Basil Valentine. Records of the life of Basilius Valentinus, the Benedictine monk who for his achievements in the chemical sphere has been given the title of. Valentine’s true identity can’t be known for sure, but my money’s on Johann Thölde, and we talk a little about both. As far as we know for the first time in the. VALENTINE, BASIL, OR BASILIUS VALENTINUSChemistry, alchemy, edly a German Benedictine monk born at Mainz in , Basil.

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But whence are you to obtain this seed? This is the purest truth, and a most faithful saying.

If a man drank nothing but wine, basilus for baailius that the salt obtained from his urine would have a different property from that gained out of the lees of wine. For the same is very subtle and penetrating if it be fermented and joined with a ferment like unto itself: Hence it manifestly appears that no one element can work effectually without the aid of the others, and that all must contribute towards the generation of anything.

A celestial influence descends from above, by the decree and ordinance of God, and mingles with the astral proper ties. Nigredo Albedo Citrinitas Rubedo. But they were unable to agree until there came forward a man of venerable age, with snowy locks and silvery beard, and arrayed in a flowing purple robe On his head he wore a crown set with brilliant carbuncles.

Basil Valentine – Crystalinks

Cast to him the body of the King, and when he has devoured it, burn him entirely to ashes in a great fire. It is air that gives to earth its power of production, valenyine fire its power of burning, to water its power of generating fruit. For in the distillation of the acid the water issues first, and then the spirit. If much water be poured upon a little fire, the fire is overcome, and compelled to yield up the victory basiluus the water.

Basil Valentine

Mars is at the head of military affairs, and executes his office with a certain fiery ardour. That which is extracted with wine or its spirit, has widely different properties and powers from that which is extracted with an acid. These two spirits contain a third, and are yet but one spirit.


Adulteration, however, spoils its goodness and its efficacy. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. I may not express myself more explicitly; indeed, I absilius revealed the matter in a more plain and straightforward manner than any of my predecessors.

The most thorough bibliography of the various editions of the works of Basil Valentine is found in James R. Basil Valentine is the Anglicised version of the name Basilius Valentinus, who was allegedly a 15th-century alchemist. The same moderate course must be adopted in the fiery regimen of our Magistery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The gist of the whole matter valentije in the fact that the small and weak cannot aid that which is itself small and weak, and a combustible substance cannot shield another substance from combustion.

For the phlegmatic or humid quality of the Moon may be heated with the ardent blood of Venus, and the blackness of Venus removed with the strong salt of Mars. Geometry carries before him a crimson banner, on which you may behold Courage in a crimson cloak. 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.

Thus their quickening cooperation takes the form of putrefaction, without which there can be neither generation, life, nor growth. If you can only rectify the Mercury, Sulphur, and Salt understand, those of the Sages until the metallic spirit and body are inseparably joined together by means of the metallic soul, you thereby firmly rivet the chain of love, and prepare the palace for the coronation.

Then it must plunge in the salt water of the vast ocean, and emerge thence in renovated beauty. Basilisu have been translated into many European languages, including English, French, Russian and others. He shall possess all in all, performing all things whatsoever which are possible under the sun. And also after valentjne podcast english speakers might know a little more.


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Books by Basil Valentine (Author of Triumphal Chariot of Antimony)

The first Latin edition was that made by John Fabre Toulouse,but the most important is that with the commentary by Theodor Kerckring Amsterdam, ; Basolius he was executing his office, there appeared a beautiful lady in a long, silver robe, intertissued with many waters, who was immediately recognised as the Moon, the wife of the Sun. Bind together the fixed and the volatile; falentine are two, and three, and yet one only. If, however, he try to touch it, valentjne will find that it is not palpable, and that he has laid his hand upon the mirror only.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Know that when the moisture of the earth ascends in the form of a vapour, it is condensed in the upper regions, and precipitated to the earth by its own weight.

Books by Basil Valentine

Hence the rational soul of man makes him an abiding creature, and, though his body may seem to die, yet we know that he will live for ever. The first part of the book is a discussion of general alchemical principles and advice about the philosopher’s stone. If you would operate by means of our bodies, take a fierce grey wolf, which, though on account of its name it be subject to the sway of warlike Mars, is by birth the offspring of ancient Saturn, and is found in the valleys and mountains of the world, where he roams about basiliua with hunger.