And at least a second putrefaction or Black Phase ( see an Opus Magnum scheme). As of now we have grasped a kind of Dissolvent, more or less. As a matter of fact only the male has to be reincrudated. The female represents the “Dissolvent”. But I don’t want to comment any further, since here Lefevre is perfectly aware to perform a chemical operation and not an alchemical one. He is not so pretentious. After all, he is just looking for a medicine.
“In the end these salts come to appear as big crystals, during the corporification work they will get calcined by themselves and reduced to an impalpable dust which has to be guarded with care, because it includes in itself the virtues of all the celestial and terrestrial substances, proper to the conservation of our natural warm and radical humid ( Humidus Radicalis);”
In poor words for the conservation of the Secret Fire within every being.
“To go further into the comprehension of the awesome things it contains, you will invariably proceed with the September Flos in the same way as the Female”.
We have seen above that we cannot apply a serious alchemical sex when only dealing with substances collected in different part of the year……unless we mean to marry them further (4).
“So done, we will unify these two powders in equal weight, an atom of these joined substances has the virtue of an entire drachma. Being joined together they are called Elixir, by means of that you can achieve and aspire to the hightest metallic transmutations mysteries , depending what sort of fermentation you have pick up : the sun one ( gold) or the moon (silver)….”
Really it is not so easy done. Lefevre has neglected a lot of passages ( always check the Opus Magnum scheme as above).
“We have to act in accordance to the weights of nature taking ten ounces of this elixir and one ounce of gold foil and crumble it on marble, then put this powder inside a vessel which will have to be hermetically luted, cook for forty days at a lamp or ashes heat without discontinuing it and in twenty days the elixir will resurrect this gold in its real first matter, which will be blacker than black, ten days after this great black will produce a snow whiteness, in further ten days a green color will appear, then citron or citrinus, then dark violet, then suddenly in four days the ultimate color will be red and the projection on the mercury (metal) put to crucible till smoke, throwing over this powder a part of seven part of mercury and it will be fixed “si credere fas est “ or we have to believe it.
Take an ounce of your powder, get it dissolved in seven ounces of your mentioned blood, put a flask at balneum mariae and give fire to ashes for ten or twelve day, the whole will become like a melted gum; then bury it on the sand till neck for twice twenty four hours and will result a medicine whose proportion will be one weight over one hundred of mercury and the whole will be fixed according to the metal of the ferment……..”
The metallic gold dissolved and then dissolved over again, so reincrudated, is the ferment. That’s to say it has got back to its first matter or Secret Fire/Mercurius.
“….and that will be limitless: anyway I don’t believe a word.”
Well……the process is not entirely disclosed, but if Lefevre really didn’t believe it, surely he would not have wasted a word about.
“Observations on the Flos Coeli proceeding.
The salt must be extracted from the remains of the distillation for the first given water.
In order to get the male married with the female one has to set aside the female or the male to do so. That’s to say the first cooked should wait the gathering of the other one……..”
Here Lefevre seems to eventually admit that male and female are the result of a partition.
“It will be closed inside a bottle over the night before the marriage, one has to temperate the water dryness in order to become as it was after the cooking, so done they will be joined as above mentioned; a spoonful of this water with its salt removes all sort of diseases, mostly fevers and if one must go on with the treatment this might be three times two by two a day.
Place the quantity you like of Flos Coeli into an enameled pot, pour over some olive oil in order to well cover said flower ( product of a distillation) let it digesting at cool during three or four days, after that you will pour the whole inside a pan, where you make it boiled into the afore mentioned pot until the afore mentioned flower lies dried at the bottom of the afore mentioned pan : pour your oil in which you will place a similar quantity of the afore mentioned Flos Coeli, digest them and cooked as above, repeating a third time, after that you will weigh up your oil and take the same weight of good litharge (lead monoxide) reduced in powder, you will pour an adequate quantity of a good vinegar from a white wine over it and make them boil, after that you will have it resting for some hours, and extracted the vinegar saturated with the litharge salt , take care not to mix them, after that you will stir the vinegar together with your oil from the afore mentioned flos coeli into a pan and have them gently cooked on the fire continuously stirring up till this mixture become brown color and with a proper texture, which you will prove on the back of a mortar, being that cooled down it will be rolled, to be kept guarded for your use. This poultice is employed to remove cysts and scrofula.”
- See also Sun & Moon at the turn of the last millennium ; Philosophia Reformata, Father Sun & Mother Moon ;
- See also Atalanta Fugiens & the Golden Apples ;
- See also Kamala Jnana from Black to White ;
- See also Atalanta Fugiens & Mercurius Duplicatus ;
- See also Capello and the Equinox Nostoc Collecting ;