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GLOSSARY


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)

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