And nature and creatures will completely submit to you and obey you. Then you will taste the power of the inferior and superior world. The power will be within you if you are not crazy, furious and blind. Put before the Highest throne lauding your creator all the strengths dwelling in your soul! Lay them down at his feet and don’t keep anything for you! And – how amazing! – He will welcome as a sacrificial offer and in turn will be poured thousand times in your soul, therefore you shall be filled with the strength of the Highest. Mountains must step back before your passing through and waters get divided. Almost, by virtue of that power you will be able to know the angels and see them in harmony of spirit before God.
Oh ineffable benevolence of the Highest! Oh inscrutable love that penetrates to the marrow of bones! Oh inexhaustible flowing of the spirit as you permeates your faithful! For them you are a crown of delights, you filled them with lust and all the rich goods of your salvation. You fill them with the fire of your love, which is penetrating and is powerful and stronger than death.
Oh Zebaoth, Lord, man has to know himself and He who is living into his soul, because we live, operate and are in Him.
Oh, ineffable benevolence of the Highest! Oh inscrutable love that penetrates to the marrow of bones! Oh inexhaustible flowing of the spirit as you permeates your faithful! For them you are a crown of delights, you filled them with lust and all the rich goods of your salvation. You fill them with the fire of your love, which is penetrating and is powerful and stronger than death.
Oh Zebaoth, Lord, man has to know himself and He who is living into his soul, because we live, operate and are in Him.
Then, when you will have found yourself and have been found, you are going to have in your hand, or better inside you, all the superior and inferior strengths and you can make the Mysterium Magnum. Given the power of your soul, this will be easy. You will be able to command all the spirits subjected to you; you will be able to command the nature to do what has been created for; given that power, you will be able to save and free a soul from ruin, as your spirit will take hold of this soul, so he/she must obey him. In that state you will be invincible against the spiritual forces of darkness, who must keep out from you and even obey you.
Nevertheless, pay close attention, remember you must not presume this power to be yours, of your own property, nor doing anything that doesn’t bring glory and honor to the Great Spirit. Otherwise you will be devil. Instead offer, in your turn, all you do, by virtue of his strength, so that brings back to Him all the glory. In this way he will not abandon you, but guide you as he guided all the father who completely relied in him. You should be tied to Him only, and He should not be hurt by you, either you adore another creature, or in addition to him, you love things worth very little. In fact he is the life of your soul; is He who gave you so many blessings, who has created you so noble and poured into you the life of all things, even a life much more magnificent than the great world. You keep in you all that is under your feet; you, since must generate his creatures, do live in the Verbo Domini ( Lord’s word). In fact the power of nature keeps thanks to you and the Great Spirit of Jehovah, in within you live, as the Spirit who has created the world is into your soul, that’s to say in your’s soul life. So you see in you all the strength of nature; in this strength dwells the Great Spirit of Jehovah.
Thus know yourself, and fear and love God above any other thing with all your heart and soul! And keep away from all gods and those who get themselves to be called “god” and hold the treasure of your soul! Mind not to express a favorable opinion on them and not to get, in so doing, unworthy of the strength and cooperation of the Great Spirit, but make sure your greatest effort is to love God with all your heart. Don’t share your heart with them. Don’t be unfaithful and think that in your soul there must be the steady foundation of the Highest. The Lord recognizes only those who belong to him.
For this reason, dearest man, the Highest has created the man and put in him, in an even nobler, all that exists in nature and creatures. Thus I teach you that what is above is the same as what is below, and with that you can do prodigious things. Man owns all these treasure and bring all along inside his body!
If he fears God he can search and prepare the Mysterium Magnum extracting it either from himself or from the great world:
First point: He has this power hidden in his blood; in fact into the thing by which you can prepare a tincture there is the life of the spirit; so if you take the use you will be taught about all the spirits under the sky shall be to your order and you get a medicine to get the dead to live and to work wonders.
Second point: With urine, if you live chastely and purely, you can prepare both the stone of our ancient and alkahest.
Third Point: with the urine and feces of a healthy man you can prepare the Opus Magnum.
In this way we will prepare our extases or secret operations. The most important is that with the blood of a holy and God-fearing man, who has detained his virginal spirit and the treasure of purity or that, honoring God, has kept away from carnal pleasures for some time.
Ask this person a pound of blood, pour it in a short alembic, put a helm on it ( note by Archarion: which matches almost exactly to our current refrigerator). Place the alembic in a cinders balneum, add to it a gathering container and distill all till dry. Take care the residue doesn’t burn, so be careful. The distillation finished, take the helm off and pour all again; once more put the helm on, secure very close and add the gathering container. Completely distill again, pour again and repeat seven times. During the seventh distillation give finally a strong fire so to make the animic salt to rise all. In this way you will shake all the seven qualities of the seven original animic spirits in their centre or red earth and have raised their volatile parts. The corpus ( note by Archarion: residue) with the glass put it aside. Pour also the risen liquor into another clean glass, put it in B.M (note by Archarion: Balneum Mariae), distill cautiously the spirit in the gathering container and be careful.
When big, greasy and oily drops begin to pass, remove the gathering container and keep the past spiritus in a large clean glass in a cool place. Put another gathering container and keep on distilling, so the oily phlegm can pass. Then when it start to turn yellowish, remove the gathering container with the phlegm and keep that too. Place another gathering container and distill the acetum as well, add it to the previous spirit, or better, pour them together; as the thing has its reason. Take the phlegm and pour it on the residual corpus and extract all the red. Pour all the clear solution together in a little retort, place it in a cinders balneum and distill all the phlegm. Then plug the little retort and put it aside together with the liquor. Remove the phlegm, take the corpus and get it carefully calcined in a crucible preventing extraneous substances from falling into. Pour on the phlegm and put them to putrefy together for four weeks. Then pour them again on the residue with distilled water and extract all the salt. Pour the dissolved salt and the phlegm in a little retort, place it in cinders balneum and distill little by little the phlegm till the salt remains. remove the phlegm. Then to the salt in the little retort add also the other extracted one which has already been passed with the distilled water, and extract. Pour again on the salt this over distilled water and extract; in this way some new faeces will get settle (precipitated, wastes) decant the clear and clean solution, and distill all the humid till total dryness. Then take this salt and grind it well in a clean vessel, put it in a wide and flat alembic and pour over the previous spiritus and acetum, which are set together, as also the red extract and one part, or half, of phlegm; place a well soldered blind helm and have it to putrefy for two-three days and two-three nights ( note by Archarion: today instead of the blind helm it is used a refrigerator made by a little glass spiraled pipe which has been melted in a glass casing). Then take the alembic and put it in a cold place, in this way crystals do form. If the crystals do not form, take the alembic, place the helm on and distill a little; protect the distilled, and take care nothing extraneous may fall inside; put together the alembic in a a cold place, let alone for a while, and in the end the crystals will form. Then decant all the clear liquor i another clean alembic. And pour over the salt other phlegm which has been extracted, shake quickly and add phlegm again to the liquor so to dissolve the salt a little. Remove the crystals carefully, place the alembic in the cinders, place the helm and the gathering container, distill a part of the phlegm, put the alembic in a cold place, so other crystal will form.
Take them. Repeat the operation till all is crystallized and nothing more will remain as useless phlegm waste. Anyway it is not all useless, so remove it, put the salt together. Now you have the real vitriolum microcosmi, sal sapientiae, sal mysterii magni, even the real Magicum. When you will have prepared that by you, you will be able work wonders; in fact if in magic you don’t have this salt you can do anything good. With this prodigious thing you can take action on human kind and animals, however – as you have been already told – you go on with the Highest strength. ( note by Iulia Millesima: you should have understood the process here involved: we have to volatilize salts to get our Mercurius. And that to all insoluble salts. Testamentum authors has also revealed the number of repetitions necessary for our Mercurius to appear, at least seven).
Now that you have prepared the crystals, you have three ways before you to get them fixed and prepare the lapis medicinalis.
First ways: take the crystals, put them in a phial, close tight, as we will teach you, by melting the glass, place it in B.V. (balneum vaporis – vapors bath) till the crystals get liquefied and become a liquor: When they have liquefied, open the phial, pour the liquor in a little retort, put it in a sand balneum, put on the gathering container, distill what want to pass. If you cohobate ( distill over and over the distilled) till to make all raised, you get the real spirit water of special quality. Add to this water some well subtly ground and very pure gold, as much as gets dissolved. Decant this solution, divide into two parts and put them in little glass and clean vessels. Take the residual earth (the precipitate) from which you have leached the salt: take care it is still pure, get it calcined again, put to weight and when it weight 1 drachm (1/8 ounce) put it into a phial and pour over half your liquor, seal the glass, place it in the athanor and let it to take all the colors until becomes fixed (steady). Then remove it, grind it well and put it again into another phial and imbibe ( that’s to say wet with a part of the residual gold solution) till become a thick liquor. Then close the phial and let it to take again all the color. Repeat again this operation till use up all the liquor, in this way you will make the lapis medicinalis get steady.
Now, this is a long work. To do better and quicker you cab operate in the following way: when your crystals are liquefied, they are become a liquor, take the earth you have prepared, put it in a little retort, pour over half liquor, put the little retort on cinders and distill what wants to pass ( note by Archarion: in fact here you cannot burn or spoil the matter), pour again the distilled. Repeat: tie well the gathering container and distill again, pour again and repeat till anything more will raise. Then place in the sand the little retort and repeat your distillation till all the residue is fixed. Take it and have it ground very well, put it in a little retort again, and then in the cinders after having poured over the half (second half) of the liquor; set well the gathering container and distill cohabiting again till nothing rises. Place the retort in the sand and repeat your distillations till the residual substance gets fixed. Repeat the operation with the third part of the liquor. When all is fixed you have again the lapis medicinalis microcosmi; and this is the quickest way of all.
Third way: You can operate also in this way: take your crystals, liquefy them in their phlegm ad distill the phlegm till you think they can form. If you put this solution in a cold place there form crystals much more beautiful than the previous. Take them and repeat the operation till all is crystallized; then have the crystals liquefy again and do again what I have taught you till all crystallize again. Repeat the operation till they “flow” in the fire without fume. Then weight them and have four drachms to be ground in a clean mortar with one drachm of very pure gold; put both in a phial, close by melting and make them pass through colors in our athanor till the fixed color: crystals will get liquefied, incorporate the gold and get stable together in a very short time. So you have again the lapis medicinalis, a regenerating medicine able of great strength.
If however you want to improve metals, take your lapis fixus, grind it well, put it into an alembic of clean glass, pour on super rectified spirit of wine and extract all which you can extract. Pour the clear solution in an alembic, and distill all, but a red salt which coagulate and become fixed. In this way you have the medicine which works on metals, you have a much more effective medicine and penetrating, and have again the mysterium magnum able to be efficacious on both man and metals. In fact you have to know that the lapis medicinalis, any reign the matter from which it has been prepared belongs, doesn’t enter in any metal if before has not been regenerated for the third time; that’s to say, as I have already said, so the feces ( since they are not necessary) get separated again, before that from the pure solution gets redistilled the spirit of wine, which then coagulates, the lapis is liquefied in the spirit of wine and extracted at least three times.
The prodigiousness of the Great Spirit is ineffable and inscrutable. Man keeps alive, internal life and external life, through the created things; feeding with them he takes the spiritual quinta essentia. Consequently he is joined with Eternal Spirit and in it becomes Spirit and Life. But if he has low inclinations, he is carnal and in created things he just looks for his pleasure, instead of blessing he gets curse, because he doesn’t use gratefully the created things and doesn’t offer in turn to the creator the strength of the creation. Such a man is far worse than an animal and makes of himself a beastly being who is going to remain such for the eternity.
Man is instead joined to the Great Spirit in the strength and drinks from the source of the Verbum Domini, the real manna of life for his need of food. Now, if you follow the Lord your God, you can do with nothing things that for normal humans are impossible. So pay close attention to what I’m going to teach you, that’s to say to do things starting from nothing. In fact the world will not and cannot understand that you satisfy your hunger with a created thing which is filled with the spirit of life. Now, when man benefit it, extracts from created things the quinta essentia, both spiritual than material; with the remaining he does a thing the world looks as null, better has revulsion. Nevertheless the wise and the enlightened by God don’t turn it down because they know there is hidden inside a strength with which they can work wonders.
Now if you are joined to God in a healthy way, remember the following teaching:
In spring, when the air is filled with spiritus mundi, drink wine and eat bread ( with whole grains) and no other food, except some water, like Melchizedek, keep away from pleasures of the flesh, sanctify joining to he Great Spirit and stay with Him with a quiet mood; then gather your urine in glass vessels of 30-40 sizes. Place it under the sun in well closed glass or stone vessels and let quiet for three months or over. But there must not to rain into.The take your urine, pour a part in a great retort, put it in sand balneum and place a great gathering container on it. Distill among many colors the spiritus mercurialis microcosmi; passed all the colors, remove the gathering container. Pour the spiritus in another clean vessel, place again the gathering container and distill half the spiritual phlegm: Set aside that one also. Make evaporate the residual liquor till get the honey texture; then do the same thing with all the remained urine: That’s to say make evaporate first its spiritus mercurialis volatilis, then the volatile phlegm and then the smelly remaining phlegm, till get a thick brown juice.