Then take one ounce of these crystals and one ounce and an half of sulfur , grind them together in a glass mortar, place them in a steady phial; seal it and put in our secret oven; since they are very volatile and penetrating, heat at moderate fire, in this way they will become a water, because the salt easily melts. Once the solution has happened – I warn you that this substance is easily melted almost in balneum vapori (vapor balneum) – take your glass, place in cinders or a scalable oven and let the colors to pass; in this way you will get a fiery lapis medicinalis. To remove a disease and dignify a metal a grain of this lapis is enough. With it you can transform in gold and silver a whole sea of imperfect metals.
The improvement occurs as the following: take 1/2 ounce of the tincture, 1 ounce of crystals, grind them very well, put them together in a phial, seal it and place it in athanor heated at moderate temperature. So after one hour the matter will become black, then the colors will appear, so you can accomplish the opera in few days. When the matter has been stabilized, you can further improve the salt.In fact one can get plenty of salt. One mark of red gold mineral supplies some 5-6 ounces of salt. But you has to know that, both at the beginning when you turn up the heat, you need to proceed with caution and without rushing, otherwise the sulfur becomes liquid and all your work is gone. If instead at the beginning one proceed with caution and after set skillfully the fire, the work is happily accomplished; Now I will teach you how to proceed with tartar, and how to prepare the mysterium starting from it.
Next chapter at Testamentum Fraternitatis Roseae et Aureae Crucis. Part 5.
- Archarion’s note ( I don’t know why Archarion here does not resist the idea of complicating things searching for his usual patchwork of difficult quotations): Isaiah verses 11, 12, 13 and 16 of 54 chapter make us to well known this Saturn, well interpreted by a Erth from Naxagoras. The prophet’s words are: oh thou afflicted, disconsolate, disrupts all weather! See I’m the one who put your stones away in the puch and who wants to give you sapphires. Your trivial matters will be carbuncles and stones to aspire. And the Lord will teach all your children. See! I have created the artist blowing on the coal fire and who, accomplishing his work produces the matter etc”. Translation from the original Hebrew! In the cited excerpt the prophet doesn’t say that the puch at raw state, crude, is the very lapis, but only that in it he wants to put away all his stones: as in it it is hidden the cause (origin) both of the primitive universal stone, and of the other medicinal tinctures, included those metallic, as well as of all their properties. The same thing can be said of our solar saturn; in fact in it one can put away all the stones and turn them in minerals. Basilius Valentinus confirm it about the lunar saturn in his Via Veritatis, book 4, chap 1 ( still unpublished) with the following words: “Nature produced and offered us a matter that the ancient called in various names. But this matter is the real tinctured matter of metals: in it is hidden and enclosed the spirit of metals and minerals and – supernatural fact – the Highest put all in one only thing, ha given to a unique thing the metals, minerals and precious stones power, a thing that nobody can believe, but the eyes are opened like the disciples in their voyage to Emmaus. It is the real mother of metals and minerals and with that, which has given origin to this matter, the man has been created. It can be compared to the middle world, since what is in the macrocosm does exist in the microcosm and in the man as well, but all that is even found in the middle world. In its inner this matter is a fixed incombustible sulfur, which attract to itself continuously from the air, when the weather is fine, the spiritus mercurii. For this reason in it one can frequently find the spiritus mundi, both the red liquid gold of the wises, bot the wonderful salt. But in the state in which it is when coming from the mountain it is very closed, so for the beginner is very difficult to enter this house” So far Basilus Valentinus. Blessed the young on the way to Emmaus to whom in our sapiential houses have been opened the eyes and who have learned to know this wonderful creature and dismembered according to nature. Anyway the word puch seem to particularly point at the lunar saturn” Der Kompass der Weisen;
- Another Archarion’s note: “an analogue proceeding is described in Chymia Universa in Nuce: Get the Minera Saturni opened before the minerva, i.e. our black magnesia as soon as stars and metheora begin to operate, when the shepherds graze their cattle in the fields, when the sky and sea get married. With the due carefulness sublime from MR a mercurial salt armoniacum or alumen plumosum of philosophers, dissolve in the spiritus of dew secundum legem artis (SLA) according to the art’s law, with it extract the soul from the residual corpus and by means of perfect dew produce the core of the central salt. Then take these three principles in solution and solving in balneum siccum, dry balneum, This is the philosophical azoth, a sulfurous water, a lymph heavy like mercury, a clear water as sour as tartar, a blessed menstruum, the liquor which dissolve gold the most, gets it cooked in a perfect way by its ferment and multiply it with it water, in this way you will have the Lord’s Blessing; make praise to God for the eternity, amen”.