The 8th, 9th & 10th Diagram
I attract all those seeking God and the truth; those alone will find the art. I am the Magnet-Stone of divine love; attracting the Iron-hard men on the road to the truth.
I am the moisture which preserves everything in nature and makes it live, I pass from the upper to the lower planes; I am the heavenly dew and the fat of the land; I am the fiery water and the watery fire; nothing may live without me in time; I am close to all things yea; in and through all things, nevertheless unknown.
Nevertheless I only am in the grasp of the Philosophers.
I unfold and fold up again,
Bringing contentment to the artists,
Without me thou canst do nothing
Furthering any of your affairs.
Therefore fear God, pray and work in patience, if you find me your want would cease and you have a merciful God who befriendeth thee and giveth thee whatever thy heart may desire.
This moisture must be caught, lest it should change into vapour or fume.
The two vapours are the roots of the art.
The Prima Materia derives its existence from the Fiat, the Word of creation. And this Word comes from the Father who is the creator of all things, and the Spirit radiates from both: This is God's life giving air. Then, too, air brings to Iife everything within the elements. The fire warms all things, the water refreshes, delights and saturates all things: And the nitrous earth, Mother-like, nourishes and sustains all things; the air was born out of fire, and in turn makes the fire burn, that it may live, but air in the form of water is food for the fire, and the fire burns into this element: Water and dew of the ground, the greasy fat dew of the ground, the earth as keeper of nitrous salt nourishes it. For the womb of the earth is the sulphuric nitrous salt of nature, the one good thing God has created in this visible world.
The same Salt-Mother of the elements is the nitrous, aluminous and spiritual gumosic water, earth or crystal, which has Nature in its womb, a Son of the Sun, and a Daughter of the Moon. It is a Hermaphrodite, born out of the wind, a phoenix living in fire, a pelican, reviving his dear young ones with its blood; the young Icarus, drowned in the water, whose nurse is the earth, whose Mother is the wind, whose Father is the fire, the water her caretaker and drink, one stone and no stone, one water and no water, nevertheless a stone of living power and a water of living might; a sulphur, a mercury, a salt, hidden deep in nature, and which no fool has ever known nor seen.
Deus vendit sua dona pro labore.
LIGHT of THEOLOGY.
O man, know God and thyself: so thou mayest know what is in Heaven and on Earth.
What God was without begining. Without begining.
What man was without begining.
What God was before the begining in eternity.
Without Middle. Without end.
Un. ad Trin. Trin ad Un.
What man was before the begining in eternity.
What God was in the begining.
What man was in the begining.
OUT OF NATURE.
Omnia sunt non Ens,
& Omnia sunt Ens.
Dust of the ground.
What God is in time.
What man is in time.
What God is after time.
What man is after time.
THREE WORLDS INHABIT ONE WORLD.
The eternal heavenly world.
The great world with all its creatures.
The small world, as the human being.
THREE NATURAL SUNS IN THE WORLD.
The great Sun in heaven.
Father and Mother of all creatures.
The small Sun within the human being.
The lowest Sun in the earth.
AZOTH Nomen compositum ex primis & ultimis literis Linguae Hebraicae; Graecae & Latinae.