Dokumentation Auszüge aus der Newton-Handschrift

Alchemisten korrespondierten untereinander oft in einer symbolhaften Sprache, um den Inhalt ihrer Experimente vor Unbefungte zu verbergen. SPIEGEL ONLINE zeigt Auszüge aus dem jetzt entdeckten Newton-Manuskript, veröffentlicht durch die Royal Society.


It is therefore no wonder that - in their advice lay before us the rule of nature in obtaining the great secret both for medicine & transmutation. And if I may have the liberty of expression give me leave to assert as my opinion that it is effectual in all the three kingdoms & from every species may be produced when the modus is rightly understood: only mineralls produce minerals & sic de calmis. But the hidden secret modus is Clissus Paracelsi wch is nothing else but the separation of the principles thris purification & reunion in a fusible & penetrating fixity.

Water is that genus generalissimum or all (in elusive) upon which the spirit of God moved in production of matter for creation of the several species. And if we consider a right of the operation of nature we shall find firmentation to be the instrument of life evidenced in all production & more intelligibly demonstrable to us in the circulation of the blood by the firmentation of the acid & the alkali being the water or humidum radicale which when vivified by its acid or [alchemical symbol for sulphur] viz the celestial influence is become the humidum or [alchemical symbol for mercury] of nature as not only the subject matter of all beings but the very nutriment it self for all beings are preserved by that of which they were at first made. Now upon further observation we find this Alkali & acid in their operation together to produce a salt as ye third principle, the domicil of nature & that wherein is included the three principles & the four elements. For in the anatomie of this salt, we find a water, a spirit a tincture and an earth. The water is the subject upon wch by the operation of celestial influence, this water, this spirit, this influence by potrafactive union makes all; & this is an every day demonstration & made appear in the fermentation of water or other juices from which by art are produced spirits tinctures & salts &this nature likewise teachuth (?) when we see in the putrifaction of water agitated by the power of celestial influence or [alchemical symbol for sulphur] of nature a sulphurous odour to ensue (?) & that a sediment then falls down being the lines of production, wherein lieth (?) hid, as a snake in the grass this great & hidden mystery. It is therefore no wonder that _ in their advice lay before us the rule of nature in obtaining the great secret both for medicine & transmutation. And if I may have the liberty of expression give me leave to assert as my opinion that it is effectual in all the three kingdoms & from every species may be produced when the modus is rightly understood: only mineralls produce minerals & sic de calmis.

But the hidden secret modus is Clissus Paracelsi wch is nothing else but the separation of the principles thris (?) purification & reunion in a fusible & penetrating fixity.



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