By Basilius Valentinus,Philip Wheeler
Of specific curiosity are his factors of The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine, which has lengthy confused researchers into the paintings of Alchemy. during this part, Basil says, "The issues I do write of, i do know experimentally to be true."
The textual content includes information of his real experiments, either successes and screw ups, together with the training of the Stone of the Philosophers. there's a step-by-step rationalization of the method for the coaching of the Aurum Potable, during which Basil writes partly five, "My goal is to make an ideal relation of aurum potable, for the good thing about solid and figuring out men." one other kind of aurum potable can also be offered, and a half-aurum potable, with equipment for its guidance, plus the practise of potable silver.
The Manuals, or guide operations, are largely defined after e-book five. One instance is the education of the candy Essence of Vitriol, and a few of its makes use of are defined: "This Essence of Sulphur, 4 grains of it being taken in Balm-water, dries up the undesirable humors of the blood, strengthens and incites women and men to Copulation, cleans the womb, hinders the emerging of the mum, and breeds solid Seed for the Procreation of Children."
The final Will and testomony is an amazingly transparent paintings on Alchemy, and that i suggest it highly.