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An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King

by

An Anonymous Sage and Lover of Truth

 

THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE

Of the need of Sulphur for producing the Elixir

Of the Component Principles of the Mercury of the Sages

Concerning the Chalybs of the Sages

Of the Magnet of the Sages

Of the Chaos of the Sages

Of the Air of the Sages

Of the First Operation -- Preparation of Mercury by means of the Flying Eagles

Of the Difficulty and Length of the First Operation

On the Superiority of our Mercury over All Metals

On the sulphur which is in the Mercury of the Sages

Concerning the Discovery of the Perfect Magistery

The Generic Method of Making the Perfect Magistery

Of the Use of Mature Sulphur in the Work of the Elixir

Of the Circumstantial and Accidental Requisites of our Art

Of the Incidental Purging of Mercury and Gold

Of the Amalgam of Mercury and Gold, and of their respective Proportions

Concerning the Size, Form, Material, and Mode of Securing the Vessel

Of the Furnace or Athanor of the Sages

Of the Progress of the Work during the First Forty Days

Of the Appearance of Blackness in the Work of the Sun and Moon

Of the Caution required to avoid Burning the Flowers

Of the Regimen of Saturn

Of the Different Regimens of this Work

Of the First Regimen, which is that of Mercury

The Regimen of the Second Part, which is that of Saturn

Of the Regimen of Jupiter

Of the Regimen of the Moon

Of the Regimen of Venus

Of the Regimen of Mars

Of the Regimen of the Sun

Of the Fermentation of the Stone

The Imbibition of the Stone

The Multiplication of the Stone

Of Projection

Of the Manifold uses of this Art