1623: The Hermetic Arcanum

The secret work of the hermetic philosophy Wherein the secrets of nature and art concerning the matter of the philosophers’ stone and the manner of working are explained in an authentic and orderly manner. The work of an anonymous author, penes nos unda tagi. 1. The beginning of this Divine Science is the fear of the Lord and its end is charity and love toward our Neighbour; the all-satisfying Golden Crop is properly devoted to the rearing and endowing of temples and hospices; for whatsoever the Almighty freely bestoweth on us, we should properly offer again to him. So also Countries grievously oppressed may be set free; prisoners unduly held captive may be released, and souls almost starved may be relieved. 2. The light of this knowledge is the gift of God, which by His will He bestoweth upon whom He pleaseth. Let none therefore set himself to the […] Read More

2000?: Frequently Asked Questions concerning The Ancient Elements of Nature

Q-001: What are the ancient “elements of nature”? Earth, Water, Air, and Fire are the generally known and often quoted ancient elements of nature, within which, and through which, life (including humanity) has prevailed and evolved. Q-002: Are there any other “elements of nature”? YES. In addition, and behind the terrestrially manifest elements of nature it is recorded that in many of the ancient traditions and recorded writings there is a reference to the fifth element of nature – the quitessence. The name given to the celestial or heavenly or cosmic “element of nature” under the ancient European sun, is the Aether. On the life of Plato, Xenocrates writes: “Thus he then classified living creatures into genera and species, and divided them in every way until he came to their elements, which he called the five shapes and bodies, either, fire, water, earth, and air.” The name given to the celestial or heavenly […] Read More