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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Here you see the perfection of our Art, without any defect, or diminution. Let me assure you that I fully intend to fulfil my promise, and to be as plain with you as the rules of our Art permit, not misleading you by sophistical deceptions, but opening up to you the spring of all blessings even unto the fountain head.

As a parting kindness to you, I am constrained to add that the spirit may also be extracted from black Saturn and benevolent Jupiter. Salt of tartar by itself is a powerful fixative, particularly if the heat of quicklime be incorporated with it. Adam was in a bath — wherein Venus found her like, which bath the aged Dragon had prepared when his strength was deserting him.

For it has undergone a chemical change in the human body, having become transmuted from a vegetable into an animal salt — just as horses that feed on oats, straw, etc. Cast to him the body of the King, and when he has devoured it, burn him entirely to ashes in a great fire. But the rites of the bridal night she performs without any clothing but that which she was arrayed withal at the moment of her birth.

Basil Valentine

Neither do we want many kinds of furnaces. The identity of Basil Valentine is unknown and it appears that the writings attributed to him valentinne the product of the last decade of the 16th Century. This spirit is the life and soul that dwell in the earth, and are nourished by heavenly and sidereal influences.


Though I would fain reveal this matter to you more plainly and openly, I am prohibited from doing so by the law of God, and by the fear of His wrath, and of eternal lest the valenine of the Most High should be vwlentine. The Secrets of Alchemy. London,and again by Richard Russell London, My wretchedness valenine entirely caused by that fickle and inconstant Mercury, by his careless and neglectful conduct. 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.

If his measure and weight be not short, he will receive praise from the poor.

In the other scale of the Balance you must place the Twins, the Archer, the Water-bearer, and the Virgin. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information basiilus available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 25, from Encyclopedia.

Revised engravings for all twelve steps appear in Tripus Aureus “Golden Tripod”. In the latter case he emerges as a rather typical Paracelsian who emphasized the macrocosm-microcosm universe basiliys all of its implications.

Whoever he was, Basil Valentine had considerable chemical knowledge. By far the most important survey of the chemistry of Basil valentine will be found in J. The great change which takes place in these and other substances is due to putrefaction, which separates and transmutes the constituent elements.

And though the substance remains the same, its properties have become very different. I propose to set forth what I have to say in a few simple, straightforward words, for I am no adept in the art of multiplying words; nor do I think that exuberance of language tends to clearness; on the contrary, I am convinced that it is many words that darken council.


But all who had heard him went each man to his house, and meditated on his words by day and by night.

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As I loved him, I gathered all manner of herbs, extracted their salts, and distilled various medicines. Before him is borne a beautiful vaelntine banner, in which there is an embroidered representation of Charity in green garments.

There is no contemporary evidence for any of the facts relating to Basil Valentine and, indeed, the works attributed to him refer to events that occurred after his death for example, the discovery of America.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At the same time the matter shall be made clear to the elect. Let the diadem of the King be of pure gold, and let the Queen that is united to him in wedlock be chaste and immaculate. Longmans, Green and Co. This assertion may appear incredible, but it is nevertheless true.

Ponder them well, that you also may find the Rock which is the foundation Stone of truth, the temporal blessing, and the eternal reward. TENTH KEY In our Stone, as composed by me and by those who have long preceded me, are contained all elements, all mineral and metallic forms, and all the qualities and properties of the whole world.

In addition, the work is important as the primary source for the many controversial antimonial compounds employed as medicines by seventeenth-century chemical physicians.