To round off our brief but succinct survey of the Alchemists,
we shall give some examples from the works
of those savants that we have so far considered.
Next up, Paracelsus…
“… It is necessary to state clearly what this Art comprises, what is its subject, and what its peculiarities.
First and chiefly, the principal subject of this Art is fire, which always exists in one and the same property and mode of operation, nor can it receive its life from anything else.
It possesses, therefore, a state and power, common to all fires which lie hidden in secret, of vivifying…
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