Turba Philosophorum

By Arthur Edward Waite

An historical alchemical treatise translated from the Latin, the executive readings of the shorter codex, parallels from the Greek alchemists, and motives of vague phrases.

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Of the Doctrine ! and haste difficulty- Woe unto you, sons For one that vegetation bushes doesn't search for fruit, store in due season ; he additionally who sows seeds doesn't anticipate to harvest, other than at harvest time. How, then, may still ye wish to reach this providing whilst ye have learn yet a unmarried publication, or have adventured in simple terms the 1st routine ? however the Philosophers have it appears that evidently said that if truth be told to not be discerned other than after and mistakes, not anything creates higher soreness at center than mistakes during this paintings, whereas every one imagines that he has nearly the complete and but unearths not anything in his comprehend fingers. Woe unto you the dictum of the thinker, and the way he divided the paintings while he global, ! acknowledged pound, prepare dinner, reiterate, and be okay The Turba Philosophorum. one hundred thirty thou now not weary. but if therefore he divided the paintings, he signified commingling, cooking, assimilating, roasting, heating, whitening, pounding, cooking Ethelia, making rust or redness, and right here, for this reason, are there names, and but there's one tingeing. many routine. And if males knew that one decoction and one contrition may them, they wouldn't so frequently repeat their phrases, as they've got performed, and so that the combined physique may possibly suffice pounded and cooked diligently, have admonished you to not be weary be thereof. to Having darkened the problem you with their phrases, to talk during this demeanour. suffices it truly is venom to complexionate the then prepare dinner instances, many it me requisite rightly, and don't become tired of the decoction. Imbue and prepare dinner it until eventually it shall develop into as i've got ordained that it will be governed via you specifically, impalpable spirits, and till ye understand that the Ixir is clad within the garment of the dominion. For whilst ye behold the Ixir changed into The Turba Philosophorum. 131 Tyrian colour,* then have ye came upon that which the Philosophers stumbled on If ye comprehend my prior to you. t phrases (and even supposing my phrases be useless, there is but existence therein for these who comprehend themselves), they're going to forthwith clarify any ambiguity taking place herein. learn, as a result, time and again, a useless speech, yet that for examining is that's uttered with the lips the is residing comparable for this reason now we have speech. ordered you to learn usually, and, additionally, examine diligently over the we've got issues which narrated. The 40th Dictum. JARGUS saith : Thou hast left part of thy discourse, And he: in thy Do thou, O vague Bacsen ! consequently, Jargus, forth an analogous clemency shew ! * Latin alchemists made use ot the symbolism of Tyrian dye whilst describing the crimson country of the Magistery. The Kenckel, formerly noted, is outwardly an jap time period designating the Crustacea from the shells used to be anciently got. the second one recension reads " then of which the dye f : prehend the sayings of the Philosophers. " shall ye com- The Turba Philosophomm. 132 And he answereth : The copper of which thou hast sooner than spoken isn't really copper, neither is it the tin of the vulgar ; it's our paintings (or physique) which needs to be mixed with the physique of Magnesia, that it can be cooked and pounded actual with out wearying till the stone is made.

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