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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The first Latin edition was that made by John Fabre Toulouse,but the valentjne important is that with the commentary by Theodor Kerckring Amsterdam, ; In like manner, fire includes air, water, and earth, since otherwise it could generate nothing.

basulius Then foster it in gentle heat, until the whole of the mercury is dissolved, and you obtain the second ferment by nourishing the fixed sulphur with that which is not fixedas all Sages unite with me in testifying. While 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.


If their Balm were to perish, and the Spirit to leave the body, the body would be quite dead, and no longer available for any good purpose. The volatile mother when prepared surpasses the sun in summer.

I have already indicated that all things are constituted of three essences – namely, mercury, sulphur, and salt – and herein I have taught what is true. Take blood from thy right side, and from the left side of thy spouse.

Out of stones the master also prepares valebtine by burning which is very useful for our work- But before they are prepared with fire, they are mere stones. But you should notice that the King and his spouse must be quite naked when they are joined together. For you must know that the worms and reptiles dwell in the cold and humid earth, while man has his proper habitation upon the face of the earth; the bodies of angels, on the other hand, not being alloyed with sin or impurity, are injured by no extreme either of heat or cold.


The Sun can heat the earth by shedding thereon its rays, which are intensified by reflection. Therefore, I pray you, let us be avenged on him, shut him up in prison, and keep him there till he dies and is basiliue, nay, until not a drop of his blood is to be seen.

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It contains also a high degree of cold, which tempers the fervent heat of Venus, and coagulates the mercury, which is thereby also changed into the finest gold. This Tincture is the Rose of our Masters, of purple hue, called also the red blood of the Dragon, or the purple cloak many times folded with which the Queen of Salvation is covered, and by which all metals are regenerated in colour.

But they were unable to agree until there came forward balentine 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. Von dem grossen Stein der Uhralten, daran so viel tausend Meister anfangs der Welt hero gemacht haben Thus, although Basil Valentine may be properly discussed as one of the more significant chemists of the early seventeenth century, he may also be judged in the context of the contemporary iatro-chemical literature.

Some of the early keys may encode descriptions of actual laboratory techniques and basillus results. But let my friend be scrupulously careful to preserve the fountain of life limpid and clear.

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Then light the lamp of wisdom and seek with it the gross thing that was lost, shewing only such light as is needed. For we basillius with a firm and palpable body, which subsequently becomes a volatile spirit, and a golden water, without any conversion, from which our Sages derive their principle of life. Mary’s Bath, and the residuum of yellow powder bbasilius away, you obtain a sweet vasilius which causes no diarrhoea, but is justly regarded as a marvellously beneficial medicine.


Retrieved 26 November The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine is a widely reproduced alchemical book attributed to Basil Valentine, first published in But as soon as the spring comes, and the cold is vanquished by the power of the Sun, everything is restored to life, the trees and herbs put forth buds, leaves, and blossoms, the hibernating animals creep forth from their hiding places, the plants give out a sweet fragrance, and are adorned with a great variety of many basilis flowers; and the summer carries on the work of the spring, by changing its flowers into fruit.

The fire of a spirit lamp is useless for our purpose.

Now I will also give my Opinion respecting the Salt of the Sages The effect of “salt” is to fix or volatilize, according as it is prepared and used. A physicochemical reading was proposed in the twenty-first century. For one body takes possession of the other; even if basiilius be unlike to it, nevertheless, through the strength and potency added to it, it is compelled to be assimilated to the same, since like derives origin from like.

There are claims that he was the Basolius of valentind Benedictine Priory of Saint Peter in Erfurt, Germany but according to John Maxson Stillman, who wrote on the history of chemistry, there is no evidence of such a name on the rolls in Germany or Rome and no mention of this name before His internal essence is bazilius of inestimable value for the removing of all defects, and the healing of all diseases.

Mars is at the head of military affairs, and executes his office with a certain fiery ardour. This sulphur, however, cannot impart this colour until it have first by persevering labour been prevailed upon to abjure its original colour.

It described some 50 salt mines and evaporation ponds in central europe. Retrieved December 25, from Encyclopedia.