De Furnace Anatomica, on the Anatomical Furnace (I was undecided until the last moment whether to publish it or not, it was so mentally disorganized, it seems like a person who is mentally passing a well known scheme….but fortunately there were pictures).
In not different relation, the proportions of our oven must correspond to the previous (the anatomical alembic), so the body height is twenty four inches from the inner part. Divided into three cavities, any of them eight inches height and brought to twenty four inches, and shall have a threefold bottom, which has to be differently holed. A tiny slit shall be broken in the middle of the diameter, so to fill up the fourth part of its bottom area. In the middle six apertures shall be perforated at the same distance, the interval width of the holes from each other shall be equal, whose diameter, the diameter of the fourth part, the large hole of the inferior basement shall be, the proportion and geometry is well known, six superior holes, it shall have the proportion of at least over one and a half, shall be united, fire of first degree, with the entrance measuring three longitudinal octaves, corresponding to nine inches: second degree of future fire, of the fourth parts the three, 18 inches: the fire of the third degree shall be 27 inches: and of the fourth one is six and thirty, a simile proportion of 12 inches in small diameter, more than threefold, and longitudinal more than one and an half, the superior holes differently of how they are seen from outside.
A different proportion is due when hovering, so to reach the four holes in the bottom: this is to keep completely open the superior ones and the inferior must be equal in the exposed part, bear that the basement in the middle should be double and set above and swiveling in his neck, the superior holes little by little can be opened and if halting must be fixed, and so the regimen of fire can be increased or decreased suiting the opus. The pot does contain sand and into it the distillatory vessel, it is made from copper, war helmet shaped, and the part on the cuspid shall be rolling, together with a glass container, this master piece, equally copper made, longitudinally measuring 20 inches, equally divided, hung from a part of the lid of the pot, copper like, and whose curved superior straight helmet holds, on the other hand it must have a copper chandelier next to the lid, which shall carry the receiving, with the rolling container. The remaining lateral tower, filled with coal, and the superior part closed, but shall have a slit to communicate with the furnace, light on the coal according to your own experience.”
The remaining chapters of the appendix run along the doctrine of Thurneysser (who, in his turn, took inspiration from Paracelsus). According to this doctrine, the diseases were the consequence of derangements of chemical processes in the body. Therefore urine had to be analyzed chemically in order to identify such pathologic processes.
- See also Testamentum Fraternitatis Roseae et Aureae Crucis. Part 6 ;
- From David Gordon White “The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India”, The University of Chicago 1996;
- See also Testamentum Fraternitatis Roseae et Aureae Crucis. Part 2 ;
- See also Testamentum Fraternitatis Roseae et Aureae Crucis. Part 3 ;
- See also Codex Laur. MS Ashburham 1166 and the Acrostic I.A.A.T , Rodanius and the Rotation of Elements Part 1 , Stoll, the Lacinius Translator on Male and Female Elements ;