By Archibald Cockren, Sir Dudley Borron Myers
According to practitioners and scholars of alchemy, the body's very important power, or Quintessence, is healthier got from minerals and metals. utilizing daily language and an obtainable type, Cockren explores the several makes use of and manifestations of this old technology, from the actual to the medicinal or even the spiritual.
Archibald Cockren used to be a training health practitioner who grew to become dissatisfied with the reductionist scientific interventions of his day and sought a mode of treating the full individual. This led him to alchemy, and to experiments within the Spagyric paintings that produced elements of fantastic healing value.
‘Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored’ is Cockren’s try to make the actual merits of the artwork available to every person, stripped of its tortuous and mystifying symbolism. Cockren supplies the reader a short and actual historical past of Alchemy, besides biographical bills of a few of the key Adepts who've figured in its tale. the method of extraction of the Alchemical ‘seeds’ or important essences of varied metals is printed, and Cockren describes the clinical 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 e-book for all these drawn to the Alchemical strategy, one who should be learn with revenue by way of adept and newcomer alike.
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THE SMARAGDINE TABLES OF HERMES TRISMEGISTUS FOREWORD half I. old 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 everyday life half III bankruptcy I. the medication FROM METALS bankruptcy II. functional end 'AUREUS,' OR THE GOLDEN TRACTATE THE e-book OF THE REVELATION OF HERMES
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V. Sullivan, I think it is quite easy to realize the experimental theories on which he was working. Sir Arthur Eddington, in reviewing this book, says: p. 69 'The science in which Newton seems to have been chiefly interested, and on which he spent most of his time was chemistry. ' His amanuensis records: 'He very rarely went to bed until two or three of the clock, sometimes not till five or six, lying about four or five hours, especially at spring or the fall of the leaf, at which time he used to employ about six weeks in his laboratory, the fire scarce going out night or day.
Hahneman merely rediscovered in part a system which had been taught in alchemy for hundreds of years. I say in part because the alchemist's interpretation of the system was very much more perfect than is the modern homeopathist's. In regard to the question of potencies, I will repeat once again the definition of the Quintessence: 'Nothing of true value is located in the body of a substance but in the virtue thereof. ' Thus to find the Quintessence of Iron, for example, the metal is changed into its vitriol or salts, which in turn are purified by several washings in distilled water, and after each washing re-crystallised.
After practising in his own country he went abroad, where he demonstrated his transmutations before men of good repute and integrity in Holland, Hamburg, Italy, Basle, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Munich. He was finally summoned to appear before the young Elector of Saxony, to whose court he went somewhat reluctantly. The Elector, on receiving proof of the authenticity of his projections, treated him with distinction, convinced that Seton held the secret of boundless wealth. But Seton refused to initiate the Elector into his secret, and was imprisoned in Dresden.