How To Practice Divine Architect Principles Of Creation

How To Practice Divine Architect Principles Of Creation Cover Possible scenario: You wish to change a friend’s very unhappy home life and its chaotic circumstances. Step 1: Identify which principle is most likely to assist. In this case, Number 3: Creating Heaven on Earth. Step 2: Note that the nature archetype affiliated with it, is number 16 which is light. Take at least half an hour until you become one with the embodiment of Heaven on Earth. Tip: You will be able to feel a slightly different frequency vibrating in the cells of your body if you are sensitive. Step 3: Because you now embody this principle, as you go into the adoration of the Infinite, this principle which is part of the Infinite life, is strengthened (according to the Laws of Reality, what you focus on, you empower). Enter into an attitude of adoration while embodying Heaven on Earth, thereby helping to bring it about throughout all life. Note: It is difficult at times to find the full measure of adoration when the Infinite seems nebulous, but the Infinite’s face is mirrored in the exquisite beauty of life forms within Creation. Adoration can be felt for the Infinite by what has been created. Sustain the adoration for at least 15-20 minutes. This time period is a guideline for beginners. As you do this frequently, it might eventually take a few minutes. Step 4: Because you have just given a gift to the one life expressing as the many, you are now entitled to receive gifts in return. Place the window of Creating Heaven On Earth, number 3, immediately in front of you on the table. Place underneath it (symbolic of the underlying principle) the window of Adoration, number 1. Immediately, on top of them, place the 50 Codes of Creation. Now communicate with the archetype of light, taking time to feel the service that it gives until you feel love, praise, and gratitude in your heart. For example, light and love has become inseparable since the earth’s ascension started February 5, 2005 (See Opening the Doors of Heaven). Light is the organization of all known information. Coupled with love, it is the desire to embrace in inclusiveness all that is known. Life will only manifest what is needed at any given point - everything known serves a purpose that should be honored. After experiencing the gratitude, request that the nature archetype bring in the Creational Codes from the Earth through the wheel into the window of Creating Heaven on Earth. Step 5: For the next 10 minutes, envision these holy codes of light, like a living stream of blue light, coming from the center of Earth through the wheel before you into the wheel you have chosen. Step 6: Put your head directly over the wheel on top of the two windows. As though you are looking into the situation you wish to heal. Envision it beneath the three pieces of paper and see the scene clearly, e.g., the chaotic house Step 7: See a ball of blue light developing around the 3 papers and starting a stream of blue light carrying the codes entering the scene and filling the space you are envisioning. See the scene change to a higher order (Note: this mystical information will not work when a lower order is envisioned). You can therefore not force your will onto the scene if it is not for the highest good of all. Note: If the principle you choose is the principle of adoration, only one window will be used

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

John Mcdonald - The Devil Mark And Witch Prickers Of Scotland
John Dee - The Practice Of Enochian Evocation
Anonymous - Basic Principles Of The Craft

Arnold Of Villanova Biography

Arnold Of Villanova Biography Cover Arnold of Villanova was born in the year 1240, and studied medicine with great success in the University of Paris. He afterwards travelled for twenty years in Italy and Germany, where he made acquaintance with Pietro d'Apone; a man of a character akin to his own, and addicted to the same pursuits. As a physician, he was thought, in his own lifetime, to be the most able the world had ever seen. Like all the learned men of that day, he dabbled in astrology and alchemy, and was thought to have made immense quantities of gold from lead and copper. When Pietro d'Apone was arrested in Italy, and brought to trial as a sorcerer, a similar accusation was made against Arnold; but he managed to leave the country in time and escape the fate of his unfortunate friend. He lost some credit by predicting the end of the world, but afterwards regained it. The time of his death is not exactly known; but it must have been prior to the year 1311, when Pope Clement V. wrote a circular letter to all the clergy of Europe who lived under his obedience, praying them to use their utmost efforts to discover the famous treatise by Villanova on The Practice of Medicine. The author had promised, during his lifetime, to make a present of the work to the holy See, but died without fulfilling it. In a very curious work by Monsieur Longeville Harcouet, entitled "The history of the Persons who have lived several centuries, and then grown young again," there is a receipt, said to have been given by Arnold de Villeneuve, by means of which any one might prolong his life for a few hundred years or so. In the first place, say Arnold and Monsieur Harcouet, "the person intending so to prolong his life must rub himself well, two or three times a week, with the juice or marrow of cassia (moelle de la casse). Every night, upon going to bed, he must put upon his heart a plaster, composed of a certain quantity of Oriental saffron, red rose-leaves, sandal-wood, aloes, and amber, liquified in oil of roses and the best white wax. In the morning, he must take it off, and enclose it carefully in a leaden box till the next night, when it must be again applied. If he be of a sanguine temperament, he shall take sixteen chickens -- if phlegmatic, twenty-five -- and if melancholy, thirty, which he shall put into a yard where the air and the water are pure. Upon these he is to feed, eating one a day; but previously the chickens are to be fattened by a peculiar method, which will impregnate their flesh with the qualities that are to produce longevity in the eater. Being deprived of all other nourishment till they are almost dying of hunger, they are to be fed upon broth made of serpents and vinegar, which broth is to be thickened with wheat and bran." Various ceremonies are to be performed in the cooking of this mess, which those may see in the book of M. Harcouet, who are at all interested in the matter; and the chickens are to be fed upon it for two months. They are then fit for table, and are to be washed down with moderate quantities of good white wine or claret. This regimen is to be followed regularly every seven years, and any one may live to be as old as Methuselah! It is right to state, that M. Harcouet has but little authority for attributing this precious composition to Arnold of Villeneuve. It is not to be found in the collected works of that philosopher; but was first brought to light by a M. Poirier, at the commencement of the sixteenth century, who asserted that he had discovered it in MS. in the undoubted writing of Arnold.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Reformed Druids - Anthology 08 A General History
Reformed Druids - Anthology 07 Miscellany
Aleister Crowley - The Confessions Of Aleister Crowley An Autohagiography

Spiritual Alchemy

Spiritual Alchemy Cover Practiced alongside physical alchemy was a philosophical and spiritual doctrine of personal evolution and transformation. Its adherents strove to transform both their bodies and souls into pure, untainted representations of divinity. They attempted to attune themselves to the essences of the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water) as well as to the powers of the "Seven holy Planets" (Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Sun and Moon), and they did this through intense study, experimentation, prayer and ritual. Through the application of alchemical principles and Hermetic wisdom, it was believed that the alchemist would become a master of both this world and the next.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Arthur Edward Waite - What Is Alchemy
Arthur Edward Waite - The Pictorial Symbols Of Alchemy
Starhwak - The Spiral Dance

The Devil Doctor Paracelsus And The World Of Renaissance Magic And Science

The Devil Doctor Paracelsus And The World Of Renaissance Magic And Science Cover

Book: The Devil Doctor Paracelsus And The World Of Renaissance Magic And Science by Philip Ball

To his successful popular-science titles, Ball adds this biography of an outlandish Renaissance figure. Paracelsus (1493-1541) trained in medicine but ridiculed the profession's medieval scholasticism. Incorrigibly impolitic, he sought to reform medicine with all manner of alchemical means and metatheories that seem strange by modern lights, impudent by those of a civilization in transition from magical to rational thought, and heroic to future Romantic poets. Here is the picture of one man against the world, and Ball makes the most of his sprawling, spendthrift, undisciplined life. A lifelong itinerant, Paracelsus ranged the expanse of Europe, offending, befriending, and moving on. Ball handles the travelogue as a book in itself, parallel to his summaries of Paracelsus' writings on health, alchemy, astrology, and himself. An enlivening portrait that will spark interest in Paracelsus' role in the rise of science. One of Paracelsus's biggest achievements is that he did renounce the reliance on Aristotle and Galen; he insisted on finding out for himself what was true and not being bound by the prior abstract arguments of what had to be true. He was thus skeptical of the main currents of thought in cosmology and medicine, and in favor of learning from experience. Without a systematic methodology, however, he assimilated magical and alchemical thought in his own idiosyncratic way, taking what he fancied and fitting it in to his grand scheme. Even Ball admits that Paracelsus made no major discovery that is still part of science. So what is the fascination (and to be sure, the subject of this fine biography comes across as a fascinating man)? It turns out that he had some good ideas and useful practical applications. He emphasized the power of natural remedies, rather than the moribund concepts of balancing humors that were the standards of his age. Much of his success as a doctor was due to his advocacy of minimal treatment, rather than the phlebotomy, cautery, or amputations by which other doctors could turn even minor ailments into mortal injuries. He evaluated the sicknesses of miners and wrote the first manual of occupational health. At risk to himself, he investigated the plague. He believed that chemical processes, not demons, were responsible for madnesses of different kinds. When other medics considered the illnesses of women beneath their attention, he wrote specifically about them. At a time when it was unusual for anyone to venture more than a few miles from home, Ball chronicles Paracelsus's travels to Germany, Spain, Britain, Russia, Egypt and Greece. He was from time to time a military surgeon or royal physician, depending upon what the needs were and how his luck held out. Sometime he had to travel because a city or university expelled him; he never avoided disputes or criticism. If one really wants to understand the contradictions and "intellectual ferment" of the 16th century, says Ball, one should look not at Luther or Copernicus, but at the much-maligned Paracelsus. Born in Switzerland in 1493, Philip Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, aka Paracelsus, is a figure often more imagined than known. Famous as a doctor of alchemic medicine, he has been compared with Faust and developed a reputation as a miracle worker and charlatan that only grew after his death in 1543. Ball, author of the prize-winning Critical Mass, mixes scant biographical detail with a wide-ranging evocation of the Renaissance worldview to create a fascinating portrait of the man, his age and his historical reputation. Forays into ancient, medieval and Islamic medicine, academic rivalries, the proliferation of publications, and treatments of syphilis all help to recreate the mindset in which doctor and patient lived. Concepts of magic as simply the hidden qualities of nature, and the blurring of poison and medicine demonstrate how what we call science and magic overlapped. Ball produces a vibrant, original portrait of a man of contradictions: "[a] humble braggart, a puerile sage, an invincible loser, a courageous coward, a pious heretic, an honest charlatan...." The Devil's Doctor is a remarkably well written biography of Paracelsus as well as social history of his life time, that period in European History when the Scholastic mindset of the Medieval was being challenged by the coming Enlightenment. Ball, who writes with great clarity and skillful organization shows Paracelsus as a unique individual in the middle of this social revolution, not seeing the whole picture, but living on both sides of the split. An alchemist who grew up in a mining region of Switzerland where the Manipulation of metals was prevelant he received a scolastic education in medicine. He left early because he realized that the medicine of the Greeks no longer served. He sought out the best teachers and herbalists to educate himself and was recognized as one of the best doctors of his time. He grew up in the Roman church, but thought, wrote, and preached independently his own brand of Spirituality barely escaping condemnation for heresy. I had read bits and pieces about Paracelsus over the years, but gathered almost nothing about the man. By putting Paracelsus in his time and many places (the man traveled a get deal for the times), Ball has made him real and his significance to European, and so world, history understandable. I can't say I disliked anything about this book. Except, maybe, the fact that Paracelsus was associated with so many interesting characters who deserved books of their own, which I'll probably never find. I highly recommend this book to those interested in this period of history even if they scoff at alchemy. If they scoff, Ball will give them a better Understanding of its significance to the period.

Buy Philip Ball's book: The Devil Doctor Paracelsus And The World Of Renaissance Magic And Science

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aleister Crowley - The Enochian Tablets And The Book Of The Law
Franz Hartmann - Paracelsus And The Substance Of His Teachings
John Mcdonald - The Devil Mark And Witch Prickers Of Scotland

Jacob Bohmen Biography

Jacob Bohmen Biography Cover Jacob Bohmen, thought he could discover the secret of the transmutation of metals in the Bible, and who invented a strange heterogeneous doctrine of mingled alchemy and religion, and founded upon it the sect of the Aurea-crucians. He was born at Gorlitz, in Upper Lusatia, in 1575; and followed, till his thirtieth year, the occupation of a shoemaker. In this obscurity he remained, with the character of a visionary and a man of unsettled mind, until the promulgation of the Rosicrucian philosophy in his part of Germany, toward the year 1607 or 1608. From that time he began to neglect his leather, and buried his brain under the rubbish of metaphysics. The works of Paracelsus fell into his hands; and these, with the reveries of the Rosicrucians, so completely engrossed his attention that be abandoned his trade altogether, sinking, at the same time, from a state of Comparative Independence into poverty and destitution. But he was nothing daunted by the miseries and privations of the flesh; his mind was fixed upon the beings of another sphere, and in thought he was already the new apostle of the human race. In the year 1612, after a meditation of four years, he published his first work, entitled "Aurora; or, The Rising of the Sun;" embodying the ridiculous notions of Paracelsus, and worse confounding the confusion of that writer. The philosopher's stone might, he contended, be discovered by a diligent search of the Old and New Testaments, and more especially of the Apocalypse, which alone contained all the secrets of alchymy. He contended that the Divine Grace operated by the same rules, and followed the same methods, that the Divine Providence observed in the natural world; and that the minds of men were purged from their vices and corruptions in the very same manner that metals were purified from their dross, namely, by fire. Besides the sylphs, gnomes, undines, and salamanders, he acknowledged various ranks and orders of demons. He pretended to invisibility and absolute chastity. He also said that, if it pleased him, he could abstain for years from meat and drink, and all the necessities of the body. It is needless, however, to pursue his follies any further. He was reprimanded for writing this work by the magistrates of Gorlitz, and commanded to leave the pen alone and stick to his wax, that his family might not become chargeable to the parish. He neglected this good advice, and continued his studies; burning minerals and purifying metals one day, and mystifying the Word of God on the next. He afterwards wrote three other works, as sublimely ridiculous as the first. The one was entitled Metallurgia, and has the slight merit of being the least obscure of his compositions. Another was called The Temporal Mirror of Eternity and the last his Theosophy Revealed, full of allegories and metaphors. Many of them became, during the seventeenth century, as distinguished for absurdity as their master; amongst whom may be mentioned Gifftheil, Wendenhagen, John Jacob Zimmermann, and Abraham Frankenberg. Their heresy rendered them obnoxious to the Church of Rome; and many of them suffered long imprisonment and torture for their faith. One, named Kuhlmann, was burned alive at Moscow, in 1684, on a charge of sorcery. Bohmen's works were translated into English, and published, many years afterwards by an enthusiast, named William Law. Bohmen died in 1624, leaving behind him a considerable number of admiring disciples.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

William Wynn Westcott - The Sepher Yetzirah
Swain Wodening - Anglo Saxon Witchcraft
Nick Farrell - Notes On Geomancy

John Mayow Biography

John Mayow Biography Cover John Mayow (May, 1643 - September, 1679), English chemist and physiologist, was born in London. At the age of fifteen he went up to Wadham College, Oxford, of which he became a scholar a year later, and in 1660 he was elected to a fellowship at All Souls. He graduated in law (bachelor, 1665, doctor, 1670), but made medicine his profession, and became noted for his practice--therein, especially in the summer time, in the city of Bath. In 1678, on the proposal of Robert Hooke, he was chosen a fellow of the Royal Society. The following year, after a marriage which was not altogether to his content, he died in London in September 1679. He published at Oxford in 1668 two tracts, on respiration and rickets, and in 1674 these were reprinted, the former in an enlarged and corrected form, with three others De sal-nitro et spiritu nitro-aereo, De respiratione foetus in utero et ovo, and De motu musculari et spiritibus animalibus as Tractatus quinque medico-physici. The contents of this work, which was several times republished and translated into Dutch, German and French, show him to have been an investigator much in advance of his time. Accepting as proved by Boyle's experiments that air is necessary for combustion, he showed that fire is supported not by the air as a whole but by a more active and subtle part of it. This part he called "spiritus igneo-aereus," or sometimes "nitro-aereus"; for he identified it with one of the constituents of the acid portion of nitre which he regarded as formed by the union of fixed alkali with a spiritus acidus. In combustion the particulae nitro-aereae--either pre-existent in the thing consumed or supplied by the air combined with the material burnt; as he inferred from his observation that antimony, strongly heated with a burning glass, undergoes an increase of weight which can be attributed to nothing else but these particles. In respiration he argued that the same particles are consumed, because he found that when a small animal and a lighted candle were placed in a closed vessel full of air the candle first went out and soon afterwards the animal died, but if there was no candle present it lived twice as long. He concluded that this constituent of the air is absolutely necessary for life, and supposed that the lungs separate it from the atmosphere and pass it into the blood. It is also necessary, he inferred, for all muscular movements, and he thought there was reason to believe that the sudden contraction of muscle is produced by its combination With Other combustible (salino-sulphureous) particles in the body; hence the heart, being a muscle, ceases to beat when respiration is stopped. Animal heat also is due to the union of nitro-aerial particles, breathed in from the air, with the combustible particles in the blood, and is further formed by the combination of these two sets of particles in muscle during violent exertion. In effect, therefore, Mayow--who also gives a remarkably correct anatomical Description of the mechanism of respiration--preceded Priestley and Lavoisier by a century in recognizing the existence of oxygen, under the guise of his "spiritus nitro-aereus," as a separate entity distinct from the general mass of the air; he perceived the part it plays in combustion and in increasing the weight of the calces of metals as compared with metals themselves; and, rejecting the common notions of his time that the use of breathing is to cool the heart, or assist the passage of the blood from the right to the left side of the heart, or merely to agitate it, he saw in inspiration a mechanism for introducing oxygen into the body, where it is consumed for the production of heat and muscular activity, and even vaguely conceived of expiration as an excretory process.

You also may enjoy this free books:

Franz Cumont - The Mysteries Of Mithra
Yogi Ramacharaka - Yogi Philosophy
Wh Auden - The Lay Of Sigrdrifa

Isaac Newton Biography

Isaac Newton Biography Cover Sir Isaac Newton (January 4, 1643 - March 31, 1727) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians in history. Newton wrote the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, in which he described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics. By deriving Kepler's laws of planetary motion from this system, he was the first to show that the motion of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies are governed by the same set of natural laws. The unifying and deterministic power of his laws was integral to the scientific revolution and the Advancement of heliocentrism. Among other scientific discoveries, Newton realized that the spectrum of colors observed when white light passes through a prism is inherent in the white light and not added by the prism (as Roger Bacon had claimed in the Thirteenth century), and notably argued that light is composed of particles. He also developed a law of cooling, describing the rate of cooling of objects when exposed to air. He enunciated the principles of conservation of momentum and angular momentum. Finally, he studied the speed of sound in air, and voiced a theory of the origin of stars. Despite this renown in mainstream science, Newton actually spent more time working on alchemy than physics, writing considerably more papers on the former than the latter. Newton played a major role in the Development of calculus, sharing credit with Gottfried Leibniz. He also made contributions to other areas of mathematics, for example the generalized binomial theorem. The mathematician and mathematical physicist Joseph Louis Lagrange (1736-1813), said that "Newton was the greatest genius that ever existed and the most fortunate, for we cannot find more than once a system of the world to establish."

You also may enjoy this free books:

Stephen William Hawking - Space And Time Warps
John Arnott Macculloch - Eddic Mythology
Anonymous - Pagan Germany
Yogi Ramacharaka - Science Of Breath
Anton Szandor Lavey - Setono Biblija

Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Zakariya Al Razi

Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Zakariya Al Razi Cover Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Zakariya al-Razi, known as Al-Razi, as Ar-Razi, as Ibn Zakaria (Zakariya) or (in Latin) as Rhazes and Rasis, (8641-930 AD) was an Iranian polymath who contributed much to the fields of medicine and chemistry. He was also significant in the field of philosophy. He was born in Rayy (Rages) (actually, in Persian language Razi means from the city of Ray), an ancient city located near Tehran, Iran, and pursued a great amount of his research there. Note that Avicenna also lived in Ray for a period of time. Razi was placed in-charge of the first Royal Hospital at Ray, from where he soon moved to a similar position in Baghdad where he remained the head of its famous Muqtadari Hospital and observed clinical cases. Today his name is commemorated in the Razi Institute near Tehran. Razi was a Hakim, an alchemist and a philosopher. Before becoming a physician Razi was interested in music, he was well versed in the musical theory and is said to have been an exceptional performer. He is considered one of the greatest alchemist of all time and his work remained in use for over 10 centuries. Inter alia he discovered alcohol, the use of alcohol in medicine, and he also discovered Sulfuric acid. Many also claim that he was the first to say that the world is round, but this was known much earlier, e.g. see Ptolemy. Razi wrote 184 books and articles, in several fields of science. His books and Articles are named by Ibn Abi Asi'boed. Ibn an-Nadim identifies five areas in which Razi distinguished himself: 1. Razi was recognized as the best physician of his time who had fully absorbed Greek medical learning. 2. He traveled in many lands. His repeated visits to Baghdad and his services to many princes and rulers are known from many sources. 3. He was a medical educator who attracted many students, both beginners and advanced. 4. He was compassionate, kind, upright, and devoted to the service of his patients whether rich or poor. 5. He was a prolific reader and writer and authored many books.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Miyamoto Musashi - A Book Of Five Rings
Alvin Boyd Kuhn - A Modern Revival Of Ancient Wisdom
Hermes Trismegistus - Book Vi That In God Alone Is Good
Anonymous - Full Moon Ritual Group
Ro Winstedt - Shaman Saiva And Sufi

Alchemical Doctrine

Alchemical Doctrine Cover The soul is enchained in matter and is to be freed. Science as traditionally expounded in the schools was unable to liberate it. Only gnosis, the knowledge of God, could accomplish the task, and to convey gnosis, alchemy transformed itself into an esoteric religion. The beliefs were fantastic: visions, the chemical apparatus as a temple, the Alchemical operation as a sacrificial act, mental baptism in the Hermetic vessel called the krat?er, and the ascension to God by means of a mystic ladder that transports the soul from the discord and Suffering below to the divine order above. The doctrines of alchemy as a religion echoed the Principles of alchemy as a science. These were essentially three: primal matter, sympathy, and transmutation.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Frater Hoor - A Thelemic Calendar
Robert Ambelain - Martinism History And Doctrine
Baron Tschoudy - Alchemical Catechism

The Mirror Of Alchemy

The Mirror Of Alchemy Cover

Book: The Mirror Of Alchemy by Roger Bacon

The Mirror of Alchemy, composed by the famous Friar, Roger Bacon, sometime fellow of Martin College and Brasen-nase College in Oxenforde. In many ancient Books there are found many definitions of this Art, the intentions whereof we must consider in this Chapter. For Hermes said of this Science: Alchemy is a Corporal Science simply composed of one and by one, naturally conjoining things more precious, by Knowledge and effect, and converting them by a natural commixtion into a better kind. A certain other said: Alchemy is a Science, teaching how to transform any kind of metal into another: and that by a proper medicine, as it appeared by many Philosophers' Books. Alchemy therefore is a science teaching how to make and compound a certain medicine, which is called Elixir, the which when it is cast upon metals or imperfect bodies, does fully Perfect them in the very projection.

Download Roger Bacon's eBook: The Mirror Of Alchemy

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

John Musick - The Witch Of Salem
Arthur Edward Waite - The Pictorial Symbols Of Alchemy
Roger Bacon - The Mirror Of Alchemy

Medieval Medical Manuscripts In The Harleian Collection P1

Medieval Medical Manuscripts In The Harleian Collection P1 Cover Harley 3, JOHN MIRFIELD, 'BREVIARIUM BARTHOLOMEI', with glosses and recipes by John Dee; circa 1400. Latin. Harley 6, ST. ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, 'ETYMOLOGIAE', and ALEXANDER NECKAM, 'CORROGATIONES PROMETHEI'; 13th cent. Latin. Harley 55, ANGLO-SAXON Miscellany INCLUDING MEDICAL REMEDIES AND ANGLO-SAXON LAWS BY EDGAR AND CANUTE THE GREAT; early 11th cent. Old English. Harley 57, ALBERTUS MAGNUS, DE MINERALIBUS ET LAPIDIBUS; early 14th cent. Latin. Harley 79, STATUTES OF ENGLAND and ALBERTUS MAGNUS, DE MINERALIBUS ET LAPIDIBUS; 14th-15th cent. Latin and French. Harley 80, COLLECTION OF TEXTS ON ASTRONOMY, OPTICS, ASTROLOGY, AND STONES FROM A MERTON COLLEGE MANUSCRIPT; 13th-15th cent. Latin. Harley 116, COLLECTION OF POEMS AND TREATISES; 15th cent., second half. Middle English and Latin. Harley 209, MISCELLANY OF DEVOTIONAL AND Theological TEXTS FROM ABINGDON ABBEY, including note relating to bloodletting; late 13th-early 14th cent. Latin and Anglo-Norman. Copies. Imperfect. Harley 211, THEOLOGICAL COMPILATION; first half of the 15th cent. and early 13th cent., with late 15th-cent. additions relating to medicine. Latin and Middle English. Harley 218, COMPOSITE MISCELLANY INCLUDING JOHN LYDGATE'S 'TESTAMENT', SCIENTIFIC AND RELIGIOUS TRACTS, MEDICAL AND ALCHEMICAL RECIPES AND CHARMS, AND PRINTED BOOKLETS; 13th-early 16th cent. Middle English and Latin. Harley 219, COMPOSITE MISCELLANY INCLUDING ODO OF CHERITON'S FABLES AND CHRISTINE DE PIZAN'S EPISTRE OTHEA; 15th cent., first half. Latin, French and Middle English. Harley 270, GUERNES DE PONT-SAINTE-MAXENCE, LIFE OF THOMAS BECKET, AND MATTHAEUS PLATEARIUS, BOOK OF SIMPLE MEDICINES; 13th cent., 1st half. French and Latin. Harley 273, COMPILATION OF RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR TEXTS; first half of 14th cent. Anglo-Norman, Old French, and Latin. Harley 275, COLLECTION OF THEOLOGICAL TREATISES; 15th cent. Latin, Middle English and English. Harley 337, COMPOSITE MISCELLANY INCLUDING A CARTULARY FROM ST. AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY, CANTERBURY, AND WILLIAM OF WADDINGTON, MANUEL DE PECHIEZ; 12th-14th cent. Latin and Anglo-Norman. Harley 497, ALCOATIM, CONGREGATIO SIVE LIBER DE OCULIS, AND OTHER SHORT MEDICAL TEXTS ; 15th cent. Latin and Italian. Harley 524, COLLECTION OF SERMONS AND THEOLOGICAL TRACTS; mid 13th cent. Latin and Anglo-Norman. Harley 546, IRISH MEDICAL MISCELLANY; 1459 and mid 15th cent. Early Modern Irish and Latin. Harley 585, ANGLO-SAXON MEDICAL MISCELLANY; late 10th-early 11th cent. Old English, Latin, Old Irish and Old French. Harley 665, MISCELLANY INCLUDING TEXTS RELATING TO RHETORICS, GRAMMAR, THEOLOGY AND MEDICINE, AND OTHER PROSE AND VERSE; 15th cent. Latin and Middle English. Harley 912, COMMONPLACE-BOOK INCLUDING THEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL TEXTS IN PROSE AND VERSE; mid 14th cent. Latin and Anglo-Norman. Harley 937, PHYSICIAN'S FOLDING ALMANAC; circa 1430-1431. Middle English. Harley 941, MISCELLANY INCLUDING TREATISES RELATING TO HISTORY, ASTROLOGY, MAGIC, ASTRONOMY, GEOGRAPHY, RHETORIC, COMPRISING JOHN LYDGATE'S 'DIETARY' AND OTHER VERSES AND MEDICAL RECIPES; 15th cent., second half. Latin and Middle English. Harley 950, COLLECTION OF MEDICAL RECIPES; 16th cent. Middle English. Harley 978, COLLECTION OF MUSICAL, CALENDRICAL, MEDICAL AND LITERARY TEXTS INCLUDING FABLES, SATIRICAL POEMS AND LOVE POEMS; third quarter of 13th cent., possibly between 1261-1265. Middle English, Anglo-Norman and Latin. Harley 1005, CUSTOMARY OF BURY ST. EDMUNDS ABBEY, KNOWN AS LIBER ALBUS; 12th-early 15th cent. Old English and Latin. Harley 1010, MEDICAL MISCELLANY; second half of the 14th cent. Middle English and Latin.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

William Mansfield Groton - The Christian Eucharist And The Pagan Cults
Nu Isis Working Group - Magical Scripts And Cipher Alphabets
Jeffrey Spier - Medieval Byzantine Magical Amulets And Their Tradition

Alchemical Poetry I Do Not Want To Go To Heaven

Alchemical Poetry I Do Not Want To Go To Heaven Cover Medieval alchemy served to counter the Powerful Influences of the Church and its exaggerated emphasis on high moral values. Similarly we must always bear in the mind the field of opposites out of which a third, transcendent body can be born. An old saying puts in another way: "while my head fits Through the window, my tail gets caught." I don't want to go to Heaven I don't want to go to Heaven If it means giving up my horns. I like the thorns I was given. I don't want to go to Heaven If it means cutting off my tail. I like the trail on which I'm headin' I don't want to go to Heaven If it means no more sin I like the gin I can't stop guzzlin'

You also may enjoy this free books:

Michael Ford - Midnight Circle A Commentary Of Azothoz A Book Of The Adversary
Peter Forshaw - The Early Alchemical Reception Of John Dee Monas Hieroglyphica
Peter Carroll - The Magical Pact Of The Illuminnates Of Thanateros
Medieval Grimoires - The Black Pullet Or The Hen With The Golden Eggs
Charles Webster Leadbeater - The Astral Plane Its Scenery Inhabitants And Phenomena

The Philosopher Stone Of Newton

The Philosopher Stone Of Newton Cover Of the material sold during the 1936 Sotheby's auction, several documents indicate an interest by Newton in the procurement or development of The Philosopher's Stone. Most notably are documents entitled, "Artephius his secret Book", followed by "The Epistle of Iohn Pontanus, wherein he beareth witness of ye book of Artephius", these are themselves a collection of excerpts from another work entitled, "Nicholas Flammel, His Exposition of the Hieroglyphicall Figures which he caused to be painted upon an Arch in St Innocents Church-yard in Paris. Together with The secret Booke of Artephius, And the Epistle of Iohn Pontanus: Containing both the Theoricke and the Practicke of the Philosophers Stone". This work may also have been referenced by Newton in its Latin version found within Lazarus Zetzner's, "Theatrum Chemicum", a volume often associated with the Turba Philosophorum and other early European alchemical manuscripts. Nicolas Flamel, (one subject of the aforementioned work) was a notable, though mysterious figure, often associated with the discovery of The Philosopher's Stone, Hieroglyphical Figures, early forms of tarot, and occultism. Artephius, and his "secret book", were also subjects of interest to 17th Century alchemists. Also in the 1936 auction of Newton's collection was, "The Epitome of the treasure of health written by Edwardus Generosus Anglicus innominatus who lived Anno Domini 1562". This is a twenty-eight page treatise on the Philosopher's Stone, the Animal or Angelicall Stone, the Prospective stone or magical stone of Moses, and the vegetable or the growing stone. The treatise concludes with an alchemical poem.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aleister Crowley - The Invocation Of Thoth
Paracelsus - The Coelum Philosophorum Or Book Of Vexations
John Mitchell - The Philosophy Of Witchcraft
Israel Regardie - The Philosophers Stone

Alchemy Generally Defined

Alchemy Generally Defined Cover Alchemy is generally defined as an art which aims to change impure metals into silver or gold. The goal of the Great Work of alchemy, called also the Art, is the "Philosopher's Stone". The Stone was viewed as a magical touchstone that could immediately perfect any substance or situation. The Philosopher's Stone has been associated with the Salt of the World, the Astral Body, the Elixir, and even Jesus Christ. The Elixir of the alchemists has essentially the same ability to perfect any substance. When applied to the human body, the Elixir cures diseases and restores youth. The alchemists' dream is to attain knowledge of the mysterious Philosopher's Stone, or "that Elixir by which such wonders are performed". The Stone is "a blessing beyond all blessings upon earth... given to but very few, and to those few rather by revelation of the good angels of God than the proper industry of man". Alchemical Texts should not be read literally and their content is purely allegorical and mystical. The studies of Carl Gustav Jung show it is possible to detect correspondences between alchemy and mysticism: the alchemist himself, too, was to live through the process of transmutation, and become transformed as a result. In modern language the Stone is a symbol of incorruptible wisdom achieved by uniting both rational, intellectual thinking (masculine, rational, right brain activity) with our intuitive knowing of the heart (feminine, intuitive left brain activity) The basis of all the alchemical transformations required to obtain the Stone (called the Great Work) is seven-stepped formula described by the Emerald Tablet of Hermes.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Starhwak - The Spiral Dance
Dion Fortune - Psychic Self Defense
Morwyn - The Golden Dawn
Dion Fortune - The Machinery Of The Mind
Herbert Stanley Redgrove - Alchemy Ancient And Modern

Alchemical Poetry Burning God

Alchemical Poetry Burning God Cover “With a great howl of rage and hate he snatched the body of his murdered brother out of the chest, tore it into fourteen pieces, and scattered them far and wide over the land of Egypt.” – Roger Lancelyn Green, Isis and Osiris “Egypt, then, was the eye and heart of the Earth; the Heavenly Nile poured its light-flood of wisdom through this dark of the eye, or made the land throb like a heart with the celestial life-currents.” – G.R.S. Mead, Thrice-Greatest Hermes (vol. iii) black dirt heart he licks her secret parts or waters stars a swallow nursed by isis wagered light & shoulders clay so made & moist or reared from grass he burns as summer beams a world of river skin like siamese moon her rock beside the sea the great green fire or flower of the clouds towards the night his wordless book & blankets soaked with dew she bends the sun to white the were-not-days a ros that starts with spring: the oldest death a pearl he swiftly seized & flayed the skin from head & mixed the bones with flesh & burned the mountain / forged his ruddy head from blackness stained with acid gift the stink of furnace leaves or bark & fruit her awful look a coffin-boat & spotted red like blood her young are fed (or slain / or gold

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aleister Crowley - Green Alps Partial Poetry
Order Of The Golden Dawn - Enochian Tablet Of Union
Sandra Ingerman - Shamanic Journeying A Beginner Guide
Baron Tschoudy - Alchemical Catechism

Alchemical Antonyms

Alchemical Antonyms Cover Hellenistic alchemy tended to emphasize the varied contraries inherent in the craft: hot/cold, moist/ dry, earth/air, fire/water. Antonymic structure was symbolically superimposed on matter: Maria Prophetissa distinguished metals as male and female as if they were human, and Zosimos distinguished Between the metals’ souls and bodies. The same antonymy, but with the focus on man himself, characterizes Gnostic dualism with its model of spiritual versus carnal man.

You also may enjoy this free books:

Richard Alan Miller - The Magical And Ritual Use Of Herbs
Sir William Stirling Maxwell - The Canon
Herbert Stanley Redgrove - Alchemy Ancient And Modern
Baron Tschoudy - Alchemical Catechism

Alchemy An Introduction

Alchemy An Introduction Cover

Book: Alchemy An Introduction by Marie Louise Von Franzs

This is an excellent place to see many alchemical symbols. For some, this wil bring up past life memories. Alchemical Galleries, the best on the web. We are so fortunate to have the internet. It used to take a lot of money and ingenuity to get the texts to see this many alchemical images. Here is a dream Carl Jung had about alchemy, a great interest of his. Marie Louise von Franz is describing, in her book Dreams: A study of of the dreams of Jung, Descartes, Socrates and other Historical figures, how Jung's dreams informed his life with direction and meaning. "With Jung one could even say that he based his life work on a meticulous consideration of his dreams. For instance, before he devoted himself to the symbolism of alchemy, he dreamed repeatedly of discovering a wing or an annex in his house which until then was unknown to him. There, in a subsequent dream, he discovered a magnificent library with books from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Some of the volumes contained engravings with strange symbols. Around the same time as the dreams he received an alchemical book which he had ordered from a bookseller and which contained exactly the same pictures. He realized then how vital it was for him to study that particular symbolism...." Book shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the Transformation of the personality and the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for Understanding relationships.

Buy Marie Louise Von Franzs's book: Alchemy An Introduction

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Herbert Stanley Redgrove - Alchemy Ancient And Modern
Richard Spence - Secret Agent 666 Introduction
Reformed Druids - Anthology 00 Introduction

The Art Of Chemistry Myths Medicines And Materials

The Art Of Chemistry Myths Medicines And Materials Cover

Book: The Art Of Chemistry Myths Medicines And Materials by Arthur Greenberg

The Art Of Chemistry: Myths, Medicines And Materials by Arthur Greenberg (Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire) is an impressive, scholarly compilation of 72 outstanding essays on the history and nature of chemistry, ranging from myths about the origins of this fascinating area of science, down to great watershed experiments performed by dedicated pioneers in the field of chemistry. An informed and informative history which is superbly illustrated with 187 figures (including 16 full-color plates), The Art Of Chemistry is a truly fascinating survey and inquiry into the origins of a science that has substantially contributed throughout the years toward human advancement and civilization. The Art Of Chemistry is a very highly recommended addition to any academic Science History collection. Colin Russell once made a television film for the UK's Open University in which he demonstrated some of Edward Frankland's work in a mock-up laboratory built in the studio. Under the powerful studio lights, and in the film itself, the glass apparatus gleamed seductively, leading me to reflect on the wonderfully photogenic nature of chemistry. The visual appeal and power of alchemical paintings, symbols and emblems was elegantly captured by John Read over 50 years ago in his splendid book, The Alchemist in Life, literature and Art (1947). As far as the ideas and practice of chemistry are concerned, however, the economics of publishing has usually dictated that narrative should dominate over art. There have been attempts at greater pictorial generosity. The scholarly pre-war A Pictorial History of Chemistry (1939) by the pharmaceutical historians F. Ferchl and A. Suessenguth has long been a collector's item, but more recently the organic chemist and bibliophile, Arthur Greenberg, produced the light-hearted A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science (2000). (See rev. CH 19, Spring 2001) Primed by the deserved success of the latter, Greenberg again whets our visual appetites with a companion piece that provides another well-stocked gallery of pictures drawn from title-pages, tables and diagrams, cigarette/baseball cards and art works. These are used to illustrate three predominant features of the discipline's intellectual and experimental development -its myths, its medical connections, and its primary concern with materials. Although one of the author's aims is didactic - to help non-scientists understand how science works and to show how chemistry was done before it became largely hidden in black boxes - the predominant purpose (as with the former volume) is to entertain. The format and style are identical to the Chemistry History Tour: 188 illustrations (19 in color) and 72 essays. However, whereas previously the essays were elaborate captions to explain the pictures, in this sequel the illustrations serve to illuminate the essays that form a delightful "random walk through chemistry's imagery." The generously-sized reproductions have been selected from his own library, as well as that of fellow bibliophile, Roy G. Neville, and the Othmer Library of CHF. The essays, roughly signposted from chemistry's spiritual and mythological past through the twentieth century, are essentially playful and satirical, and sometimes earthy in humor. As with his previous book, there is material here in plenty for the chemist and bibliophile as well as for the "amiable historian" (Greenberg's wily term for the critical historian). In my own case, I was intrigued by his perceptive remark about a slower process of metamorphosis replacing stories of the instantaneous transformation of people and things in the twelfth century. I noted a primitive fume cupboard in a print from Johann Kunckel's Ars vitraria experimentalis (1679). There is a valuable comparison between affinity and periodic tables. It is challenging to have Greenberg's opinion that in 1853 Jules Pelouze and Edmond Fremy published the most beautiful textbook of chemistry ever written (Notions generale de chimie) in contrast to the awfully dull Chemia Courtata ("compressed chemistry", 1875) by the Montreal pharmacist A. H. Kollmyer. He also gives a much more complete discussion than I have seen before of the clairvoyant occult chemistry of the theosophists Anna Besant and Charles Leadbeater. As an old fan of Prout's hypothesis, I was also educated by Greenberg's observation that the speculation would never have been possible if the ratio of protonium to deuterium were 80:20 and not 99.98:0.014. Finally, I can't wait to find a copy of a novel new to me: Edwin Herbert Lewis, White Lightning (1923) whose 92 chapters are named after the elements and sequelled in order of their atomic numbers.

Buy Arthur Greenberg's book: The Art Of Chemistry Myths Medicines And Materials

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Nathan Elkana - The Master Grimoire Of Magickal Rites And Ceremonies
Peter Carroll - The Magical Pact Of The Illuminnates Of Thanateros
William Blake - The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell
Aleister Crowley - The Heart Of The Master

Turba Philosophorum Or Assembly Of The Sages

Turba Philosophorum Or Assembly Of The Sages Cover

Book: Turba Philosophorum Or Assembly Of The Sages by Arthur Edward Waite

The Turba Philosophorum (Called also The Book of Truth in the Art and the Third Pythagorical Synod (reprint of a 1914 edition) or assembly of the Alchemical philosophers, is one of the earliest Latin alchemical texts, probably dating from the 12th century. It introduced many of the key themes of the alchemical tradition and was often quoted in later writings. "The Turba Philosophorum is indisputably the most ancient extant treatise on Alchemy in the Latin tongue." The intent and structure of this book are as important as its mystical contents. You will find Truth in these pages. This text is in English.

Download Arthur Edward Waite's eBook: Turba Philosophorum Or Assembly Of The Sages

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Charles Godfrey Leland - Ariadia Or A Gospel Of The Witches
Paracelsus - The Coelum Philosophorum Or Book Of Vexations
Arthur Edward Waite - Turba Philosophorum Or Assembly Of The Sages

Key 10 By Basil Valentine

Key 10 By Basil Valentine Cover In our Stone, as composed by me and by those who have long preceded me, are contained all elements, all mineral and metallic forms, and all the qualities and properties of the whole world. In it we find most powerful natural heat, by which the icy body of Saturn is gently transmuted into the best gold. It contains also a high degree of cold, which tempers the fervent heat of Venus, and coagulates the mercury, which is thereby also changed into the finest gold. All these properties slumber in the substance of our Stone, and are developed, perfected, and matured by the gentle coction of natural fire, until they have attained their highest perfection. If the fruit of a tree be plucked before it is ripe, it is unfit for use; and if the potter fail to harden his vessels in the fire, they cannot be employed for any good purpose. In the same way you must exercise considerable patience in preparing our Elixir, if it is to become all that you wish it to become. No fruit can grow from a flower that has been plucked before the time. He who is in too great a hurry, can bring nothing to perfection, but is almost sure to spoil that which he has in hand. Remember, then, that if our Stone be not sufficiently matured, it will not be able to bring anything to maturity. The substance is dissolved in a bath, and its parts reunited by putrefaction. In ashes it blossoms. In the form of sand all its excessive moisture is dried up. Maturity and fixity are obtained by living fire. The work does not actually take place in the Bath of St. Mary, in horse- dung, in ashes, or in sand, but the grades and regimen of the fire proceed after the degrees which are represented by these The Stone is prepared in an empty furnace, with a threefold line of circumvallation, in a tightly closed chamber. It is subjected to continued coction, till all moisture and clouds are driven off, and the King attains to indestructible fixedness, and is no longer liable to any danger or injury, because he has become unconquerable. Let me express my meaning in a somewhat different manner. When you have dissolved your earth with your water, dry up the water with its own inward fire. Then the air will breathe new life into the body, and you will have that which can only be regarded as that Great Stone which in a spiritual manner pervades human and metallic bodies, and is the universal and immaculate Medicine, since it drives out that which is bad, and preserves that which is good, and is the unfailing corrective of all imperfect or diseased substances. This Tincture Is of a colour intermediate between red and purple, with something of a granite hue, and its specific weight is very considerable. Whoever gains possession of this Stone, should let his whole life he an expression of his gratitude towards God in practical kindness towards his suffering brethren, that after obtaining God's greatest earthly gift, he may hereafter inherit eternal life. Praise be unto God everlastingly for this His inestimable gift.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aninymous - The Angelical Alphabet
Aleister Crowley - Liber 156 Cheth Vel Vallum Abiegni
Rabbi Michael Laitman - Kabbalah Revealed

Olympiodorus Of Thebes

Olympiodorus Of Thebes Cover Olympiodorus was an Historical writer (5th century AD), born at Thebes in Egypt, who was sent on a mission to the Huns on the Black Sea by emperor Honorius in 412, and later lived at the court of Theodosius. The record of his diplomatic mission survives in a single epitome: Donatus and the Huns, and the skillfulness of their kings in shooting with the bow. The author relates that he himself was sent on a mission to them and Donatus, and gives a tragic account of his wanderings and perils by the sea. How Donatus, being deceived by an oath, was unlawfully put to death. How Charaton, the first of the kings, being incensed by the murder, was appeased by presents from the emperor. from Photius' Bibliotheca, tr. J. H. Freese He was the author of a history in 22 books of the Western Empire from 407 to 425. The original is lost, but an abstract is given by Photius, according to whom he was an alchemist. A Manuscript treatise on alchemy, reputed to be by him, is preserved in the National Library in Paris, and was printed with a Translation by Berthelot in his Collection des alchimistes grecs (1887­1888).

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Nicolas Schreck - Demons Of The Flesh
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - Wisdom Of The Ancients
Bernard King - Meanings Of The Runes

Benu Bird Myth Or Reality

Benu Bird Myth Or Reality Cover There are many descriptions of the Benu Bird ranging from various colours to types of birds. It has ranged from a heron (Book of the Dead, depicted with a long straight beak, and a two-feathered crest, the physical manifestation of both Ra and Osiris) to an eagle like bird, a yellow wagtail (Pyramid Texts, serving as a manifestation of Atum), and a golden hawk with a heron’s head. The colouring of its plumage is also varied. Usually part red and part gold it has also said to be royal purple with a golden head and neck or a plum coloured body with scarlet back and wings feathers, a golden head and a sweeping tail of rose and azure. It is described as a large bird. The size of the Benu is the only thing that seems consistent, but also ambiguous, as large can mean many sizes. The Myth of the Egyptian Benu Bird, which was usually depicted as a heron, could have come from a new species of heron found in recent excavations in Umm-an-Ner. When the bones were reconstructed, it was found to be a large heron, larger than any now living. It is speculated that the Egyptians may have seen this large bird only as an extremely rare visitor or from tales of it from travellers who had trading expeditions to the Arabian Seas. Another possibility is the Goliath Heron, now found, among other places, on the coast of the Red Sea, but which may have been more widespread in ancient times.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

John Musick - The Witch Of Salem
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - Beyond The Tenth
The Troth - Heathen Bookhoard A Reading List
John Arnott Macculloch - Eddic Mythology

Alchemical Poetry Emerald Tablet

Alchemical Poetry Emerald Tablet Cover Hermes set down seven steps to transform From the 'lead' of Self, the 'gold' of Spirit is born. Step one, CALCINATION, the Spirit awakes What is life about? Questions you make. Step two, DISSOLUTION, the Psyche stirs Remorse abounds, realization occurs. Step three, SEPARATION. Release! Let go! Use your willpower now and still your Ego. Step four, CONJUNCTION. Empowering! Behold! Intuition now grows and Realities unfold. Step five, FERMENTATION, time to contemplate Prepare to receive, focus and concentrate. Step six, DISTILLATION, intuition perfected Contact is made, Knowledge is now projected. Step seven, COAGULATION, you are one with all Thoughts become actions, you have made the call. Four steps below, three above, we see Hermes gives us his tablet of Spirit Alchemy. by Kate Chambers

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Marcus Cordey - Magical Theory And Tradition
Solomonic Grimoires - The Emerald Tablets Of Hermes
Anonymous - The Emerald Tablet Of Hermes

Emblema Xxxix Of Michael Maiers 1618 Atalanta Fugiens

Emblema Xxxix Of Michael Maiers 1618 Atalanta Fugiens Cover “The foreground figures illustrate the riddle of the Sphinx: What is That Which walks on four in the morning, on two at noon, on three in the evening? Answer: Man. The geometrical signs inscribed on the three foreground figures refer to the opus and to the composition of the philosopher’s stone [says Maier]: ‘The true Meaning is: first one should consider the square, or the four elements; from there one should advance to the hemisphere, Which has two lines, the straight and the curved one, representing Luna, who is made white; after that one should pass to the triangle, which consists of body, soul, and spirit, or Sol, Luna, and Mercurius’” (p32).

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Qinna Shen - Feminist Redemption Of The Witch Grimm And Michelet As 19 Century Models
Lynn Thorndike - A History Of Magic And Experimental Science
Michael Majerus - Atalanta Fugiens

Alchemical Poetry Metals

Alchemical Poetry Metals Cover Physical alchemy involved body, soul and spirit in transmuting base metals, like lead, into gold. The hands of the alchemist had to be as proficient in manipulating substances as they were communicating with all sorts of people who were drawn to his curious occupation. Metals Lazy lead Needs a bucket of water To get out of bed. Shining bright By the waters of the moon Silver rains down new light. Old gold Never sleeps, never stops Glowing in my soul.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Sri Swami Sivananda - Brahma Sutras
Anonymous - The Prayers Of The Elementals
Aleister Crowley - Chicago May
Baron Tschoudy - Alchemical Catechism

Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus Cover Albertus Magnus - 1193-1280 - was also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a Dominican friar who became famous for his comprehensive knowledge and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion. He is considered to be the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. He was the first medieval scholar to apply Aristotle's Philosophy to Christian thought at the time. Catholicism honors him as a Doctor of the Church, one of only 33 men and women with that honor. In the Dominican Order he rose to the position of Bishop of Ratisbourg. Later he was canonized as Saint Albert the Great. He was both student and teacher of alchemy and chemistry, and an alleged magician. He firmly believed in the benefits of botany claiming various plants, rocks, and amethysts improved clairvoyance. Like Aristotle, he thought nature and men's lives were Controlled by the stars and plants. Notably he taught Saint Thomas Acquinas and made several significant contributions to chemistry. Legend has it he turned based metal into gold, but there is no evidence of this in his notes on alchemy. Legend also has it that when a dinner guest of William II, the Count of Holland, on New Year's Day, 1242, Magnus suggested the guests dine outdoors. Wanting a piece of land for a monastery he graciously changed the freezing day into a warm spring afternoon with blooming flowers and singing birds. Albertus' knowledge of physical science was considerable and for the age accurate. His industry in every department was great, and though we find in his system many of those gaps which are characteristic of scholastic philosophy, yet the protracted study of Aristotle gave him a great power of systematic thought and exposition, and the results of that study, as left to us, by no means warrant the contemptuous title sometimes given him of the "Ape of Aristotle." They rather lead us to appreciate the motives which caused his contemporaries to bestow on him the honorable surnames "The Great" and Doctor Universalis. It must, however, be admitted that much of his knowledge was ill digested; it even appears that he regarded Plato and Speusippus as Stoics. Albertus was both a student and a teacher of alchemy and chemistry. He isolated arsenic in 1250, the first element to be isolated since antiquity and the first with a known discoverer. He was alleged to be a magician, since he was repeatedly charged by some of his unfriendly contemporaries with communing with the devil, Practicing the craft of magic, and with the making of a demonic automata able to speak. He was also one of the alchemists reputed to have succeeded in discovering the Philosopher's Stone.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Karl Hans Welz - Armanen Runes
Aleister Crowley - Liber 011 Nu
Montague Summers - Malleus Maleficarum

Valentin Weigel

Valentin Weigel Cover Valentin Weigel (1533–1588) was a German theologian, philosopher and Mystical writer, from Saxony, and an important precursor of later theosophy. In English he is often called Valentine Weigel. He was born at Hayn, near Dresden, into a Catholic family. He studied at Meissen, Leipzig, and Wittenberg. In 1567 he became a pastor at Zschopau, near Chemnitz. There, he lived out a quiet life, engaged in his writings. Weigel was best known for his belief that the Virgin Mary was herself the product of a virgin birth. He based his belief on the idea of the immaculate conception, which required that Mary must also be sinless in order to bear God in the flesh. He kept his ideas secret, entrusting them only to personal friends (in contrast to Jakob Bohme). He carried out his parishioner duties and kept a low profile. He left around 6000 pages in printed or Manuscript works. His ideas on human nature were only gradually and posthumously published. Johann Arndt, Gottfried Arnold, and Gottfried Leibniz helped to spread Weigel's ideas. His Mysticism was marked by that of Johannes Tauler and by doctrines of Paracelsus; he was also a follower of Sebastian Franck and Caspar Schwenckfeldt. Like these two latter, he emphasized the inner life.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Dom Antoine Joseph Pernety - A Treatis On The Great Art
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - Tibetan Sage
Leo Ruickbie - Halloween Spells
Emmanuel Swedenborg - Heaven And Hell
Leo Ruickbie - Valentines Vs Lupercalia

Jan Baptista Van Helmont Biography

Jan Baptista Van Helmont Biography Cover Jan Baptist van Helmont (January 12, 1577 - December 30, 1644) was a Flemish chemist, physiologist and physician. Born into a noble family in Brussels, he was educated at Leuven, and after ranging restlessly from one science to another and finding satisfaction in none, turned to medicine, in which he took his doctor's degree in 1599. The next few years he spent in travelling through Switzerland, Italy, France, and England. Returning to his own country he was at Antwerp at the time of the great plague in 1605, and having contracted a rich marriage settled in 1609 at Vilvoorde, near Brussels, where he occupied himself with chemical experiments and medical practice until his death. Van Helmont presents curious contradictions. On the one hand he was a disciple of Paracelsus (though he scornfully repudiates his errors as well as those of most other contemporary authorities), a mystic with strong leanings to the supernatural, an alchemist who believed that with a small piece of the philosopher's stone he had transmuted 2,000 times as much mercury into gold; on the other hand he was touched with the new learning that was producing men like Harvey, Galileo and Bacon, a careful observer of nature, and an exact experimenter who in some cases realized that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. As a chemist he deserves to be regarded as the founder of pneumatic chemistry, even though it made no substantial progress for a century after his time, and he was the first to Understand that there are gases distinct in kind from atmospheric air. The very word "gas" he claims as his own invention, and he perceived that his "gas sylvestre" (our carbon dioxide) given off by burning charcoal is the same as that produced by fermenting must and that which sometimes renders the air of caves irrespirable. For him air and water are the two primitive elements of things. Fire he explicitly denies to be an element, and earth is not one because it can be reduced to water. That plants, for instance, are composed of water he sought to show by the ingenious quantitative experiment of planting a willow weighing 5 lb (2 kg) in 200 lb (90 kg) of dry soil and allowing it to grow for five years; at the end of that time it had become a tree weighing 169 lb (76 kg), and since it had received nothing but water and the soil weighed practically the same as at the beginning, he argued that the increased weight of wood, bark and roots had been formed from water alone. It was an old idea that the processes of the living body are fermentative in character, but he applied it more elaborately than any of his predecessors. For him digestion, nutrition, and even movement are due to ferments, which convert dead food into living flesh in six stages. But having got so far, with the application of chemical principles to physiological problems, he introduces a complicated system of Supernatural agencies like the archeus of Paracelsus, which preside over and direct the affairs of the body. A central archeus controls a number of subsidiary archei which move through the ferments, and just as diseases are primarily caused by some affection (exorbitatio) of the archeus, so remedies act by bringing it back to the normal. At the same time chemical principles guided him in the choice of medicines - undue acidity of the digestive juices, for example, was to be corrected by alkalis and vice versa; he was thus a forerunner of the iatrochemical school, and did good service to the art of medicine by applying chemical methods to the preparation of drugs. Over and above the archeus he taught that there is the sensitive soul which is the husk or shell of the immortal mind. Before the Fall the archeus obeyed the immortal mind and was directly controlled by it, but at the Fall men received also the sensitive soul and with it lost immortality, for when it perishes the immortal mind can no longer remain in the body. In addition to the archeus, which he described as "aura vitalis seminum, vitae directrix," Van Helmont had other governing agencies resembling the archeus and not always clearly distinguished from it. From these he invented the term blas, defined as the "vis motus tam alterivi quam localis. Of blas there were several kinds, e.g. blas humanum and blas meteoron; the heavens he said, "constare gas materia et blas efficiente. He was a faithful Catholic, but incurred the suspicion of the Church by his tract De magnetica vulnerum curatione (1621), which defended Rudolf Goclenius, Jr., a Calvinist professor of medicine at the University of Marburg, against the Jesuit Johannes Roberti. The Spanish Inquisition persecuted him as it was thought that his "magnetic cure" derogated from some of the miracles. From 1633 to 1636, he was arrested and could not publish until 1642. His works were collected and published at Amsterdam as Ortus medicinae, vel opera et opuscula omnia in 1648 by his son Franz Mercurius (b. 1618 at Vilvorde, d. 1699 at Berlin), in whose own writings e.g. Cabbalah Denudata (1677) and Opuscula Philosophica (1690) mystical theosophy and alchemy appear in still wilder confusion.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aleister Crowley - The Star And The Garter
Summers Montague - The History Of Witchcraft And Demonology
James Braid - Magic Witchcraft Animal Magnetism And Electro Biology
Dom Antoine Joseph Pernety - A Treatis On The Great Art