Operis mineralis. Pars prima tertia.. per Johannem Rudolphum Glauberum Pars tertia, In qua titulo commentarii in libellum Paracelsi Coelum philosophorum. PREFACE. PART I. THE SEVEN CANONS OF THE METALS. PART II. CERTAIN TREATISES AND APPENDICES ARISING OUT OF THE SEVEN CANONS. Read "Coelum Philosophorum" by Paracelsus with Rakuten Kobo. Coelum Philosophorum by Paracelsus YOU who are skilled in Alchemy, and as many others.
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It is among the seven metals which are spiritually concealed, itself the seventh, external, corporeal, and material. For this seventh always contains the six metals spiritually coelum philosophorum in itself.
And coelum philosophorum six spiritual metals do not exist without one external and material metal. So also no corporeal metal can have place or essence without those six spiritual coelum philosophorum. The seven corporeal metals mix easily by means of liquefaction, but this mixture is not useful for making Sol or Luna.
For coelum philosophorum that mixture each metal remains in its own nature, or fixed in the fire, or flies from it. It will not thence result that Sol and Luna will so change the other five that, coelum philosophorum the agency of Sol and Luna, these will become Sol and Luna.
For though all be liquefied into a single mass, nevertheless each remains in its nature whatever it is.
Coelum philosophorum by Paracelsus
This is the judgment which must be passed on corporeal mixture. But concerning spiritual mixture and communion of the metals, it should be known that no separation or mortification is spiritual, because such spirits can never exist without bodies.
Though the body should be taken away from them and mortified a hundred times in one hour, nevertheless, they would always acquire another much more noble than the former.
And this is the transposition of the metals from one death to another, that is to say, from a lesser degree into one greater and higher, namely, into Luna; and from a better into the best and most most perfect, that is, into Sol, the brilliant and altogether royal metal.
It is most true, then, coelum philosophorum frequently said above, that the six metals always generate a seventh, or produce it from themselves clear in its esse. A question may arise: If it be true that Luna and every metal derives its origin and coelum philosophorum generated from the other six, what coelum philosophorum then its property and its nature?
To this we reply: The cause is that each metal has two good virtues of the other six, of which altogether there are twelve.
These are the spirit of Luna, which thus in a few words may be made coelum philosophorum. Luna is composed of the six spiritual metals and their coelum philosophorum, whereof each possesses two. Altogether, therefore, twelve are thus posited in one corporeal metal, which are compared to the seven planets and the twelve celestial signs.
Luna has from the planet Mercury, and from Aquarius and Pisces, its liquidity and bright white colour. So Luna has coelum philosophorum Jupiter, with Coelum philosophorum and Taurus, its white colour and its great firmness in fire. Luna has from Mars, with Cancer and Aries, its hardness and its clear sound.
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Luna has from Venus, with Gemini and Libra, its measure of coagulation and its From Saturn, with Virgo and Scorpio, its homogeneous body, with gravity. From Sol, with Leo and Virgo, its spotless purity and great constancy against the power of fire.
Such is the knowledge of the natural exaltation and of the course of the spirit and body of Luna, with its composite nature and wisdom briefly summarised. Furthermore, it should be pointed out what kind of a body such metallic spirits acquire in their primitive generation by means of celestial influx.
For the metal-digger, when he has crushed the stone, contemptible as it is in appearance, liquefies it, corrupts it, and altogether mortifies it coelum philosophorum fire.
Then this metallic spirit, in such a process of mortification, receives a better and more noble body, not friable but malleable. Then comes the Alchemist, who again corrupts, mortifies, and artificially prepares such a metallic body. Thus once more coelum philosophorum spirit of the metal assumes a more noble and more perfect body, putting itself forward clearly into the light, except it be Sol or Luna.
Then at last the metallic spirit and body are perfectly united, are safe from the corruption of elementary fire, and also incorruptible.