By Archibald Cockren, Sir Dudley Borron Myers
According to practitioners and scholars of alchemy, the body's important strength, or Quintessence, is healthier bought from minerals and metals. utilizing daily language and an available type, Cockren explores the several makes use of and manifestations of this historic technological know-how, from the actual to the medicinal or even the spiritual.
Archibald Cockren used to be a practising medical professional who turned disappointed with the reductionist scientific interventions of his day and sought a style of treating the total individual. This led him to alchemy, and to experiments within the Spagyric paintings that produced components of awesome healing value.
‘Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored’ is Cockren’s try to make the actual advantages of the artwork available to everybody, stripped of its tortuous and mystifying symbolism. Cockren offers the reader a short and actual historical past of Alchemy, besides biographical money owed of a few of the foremost Adepts who've figured in its tale. the method of extraction of the Alchemical ‘seeds’ or very important essences of assorted metals is printed, and Cockren describes the scientific elixirs that may be acquired, climaxing with the ultimate step within the nice Arcanum – the invention of the Alkahest of the Philosophers
This is a publication for all these drawn to the Alchemical method, one who should be learn with revenue through adept and newcomer alike.
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THE SMARAGDINE TABLES OF HERMES TRISMEGISTUS FOREWORD half I. ancient bankruptcy I. BEGINNINGS OF ALCHEMY bankruptcy II. EARLY ecu ALCHEMISTS bankruptcy III. the tale OF NICHOLAS FLAMEL bankruptcy IV. BASIL VALENTINE bankruptcy V. PARACELSUS bankruptcy VI. ALCHEMY within the 16th AND 17th CENTURIES bankruptcy VII. ENGLISH ALCHEMISTS bankruptcy VIII. THE COMTE DE ST. GERMAIN half II. THEORETICAL bankruptcy I. THE SEED OF METALS bankruptcy II. THE SPIRIT OF MERCURY bankruptcy III. THE QUINTESSENCE (I) THE QUINTESSENCE. (II) bankruptcy IV. THE QUINTESSENCE IN lifestyle half III bankruptcy I. the drugs FROM METALS bankruptcy II. functional end 'AUREUS,' OR THE GOLDEN TRACTATE THE e-book OF THE REVELATION OF HERMES
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P. 99 By this Quintessence or quintum esse, Paracelsus meant the nucleus of the essences and properties of all things in the universal world. From the 'Golden Casket' of Benedictus Figulus comes the following: 'For the elements and their compounds in addition to crass matter, are composed of a subtle substance, or intrinsic radical humidity, diffused through the elemental parts, simple and wholly incorruptible, long preserving the things themselves in vigour, and called the Spirit of the World, proceeding from the Soul of the World, the one certain Life filling and fathoming all things, so that from the three genera, or creatures, Intellectual, Celestial and Corruptible, there is formed the One Machine of the Whole World.
81 [paragraph continues] Azoth, Mercury of the Philosophers, has also on account of its extreme volatility been termed the Eagle, for unless its container be very efficiently sealed, it rises into the air and is lost. Now as I have stated in a previous paragraph, when this Spirit of Mercury or Seed of Metals is divided, from it issue two, the White Mercury and the Sulphur, whose oily tincture, being the golden red of the Sun, has earned for it the name of the Red Lion, the Sun, according to astrology, being in the constellation of Leo the Lion.
To take another function of the human body--that of breathing. What has physiology to tell us of the process of breathing? We are taught that the most important function of breathing is the taking of oxygen into the lungs to revivify that venous blood which has lost its oxygen in its circulation of the body, and has to be replaced before it can pass on into the arterial circulation once more. This is one function of breath, but another, which physiology has so far not touched, is the breathing in of the natural electricity or Vital Principle (the Quintessence) in the atmosphere, which the human body uses as nervous energy.
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