle

and vinegar

nn

nor.tt

powder, and washed

as a mirror.

Afterwards

, aes uBtum, crocum martis,

@t

and O is, hematite ("Blutstein')


- of the last four as much
?
as one ae of the other; ana $r
as much ae the weight of the
others

together;

weight.
Bel,

also

They aublfunated

eaeh time taking

cinnabar,

7 times
matter.

and Q

of all

the matter

daily

the aqua vitae.

After.wardg

they distilled

creased gradually,
to well
with

and finally

draw out al.l epirits.

the othere

rlith

together,

well

with

the aqua vLtae off


firer'.which

a strong

.They did

ana,

two hands'

to mix the matter

wi.th a gentle

the helmr Et first

antimonium,

in a warn balneum for

etirrfng

through

ves-

aes ustum,

Th:y poured on it
and pbt it

aqua vitae

was no

in our eublirnating

ie hematite,

por*der of it.

of rectified

of wtrich there

Then they.took

as much as the leigtrt

and made a eubtle

3 days,

this

fresh

crocus martis

Roman vitriol

width

Eorne conunon sart

this

fire

they infor

12 hours,

3 times,

each time

freEh matter.
Then they

took

nuch of the sublimate


gold calx,
.

finely

I Lb of this
ae they

water

couLd;

and in it
Then they

powdered, and imbibed it

They put it

tn a glaes with

aehes, and drew off

dieeolved
took

3 lbs

as
of

wi,tn

iij
aqua
.l
a helm on, and set it in

the moisture

with

a gentle

firer

dnd

congealed it.

Afterwards,

and again irnbibed with


I

dering).

into

rubbing

(mixing it)

it

everything

had been dissolved;

it

stoppered glass

gealed it

on ashes.
it

and they put it


for

15 hours;

continually

or ferment,

at the botton

no longer.hardened

and changes the

in a l l

feces of earth

They repeated

tence of a gorden oil,

stant

its

and, while

in the same water

in a werl

which is better

vessel;

etayed together

limate

tirl

Then they ground Lt on a stone,

with

they dissolved

on a marble;

prr

a sublimation

after,

subtre

the powder.

and put it

gealing

iij

They repeated this

been inbued into

titl

they ground it

fixed.

in which the subinto

after

the balneum

that

dissolving

thie

There-

they'conand con-

but remained in the eonsis-

which Ls the true

erixir

which tinges

and all Lmperfect metals into true go1d,


P
than that which comes out of the mLnes, con-

te sts.

Cxapren
XLVII
TxESrxrn l{onx
fn that
the epirite,

way some have calcinated

and then imbibed the bodies wlth

Others sublimated
with

the epirite,

the diesolved

Then all

the eo?po?d and dissolved

was egually

and diseolved

bodies they inbibed


well,

the spLrits.
the eorpo?d; and

the eublLmated epinita.

and at the end they achieved

an

of the Eame power.

elixir

Cxapren
XLVII I
Finally,
it

with

some took

eal,t and vinegar

( "running" )

flowlng
till

lt

waa aa clear

Then they took alumen noehe and evaporated


-57-

, and washed

it

aB a mirror.
on a sm all fir e ,

while

retaining

of this

of each I lbi

thtng

together

limation
white

spirits

and sublimated

even ae white

fire.

ae silver.

without

people well

to deceive

othera

spirite.

the

of wnftf

any other

imbibed with'the
into

spirits,

diseolved

f*U{bea

ys,

in vinegar,
eggshells;

a corpus as white

Thus they

the

addition,

ag,silver.
(whitenings)

know who ean make albationee

by that.

sub-

for people whiten

Then one leaves.eggshelle

then these eaLeee lre.reduced.


This'those

on a amalI

lfhey dld thig

Ls f,ulL of red epiritei

and the ealeee are often

white

flrst

it

of the alum; since alum ie full

Lapi,a ealamiaanie,

ouo?um ,

They ground e\rery-

, 3.Ibe.

on a etronger

ealt

to enable them to irnbibe into

a6 the Roman (alun)


copper with

on..a gtone,

7 times,

Lapis ealam ina*ie,

washed 6

and subsequentLyr

Lt became powdered.

BB dry until

a ru m th e y to o k 3.Ibs

ealt,

fl.re

spiritse

its

full

wlth

the

Then they took alumen roehe, ansenieun eubli.-

nated. to the whiter

?s f have instructed

you wlth

i 2 lbs

.|D

eggshell-chalk

, Lapie ealaminanis

as everything

elee toget!rer,

took just

4 lbs

crrldt I lb;

th'at ie,

4 tlmeg,

Of that

they

EB you have been taught;

to nake aqua fontr

thue they made aqpa fort

16 lbs.

ae nuch ealtpetre

and they poured all

4 waters

i.nto a glass.
Then they took aLl the eapita
16 lbsr

turned

them Lnto the fl.nest

their

dietillating

burnt

from it,

unite

the spirits.

vessel.
and kept

s e t a h e l m o o 'l t,
later

wlth

4 tlmes,

montua {dead heads) of the

a,atrong

After

it

They poured on Lt all


for

15 days in balneo,

thi*r:they

a n d n ade aqua.for t,
heat1., for

Bo as to bring

portder and put that

the water
in order

to

took Lt out of the balneum,


fir gt

24 houre,

the gtrength

into

with' Iittle

Thsy repeated

of the earth

into

fir e
this

and
work

the water.

This is

the very best water ever found in the world,

the work for

the white

stone or the white

Then they took I lb of this


fine

cupel-silver

customary).

elixir.

dissorved

as they could dissolve

(or:

as is usual

water,

ln lt,

They poured off

rubbed the calx with my distilled

water ttll

in it

limated

it,

the water,

and

the water was gone.

with

Iittle

fire

, subrimated

I
to a powder, and sub-

They ground both together

first

it

as much

and filred

Then, they took r lb of the carx and I rb of


to the white.

to serve

and afterwards

with

etronger

fire.

They repeated this

sublimation

5 or G times,

mixing

the subrimate with

its

Finatly

they took the

in a sealed glass.

They put the

and preserved

sublinate

it

feces.

feces which had stayed at the bottom into


furnace

and reverberated

thenr for

red;

would turn

into

glass.

After

this,

they

a stone with
jug),

distilled

it

if

(just

it

4 days, shaking it
At last

they let

into

put it

and reverberated
furnace.
before,

a glass

boiling

jar

on
(or

wine vine-

hot balneum for

every day 3 or 4 times with'their

hands.

the balneun cool down and the feces precipi-

those again

off

for

and diesolved

together

ground them with

them in vinegar.

the feces were dissolved

above, dried

vinegar

lfhey repeated

in the vLnegar.

and eet it

the feces,

24 hours in the reverberation

Then they took them out,

the vinegar

into

of distilled

a fresh,

they poured the pure tiquid

tate;

it

cool down and then ground it

vinegar,

They set it

enough), that

were heated too much, it

and poured yet a good quantity

gar on it.

all

let

for

a reverberation

3 days, hot enough that

the earth was glowing and no more,


glowed Just a little

each time

this

as
till

Then they poured

in the balneum Mariae,

dls-

tilled

the vinegar

in the balneum.

stayed at the bottorn as white


Now they put the salt
furnace
out,

to reverberate

pounded it

dissolved

it

once again into

the carcination

24 hours,

which they took it

like

very

After

finely;

this,

rectified

the matter,

and set it
with

fire,

fire,

together
a glass

for

that

4 times,

eohobating it

this

was unknown to the old pfrilosophere,

handsr width.
with

They took this

with

on

each tirne

of the earth.

And

and serves for

water and poured it

it

finely

the

cannot get at the body with-'

upon the powder, eo that


They sealed

fire

iB a meditur between the livi"g

gince the spirit

ashes, 6t first

little

above

which had been distilred,

ao aa to gain the strength

and it

and

24 hourE.

the feces,

stone or elixir;

or jar

with

the-

on a stone

3 hands' width

first

with

tion-glass,

it

preserving

t-h,e oaput mortuum, pounded it

-They did this

out a means.

eubrimation,

while

on it,

to distill,

a stone and again added to it

and the bodies,

they took alumen noehe,

and rubbed it

aqua vitae

stronger

Then they took

white

like
, in

Then they put

one.

they put the powder into

poured well

as above.

which was shining

ca l s ovo?um , anseni.ei.umcom m unedflctt and

.they powdered it

and later

into

and

distiltation

Then they took the

the alum over a gentre

evaporated

the last

had been hidden during

a fixation-glass.

L a p i , e ea l a mi n a ? e l ,

wine vinegar,

After

wax.

and they pounded thern together

spirits;

dietiued

above.

which the sirver-spirit

into

after

they took out ttre salt

and melting

as Bnon.

on a stone with

as indicated

of the vinegar,
a crystal

for

Then the salt of

it

hermetice

a gentle

-60-

fire,

into

a fixa-

stood above it
and put it
till

U
?

into

everything

by I
a dish
was

opened in water,
the flre,

whl.ch happened in 2l days.

and they saw that

went through it;

for

by the fixatLon-glass

at firet

they are subtle,

they beeome coarae and thick.


till

it

no longer

consietency

when streaks

but aftemards

Then they increaeed

their

rose but stayed fl.xed at the bottom,

of a thick

oil.

tfhen that

er than honey and sas a perfect


(transforming)

Then they increased

all

imperfect

was cold,

elixir,

tinging

bodies into

true

it

fire
in the

was thick-

and translating
, better

than

which comes fronr the mines.


ff
opherfs

(turn)

one wished to bring


stone,

like

grass and set it

this

elixir

the eecret

furnace,

hermetice

in the dry furnace which the phirosophers


fire

so strong

this

heat it

you can easily

into

t he p h i l o so p h e rrs

has to stand for

can powder it;

the philos-

a CRISTAL, one would have to take a small

into

that

into

give

tnipue;

keep your hand in it.

40 days, when it

stone, clear

and its

carl

eearedr or

will

as cr ystal,

power has increased

congeal

eo that

tenfold

In

one

in nobility

and, pnojeetion.

CHapren
XLIX
Txe Eronrxl{onr
All
dealing

jovis

the
with

effect

drawn from

details

in
all

, since

in all
{

used

this

work

of

philosophers

must be ueed in
agree

that

the

ealees

worke aE mu

accomplishes

in

riut of O

CxnprrnI
Txp llrnrs lfonr 0p rxe
Quinta
Others

took

silver

E s e e n t ia

calx,

Lunae

made with

- 51-

common agua fortr

beaten

down vith
thereof

eolulon water,

and dried.

and drew from it

living

They took good tripre


a stone jar.

into

of tartar)
vinegar,
chalk,

and clear,
6 q u a rts,

tartar

srate with

jar

vinegar.

e a l e e e r unae

iii;

with

it

with

2l days,

has such a great


its

ite

for

into

of distilled
the vinegar

They shook the jar


get mLxed with

24 days to putrefy

with
the

in a

every day 3 or 4 times,

to

they removed the can, put a helm on it,

power, for
in the Art,
it

certain

that

thie

can actually
ag wirl

it

And this

quicksilver,

they preserved

of the eilver

the

quicksilver.

is

to revear

the greatest

or qu. ess. Lunae is eo noble


compare with

be taught

it

set

Aftenrarde,

is not permitted

reasons.
I

wondemorkg,

off.

in the form of a living

virtue

for

the vinegar

rater

drawn the qu. ess. Lunae out of the jar,

earth

a painter

that

well.

and pure that


in

on a marble

as othemiee

would werl
jar

eir ver

Then they put it

the matter

qu. eaa. Lunae followed

gecret

they took this

out of the jar.

on a furnace and distilled

all

ana of the aforementioned

closed the jar,

the natter

(calx

tartarum

and poured upon it I guart

Then they put this

After

rt

ealeini

so finely

a brueh.

of 12 guarts,

warm balneumr stirring

it

vinegarr

way.

which they poured

and ground them 3 times together

hands so that

mix it

they poured
{$

They quickly

vinegar.

vinegar,

transparent

would inunedLately fly


their

, in the following

distiried

that

the digtirled

could paint
large

rnto

They took a rarge guantity

titl

the nature
on.

After

they had

in the form of tiving

they needed it,

atayed blended with

of heaven

the tartar

and the
and the sal

ammoniac in the jar.


Then they took colunon distilled

water,

poured it

into

the

Jar,

and kept

3or

4 ti,mes.

it

in

a hot

Tartar

balneum,

and *F

but the earth

or eo?pue of

Then they let

lt

J a r , drew it

off

dissolved

pe" alenbieum,

each by itself,

the vinegBEr while

powdered it

a strong
ttrrn

heat,

glass,

jar,
it

it

for

furnace,

fairry

Ehourd not turn

for

arl

when the spirit

verberated

things

them.

on it,

in the balneum for

8 days,

stirring

the vinegar
one eide.

the balneum steadily

sl.deways off
After

fore.

Afterwarda

tilled

vinegar

mixed it

on it

one kept

it

would

into

a stone

well,

and set

hot.
down, poured

off,

the jar

24 hoursr

ealt

EB nentioned

the Jar,

llhen the vinegar

They preserved

it

for

like

be-

lrcured dis-

was drawn off,

glistening

to

they found at

in the balneum, proceedlng

found the sal tunae at the bottom,


wax.

rf

They put this

back into

and eet it

red and

had thue re-

from the feces by turning

they put it

for

every day 3 or 4 times

boiling

fot

over a

ultimatery

the balneum cool

furnace

every way aE previously.

like

iron,

put it

whLte silver-salt.

the reverberation

melting

glass.

they had drawn the vinegar

the bottom the clear,


into

let

it

to calcinate

!{hen it

they removed it,

the I days they

dried

are by nature

has left

3 days,

than before.

forging

vinegar

After

water,

and the

hot - only

into

poured distilled

and keeping

clear

day

purposes as before,

other

and set it

euch as is ueed for

glass,

into

every

as good as they were be-

of the silver,

finely,

3 days in a reverberation
no morer Bo that

both into

they are better

Then they took the earth


gmalI fire,

stirued

and found the tartar

and they can again be used for

likewise

or

settled at the trottom of the jar.


)
cool down, poured the water off into another

at the bottom,
fore;

shaken

in
they

ice and

the time they would

need it.
Now they took all

salt,

and the 6th part

and rubbed thern on a stone

alive of

eeared it,

one no longer

and set it
within

tLme the q

this

a grass,

into
tirr

one could
to boil

6 parts

all

and the corpuar

and he'wilr

see nothing

tr]u drunk alr

Refresh the thirsty

with

thirst

in all

glass,

aqua vitae

and poured rectified

first

with

wae dissolved

into

clear

rise

streaks;

with

will

be fixed

When that

with

ie cold,

honey, clear

your fire,

water.
and the

it

will

And this
living

Afterrards

into

on it,

a fixation-

one handrs wldth

and put it
fife,

into

gecret

furnace

Then one can see the


aqua vitae

as silver

and 24 days afteryards

like

everything

in the form of a glossy oil.

be somewhat thicker,
cryetal.

of the philosophers

of the philosophers.

you can keep your hand in it

a dish

and in 12 days every-

It

like

oil

is a perfect

a glass ampul,La, closed abover and put it

into

water,

begin to become coarse and thick,

the aqua vitae

transparent

Put lt

dry furnace

little

the bodies,

and when the streaks

you must increase

put it

Then they gealed it

aehes to boil,

own ealt,

eternity.

finely,

epirits

its

spirit.

they powdered the mass very

thing

They retrreated

its

no more feel

wirh

They put

more of it.

nere imbued with

or ealt,

above the matter.

ae and mixed it

in ashesr 6s before.

of

is what Morienue aays:

with

turned into a hard

Now they broke the glass and powdered the mass finely.

the massr so that

this

saw rny thing

in a dish with ashes on a gentle fire,

Then they took the other part of

it

D,

of

Then they put it into a smarr grass (No. zo p9 43)

for 24 hours,
mass.

till

of

r oE i.n tri,pode.
Give it

without

elixir.
into

for

the

That is the

moderate heatr

burning

or

Bo that

the duration

of

one ADe Mania.

Then the elixir

philosopher's
perfect

stone within

metals

and well

will

40 days, which will

washed p

into

than comes out of the mines.

work that

this

eign matters
is too much.

it

is

true,

the

change al1 imbetter

and nobler

Rainundua Lutlius

a stone and a medicine,

are added, but that


Praise

be congealed into

speaks of

to which no for-

one takes away from it

what

Godt

CHqprenLI
Understand that

you can make an elixir

from

from

alone to the red,

agree that
boiled

is

is

gold

in its

heat

would be perfect

your purse and incur


made all

things

gold.

he may give

If

innermost

turned

You must not for

for

us to fulfill
them.

all

thie

for

outside,
purpose open
God, who has

rre may prepare

and to acquire

the stone,

it

in such
for

which

the honor of God and ours,

and to use the same for

aleo for

the happineee of the souls of our neighbors

t h e " e a l va ti o n "

pray God

the things

we work,

for

provided

our desires,

to recognize

us, and that

a way as to reach our goal,

for

funpurity

Let ue, therefore'

us the intelligence

which he has created

its

of his easence, has pre-

a diminution

we know tbem and can prepare


that

Likewise they say f

much expense in the Art,

without

pared enough matter

eun.

but impure.

and its

unanirnously

, but yet raw and not

the

innermost,

were taken away from it


it

of

old Bhilosophers

all

at bottom fine

enough by the

fine

for

, and

and

(actually:

o r " heavenly b1iss") .

LI I
Cxapren
THE IENTH lloRK - equa philosopltonun

Sometook I lb of

of

- 65-

, and also the salt of D

prepared

in everything

ae has been taught

and they kept thern for


of 3 parte,

aqua fort
I part,

saltpetre

From this
on its

thsnselves.

Further,

as much as arl

dDd agaln burning

water they dissolved


by distillation.

they burnt

the

pouring
it

of

parts

other

3 times,

they drenched the

the

artd by dissolving

and eubl.inatlng

oreaged it

power and proJectlon

in its

they took the prepared


fied

aqua vl.tae;

ealt

drawn off

chalk and calamine.

through

of

it

oiI,

ttll
white
;thts

After

and glistenLng

ltke

it

in all

wtIl

eternity,

power, that

is,

thiy

it

ln recti-

the water off

the

they again

fresh

congealed but etdyed

snow.

the

Danthin

Bays:

beeone etrong,
for

it

will

GLve lt
Bo that

to drlnk

henceforth

ione")

(or:

is no:Ionger

had irnbibecl all

its

one cannot overcorne


no more lose its

be unable to rob it

because they are rmw simple

After

Afterwards

which they had subtimated,


I
and tntriUea it wtth ltgelf.
That is

one will

able heaven, and it

and in-

and congeared with

no longer

rubbed Lt on a etone,

aweat, and tt

subtle

and again drew the water

the sirversalt

what th phtlosopher

or tl.ncture,

Upon the salt

They dLssolved

took

Thus

5 tl:ne of ana alrmr, arsenic t agg-

wae dl.seolved;

they

water.

and dLssolved

They did

100 tl-mes.

They agaLn disttlled

the'baln"rr*.

agua vitae
llke

till

fresh

they made it

aal Lunae in a lukewarm balneum.


poured water

ae.

Ln a white spirit

".

rn this

, and drew the water off

each tLrne with

each time anerd

4 or 5 tirntss.

They subtimated

subrimation

an

welgh together.

it

Yt-',

this

work;

alum, arsenl.c, 6gg-chaLk, calamine ana

they made an aqua fort,

fecesr

in the ninth

ltke

of its

sueat,

'the Lnsurmount-

U"t q".

ess.

oil

and salt

Lnto

, they
?

took a glass with


the matterl

a long neck (No. 2rpage r03r.rnto

sealed

Then the matter

it

above and put it

and powdered the matter

finely;

Now they broke the glass

they put it

Lnto a fixation-

glass and poured I handrs width of aqua vitae


gealed the glass and set it
they gave a gentre

First
water.
rise,
glassr

silver

streaklets,

they increased

starts

beconing coarse.and

into

fixed.

And that

the end is near,

begins

veins

this

regulating

rise

of the vessel
And it

like

into

titr

they wished to turn


they put it

into

the furnace

of

thiE

a glaes

to calcinate

elixir

(or:

into

ampulla,

the philoeophere

nace of the philoeophers

from the earth

spirits;

the

at the bottom

the
Q
all

ae crystal.
arr

""u
teeta,

the ores).

,If

then
Btone,

above and get it

ttipoder

that

lep-

better

the philoeopherrs

closed
ot in

-6 7 -

Lnto the nethermost.

white

or the dry furprce,

and congeal their

and the nether-

They eontinued

oir,

withstanding

than what ccmes out of the mines,

is what Hermes

saw the matter

penetrating

sLlver,

your mat-

for

they aaw no more little

griEtening

elixir,

and

you aee in the glass,

your fire.

And they

a bright,

real

the aqua vitae

you may be ageured that

thicken,

of the fire

waa a perfect

rous metals

to

increase

and d.escend.

rises

the uppermost

and the fewer veins

more you must gradually


with

rt

down upon the earth,

the uppermogt,

And when the matter

with

considerabry,

says in the regirnen of the fixation:

most turne

ashes.

one wished to burn roge-

began to become coarser

their.fire

to heaven, and again falls

They

up and down through the fixation-

BDd when the streaklets

thicker,
ter

6s if

upon Lt.

in a dish with

10 days they gaw the matter

t{ithin
like

on.a furnace,

firer

they put

g, days on varm ashes.

for

became hand as a stone.

that

into

ip the fur-

in which they used

and they kept it

in such

heat that

they could hold their

the jar

with

in this

heat for

into

their

hand without

ampurla and the furnace.

burning
They let

40 days, in which time the elixir


pulverizabre

a hard crystalline

p ro j e c tion,

t i m e s i n th e fi rst

Say thanks to God Almighty,

and it

stone.

between
it

stand

had congealed
grew r00

And it

ie the philosopher ' s

be klnd to the poor,

s tone.

and work suf-

f i c i e n t l y.

CHnprEn
LI l I

Txr ErrvenrHUonr
Othere took
mentioned

just

with

them in the afore-

that,

they sublimated

them, in every way

its

thereafter

of
.
.O
I
of the Mineral Stone:

enly color.
solved

in ite

philosopherrs
this

Refresh the earth with

the heavenly dew,

and produce flowers

of a heav-

they had imbibed the sublimated


they prepared

own salt,

in the above work;


Btone, into

it

and dis-

Ln every nay as r

and thus they turned

it

made their

elixir
brought

the

into

the aame power and proJection.

stone and inrnediately

their

work the salt

This is what Morienue says in the book

way the old philosophers

and prepared

of

and imbibed the

ds in the previous

become fertile

will

And after

e
have taught

they dissolved

own spiritr

the

and the earth

They also prepared the salt

related.

as before;

eaL Lunae with

, and dissolved

After

as in the work just


D

and D

fn

in many ways,
it

into

very

high power.

LIV
Cxnprrn
Tre TwelrrxHonr
There were othere
solved the chalk
thing

who calcinated

Ln balneo in distilled

was dissolved

into

pure water.
- 58-

and O
vinegar,

r and dlstill

every-

Then they drew the vine-

gar off

by distillation

tilr

a smarl skin appeared.

removed the heln and put it


cellar,

tot

5 or 5 days.

During this

nothing else but crystals,


removed these little

trorn @

nothing

pot with

sprouted;

till

fact

the cellar.

nothing

dripped.

it

very finely.

ai before,

and drew off

fore.

tirt

They repeated this


the O

ind

tilr

it

a fixed

ff

40 days,

and reguraied

ln the 40 days the elixir

into

foreign

comes into

or

elixir

a gr ass ampulla,
the fire

as be-

uncreantiness.

only

that

pounded

a fixation-grass.
on it,

and

above,

elixir,

which

, accordins

to

into

the philosopher's

set it

in tnipode for

ae has been taught

changed into

it,

a rittte

Agua vitae

calid

with-

above.

the phirosopherrs

This ie the stone of which the philosopher


thing

tlll

iB has been reported

they wished to change this


i n to

in distilled

stones thus purified,

into

+'.

s t o n e , th e y p u t.i t

it

and was a perfect

oil

, )( and A
0
what had been t-lre fernent.
tnansferned

cooled

to crystarlize

of rectified

a moderate firer

stood rike

and

Etone, which they did in

from their

powderr dDd put that

They poured a handrs width

with

no more feces remainedr iDd thus

Then they took these rittle

proceeded with

a glass

into

as soon as it

the vinegar

in the cerlar

them to a subtle

They

They repeated .this

They dissolved

skin appeared, and set it

they had purified

some water off

Thus the O

were oil;

was hard Like a pulverizable

purverize

vinegar,

as welr aa from D

in a cupeJ- with. ashes, distilling

remained so to speak as if
down, it

a very cool

smarl gtones sprouted,

tine

then they put the crystals

a helm, set it

a moderate fire

into

stones and again distilled

them; and put them again into


till

a grass potr

into

Now they

gtone.

Bay6 that

one removes from it

noits

Lmpurity

and urges lt

a bit

so that

it

stays in

, that

is

ln the Aqua vitae,

'.rra the metals,

between the S
the .5rr.

p h i l o s o p h e r's
Art

fonned.

sto n e , th e spir its

medium is

anything

accomplish

Then they think

work weII,

the Art

us for

knowledge nor understanding

they knew this

but if

wtth

, and it

and because they have

Doomsday;

work would succeed.

their

, throw l-t on I

the quantity

medium, they can

of thiE

is a Stone to the l{hite;

prepared from O

the stone

they labored till

medium, all

for

do they know that

Neither

you cannot rnake any pnoieetion

this

taught

even if

fixed,

they don't

to practice,

mrst be joined,

neither

is per-

as they were before.

ie impoesible

medium all

never reaeh penfeetion,

in the metal s .

at projection,

nothing.

the

they have made it

after

arrive

by this

things

with

a long time and be-

they do not know the medLum and do not understand


which God has given

stone.

and much labor

and are then as far

that

fixed

r em ain constantly

Then, when they have worked for

and at last

in the

would Ln no way stay

many expenses are incurred

and fusible

eubtle

it

a nediumr oE intermediary)

the q

but when rrow this

to have done thelr

Ileve

with

and the philosopherrs

did not exist,

wLth the metals;

fn this

fixed

and Ls a means between (or:

fl.xatlon

For lf

whLch ls wonderfully

and
I
has been

except on
but if

and $

it

, you will

be

of the pnoieeti,on by experience.

CsrprgnLV

TxETrrnrrtnrxl{onr
others
the

make Aqua fort

ana O

i or of alum de roche and saltpetre

They make such egua fort


therein

of Romari @r

and

as is cuetomary,

, each by itself,

to diesolve

to dissolv"

and they dissolved

because they wished to

make both Btones.


glaes pot rith
Aqua fort

for

they put each a pant Lnto a

that

a helm on it,

Ln balneo.

the;rcts
etones

After

of the

Then they removed the helns

I days in a cool,

formed in time

humid cellar.

at the bottom.

put the heLm on again and distilled


in balneo.

2 parts

and distill.ed

They set the rest

and put

Thus, litt1e

Thoee they

took out,

each almost entirely

once again to sprout,

as above,

and again crystals

formed.

each to its

They cleaned the pots and put in it

kind.

They added those to the first,

etoneg, put the helm on, and set Lt for


balneum.
into

During this

tine

all

pulverizable

a hard,

glasses
fire

and boiled

hermetice,

tike

like

irs that tinsed


the tfhite.

But if

sealed

of the fire

gtoner

bard,

cryetalline

red,

oil,

tiII

they.put

them hermetice
for

c1ear,

40 days and nights

traneparent
to the White.

like

snowwhite,

and T

into

with

previously
into

to

both elixirs

and put them into

tLme they turned

clear

And both were elix-

each elixir

ag hag been taught

of the

they stayed

transparent,

they wished to transform

In the given

places.

places,

to the Red, and

and d
gtone,

of the philosophers
tion

such a regrulation

to the l{hite.

a crystal,

the philosopherts
anpulla,

They eealed the

to the Red; and transparent,

a ruby,

glistening

powder; and they put

eaeh.

with

of a fixed

in the consietency

for

in various

as hae been taught

stones congealed

and poured I hand's width of our

prepared specially

Aqua vitae,

a boiling

'Itren they took the etones

to a subtle

a fixation-g1ass,

each into

these little

etone.

and pounded each by itself

8 days into

its

into

a'glass

the furnace
euch a regulain various

the philosopher's

a ruby to the Red; and gnowwhite,

My :child,

Thank God and work dlligently.,

for

what you

are.here taught of theee two etones, you can make tt^r, I


to tlre Red, and fronr

I believe

that

it

and

from, @

to the Whtte, although


T
wouldl be d,one more easily and perfectly
Nevertheless,

cur that

Lead is

that

inpurity

its

outside

philoeophical

outside,

gold,

and that

lnside;

is known, for
etone,

metars without
of their

leprous

be renroved from it,

and its

That ie why it

philosophers

all

rrtrite

a foreign

itrputity

and old'f,olhs
it

laeks nothing

and ite

then it

lnside

rould

and Jolned

that

the

can be nade from these


provided

addition,

but

be turned

be ffne

the reagona mentioned,


and red,

coil-

they be cleansed

to an Aqua vttae,

which ie the

medirmr.

Cxapren
LVI
Take antinoniun,

eublinate

Aqua fort

from Roman s,

Pour this

distill

it

sublimation

the

It

width

, pound gnall,
of itr

2 l.be; salt,

I Lb.

above the eublimated


LB guite

it

eparately

can eacapei

shat

and pour ryiter


put it

Then'make an

tlreur togrether

Put uhat rises

no air

been,,dietil.l,ed

saltpetre,

r and sublimate

flre.'

elo sed so thit

by itself.

again in balneo till

ae nuch f$

half

, 1 lb;

, 4 fingerr'g
off

it

wittr

into

has not
on it

dry.

Add to it
a strong

a glaes,

sublinated

well
of

which has first

ln the balnernn to dietill

till

is dry.
To thie

add again ha!.f as much )+

and sublimate

J.t as be-

fore.

Repeat this

called

the 0r.

antimonii,

ttll

all

has been sublinated.

This

is

, llqr

gu.

egg.

Eger of the anti.mbnium.

put it

into

a glass,

well

take

cloeed with

this
glue,

Eand

and wax.

Set it

nights.

It

will

a helm on it

d i se o l ve

from it

on and let

go over it,

o r L a e o i rg i n i ,a .
it

a gentle

with

recipient

whlte water will

till

as white as m Llk.

for

D i sti l L

fire

this,

Firet

lut e

distill

and throw it

the balneum boil.

away.

Then a

whieh is the element of the water

till

Lt no longer dr ops;

out of the ashes, and keep that

to the white water.

3 days and

After

and separate the four elements.

the bad water


Put another

in a hot eteam bath of water

Such tlnges

tin

also,

for

then disit

belongs
fLne,

and copper into

good silver.
After

Now give

will

all

till

appear,

matter

for

throwing

like

into

a beautiful
this

will

for

silver,

That is the

blood.

fncreaae your fire

again

Then you have the element fire.


in the glass,

is good

srday.

a glass

Then all

finely

ln the ashes, and a red

elenent

of the water,

and cloee it

hermetice.

colors

whitenesa will
take place

appear, for

will

come.

which mixes with

, just

Set Lt into

after

l$len it

Ln one month and lt

Lae vi,ngi,nisi

and give

which one has in the warm stove,

athanor
fire.

fire

however, which stays

Now take the first


put it

thin

has gone over.

llhe element earth,


only

Btronger

very

dB has been taught

appear, pale as water.

wtII

Then an oil

element air.
matter

in putrefactionr

to dissolve

and set it
above.

pound what remained in the glass

this,

as all

gentle

a.very

the blackness,

has enough.
will

the

All

be a tincture
sLlver

with

gold.
Now put I lb of
starts

smoking.

the said elixir,

into

a crucible;

P
Pour upon Lt one "Lot'
and give

strong

heat it
(half

eublimation

till

it

an ounee) of
fire.

Then it

will

stand aB if

brittle,

r tDd you will

add more red


A

eteadfast

in all

tests.

the white water,

titt

close lt

finally

tests,

into

the

it

have very

becomes

fine

however,

a glaes as previously

a red color

as in the white,

which stande all

But if

The element of the fire,

which you have kept apart,

in everything

would break.

the crucibre

appears.

This tinges,

good and fine

into

,
O
than what comes from the mines.

better

CxaprrnLVII
Tnr FrprreHrxt{onr
from 6 and
how the golden ehirt
+ ;
the black king, which ie 6
r and is to

This is an elioin
is to be pulled off

tinse D into o
Take the black
pulverized
of it

king

and pulverize

put it

tartar;

into

Preserve

the tartar.

it,

and mix him with

an alembic,

and first

water well

this

the powder that

stayed below in the veesel,

cination-vessel,

and caleinate

cinate

it

for

it

it
it.
off

it

gfhen it

3 days and 3 nighte.

etand till

off

into

It

the vinegar

another

to the other

carefully

gar upon it,

and do thie

Ae to

put it

a cal-

into

is well

vinegar

ls colored

it

till

all

calcinated
and

Then pour

yellow-red.

is coloredr

red vinegar.

or cal-

uPon it

and again pour other

alembic,

gtand again till

it

stoppered.

in the wind-furnacer

and has cooled down, pour good distilled


let

distill

upon

vinegar

and then pour it

Again Pour freeh

vine-

rednese has been extracted

from the chalk.


Now take all
neun !lar.
alernbic;

You will
that

in the cellar

the tinged
find

vinegar

and draw it

a red powder at the

ie the qu. ess. of the


upon a glass

tablet
q74-

off

bottom

I dissolve

to the consistency

per
of
this
of

bal-

the
powder
oil.

Pour to thie
and put it
tort

oil

into

a retort

gold.

an alembic;

let

it

Take thin

Thie oil- cures all


fever,

plates

oil,

rise

oil

eirver,

Set it

in

and tinges

burn them and let


into

turn

mant B sicknesses and all


and cancer,

re-

and deecend, and you

and they wirr

fietulae,

another

cloeed.

which fixes

of fine

drawn off,

or lute

(seane) being well

and incombustibre

them go out in this

leprosy,

wlth

on warm ashes;

have a fixed
into

own water which you had first

the joints

over it,

the furnace

its

fine

wounds, including

etc.

CxnprenLVII I
This is another erixir

from $

Take ant'i.monium, 1rcund it


Put it

in a warm spot to dry.

and ret

it

Sublimate
for

dry.

creasing
will

it.

find

lt

sith

first

with

when it

distilled

has turned

fire,
cold,

atands 3 fingerrs

that

the grass on warm ashes for


at the bottor.
vinegar

upon it,

before.

Do thie

it,

ag butter.
ors

by it)
in-

break Lt open, and you

reft

stir

3 hours,

and let

Now

at the bottorn,
till

fil-

alt

ealti-

over and keep it.

wine vinegar

Lt well,

vinegar

then gradually

Repeat thie

Then pour the vinegar


etir

with

stayed

Dry what is

wl,dth above it.

with

as snow, sublimated.

aB one would make a lye.

take Bame and pour distilled

vinegar.

as fusible

(or:

it

a gentle

u1rcn the feces

nesa is gone from it.

sicknegses.

Again pound it

the antimonium ae white

off

all

Then take powdered sart

pour warm water


ter

well

the antirnonium through

14 hours,

,or

lt

Then

on itr

Eo that

well

and put it

and let

the matter

carefurly

off;

it
with

settre

pour other

Lt stand in hot ashes as

tl or 5 times.

Keep the drawn off

vinegar

in a glaes,

for

in it

ie the

qu. ess. of 6
completely

i J.

by Baln. Maria,

destillatorium.

After

do Likewise with
let

it

putrefy

draw its

is

for

keep man heatthy;

qu. ess. off.

etc.

aneet as honey.

chasing away arl


it

heals all

Gloesa:

off

Thie oil

the oir

and

ie dis-

has inexpressibry

contagious

diseases and to

wounds, outside

together

and

Then take it

f mean to say that

qu. ess. and the sublimated


has been taught

it

take what has been eublimated

in horse dung or in balneo till

great virtuee

leprosy,

vinegar and distitr

and the qu. ess. etays below in the

thie,

it;

Then it

eol-ved.

N o w take this

and inside,

and

one has to bring

in an oit

and use itr

the
6s

above.

Cnnprrn
LIX
Tur Spvenrreurs
llonr
Howro lhre aNEr-rxrnrnom2007ANo1111
OtherE took one part
melted,

they threw into

gether and let


Pound it
further

blackness

addition,

After
twice

hereafter.

gets off

Then it

it.

l{hen it

with

is brittle
ealt

into

a glass

and soft.

guite

up and down till


and it

red,

Then you have the Aqua vitae

it

till

no

at the aun or a
retort

and, in

as mueh as i.ts own of the Aqua fort


it

was

them to-

and vinegar

Then dry lt

put it

that

Lt.

3 parts'' of 1111, stirred

very well

Distill

an oil,

it

cool down.

and t*aeh it

small fire.

like

it

2OO7 and melted

described

etays at the bottom

can no longer be congealed.

and oleum philosophorum

incom-

bustibile.
ij, or as mueh aa you wieh; add
J
ah ounce) of thinly beaten, fine goldleaves.

Now take of thls


to it:l

lot

(half

Put them together


and let

it

stand

ol

into
for

a glass retort

7 days and nights

or phiole,

well

closed,

on a moderate fire.

Then everything

together

gold,

Lot of fine

turns

and let

in warmth, as before.

it

into

Then it

utmost Red.

all

It

Let it

turns

stiff

and throw I part


turn

into

again stand 7 daye and nights

Of that

medicine,

like

wax, to the

you must pulverize

in cold air.

of fine

silver;

it

, I Ib;

water

is made in the following

alumen

roche and common salt

Powder them emall and mix it


gar.

are 3 r,ots of

will

O
The aforementioned

Take no*"tt @,

as molten pitch.

and thus there

on 500 parts

fine

7 days and nights

becomes as thick

and you have a meltable

as before,

this,

of oil.

Now add again r

again etand for

Now add 1 Lot of gord as before,


gold in 4 Ipts

an oil.

with

burn an Aqua fort;

I lb of distilled
into

that

put I ,

ways
ana, I Ib.

wine vine.

ff

CxrprenLX
TseEreurerrurx
llonr
AgourTwoHrrens
Now, ny child,

which one does wonderful


watersr

teach you to make two waters with

f will

Do one will

works of Art,

for

without

these two

draw the Stone from 6

alone.

Anno|dus

de Villanooa,

Rai.mundueand ALbertua ldagnue have considerably

irnproved this

water,

it.

Arnoldue

haematitem,

since

found that

they

found each time more truth

one ehould add to Lt enoeus and lap.

an equal meaaure of each.

Raimundus found that

one ehould add antimonium minenale and permillion.


Magnus found that
ischgrOn" f bqeic
were sceptical
Roman vitriol

one should put in it


copper lcetqte

in this

regard

and saltpetrer

That is alao why it

in

Albertus

aea uetum and "Span-

or ctrbonate):
and made their

Afl

old philosophers

Aqus fort

from

or from alum and saltpetre.

took eo long till

-77-

they accomplished

any-

thing

that

was perfect.

make the first

water,

That is why r will

yras mention made before

of which there

in the Mineral-stone.

rt

now teach you to

nakes the stone volatLle.

Make it

as follows':
3 parts;

Take Roman vitriol,


lap.

haematite,

erocus Martis,

I part

cinnabar,

aes ustus,

of each; ealtpetre,

powder and burn an Aqua fort,


hours;

subeequently

with

and put it

a stronger

back again into

Pour Agua f6ftrupon


cipient,

closely

it.

drawing it

off

again.

powder it

smal1,

or the Jar.

put a helrn on with


aE before.

a re-

Do this

powdered feces;

the water on its

Tbl.s ls then called


oftea

for 24

has cooled

the distillation-veEsel

the Red, which you will

for

flre

$then it

from tlte Jar,

and distill

each time pouring

times,

Dry them to a

a gentle

fire.

Imnediately

luted,

Spanischgrfln and

10 parts.

first'wl-th

down, remove the eaput'nrortuum

2 parts;

antimonium minerale,

and

aqua phi.Losophonum

be. ordered

to use in the Art.

CxnprrnLXI
Now, how also
with

the work,

danger and wlth

parent,

of which there
ttllneral

aforementioned

as followe:

to nake the other

l{ork,

half

a part

ehould extract
eo that

of the alchnl.st.

Spaniechgrfln,
till

it

it

Ie made with
Proeeed then

J.s very pure and trans-

that

of each 1 part;

congeal them io a dust,


If

when I eaid that

Take Roman vitriol,

aeg ustrm,

fixed

has been mentl-on made in the

understandl.ng

and verurillion,

hdematites,

water whlch gets

crocus Martis,

of eadh N part.

does not retain

lapis
Dry and

any spirits.

of antimonium mLnetale were aleo requl.red,


Lts eplrit

the spirit

added to the work.

with

vLnegar in a lukewani

of ant&nonium Ls congealed before


But f will

later

one

balneum,
it

teach how the spirit

is
Is

to be drawn out.
Now put the aforementioned
to dusting,

into

Aqua vitae

a recipienti

Qu i ckl y

epirits

out.

can fly

then take it

during

out,

with

with

increase

Put it

such lute

your glass

with

for

for

so that

for

and provide

a recipient,

your work wourd be epoilt.

2 days and nights.

another

2 days.

burning

After

Following

for

3 days.

cool down, remove the helm, and break the glass


remove the caput mortum.

set it
just
it

for

gently

on the fire,

stand thus

fot

heating

and proceed with


each time.

enware jugs,

be spoilt,

in order

to

tightly

it

it

natter,

as before.

out and put

You may also prepare

hae a hole

when the helm is

For if
since

and let

cool down.

the firet,

Do this

and
you can

glows (burns),

like

into

day, more strongly

24 hours and aftenrards

epout at the end is well


epirits.

it

in the water

3 times,
this

using fresh

water

in earth-

which are urade at Siburg near Cologne.

helm on top that


for

Then let

Now take it

the first

dayr Bo that

Now put again fresh

sl.de;

keep

and put it

Close it

your hand in the balneum.

suffer

matter

finely

that,

this,

8 days in the balneum, in such a way that

the second; the third


it

Powder that

in which your water ig.

the recipient

no

7 or I days in a warm balneum;

otherwise

the matter

the

you do not lose your epirits

that

fire

your fire

as much rectified

L2 or L4 times after

add a helm with

little

has been dried

etopper the neeeptaeul,

the distillation;

Distilr

that

pour on it

as was drawn over still

r e c t i f i c a ti o n .

yourself

matter,

Add a

at the crown to put the natter


very

firmly

blocked with

luted

on it

and the

wax, you do not lose any

you were to lose the epirits,


the tinctures

in-

are in the spirits

everything

would

and not in

the bodies.

rn such a way it

and danger,

and with

the alchemist's

doeg not lose the spirite,

My child,

since with

interrigencer

you with

r am telling

secret

can be done Ln alehgny.

all

have ao far
took

love that

one

never has'

than these waters,


of rrorks that

seeond water there

elehyni,ai

yes,

all

our

gecond water.

not known of this

them so huch time ttl't

perfect,

thing

care

Bo that

the kinds

Because of this

have been ao many !{rrors in the Art

ls why it

rtght

in nature

them one ean accomplish

forefathera

great

otherwLse your work would be spoitt.

been found a greater

there

must be prepared with

That

they accomplished
great

and they worked also wlth

labor,

anyfor

long

timesr' and epec'ia1 eare;

Here, however, my ehild,

it

plained

intelligence

Therefore,

to you with

elear

thank God the Alntghty


called

aqua philoeophotumi

to the first

Bakes'the
water,

the'flrst
we call

of these two waters

is

the seeond our burnJ.ng,

That ie wtry, when I Bay aqRraphilosophorum,

blessed water.
refer

that

and labor.

Ls ex-

water which contaLne the saltpetre

Stone volatLle.

" lfherefore,

take one for

the other

that

lnd when I speak of our burning

I mean the eecond, which gets flxed

coagulatea).

my child,
(or:'

with

the work

be very careful

(or:

not to mis-

not to uae one Lnstead of the other).

CxqprrnI vlll
Now take quickailverr"4
was quiekel.lver
@f

wfthout

they are lLk


strong,

in- the'fl.rst

or 81bs;

di.stllled

or aa rnuch as there

two eublLnations;

loeLng the apl.ritg,


dugL.

Uix'lthen

wine vinegar,

but dry your

aleo the" eanron calt,

and grind
till

till

them on a atone with

the quieksilver

is no

longer
with

noticed

- as subtly

a brush.

Now put it

pose; add a helm, luted


naee in a cupel with
to the spout;
you see that

this,

firmly

increase

Now increase

glow (heat).

your fire

After

let

this,

it

make it

up the coarae spirits

by the I,{ ',


?
naturei that

because it

is

till

living

it

burn more strongry,

part
rike

us ie united

of the vitriol

Aftemards,
one congeals

is,

with

the

and they are of the same


Therefore,

in the gth:

Anis_

The spiri ts

vitriol,

stone,
is

fixed

which God
in one

natr

and when it

alive.

which is volatile,

After

is embraced

has received

the sa.me, they

one eo"puy and congealed guicksilver,

with

add

in order

together

the philosopherrs

that

unfixed

being arive;

was previously

can

would have nr

For in its

become together

it

6 hours in a gentle

of the vitriol

its

that

nothing,

otherwise

from the

are of no use as long as they are earth,

and they do not notice


has given us for

tilr

the bottom of the

is why they clasp each other.

are quLte fixed

fire

so that

stand for

t o t e T . e e sa ya i n th e B o o k of the stone,

metals.

drips

firmly

begins to throw flames,

considerabry

eince the volatile

part;

a gentle

pur-

on a fur_

a recipient

up with

it

that

for 24 hours in even heat.

guicksilver;

that

set it

your fire,

when the fire

pot begins to glow nicely;

to drive

and tightly;

ashes or sand; Iute

so as to keep it

with

a stone pot made for

the helrn gets dry and nothinc

sublimate;

more coal,

into

one were to paint

draw the wateriness

tubes of the helm.


nicery

as if

which

And thus the stone which God has given

the quicksilver,
and likewise

and they become one eo?pul 0


with

when one has made it

(gets fixed)

with

the fixed
to rise

the other,

part.
and again fall,

keeping their

natural

m o i s t u re .
says.

Thus it

d o e s not lose its

Whoever eublimates

God has given us for


and perfect

otherwise

nothing,

natur al

ingneser dB Ge ber

than through

will

never attain

you this

so that

the stone that


to the righteous

Art.

CxrprenLXIV
My child,

I am telling

wh a t you are doing,


you do not

that

and u n d e rs t a n d

imitate

the

blind.

You must know that

once or

twice

part

fixed
is

together

volatile

w hich

is

through

and the

of

tion t ot
other,

must

lt

who wants

feces,

with

them,

best

part

in
for

order

to

lead

another
at

sublimate
rise

to

Monienua

fixed,

is

ao

e u b lin a t io n ;

you must always

the

know that

Roman vitriol

after

to

firstr

the

My child

one takes

twice

dead on a stone,

the vinegar.

it

least

the more

aays:

one part

ff

retains

living

killed;

otherwise

twice

but

the

sublimation
in

the

as much of

through

best,

in

the

you grind

it,

That makes

first

eublima-

and not mix with


it

would not rise

and rLee by itself.


til.l

such that
is totally
nothing,
with

thoroughly,

Sublimate it
all

the

, because

grind

nor would they grasp each other

feces,

one as of

would be good for

of the Roman vitriol

its

eublima-

on the stone and it

your sublimation

through

second

as

would always live


if

one takes

feces.

the

must know that

but it

each wouLd sublimate


once or twice

firet

1 part;

Ls aeen of tne p

and your spirits


quicksilver,

the

as much Roman vitriol

Therefore,

nothing

in

on takes

and one sublfunates

3 sublimations.
tion

blind

know

volatile.

Uy child
2 parts

wh a t is

you should

the
but

always

the quicksilver

is

dead and hardr


it

you can powder it

so that

again tfrrough fresh

vitriol.

After

you sublimate

before

that,

do not take more

of one than of the other


ff

the quicksilver

be abre to kirl
of the other.
well
ff

it,

were not yet dead, you would now not

because there

Therefore,

take good care to incorporate

on the stone the first

you have to mix it

distilled

vi n e g a r,

brush with

it.

and to grind

time,

again with

a s fi nely

its

feces,

it

dry and always set it

dry to sublimate.

that

is,

weight;

sublimate

it

without

orize

great

for

is done poorly,

Take care that

errors occur during

job.

nor the Art,

the Art

but they

you memwhen

but that

us for

they have weII

fruitful

at the

neLther

They wish to aublimate

quicksilver

with

it

must be joined

nothing.

Ancl if

it

in-

is

thenrselves,

vitriol.

one has to subll-mate Ln order

Lgnore that

which God has given

that

and do

For them the Art

because they understand

nor the work at hand.

else

My child,

sublimation;

nothing

impossible.

do not know why they sublimate


know nothing

you

that

to sublimate

they believe

Then, when they find

end, they consider


deed impoeeible,

it

the work is spoilt.

not know what they are doing;

rubify;

gulverize

Know also

There are many who have the audacity

done their

3 times through double the

you sublimation.

well,

with

however,

and then 3 or 4 times through equal weight.

it

good

5 or 6 times before you dLssolve it,

I have now taught

it

with

If,

any addition,

(sublimation)

the first

do it

through Romanvitriol.

diligently.

one wer e to paint

as if

you wish to sublimate

must well

it

it

way you must always proceed when you

rn this

wish to sublimate

is no more of the one than

and
They
to

to the stone
were not subli-

that,

mated with
without

one could never unite

means, it

this

us for

as said before.

neither

this

know nor understand


the Art,

and open your

this,

Now we will

put it

a gentle

with

eoLution.

dissolve

helm on, and a recipient,


first

here you are shown everything

for

deal with

and thus dissolved,

into

your fire

till

for

sublimate

a littler

another

times

6 hours,

The water

that

ie

one may keep it


no good.
and all

are like,

it

and distill

wateriness

has gone

it

in the heLm.

continues

is

When your water has

24 hours.

in the recipient

to calcinate

is no longer
bodies,

certain

because they are equal.

Thus the

carries

AIl

received

in the mines from

all.

cool down, remove the helm and the

and they have all

origin

to

nicely

Let the pot stand in the heat for

from a dog, a dog, etc.

first

Now

At the end of the 6th hour,

For th'e argentum oitum has carried


tincture,

a horse,

let

put a

luted;

sublimate

Bo that

which together

been drawn off,

well

all

6 hours.

make the bottom glowing.

in aqua philosophorum;

the sublimation-pot;

everything
fire,

the quicksilver

After

first

it

over and you see the quicksilver


increase

and hear;

enough of subLimating.

has been sublimated,

it

medium, also because of other

they can never reach petfeetion.

&rtelligence,

you need - with

the

Because they

open your eyes and see; and your ears,

Therefore,

for

for

is a medium between

nothing

the metals and quicksilver,

reasons concerning

the metals,

would not stay in the metals;

God has given

stone that

with

it

all
- 84-

otherwise
with

all

is
power

in the water

original

, and he is

tinctures

it

it

From a horse comes

tinctures
their

any goodr oE

and

nature

the father

of

to his nature.about

him; and he marries

with

natures

beeorneg,water,

nrarriage

ie later,

matrirnonial
believe

andr' aB 6

between the tineture


the fixation,

water.

uere originally

aome penfeetion,

into

Therefore,

or wl"shes to rnake aa elid,r


'be muet needs turn

philosophorum,

f do not

says:

aame into

ie "1rcsaibIe to change it

then lt

, whl.ch

and q

out of Lts nature

one thlng
bring

ln the eolution.

to be eonsLdered the

That is why Anietotel,ee

unless one first

all

at the Bane tlme

become one and joined

all

one can transpoee

that

things

water

after

work.

another,

nature;
All

they

is A marriage

Thus there

into

into

have turned

for

the solutl.on,

thern only'in

everything

first

ite

nature.

another

lf aonone wants
'or the lapts
Lnto

together

water before.

Now take the quicksilver


aqua philoeaphonum.
with

a gentle

tincture

that

must know that


tion

Do this

iB before.
4 times,

least

each tLne fresh

it

within

is

that

as fine

as beautiful

and etrong

hae been brought

philosopherrs

etone.

That ie why' uty chiId,

and reErded

a thoueand

for

and'take

gold.

Uy child

Ln every

solu-

each time in proJection

increaaes

it

when it

and sublimating,

5 or 6 times,

rnust have so mubh

a hundredfold

dissolving

through the helm,

at leaet

f,or it

becqnee eo eubtle

and subLimation,

agaln Ln fresh

each time resublLmating,

aqua philosophorum;

it

Again draw the water off

firer

or at the very

and dissolve

to the elixir

the time

or the

do not tlte

and labor

of

ie Patd

times.

Crapren ljill I
Ifhen everythl,ng

3,4

mate
E

has been dlseolved

or 5 timee, tilt

it

and sublimated'

eubli-

leaveE no more feces, for

that

.unless you take its

i s w h a t Mo n i e n u e says:

away and make it

crear

priehed

in the magistery;

tirr

anything

rike

a crystar,

you have not accom-

therefore,

aublimate

the bottom of the pot stays as beautiful

you put it

into

it,

and it

is crear

rlke

is prepared up to the calcination.


says:

christ

in a glass

which they filled

before putting

it

as they eouldr

rise

in the glass.

hardly

after

and heated so strongry


hold

t{hen it

the spirits

hermeticer.

their

e99,

on a narbre or glase prate


was ineide,

they

they had thus packed it

to the brim,
it

wiy,

ehould not

so that
set it
with

as tightly

should have no air;

for

if

wourd

as firm

nothirrg

coal

hand betseen the rall

for

the spirits

That is why they packed it

filled

Then they sealed


tripode

very finely

eo that

the grave.

in this

the spirits

and the heat were too great,

they courd,

a philosopher

prepared

Bo that

(the egg).

in

tightly,

they had air

Then it

ampulla or in a philosophicat

entirelyr

They ground it

stoppered it

a crystal.

is taken from the cross and put into

and closed it

it

as Lt was when

Therefore

Now they took the quicksilver,

rise.

br ackness

as

stayed empty.

6 or ? weeks in
that

they could

of the furnace

and

the dry etove in which

stood calcinating.
I
As Boon as they had checked the heat by looking

the square hole of the big


a stone that

fitted

into

furnace,

it,

During the day and the night

they cloeed

Eo aa to retain
they inserted

tirnes through

the aquare hore,

suitabre.

must stand thus at reast

to well

rt
digest,

or calcinater

firmly

with

the heat in it.


their

so as to feer
for

it

through

if

hand i or 5
the heat was

6 weeks, in order

or open up, the matter;

for

to

( Note:

digest

i E a s mu ch a s to digest

inized

expr"eseion which meana the eame as "verdauen". ) r like


of the gtornach.

the food in the pit

EeI in which the food is boiling;

is a lat-

"diger ier en"

lthe stqnach ie the ves-

but the liver,

which is

epread under the stomach-pit,

must open the food with

heat and dryness

the elements,

of food.

and separate

fn the same way this

and opened with


to separate

from it,

the elements

nourishment,

and penfeetion.

hot,

would dry itself

it

moisture

up.

For if

keep your fire

(make white),

for

and air,

the axe and the hanuner with

Such it

his work,

as the preparation

and afterwards

is also with

this

ate your elements

and prepare

your work.

that,

with

After

of the earth.

shows it

your earth

be taught

do not make your

fire

too hot,

natter.

give

'It

so that

too gentle

a firer

oE else

thereofi

the water

lfhen the food gets


is not digested

into

ny child,

you do not dry up your

open up to get

it

to perfect

Thereforer

later.

ranr, and remain closed,

cold,

you must aepar-

in order

would become too coarse,

Note:

which the workup.

With it

water.

Con-

however, the water does not remain

the workr 88 wiII

Neither

and thus

such must be done by

sequently,

man performs

too

you cannot have any water,

just

is

to reach

requires

means of the water,


water

metal

you could not get any

Aftenrards

you have fire

what will

each imperfect

you were to make it

For if

or water and could not albifg

your work would be epoilt.


with

so that

each what it

lost.

type

Eo as afterwards

That ls why, hy child,

moderate or your work is

its

must also be digested

the help of a moderate fire,

should take its


health

mateti

eaeh for

its

neither

could

the rnatter

and rcu1d not


tt

be eeparated.

the stomach and the liver

and the food remains closed

is

and un-

too

consumed, which people thnow out and splt


happen that

by chance or negligence

too hot or too coldr


6hort

or too long a time

you have made your fire

you feit

or if
in

the matter

but the matter

being too crosed or too dryi

or if

and it

ficiently

it

egg of the philosopherrs,


as before,

digeeti,on

with

thie

or opening.

it,

and

ampulla or an
and give

fire

care.
I have taught enough of ealeinati,on,

Do not begrudge the time you spend on

the work and understand


gin to work with

again in a glass

and then in tripode,

and take better

My child,

Ln the aqud philos-

- then draw the water off

put it

as before;

out too

enoughr or not euf-

openedr dDd would not dissolve

eublimate

would not rise,

you had taken it

would thus not be subtle

ophonumr tB you had done before

etand too

and then you would get

tripode,

to the stage of distillation

early

Should it

out.

each thing

correctly

you be-

before

etc.

CHnprrn
LXIX
$lhen the 40 days and nights are over, remove
the tripode

and break the glass,

and baked together.


glass
lute

plate,

very

a he1rn on it

Take it
finely.
with

in the balneum of this


kettle,

2 eIIs

nuet be a pipe
sionally

lute

pouring

the rim on the long kettle


must be fuII

eIl

away.
half

a glase

pot,

and set it

You must hdve a long

wide.

At the eide there

hot water,
fnto

an ell

and flte

is hard

on a stone or

etand water,

in boiling

eomething ie boiled

kettle

that.can

shape (No. 221.

has to hang a gmall kettle,

small

it

Put the powder into

long and a half


for

because the matter

out and grate

from

that

this

when ocea-

big

kettle

one

deep, which 1ies with


weIl.

Below, thig

of emall ho1es, through

which the

steam of the balneum can go round the retort


which gtande.in
a furnace.
and alr

rt

the emal| kettre.


must be level

around it

falr.

one and a hatf

a hole

for

to rest

furnace

on.

iron

they fit

The furnace

I hand's thick,

ashes

shourd be

croBa in it

for

the

above with

the

layer

of the

around the kettre

has to be lined

Bo as to retain

with

much heat - then

is ready.

tle

and put on the floor

h"y,

or cowhair,

with

the matter

stuff

fine
(or:

lies

cloee

the holes

of E.rme; small,

t hand thick.

rnto

and the berm on it.

hay, or cowhair.
cover),

with

After

which fits

by the glass

arl

pot.

fitsr

Bo that

spout,
fire

is ready,
fill

to fill

fine)

eet the glass pot


around the glass

this,

make a round leaden

around the smalr kettre

The reason is that


into

into

and

Ln the center

which the glass

which the hot water

put the helm on, lute

the kettre

under the furnacer.

thus for

that

(or:

alem-

no steam can escape anlmhere except through

the pipe of the long kettle


llhen it

in the long ket-

subtle

All

of the lead a round hole must be cut


bic

there

all

for

which the ashes

The stones of the uppernost

Now hang the emall kettle

lid

through

must be attached

and keep the heat within.

it

grid)

muet be hewnr eo that

strong gluer

of room between the furnace

above the grate

rt

into

above at the rim

should have two holes

(or:

foot

alernbic)

lonq kettle

the kettle

put a strong

heating.

uppermost rayer.

with

This furnace

and above them, a grate

big kettle

set this

I handfs width

and the kettle.

(or:

through
and ret

15 days and nights,


the balneum anew.

the recipient

the pipe with

is poured.
to the

clean water,

the balneum boir.

put

Keep it

arways having hot water at hand


provided

your matter

has been werr

opened during
fire

and provlded

calcinatl.on,

you will

at an even temperature,

you have kept your

not distill

or 10, or at mogt 12 days, since you will


you will

Othenrise
hardly

to remove the matter

philosophorum,
again put it

draw off

back into

egg, and Bet it


the fire

again,

the water,

that

is to say,

dissolve

it

in aqua

and grate

sublimate

you

so that

it,

and

the glass ampulla or the philosophical

back in trLpode,

must distill

keeping the temperature

with

of

measure or weight

it

(and again congeals) ,


and once it

it

the water off,

your matter

and put it
dissolve,

the glass,

into

it.

grind

water on a marble slate

back into

dis-

is like-

said by Hermes

work, which

or big.

show you a way to digsolve

distilled

This is

it

it,

Thus some have drawn over 2, 2\,

should happen that

again distilt

can well

depending on whether their

they had begun, was small

If

it

is congealed,

(agatn).

to congeal

of water,

is no specific

your sub-

ie easy to have enough water for

in the Book of the Stone:


3, 4, 5 parts

nor how much water you

since there

I
solve in cqrunon water;
it

takes to

all

d i sso l ve s

wise easy for

how long it

which you have to dissolve

Nevertheless,

f o r w he n

eertain

from the balnelrm over,

stance or natter,
it.

for

cannot be said

draw the water

it

a long time,

enough water.

Just as above.

But it

I wiII

for

obtain

in one month or 6 weeksr ot perhaps neveri

are obliged

for

not get it

beyond 9

pour all

the balneum for

does not dissolve,

Put the helm back on,

your matter
tiII

it

is

the dietilled
5 or 6 days.

and when you have again drawn off

with

like

a little

pap.

Put

water upon it,


In time it
the water,

will
remove

from the pot,

the matter
g l a s s e l a te ,

a n d th e n p ut it

round belly

(or:

rises,

it

it

luted

be 2 arms rising

from the belly

smoke that

into

in the neck) there

is a glass

through

so that

it

matter.

Aftenrards,

into

pure water without

through

it

glass,

neum cool

thus tirl

tube through

aehes, add a recipient'


a moderate fire,

is dissolved

is well
into

dissolved

the best
frorn the

at the point

helps quite

a bit

the

day and night.

and well.

together,

let

the bal-

pot through

a distillation

which

with

quickly

to disEolve

on the furnace
distill

and keep that

Take your matter

etone or glass
pulla

set the vessel

the

which you had poured in .and which sas sealed.

Put a helm on, put it

it.

kind

is arso

This is

the neck, drips

werl

upon the

everything

on account of the steady dripping

down, pour it

rt

because what eteam riges

the arms into

when everything

the glass,

feces at the bottom.

have not found a better

through

upon the bottom.

goes down from the necE, and thiE


solution

a funnel,

seal the tube hermetice,

the balneurn, keeping

belly

like

one has to pour the water

into

kind of a dissolving

tube,

the watery

somewhere, (maybe

has to be put into

such a tube that

yhen the bottom

to the neckr Bo that

may fall

in,

on each eide there must

the neck can escape,

which the pounded matter


shaking it,

above and turned

tight

dripping.

or on a

( No. 23 Page 103) w i th a

peg or plug) r Bo thatr

ean again start

rises

on a marble slate

in a glass

and a long neck,

a small pin

like

grind

tablet.

out,

arl

in a dish

down with

stoppered

you need

very

fill

it

till

finellr'

Thus grcunded, put it

or egg of the philosophers;

strained

water and milk

well

pound it

with

on a marble-

into

a glaes

completely

am-

so that

the spirits

do not rise,

in tripode

to calcLnate,

and eeal it
digestr

must again be digested


help of the water
air

by means of the water)

is to be drawn out.

furnace

oE op.".r is before,

and then again dissolved.

(or:

aame heat as before,

Now put it

hermetice.

Be careful,

for

with

it

the

the element
to give the

therefore,

30 days and nights.

coor down, remove the egg with

for

Then let

the matter,

the

and break

t h e g l a ss.
Take the matter

and put it

glass through the tube,


part

Againr'pour
you consider

necessary for

more easily

hermetice

and put it

the holes.

dissolver

luted

water upon it,

than the firet

tine.

in the balneum into

After

this,

let

and pour the dissolved

or first

water

draw the water

you set it

surest

meansr 8s in the balneum nothing

water,

while

ff
eeparate
first
it

and let

it

into

into
with

the distil-

a dish with
a recipient

in the balneum off

Ttrie would be the best and

Ln the aeheE occagionally

rises

but the element

something of the ele-

also goes over.


one has made the fire
it

to draw off

off

somewhat too hot,

again in the balneum; that

and put it

the air

the emall kettle

the balneurn cool down,

together

in the ashes.

which now

SeaI the tube

hay or eowhair around it,

before

ment air

as much as

dissolvJ.ng the matter,

ashes on the furnace,

thereon;

the dissolving

has been pounded finely.

put the helm on, and put it

lation-cask;
strained

Stuff

8s before.

open the tube,

it

of the elenent

dissolves

with

after

again into

the water

in a dish with

with

a good fire.

one has to

is why it

ie safest

ln the balneum and then remove


ashes on the furnacer
The air

iDd distill

goee over in the form

o f a g ol d e n o i l ,
nothing

drips

a glass

ampulla and preserve

any longer.

again pound it
completely
fire;
for
it

Pour this

Now take your matter

it.

30 days.

and put it

intangibly,
Put it

solve.
all

back into

water without
Let it

t h e w a te rr-o r

vi rg i n rs

thing
ful
with

it

violence

move your recipient,


fully

till

gLass to disit

till

is

with

it,

distill

element of

gradually

rnore strong-

is glowing in the pot.

no longer

It

tinges

pliable,

drips,

of the fire.
it

the distil-

to the first

gently,

makes it

Iute

into

set your glass on the fur nace

blood-red.

and it

Wtren it

thing.

pour that

the matter

touches,

great

pour it

out,

at first

the element fire

till

from the

out and pound

the balneum as before,

m ilk,

in the ashes, heating


at last

99,

heat as before,

the dissolving.

put the helm on and a recipient


in balneo,

till

glass and

a sediment.

the water off

Iy,

you need

do not rise

cool down, take it


into

into

a philosophical

in tripode,

cool down, take it

pot;

lation

it

into

till

oil

till

stoppered

the spirits

set it

Then let

or yellow

air

well

Put it

so that

hermetice,

it

Do this

out of the distillation

intangibly.

filled,

seal it

yellow color .

o f a b eautiful

glass and everywhich is a wonder-

heat for

Then let

closely,

Now dis-

it

another
cool

and preserve

4 hours

downr Eit

care-

you need it.

CurprpnLXXII
Thus you have the 4 elements,
that

is,

ated from

virgin's
.

milk

or water,

Remove the earth

each prepared
air,

firer

specially,

and earthl

from the glass

pot,

splrpound it

emall on a etone,

and put it

dish of Siburgian

earth

(or:

into

a vessel

made as a covered

clay) i or take two flat

bowls

that

fit

lute

strong

Lute them firmly

upon each other.

tightly

iDd place

can stand the firer

that

arched furnace or ?eoe?benatory to ealcinate


days Ln even heat.
bly;

put it

element of the waterr


ys,
all

even if

neo tiII

Close it

everything
Then let

feces.

tightly

and let

it

ter

or the virgin's

into

amount;

out,

would be

it

stand in bal-

it

clear

attached

to it.

water without
pour it

close it

with

the water

with

and keep it

tight

the

into

Distill

Remove the recipient

nilk,

of your

in the balneum together

and that

cool down.

off

and let

for

J.ntangi-

- a large

cool down, take it

and a reeipient

helm on it

milk

your water on it,

is dissolved

it

pot,

distillation

oE virginrs

you poured all

the better.

there

pour on it

a dissolving-glass,

into

them in an

out and pound it

Then take it

with

the wafor

times

of need.
Remove the helrn from the pot,
at the bottom,
iE the nourisher

and you will

6r salt

silver,

because the earth

spirits

have been sithdrawn

any ferment

ferment,

and that

![hey take one half

tice,

(the rnixture)

and get it

go down again ttll


oil.

that

they do not require

of the element of air,


and put

metals,

and all
into

on warin ashes.
everything

This they put into

is

of gold or

in it

eaid to be

is the true
ferment.
half

they mix them well


glass,

There they let


fixed

is

and ttre other

the water;

the fixation

It

any other

or galtr

of the earth

or earth

ie a corpus from which the

and eeparated.

and spe?ma of all

the fixed

of the Stoner and' aa

and the foundation

some sEy, thus one does not require

the origin

whieh salt

as a crystalr

clear

find

eeal it
Lt rise

hermeand

and remains in a fixed

a glass ampullar

oE a philosoPhical

above, and put it

egg, Beal it
nights

at -an even, moderate heat.

congealed into

mix them with


glass;

fixation

and fall

half

they seal it,

put it

it

is

fixed

philosophical
ln tripode
into
ble

e99, eeal it,

a crystalline
like

wax.

stone,

tLon,

they

op'tnion,
cept salt

It
all

of a1l metale,

ie true

metals,

that

a corpus;
l.s neither

how could

and thei

coul nor life,

and it

theLr

false'

any ferment

solely

ex-

on it.

ls hidden;

Exanple:

The ape"ma of man


in it;

but it

out of it;
nature

or

ln lt

with

there

the help

which muet be done by length

Thus lt

is algo wLth

the minera

and boiled
wiII

but he is

been a human being

except through

be congealed in Lts nother,

peri.od of time,

and fusi-

is the beginning

relied

a human being arise

of Sulphur,

congeals

the Stone nas perfeet

that

and has never yet

of the mother and wet nurse,

of the air

lt

pulverizable

in him everything

time and rnoderate heat.

oil.

50 days and nights

a n d manr s natur e lLeshidden

is raw and unbotled

it

ampul,La or

time

because it

no metal. artd has never been one.


i e m a nrs o ri g i n ,

for

ls the ape?ma and the begl.nnin g of

and that

a glass

they did not reguire

and tenrae Meteunii;

and oriEin

a fixed

and sere cheated with

that

into

but when they cane to make proJec-

found nothing

believlng

into

red ae blood,

to the Red and the l{hite;

and the earth,

into

DurLng this

Then they believed

stone.

on warm ashes, let

and set it

in moderate beat.

ig

and fueible

(the mixture)

and turns

Then they take Lt out and put it

time it

of the air

and put it

ttIl

6.0 days and

During this

the fire,

all

for

pulverizable

a crystalline,

Then they take the other

rise

in tripode

P
(the ores),

Ln moderate heat,

thus become a metal

It

of

muEt

by means
over a

and a corpus.

according

Consequently,

to the above-cited

reasons,

thege

people are cheated.

Cunpren
LXXII I
Now they had, or they kept,

their

both to the White and the Red.


tion

glass,

each powdered fine

poured the blessed

burning

sides on top of a furnace


the ferment

erate

heat,

into

a fixed

water;

till

our burning

oil,

in tripode
this

for

into

and when thie


uater,

put it

set in tripode
plied

hermetice,

of this

Stone.

a philosophical

This

of multiplied

Put them together

with

into

bleesed water,
our blesged

egg, hermetice

40 days and nights.

the Stone both to the tfhite

Stone to the

7 parts

wtth

During

capability.

pour on them of our burning

for

an am-

and set Lt

the Philosopher'e

has been congealed together


into

Then they

in moderate heat.

stone you can at any time nultipZy

glassr

aehes; they

put each into

both having an infinite

and I part

the

put them on both

elixir.

glass,

40 days and nights

Red and the White,

a fixation

the [{hite,

blessed water was congealed

egg, sealed it

time they congealed

quicksilver

To the Red they

and to

which was a perfect

or philosophical

a fixa-

the powder of the Stones in mod-

removed same from the fixation


pulla

by itself.

in a big dish with

with

in reserve,

They put them into

They sealed both glasses,

blessed water.

dissolved

ferment

sealed,

Then you have multi-

and the Red, in like

power.

Cnnpren
LXXIV
Txr PRepln^ttoru
or rne Fenmerr
Take gold or silver,
manner and one woik.
laminate

and diesolve

whichever

Calcinate

you wish,

them with

a subtle

them in our red or white


- 96-

for

al.I is one
chalk,

burning

oE

water;

which, white burning


Draw it

o ff

draw it

off,

a g a i n i n b a l neo.

all

gether,

air

and fire,

thereof.

Pour on it
together

it

will

and fall

togetherr

it

in a dish with
into

the magistry.

you will

Then there

euffers

manifest,
great

because all
that

that

are in the burning

glass

colore

ie highly

it

But before

or wedding,

with

be-

it

that

water,

llhen then the

gtands there

that

glass

and trembles,
so

each otherr
and all

who

is how ;loisonous

the flxation

iE,

and the fixation

eaeh other.

neceseary that

tilI

and the burning

sometimes buret;

the air;

- 97-

aee them rise

or you have not ac-

are thus fighting

may well

fight

Everything

The lower must be

water.

virtue,

so that

frqn

put

y8, more than you could

colors,

each shows its

as every-

thus stand day and night

and the ferment

optrrosing spirita

is when all

aon why it

speake:

oceura a marriage

are in the room may die


air

aehes.

a fLxed oiI.

see all

a fixation

glass hermetice,

aDd you will

waterr

Let it

discornfort,

the fixation

take

ie 7

that

blessed water

and the upper as the lowerr

and the things


colora

of ferment;

strained

Be a philosopher

among the elemente,

union

I part

seal the fixation

remains at the bottom like

imagine.

as be-

and keep your

Mix them and put them into

dissolve

eomes fixed,

elemente,

mix them together

7 parts,

weighe;

together

complished

or earth

as much of our burning

on the furnace

as the upper,

is ready.

Weigh how much these three weigh to-

mi.sture to I fenment.

thing

time

has been prepared,

and add to all

glass.

the laet

, and the salt

milk

3 times,

your

the earth,

virginrs

on how to make.

when you have separated

from

teach later

Do this

and your ferment

My child,

fore,

water I shall

Thle is

the

the rea-

glase be rather

thick.
Therefore

A riatotelee

quarrel,

and it

now they

have quarreled

and then

the

sunmated.
till

it

ie

fixed,

keep it

stays

Eliain.

it

for

40 days and nights,

into

an ampulla

Philosopher's
is

stone

fusible

or

wilr

even,

like

wax,

real

gold,

the mines.

Tt-s pnojeeti.on

tion

will

teLl

more about

transmuting

You will

manual

operation

in

g la ssr

or

glass. )

fixing

learn

connection

heat

in

glass,
t n ip o d e

metals

impure
which

and

comes from

poor.

The pnojee-

Later

on we will
quicksilver

the

kinds

of

(Fixation

work.

TxeTwenrrrrx
Honx
l{y child,
ing

water

gentle

to

fire

galrneystone
to

the Whiter

I now wish
the
till

lfhite.
it

(or:

to

you how to make the

Take alum de toehe,

dusts,
calamine),

iB will

teach

without

losing

egg chalk

be taught

later,

and

infinite.
the

thie

honey.

Then the

many different

with

it

can be pulverized

that

to

it

con-

too

let

fixation

heat.

all

than

fire

oil,

than

Here the work of

also

moderate

and set

and power are

projection.

is

from the

when you do it.

be self-evident

finished.

thicker

which

Thank God and be kind

marriage

a fixed

moderate

better

in

When

one color,

to make the

in

it ,

coagurate,

into

is

is

world.

reach

not

the bottom
that

the

and the

care

e99t seal

in

quicksilver

My child,

finally

Nott renrove it

pu t

of

day and night

great

at

a n d e a w my c h ild re n

out

congeal,

BDd you have an oil

iE a perfect

which

and I ran

to

and take
it

I h e a rd

enough they

starts

Therefore,

downr

cool

heaven,

matter

$lhen then

hot.

ft

tore

says:

its

dry

over

spirits;

(egg calyx)
ana;

it

burna

also

eublimated

pound them subtly

(or:

put them into

finely),

ui.tae rectified
distirr

a water aa r have taught

feces,

during

and disti[

it

about the burning

off.

the Red; preserve

this

for

during

and the fenment,

the White work,


however,

Take fine

but all

with

this

with

have taught

dissolve

t p"eei.pitate

wine vinegar

upon

sublimate

Now take
it

through

the

4 Parts
it

+-

Then put it

vinegar

till

and put it
*

the

made

into

ana calcinated
Dratr it

I Ib or ij

of the gilver

everything

off

ae above.
as I

or the Qu. E6s. of the


of alum and 2 Barte

and pound them on a stone

and distilled

Lr,

of the silver,

or the earth

above,

in aqua fort,

you before.

them together

OII)a..

to the White.

way of utilizing

Dry it

Dry the alrur eo that

tincture

and wash the ehalk

i!

eonrmonwater.

the p

it

comlon ealt.

lJ-.

the virgin's

is ng good except in
ite

and proceed Just as I taught

again, and distill

of

be-

mi l k.

pour distilled

Prepare the salt

the earth,

air

increases

cupel-eilver,

of the aqua fort

ailver,

for

which you drew off

milk,

teach you here another

from alum and saltpetre

tartar,

as has been taught

when you need it.

together

because it

w a t e r or vi rg i n 's

a jar;

pour

|i.F and which I told you to keep and


not wigh to have fo,r the work to the Red. Ther,e

are some who put the air

I will,

agrain on

the work of

which I did

nilk

to

now teach you what you should do with

I will

the element of water or virginrs


fore

water

Then take fresh matter,

and do in everything
water

pour it

the work.

your water on it,

My ehild,

pour aqua

it-s phlegna on them, put a helm on, and

of

the Red, which congeals


its

pot,

the distillation

mix

keeps ite.epirits;
together

one no longer

with

of,

ttre

sees the

into our sublimation,.caskr. and sublimate


-99-

it

as has been taught

through its

feees;

above.

After

then sublimate

fresh rnatter.

Afterwards,

bressed water,

and again draw off

fire;

it

sublimate

it

again 4 times,

dissolve

and again sublimate

time with

this,

it

again

aways with

in our white

burning

the water together

with

the

the (

fresh white-burning

o f t h e Qu . E se . L u n a e l s pr epar ed.
Now take the prepared salt
which I told

you to keep.

e a c h by i tse l f

it

Pound it

o n a sto ne tiIl

t a k e t h e vi rg i n 's
by grinding

n i l k,

of the silver
with

it

on a etone (or:

air,
for

f ire

e g g , a nd pour on it
work,

mixing)

into

into

the

a glass anpulla

the vir ginr s

S eaI Lt her netiee,

a moderate fire.

a h a r d , crysta l l i n e

Fur ther ,

milk,

I did not wish to have mixed with

a n d e a rth .

60 days, with

or put the pounded

:he silver

in the previous

of

you to keep, and i,m bibe

silveri

o r p h i lo so p h e r's

the

I
is intangible.

which I told

together

or the earth,

and set it

Then it

wiLI

whic h,
the

in Lnipo de

change into

S to ne.

Now break your ampulla or egg, pound your Stone intangibly,

put it

of your matter

into

of our white,

Se a l Lt h e n n e ti e e ,

p l a ce it

etrained

ashes, give

dissolve

into

take the other


again fall

it

blessed water on it.

on the fur nace in a dish with

a moderate fire,

pure water,
up wtth

burning,

lt

also rise

and everything

and fall,

and one will

and one will

and tt
They will

keep the other with

eongeal wlth

the other

will

and one will

in the fixlng-gIass;

down drop by drop on the matter.

geal gradually
bottom;

and pour 4 times the weight

a fixing-glass,

it

will
con-

at the

and stay at the

bottom as a fixed
that

t r a n e fe n s

rear

sirver.

of gold,

oil,

As Monienue says:

firer

for

ys, also gold,

from the fixing-grass,


ggt seal it

40 days and nights,

the philosopherts

stone.

have a Bnow white

stoner

wax (or:

meltable),

transfers

tin

multiply

Elixir
into

l{hoever cannot make sirver

put it

hermetice,

Lnto an Erm-

and set it

or G weeks, with

ds has been mentioned before.

than that

a true

cannot make gold of silver.

or philosophical

tripode

and transparent,

a n d quicksilver ,

ti n

Now remove it
pulla

clear

Then it

a moderate

wirr

congeal into

Break the glass open, and you will


is

crear

as crystar

and fusible

which can be pulverized,

into true silver,


r ya, arso O
P
you can at alr
which comes out of the mines.
stone with

the sublimate

to I part

subtimated

, that

is,

better
tLmes

7 parts

of the stone, mixed togetherr

and set on warm ashes.

Then let

in cold waterr

and rise

one congeals with

other

i n a cl e a r,

becoming a true

g l i e te n ing
Elixir.

into

it

40 days and nights

a philosophical

the Philosopher's

tr anspar ent

Then remove it

put it
for

oir ,

tirl

stone,

like

dissolve
the

a cr ystal,

from the fixing-glass,

e99, eeal it
in tripode,

it

of

put in

a fixing-glass

and farl,

like

and which arso

and

this

in

hermetice,

and it

will

and set
congear into

which is as good as the first.

Txt Freunrop rxp Fwrne-Glass


- ilo. 24 (ps. 103)
l,[y chlld
flask)
thick

must know that

in which all
glass,

and its

things

is the fixing-g1ass

are conEealed.

rt

round head must be turned

as the beLLy of a drinking


must be a long,

this

sharp point

glaes in turned

(or:

must be made of
Ln above, just

in above.

There

hanging down, :lt which point


- 101-

the

drops that

eteam up from below can again fall

has to be a tube at the side,


the chalk

in,

fart

to pour the matter

it

some glass-por*der

one could paint

of the tubes with


on it,
it

with

is as firm

as if

through

around with

Put a bit

Let it

dry well.

That you must do with

it

were all

it

vided

does not stand in boiling

is not burnt;

no steam or cold water


with

this

lutum all

it

I mainly

to burn it

in the fire,

it

togrether with

it

becomes one glass.


imitation
tation
gently).

jeuel,

jewel

for

to this

ponin

pro-

But if

luttmt.

tonga while

burning

glowing

bas to be pounded very

(or:

-102-

hot,

hot'

you wished
a while.
you must
so that

finely

work.
into

it.

polish)

lute

'gealed

way to lute

which the goldemiths

Yet

Therefore,

would burn away after

one has to grind

to

together

when I aay:

One has to mix some borax with

ready to lute,

diffieult

becauoe this

lutum.

There ie yet another


with

no

water day and night.

Should you have to make a glass


plnch

it

find

also etands up to water,

ean harm this

refer

find

all

stands up to fire,

It

your glasses,

hermetice",

You will

so tightly

glaes.

provided

can pene-

the jar

a razor,

dries

oil

glass

is dry,

When it

you can paint

this,

on the edge

and no spirits

yo u r L u tu m, but you will

way aa if

of that

and then put the small

were glass,

it

the brush.

up.

it

the tube

Linseed oil

with

put a wei.ght of lead.

der of glaes and linseed


this

which fite

eo eubtly

brush,

After

it.

d e f i c i e n cy'i n
ope.n it

it.

a small

and ugron that

trate

in over it.

weII

Now grind
that

There

and to let

which to pour the water

after

A smarr round grass has to be cut upon it


and closes

down.

it

with

Thie futiponder

(very

When one ia
the mouth of

the glass

quite

one has to
w ater ,
put

is

apply

over

mouth of

ti l e,

of

the

je we l,
help

which
of

the

is

through

is

glas s ,

mixed

which

is

some

No . 2 5 ( p . r 0 3 )
The

in which

has

a hore
(or:

the

borax

done by the

a n d wh ic h me lt s

As

begins

other,

the

cray)

g lo w we ll.

to

with
to

with

made above it.

s t a rt s

welded

Then

g ra s s

earthenware

jewel

imitation

one glase,

also

is

a tire

g la s s

the

one glass

are

fire

made on this

is

the

and thus

together

put

borax,

t h e p o lis h e d

and a small
is

g la s s .

another

the

g la s s ;

the

neck o f

glows,

soon as it

both

it,

The fire

so that

to melt,

of

grass

the

been made.

rim

o n it

powder with

this

the

on top

and put

evenly,

so that
imitation

e a s ily

wit h

the

borax.

Cxnpren
LVXVI
II
THrTwerurv-Frnsr
Honr
know how he can prepare

l.ty son shaIl


Stone

from

lead

as powerful

as the

any ferment,
lacks

alone,

for

nothing

not

turned

its

innermost

one made of

lead

except

outside.

losophers

the

in

My child,
12 Ibs,

ware jar
also

truth.

times

take

For

and put

2 parts

calcLnated
ite

go1d,

by itself,

is

all

in

its

impure

fecibus,

and lts

it

be good gold.

aII

these

taken

in order

reasons

strong

tartar

which

without
and it
is

from

the

it

and

AIl

phi-

work

and

ferment

no other

to make the Stone.

ds you wish.
of

is

innermost

were

would

ft

innermost,

impuritf

as m u c h le a d -d ro s s ,

or morer

from

additions.

who have investigated

less

good,

it
its

this

any other

good gold

that
If

has to be added than

or

is

were outside,

concur

have found

without

Philosopher's

the

wine

n i, n ir

o t i e e ru a a a ,

Take a large,
vinegar

in

has been purified

and congealed,

burnt

in

10

earthenAdd

it.

3 or

a firer

there-

u p o n a g a i n d i sso l ve d ,
feces.

When it

Repeat that

till

is thus dissolved

it

Ieaves

no more
the

and agal.n congealed,

is prepared.

tartar

Take of that

as much as is

needed.

them inunediately
would

putrefy

to how much

according

you have; take also good, clear,

Iead-chalk

thing

what is required

out

the

of

the

the

jar

over

a jar

in

vinegar
the

and proceed

balneum,

you concerning

have taught

them together

pouring

after

run

into

Put

transparent

on itr

neck.

in

and close
or

every-

Set it

to

satlle way as I

the

the Ou. Ess. or

of. silver;
I

and in

the

le a d - ca lx,
is

lead

sane nanner
minir

gublimate

it

Qu. Ess-

(o r:

c e ru E e ).

of

or
(No t e :

the
T h is

Etlill

in every way as f taught

from the lead,

you in the 19th work.

l n o u r aqud phi,Loaophonumas often

it

before),

indicated

le a d

the

you have drawn 5 or 6 lbs of

T h e n d i sso l ve
taught

ori white

acetate.

After

draw off

and sublimate

it

just

again,

( as

ae has been

in the 19th work of the

. When everything
P
has been done and the elements are Beparated, each in a
eeparate glass,

well

etoppered,

at the bottom of the dietillation


drawn the firei

take it

arunoniac and tartar


together

when f instructed

galt,

how to diesolve

lead,

in all

details

out of the jar

in which the vinegar,


bodily

I have taught you the operation

galt,

it.

pot of which you have

were, since these 4 are still

in the jar.

and how to dry

and you have kept the earth

you how to bring


the matter

of the

the

out of the
E
and beat down the corpus,

Thus proceed algo with

the body of the

Juet as I taught you then.

lfhen you

have prepared the 8alt-corpusr


the galt

of the lead,

or earth

Now take these two earths


that

stayed in the jar

salt

that

well

prepared as before,

gealed into

it

a red,

put it

stone finely,

some of our bleesed,

Cloee it

burning

hermetice,

set it

and rise

and they will

the other.

world rnanifest,
another

and pour on

together.

will

diesolve

The light

will

oil'

in
draw

congeal

and one will

happens, all

as a fixed

the work.

is congealed with

more than one can imagine.

and stays

Powder

ie no exact measure'

in aehesr and it

But when that

be con-

etone.

which there

and fall

Bet them

water to the Red, 2 ot

the heavy; and the hearry, the light;

with

put them together

crystalline

when it

water is Elixir

pure waterr

with

Take the element

a fixing-glass,

into

- for

hands above the matter


since all

and the

I
Take these two,

pot.

mix then well.

transparent,

of

the one

is,

when you drew over the

in tripode,

pot,

the salt

ampulla or egg, geal them herzreticer

40 days and nights

this

that

and the element of the fire,

a glass

for

prepared

or ealia,

etayed in the distillation

of the air
into

P
in the distillation

which wae left

way as you have previously

in a eimilar

, prepare

of the

the colore

of the

Then one eongeals

and it

is

truly

an

El i x L r .

egg, eeal it

Then Lt will

tripode.
transparent
copper,

hermetice,

for

and eet it
congeal into

and blood-red,

and quicksilver

Lnto a glass

put it

Now remove your Elixir'

and it

into

fine
- 106-

anpulla

50 days and nights

the Philoeopher'a

tranemutes
gold,

better

leadr

or
in

Stone,

silver,

than that

which

comes out of the mines.


its -own salt

except

No ferment

and goes ae far

Jection

yet

or earth;

and

however, will

pro.

give

therefore,

stone

is as good in its

it

as the Stone from

The degree of the projection,


by experience;

added to this

is

to you

be taught

thanks to God and be charita-

ble toward the poor.

you well

My child,

of

, you took no more than the earth,

from I

fire.

when you conjoined

know that

You kept the water or virgin'e

not eerve the Red Stone,


draw

from tin,

P
and lead,

milk,

ind prepare

the salt

before

as you prepare

Do likewise

|J

milk

ie perfected,

which was left

in everything

the salt

the rcrk

of tin

both are Stones to the White,


great.

great

expenae in this

the Stone as well


and it

as a rich

work,

D
of

the

the work of
and when it

ie ae good ae the work of silver;


and their

That iq why Alcanus saya:

to incur

did

as you did

over fron

in this

and

conceininq

which you imbibed

into

work

But

before.

red in everything

water or virgin's

air

because it

ae has been taught

as has been taught

the

projection

is egually

You must not open your purse

Art,

because a poor man possesses

mani he finde

is a work of women and a child's

it

everlmhere

to buy,

play.

Cxaprenljfir\l I
lfonx. Howro ltlarr
TxeTwpnrv-SrcoHn
l{atrn
GornrRom
G, lnn tHr RpnPxrrosopxrc^r
My child,

I will

now teach you how to make the Stone which

God gives

us for

different

ways, but I will

nothing.

Kno\r that

it

can be prepared

now teach how to make it

in many

the way I

from my father.

learned

You must know, my child,


riol.

One is

there
like

light-green

vitriol,

like

and on the outside

Eomewhat greenish
are as big

looks

ae if

dry it

it

were rusty

tron,

exiete

sornewhat

red,
Of thts

it

red,

ff

it

it

becomes

does not

is good.

dissolve

and Let Lts feces drop;


and draw the vinegar

filter

off,

dtstilled

from its

ua for

in dietllted

it

carefully

disti.lling

let

through

take as

wLne vLnegar
of its

sedirnent

a gentle

wlth

is dry.

vinegar,

fecibus

nothing,

it

drips'. no more and the matter

times tilI

and then set it

is no goodr but if

it

fire

Then dLseolve

the feeee settler


the felt.

Do tbia

no more feces remain Ln the dissolution.


the vl.negar off

dry as to dust,
is ready for

Of

buy I or 2 lbs

to burn in a furnace.

much as is necessary,

off

about 6 or I lbs.

of Lts wateriness,

Stone, which God gives

again in fresh

These pieces

Lt were a sapphire.

at a fire

become beautifully

it

aa if

and so as to be surer,

I or 2 days and nights

distill

Then there

That one comes in big pieces

as human heads, weighing

such you must take,

draw it

candied

As the pieces are broken up, they are blue inside,

shitish.

it

feels

then

of the rhines and boiled;

auqar candy.

another kind of vitriol.

nicely

of vit-

These 2, however, are of no use to us.

they are crystallized

of it,

are 2 kinds

and that

They are drawn from the top layer

etill

there

and eomea ln emall pieces;

is also dark-green
augar candy.

that

with

a gentle

but neverthelese
calcination.
- 108-

fLre,

retains

till

tiII
it
oE
4

Nort
it

Lts spl-rits.

ie so
Now

must know that

My child
(or:

pering

and partly

stuffingr

retain

in distilled

the subtle

calcinated
easier

with

spirit

that

all

Put this
or e99, lute
the spirits

That is why lt

thus prepared,

hermetice,

but fiII
Set it

put it

fo r

it

take the feces that

2 0 o r 2 5 d a y s.

and pour all

and put it

into

pure water without

it
till

into

into

all

Preserve

water

the distilled

on a furnace
and receive

pot;

next to the water,

put

and distill
be dis-

no longer dietills,

take

Then it

SeaI it
witl

Rernove it

the balneum with

strained

heat.

glass

a dissolving

herme-

dissolve
and pour

put a helrn on, and again dis-

water well.

etrong

pot,

probably

will

feces.

the element of the air

Thie ig done with


put it

eettled

in a dish with

stand

Then remove it,

the water upon it.

through

it

are at the bottom and pound them

a hot balneum.

the distillation

off

and let

a recipient,

ft

W hen it

Eo that

a distillation

Norr put thern into

on a stone.

tice

completelyr

into

can be distilled.

tilling

flask),

helps

a glass ampulla

so as to sublimate.

in the balneum with

(or:

and

of vinegar

in tripode

a helm on, set it

intangibly

to be

more subtle

into

it

finely,

off;

may

th i n g s well.

do not rise.

that

has

it

in order

the spirit

powder the matter

everything

eo that

to render it
for

stop-

and attracting,

wine vinegarr

spirit,

vitriol,
it

ie by nature

of the vinegar,

in moderate heat,

there

fixed.

to open and dissolve;

t o d i s s o l ve

matter

constipating)

or:

and partly

volatile

to be dissolved

thie

a moderate fire.

Put the pot with

the helm

ashes, a recipient
as a noble,

Keep it

each by itself.

yellow

and stopper

on it,
oil.

it

and

Now take the feces from the distillation


pound them lntangibly

are red as blood;


then into

a glass

gubtilize

for

ate fire.

anpullar

put them into

the element of the water;

water as before;
tion

pot,

and let

fire,
and let

Duririg thie

in the fom

with

put it

everythtng

into

Lnto pure

dissolve

your dietilla-

into

cold rater
it

ashes on the

with

Then remove tlre recipient,

Let it

heat for

coorl down for

cloee'it

till

Now rmove the earth

or feces which

stayed

has been well

drawn out.

and nighte,

vith

themn gtir

a moderate firer

ml.xed.
neun for
into

with

pour dlstilled

4 days and nights,

the vinegar

for

wine vinegar

into

meanwhile stirring

3 days

on

they get well


a,boiling

bal-

the rnatter

5 or 6 times a day, each time cloeing


- 11 0-

and

Then remove them,

a wootlen spoon eo that

lfhen put thern, weII ,stopperedr

of the fire

they glow nicely

Eo that
above.

next

at the bot-

on a stone,

in a reverberation-furnace

a gtone jar,

well

go over

3 or 4 nights.

the element

Pound them snall

and no nclrer iB has been taught


put thern into

5 or 6

you need it.

and the water,

provided

it

and put it

tightly

to the element of the air

greyish-white,

belly;

till

the element of the fire'will

of a red oil.

tqn and look

its

gradually

Btand in thls

all

again in the

in a dish with

increasins
lt

time

put them to caleinate

a moder-

and pour over it

and pour it

remove it

little

glows strongly,
days.

glass,

eeal it,and

Put the recipient

give

first,

and put it.to

in tripode

put a helm on, set it

furnace.

put

remove them, pound them on a stone,

the diseolving

balneum, as before,

They

on a stoner

or e99r Eeal it

30 days and nlghts

Aftenrards,

pot.

the

Finally,

Jar again.

pour the vinegar


d r y t h e fe ce s,
the vinegar
recipient

from the fecibus,

carefully

Now set it

draw the vinegar


will

distill

off,

your fire

or air;

and eeal it

into

oxide

into

Stone to a fine

and dissolved

put it

hermetice,

nally,

pure water.

tion,

Do not let

tt

but while

etill

that

hermetice,

40

for

pure water

it

Ln a dish with

and rise

turn

and falI

into

and set it

it

run into
for

aehes.

will

together.

a red eolor

it

Thus,
be
Fi-

tnore than one ean

eomewhat thicker

down, as otherwiae

again and

everything

manifeet'

will

will

earm' let

the gold

to the calcinated
eeal it

of the fire,

at the bottom
cool

a fixing-

into

Now rub your aforemen-

gold in the fixing-glass;

At last,

etaying

use it

a Red Stone.

Put it

powder and add it

most of the colors

lmagine.

or egg, pour

stand on warm ashes till

by meane of the reguJ.ation


into

ie prepared.

in tripode

congeal into

will

put the glass on the furnace

dissolved

again

but do not use the water;

and Let it

ie disEolved

tioned

or ealt

a glass anpulla

and 2 lbs of our red, 'blesged water.


geal it,

the jar,

back into

and add to I lb of Lt 2 ounces of gold oxide,

Renove that

glass,

and the

in balneo,

and your earth

put it

and it

off

in the balneum as before,

intangibly,

days and nighte,

pour

put a heLm on and a

and put it

Remove it

put it

in nedi.eine,

( sur ger y) ;

24 hours to nevenbenate, in moder-

pour vl.negar on it,


the vinegar

it;

stay at the bottom snow white.

again for

ate heat and no more.

all

pot,

the distillation

into

elernent of the earth

on it

and filter

so a s to use them Ln ehir ur gie

thereon,

Pound it

cool down and Let the feces drop;

it

Iet

and fixa-

than honey.

would not run out'

a glass ampulla.

6 weeks in tripode

with

Seal
the

same regulatLon
into

of the heat as before.

the Philosopherre

to the poor,

be eharitable
which tranefers
gold,

true

taught

stone.

silver,

and this

Remove that,

wirl

eongeal

thank God, and

you have a precious

for

lead,

Now it

copper,

treasure,

and quicksilver

stone can be multiplied

into

as has been

above.

tlonror O rnn Ii
TxeTwenrv-Txrnn
I.ly child,

from

I will

and O

eublimate

it

it

Bring it

(oxide)

gold calx

that,

very gently

the Stone

as much as is needed,
dissolve

to the Red, as has been taught

.
P

Take quicksilver,

to the Red; after

philosophonrnr

sork of

now teach you how to *"*T

to calcination,

in aqua

it

above Ln the

then ,^*."

ij

pound

to each lb of the thus prepared.

on a Btone together

with

, put it

the U
rF

to subli$atei

subtimate q
through the O olia" ('Katk'
means "chalk" or "lirne', but Gotrdkalk is trans-

actually

as gold calx

lated

been gublimated
again,

a third

and again take

or "gold oxide").

into

its

time.
J

ij

Again etir

oxide or feceer

what has

and subli.nrate it

keep your feces of the gold,

Finally,

gold oxide;

pound it

again,with

the

Eame sublimated
with

t titregr EB before, repeatLng each time


I
gold oxide; and keep all your feces frorn the gold

freah

together.

Put them Ln a reverberation

and night,s,

to calcinate

your rnatter

or feees or earth

Now take
put it

into

the gold,

our burning

a fixing-glaes
seal hemetice

furnace

in rnoderate heatr
of the gold

blegsed

water

:ll2-

8 days

rB before.
ig well

Then

calcinated.

to tbe Red, 2 lbs;

and add your matter


and put It

for

or earth

on the furnace

of

in the

d i s h wi th
dissolve

th e a sh e s.
into

clear

silver

very fine

set it

to ca l ci n a te

pound it

and put it

everything

into

a distillation

2 0 o r 2 5 d a ys a n d n ights.

solving

glassr

drawn off

it;

pour all
seal it

and everything

will

Proceed in this

prepared,

milk

put it

hernretice,

together

and arl

into

Now everything

wirl

together,

arl

till

a red color
oil.

I{hile

a glass

and fixation,
still

ampulla,

and nights,

colors

with

the Philosopherrs

of

gold,

and add

but keep the water or virgin's


this

work.

in a dish with

together

and alEo riee

appear and they finalry


staying

seal it

and fall

turn

at the bottom rike

and set it

a moderate fire.
Stone.

Then it

Take that
of all

in tripode
will

for

seal

warm ashes.

into

a fixed

warm, pour Lt out of the fixing-glaes

Stone exceeds the virtue


so far,

above

has been
I
on a etone, put it into

on the furnace
dissorve

pure water.

the elements.

the dissolved

your fire,

the dis-

as has been taught

which does serr/e no uEeful purpose for

the grass and put it

into

in the balneum,

dissolved

intangibly
with

it

which you had

has been done and your ealt

the fixing-glass

and distir l

put it

on a stone.

your water on it,

salt

add a helm

no longer distills,

, when you separated

pound this

your air

W hen it

be together

When thiE

potr

out,

But you must distilr

work in everything

in the work of

ampulla,

take lt

thie,

in balneo to distilr ,

can be distilled.

out and pound it

a glass

into

40 days; after

take it

all

put it

fo r

se t i t

that

given m oder ate heat,

will,

Pound your eublimated quick-

water.

on a stone,

w i t h a re ci p i e n t,

for

T hus it

into

50 days

congeal into

out and thank God.

This

Stones which have been taught

becauge the ferment spiritualizesr

and its

salt

is

PrePared.

Now I will

teach my child

(or:

then take alum, egg chalk


cornmonsalt,

all

nic,

subLimate it

Now mix the ar"-

as much fresh matter

nicurn weighs;

it

again

eublimate

your arsenic

will

white

become clear,

In aqua fort,

that

the others

EB much as all

Dry them to the point

of dusting'

pot and distill

aa one normally

any longer.

After

that

agiin,

repeat

Ls achieved with

keep it

this,

the third

it

in the said water.

with

its

makee agua fort.

the pot'

for

Pour your

another

drips

36 hours;

caput mortuum.

It

distillatl'on.

your eublimated

and subllmate

weigh to-

36 houre t111 nothing

glowing

it

rectifying

With thLe dissolve


water off,

for

like

put them into

Put the eaPut mortuum, powdered, back into


distilt

Then

made of alum, egg chalk,

gether.

again on it,

this,

and tranaParent

andl ealtpetrer

aqua fort

After

matter.

calamine

distillation

as your arse-

3 times.

as muih fresh

3 times with

Dissolve

crystal.

and repeat

and

feces,

among its

eenieum eublinatam with


sublimate

the arse-

sublimate

once more.

Repeat it

again.

Iulix them together

vessel;

a sublimation

Pound what has been eublimated

nic.

Pound then

every 4 lbs of arae-

aDd for
matters.

take I lbs of the other

finely;

Ls, 2 parts

that

of each of the others.

mix them) weLI togetherr

and put them into

fire,

Stone

calamine and

egg lime),

at a gentle

to I part

of conunon salt
(or:

dried

porvder lt

4 or 5 lbs;

Take arsenic,

from arsenic.

how to make the white

the arsenic

Do this

again;

3 times,

- 114-

arsenicr

draw the

and again dissolve

eaeh tirne dissolving

in fresh water.

Then sublinate

the arsenic

by itself,

and it

i s prepared.

Now take as rnuch eirver


eolve

it

in coruton agua fort,

chalk with

and beat lt

conunonwater of its

fire.

erate

as the welght of the arsenic,

Take this

down.

saltiness,

i'um, and sublimate

thenr of the chalkr. at first

glow,

2 hours.

for

limate;

ted all

the dietillation
Then let

it

l-ts fecibus,

as before.

Do this

4 tirnegr

cinate

in the sublimation

a eoft

glow

tilled

out,

wine vinegar

and nights,

put it

on it,

pare the salt,


intangibly

earth,

nace in a digh with

until
perfect

it

set it

for

with

the arse-

to reuenbenate or cal4 days and nights,

your stone Jar,

pour die4 days

water

will

stays
Elixir.

take twiee

into

hernretioe,

pure water,

as a erystalline,

rt tranelates
- tI5-

tl

+r

put it

as heavy

oLl,

to-

on a fur-

fl.re,

alao riae

clear

and X

to-

put everything

to the lthlte.
seal it

pound it

aehes, and again gl.ve noderate

dieeorve
fixed

that

above

you horr to pre-

subseguentlyr

and for

in

everything.

in the balneum for

when r inetructed

on a atone,

Lnto a fixLng-grass,

ewerything

into

or corpus.

of our burnLng blessed


gether

aDd you have sublima-

and proceed in every way as r have taught

in the work of antimonium,

gether

furnace,

again to

not too hot or Lt wourd mert and spoil

Then take it

fairly

in a soft

and set it

or Qu. Ess. of the ailver

Then put the feces of the silver

nic.

heating

cool down, and remove the sub-

with

the epirit

our saD|inaton-

pot etands there

again pound it

gublimate

on a mod-

ealeem Lunae and the prepared arsenic,

on a etone, put tlren into

Bo that

l{ash this

and dry it

pound them together

etronglyr

dis-

and

and falr,

whleh is a

into true silver.

P u t t h is

a g l a ss a mpulla or egg, eeal it,

i n to

days and nights

in tripode,

and it

will

Stone, whose projection

Philosopher's

coagulate

and the projection

tin,

for

into

is very great.

Eame work which you have here done with


do with

set it

will

40

the
The very

you can also

silver

be equally

high.

Thank

to the poor.

God and be charitable

l{onxor rxe SulpHun


ltly child,
all

Stonesr

taught

listen

and hear

re well

before.

kinds

of

eulphur.

which

comes out

the

iron

ig

blackish

ores.

There

sulphur,

which

which

somewhat yellow

and greenish;

of

is

the

is

ores

which

comes from

lead.

comes from

There
the

the

ores

of

there

are

above
those

different

(or:

green

is

Stone

among all

sulphur

oreE of

also

strong

secret

must know that

There
of

greateEt

as the

My child

about

darkish)

and yellow

.
There is sulphur
O
?
that one comes from

white

sulphur

and all

like

these

suet,

do not

aerve

our work.
But there

and somewhat clearr


though it

and very beautifully

were noble gold.

of l0 or L2 lbs.
very light

a Sulphun which is hard and schistous

exists

yellow

somewhat reddish.
both together,

it

This one occurs

$lhen it

le broken up into

inside'

threaded sith

If

one knocks off

creaks and whistlee

if

you rub it

it

creaks.

Yet a better

rub Lt firmly

upon iti

with

lemon-yellowr

the nail

pieces,

a piece of it
like

little

it

is

Take a flat

and

and rubs
miee; or

or a etiff

or take powder of this


- 116-

lumps

small streaks,

of your finger

test:

in large

is

piece of
sulphur

leather,
O

and put

it

platter,

on a silver

the O

will

and rub it

That one (that

copper.

(a German coin)

put the Pfennig


thus rubbed,

in a dry

a dry leather,

with

yellow-red

take on a beautiful

were polished

finnly

colorr

for

spot out of the air.

You find

this

Sulphur

One can also


(tlote:

polished

red like

find

in Frankfort,

it

now the Pfen-

If

is

from the gold mines, and it

it

Sulphur

on a gtone with

with

it.

guantity
gether

Put it
"f
with

neum boil
then let
off
gins

it

a stone jar

cool

powder at the bottom.


gar on the stone,
off

Now distill.

the vinegar

can coll.ect

them together

till

well

Do thie

the tinged
till

vinegar

the vinegar

it

there

off.

to-

the bal-

into

ie a golden-yellow

trnwder again with


the.balnerlm

with

Ae to ,the feces

and melt

be-

vinegar

freeh

that

then and sell

vine-

r BS before,

no more feceE remain in diseolving

it.

remain,

you

them to the

of g.unpowder.

9leigh the powder,


5 parts

it

and let

of the colored

till

a goodly

stir

Put all

into

and draw it

one were to paint

every day 3 or 4 times;


Filter

on.

Rub this

put it

as if

and pound

and pour on it

stirring

vinegar

and distill

pulverize

cover the jar,

down and fall.

colored.

and Brflgge

one comes from Spain

in the BaLn. Mdr.,

5 or I days,

to becme

manuf acturers

vinegar,

set it

and pour other

the balneun,

dietilled

a wooden spatula,

for

comes from Hungary.

is the right-one.

take l0 or 12 lbs,

into
.

and it

that

'Bruges");

etays

it

is good Sulphur.

it

in Cologne, or in Middelburg

In French it

Of this

copper,

Or

I or 9 days,

ning becomes b1ack, the Sulphut is no goodr but if


beautifully

it

ls good.

sulphur)

or silver

ie if

of Roman vitriol,

and to I part

of eulphur-grcwder

which should Ue dried

Q,

take

, but in

auch a way that

lt

keeps its

g e t h e r o n .a e to n e , p u t it
it

first

a gentre

with

morer and finally


2 days.

it

away, put it
urlx it

water,

fire,

again.

3 times;

and'do that

(strong

out,

with

Do this

back with

it

freeh

matterr

the feces;

and put it

because the glass

(gradualry)
fire)

its

for

feces and

Then throw the feces


and

fresh

in our red philosophical


Draw the water off

and take to Z parts


then it

into

and

tightly,

of it

and set it

6 weeks such that

if

rere

in the jar

a99,

wourdl become'soft

in tripode

6 weeks as hag been taught

the other

Now take

a golden philosophical

work;

held

ia ready.

is of no use here as it

Close it

weeks, the firet

it

subr imate

3 timeE.

your sublimate

wax.

to-

ES has been said,

here.

of poudered gold oxide,

like

this

and then again with

then dissolve'it

Now welgh your sublimate,


part

mix it

3 times.

which has been taught

sublimate

a eublimatoniuni

and then gradatim

strongly,

3 times with

matter,

into

Take the eublimate

subrimate

pound arl

spirits.

for

lB

in the previous
a paper

one cotrLd light

in which ls the egg.

Try that

every day 2 or 3 times

or more, and block

the square hole

at the outsLde furnace

in order

retain

It

it

stand in thie

lrteanwhile,
pode, calcinate
eublimation.
it

into

regimen till

however, while

the heat.

the 18 weeks are over.


the work is

standing

in tri-

your feeee So'Lis whieh remained after


Reverberate

it

Lnto a small

a time of need.

the eals Solie

pour on it

a fixing-glass',

Just enough that


pour it

to better

can dissoLve.
glass,

(Nota:

cloee

for

2O daysr put

our red burning


gfhen it
it

well

the

water,

is dissolved,
and keep it

for

T{tren the golden cask has been used,

it
for

has drawn out the spirit

the matter

But it

just

ae good to seII

l i g h te r

a n d p a l er .)

is

a little

it

When the 18 weeks are over,


as you wish.

as much of it
glassr

dissolve,
tion

cl a ri fy,

pot with

heat.

Seal it

an alembic.

The recipient

put it

and take
a fixing-

into

as heatry as the

very tightlyr

and pour it

Distill

like.

is only

remove your matter

water on it,

out,

its

it

or the like,

or close it

ta ke it

as being

Powder it,

and pour red burning

powder weighed.

from itr

work to make medicine

no Longer Berves this

let

it

a distilla-

into

per balneum in clear

it

has to be very weII

You must

luted.

have an alembic which has a tube above, because you must diseach time pouring

6 times,

till
matter

will

move it

remain in the glass

from the balneum, eet it


give a gentle

aehes, first
First

the air
After

will

9o oVer as a gold-oilr

will

shine like

guickly;

the fire
Then it

gold.

It

put another

off,

on the furnace

till

Bo that
it

in strained

recipient,

the helrn will

for

and set the feces

glowing

let

to reverberate

Then take then out and put them into


of the gold,

it

like
cool
for

Lncreasing

at the bottom.
red emoke.
down, take

I or 10 days.

a emall glass

which you had kept

-I I 9 -

and close

24 hours,

blood and finally


go over,

and it

the helm and the recipient

gtand thus till

the pot starts

go over like

Add the eolution

Then re-

and subeequently gnadatim.

on the spout,

gfhen no mo:re epinitue


it

honey.

Now relnove your recipient

of blood.

gradatim
will

thick

go over as water.

will

it

like

red water oni and your

one has to put on another

this,

take the color

firer

fresh

ampulla.

in a small

glass,

to the other

earthE

together.

dissorve

earth

Then set tt

and a salt

Pour on it

all

and set it

in tripode
fLre

and air

remain of your natter

or earth will

the air

with

all

a glass

ampulla or egg.

the fire,

seal Lt hermetice,

f,or 12 days, Irith


will

wirl

Ln the barneum and draw the

which you must pound and put into

time all

Norr you have both

Put them on hot ashes and the earthe

together.

water off,

in the ampulla.

be tnbtbed

a rnoderate fire.
into

the earth

fn

and be-

come hard aa a stone.


and weigh your matterr

Remove that

and pour on it

ing-g1aes
matter

uelghs.

Seal Lt hermetice,
aghes, giving

in a dish with
will

disaolve

will

rise

into

with

the other

elear

that

takes place,

that

is over,

yellm.

aII

Then rejol.ce:
your

Now increase
that

it

does not cool

Wtren tt

red.

and seal lt
it

matter.

with

also

rise

and descend and one

imaginable

fixed.

you see that

till

fl.re
off

eonEiderably,

before

pour it

turns

and take good care

the egg while

a good regulat'ion

these 6 weeke tt

Stone.

-r20-

will

pale-

the Red is hidden.

you Eee your matter

lnto

Do

color.

the matter

For under the l{htte

all
and when

appear;

a whlte

lnto

also keep

But before

will

colors

turn

one will

of a cmall

and the chamber Ln whieh gtands

lfithin

losopherrs

Notr everything

keep your hand between the uaLl

easily

furnace

a moderate f,ire.

perfectly

rather

hot,

the seal Eenmetis (the seal of Hermes).

with

in tripode

you could
iron

is red,

on the furnace

and make it

will

the fix-

ae much ag the

and subsequently,

everything
your fLre

water,

into

and set it

ryater,

the other

at the bottom

not increase

our burning

put it

firer

Set

Eo that

of the big

the'egg

coagrulate into

wl.th the
a Phi-

Take it

out,

iifi,

f,har{k' God, fob t*t

much has been eaid be'fole.


it

rts

is

prbjection

the Stone of which


Le lnflnite,

makes the beet gold ,that, can. be seen, though it

nalleablei.r

so one ha^Bto ahd te this

because it

is all

gold'other

and

ls aII

too

metlt-gold,

too eoft.

Er'm-orrHE'Ti+iRD'PARr,
oF THEl'lrrenru-'
l{bRr'I0', Isn*cr Holunor
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