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Alchemical Catechism: A Short Catechism of Alchemy Theophrastus Paracelsus

Alchemical Catechism: A Short Catechism of Alchemy

Theophrastus Paracelsus

Published August 28th 2015
ISBN : 9781517096823
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34 pages
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Written in the 16th Century this is a classic and very unique Q & A with Theophrastus Paracelsus.Alchemical CatechismTheophrastus ParacelsusA Short Catechism of AlchemySelected ExcerptsThe philosophers should most carefully ascertain whetherMoreWritten in the 16th Century this is a classic and very unique Q & A with Theophrastus Paracelsus.Alchemical CatechismTheophrastus ParacelsusA Short Catechism of AlchemySelected ExcerptsThe philosophers should most carefully ascertain whether their designs are in harmony with Nature, and of a possible and attainable kind- if they would accomplish by their own power anything that is usually performed by the power of Nature, they must imitate her in every detail.The manner of its improvement must be studied, and this is invariably operated by means of a like nature. For example, if it be desired to develop the intrinsic virtue of a given metal beyond its natural condition, the chemist must avail himself of the metallic nature itself, and must be able to discriminate between its male and female differentiations.In the four elements.With the germ of the given matter- this is its elixir or quintessence, more precious by far, and more useful, to the artist, than is Nature herself. Before the philosopher has extracted the seed, or germ, Nature, in his behalf, will be ready to perform her duty.It is the most subtle and perfect decoction and digestion of the substance itself- or, rather, it is the Balm of Sulphur, which is identical with the Radical Moisture of Metals.