Page 51: “This operation is nothing different from the extraction of the seed of wine out of the same wine. And that’s will be performed letting it cooking with all its substances, then let well digesting and so it will receive and attract numerous Spirits with whichthey will become distended by means of its seminal virtue. The odor of a such prepared wine will give an extraordinary strength to a man who would not do other thing than sniffing. Philosophers extract in the same way the quick matter of gold. They then close it in glass vessels together with some quick Spirits and make them coagulating with some metallic virtues. These philosophers make all digesting till the matter is well impregnated by the virtue of these Spirits and till they acquire a tingeing property as well as the property of freeze all the metals, moreover the quicksilver”.
The extracting operations are not only chemically similar but lead all to the achievement of a Mercurius, since this ineffable substance in inside every atom. But…….,and here Sabine Stuart Chevalier is obsessionally repetitive, Mercurius from metals are richer and gold is the richest, and a less rich Mercurius can help to extract a richer Mercurius. The great difficulty with her is she continually comes back to repeat the concepts already developed which may seem different only for a different wording, and so old and new ideas pile up.
The gold prepared in this way receives the nature of the quicksilver with the mixed sulphur, which cooks it, by separating all the raw sulphur in a way that remains just a pure quicksilver, which takes the form of gold, in the same way that nature gives the same form to pure quicksilver in the deep of the earth.