The second part of Carlo Lancillotti’s commentary on Basilius Valentinus’ recipes on Antimony. Alchemy, ancient chemistry, and Spagyric mixed to discern attentively. [Read more…] about Lancillotti: Glass and Oil according to Currus Thriumphalis. Part 2
Lancillotti and the Starry Regulus according to Basilius
Basilius Valentinus was made easy by Carlo Lancillotti in an effortless chemical language from Currus Triumphalis Antimonii. Experiences on Starry Regulus. [Read more…] about Lancillotti and the Starry Regulus according to Basilius
Antimony Glass or Caput Mortuum?
Ancient spagyrists knew that the mere division and re-union of four elements, repeated just a few times, did not lead to alchemical Sulphur but to Caput Mortuum, a chemical salt. [Read more…] about Antimony Glass or Caput Mortuum?
Basilius Valentinus, Azoth & Solve et Coagula
The frontispiece engraving from Basilius Valentinus’ book “Azoth” is also an extensive allegory for Solve et Coagula, which designates cooking at large. [Read more…] about Basilius Valentinus, Azoth & Solve et Coagula
Basilius Valentinus, Salt, Azoth or Philosophers Gold?
In “Azoth” by Basilius Valentinus, we come up with the archaic term Azoth. Is a neologism put forward for a new third principle or Salt? [Read more…] about Basilius Valentinus, Salt, Azoth or Philosophers Gold?