And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (NewT:Mark 16:15)
Alchemy: the art of perfecting metals and souls.
Calcination: the act of reducing metals and minerals to a fine powder.
Distillation: a liquid is first boiled to a vapor and then condensed back into a liquid by cooling.
Elements: the medieval elements were Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. Quintessence or Ether was later added.
Gold: the most perfect of metals. (Father of all metals)
Philosopher's Stone: a miraculous substance which could turn any metal into gold and cure any illness.
Prime Matter: true matter without physical representation; look under The Wisdom of Aristotle.
Puffer: used to described one who is only searching for gold. (High heats where thought to be a quicker way to obtain gold. Bellows were used to increase the heat.)
Putrefy: rot to a liquid state.
Quicksilver: the element mercury.
Quintessence: the fifth or heavenly element; often called Ether.
Refluxed: to redistill a liquid without collecting it.
Silver: second in perfection to gold. (Mother of all metals)
Sublimation: the act of heating a substance until it is vaporized.
Tincture: something that can tint (or change the color) of something else.
Transmuted: transformed or changed.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (OldT:Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)