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Poured into six plates prepared within the kind of a fiery triangle, the dew is now uncovered to the cosmic fluid, additional to counterpoint its strength (Greek 'rosis'). The in volvement of this power, in keeping with Canseliet, is strictly what distinguishes alchemy from professional fane chemistry. OPUS MACNUM: Dew 1'111 MACNUM: Dew Dew Dew Plate 10 Plate " the following the "philo sophical egg" or mercurial "vessel of nature" is pre pared and sealed. however the bowl and its contents don't but consist, because it wou identification look, of glass and fluid, yet ofthe salts, in which lies the sulphurous blossom or the "spiritual gold". I n Athanorthe ideas conjoin into the definitive redness, the centre of the objective. compared to Plate eight, the con tent of the phial has now turn into obvious, and remodeled "into the private intensity of a bottomless light". The philo sophical Mercury now looks ele vated to pink redness, and the signal of the sul phurous tartar salt has been given the glyph of sub limation. on the backside, the darkish· ening curtains have vanished from the home windows. three 86 OPUS MAGNUM: Dew I �II Mil HUM: zero w Dew Dew Plate thirteen Plate 12 The sulphurous blossom i n Plate 10 has became a small sunlight. which has the facility to take the philo sophical Mercury to its optimum degree of consis tency. (The aim with the redden ing at its centre has now grown. ) The numbers i n the 2 united rules point out the part of multi plication. which advances in the direction of infinity in powers usually. choked with internal dynamism. the sulphur-bull greenbacks and the dew within the bowls vibrates. sated with the nitric heavenly spirit. natural salt petre. it truly is eagerly gathered via the philosophical Mercury. who wishes it for the crystallization of his internal. sulphurous germ of "spiritual gold". three 88 OPUS MAGNUM: Dew PV. MACNUM: Dew 389 Dew Dew Plate '4 Plate '5 the 3 ovens represent the 3 various fires within the paintings: the in· ner non secular fireplace, the key, salt fireplace and the darkish, fabric hearth that stimulates the opposite . This fi· nal part is termed "women's paintings and kid's play", caring with consistent cooking. It needs to final for 3 days 6 until eventually the philo· sophical silver has been attained (left), and 3 extra, via to the philosophical gold, the son of the sunlight (right). " Pray, learn, learn, learn back and you'll find," the couple recommend the fellow clinging to the heels of Mercury. The evening of the 1st plate has made method, during this remaining plate, for the emerging crimson sky of morning. The pagan Hercules has accomplished the deeds ofthe paintings, and continues to be as a actual residue at the flooring, whereas, due to the dew (the roses), his in· corruptible spirit physique rises into the air because the precise cor· nerstone, uniting female and male. the encompassing branches (this is extra simply visible within the first version) shape an X, the Greek Chi, the signal of Christ or the published gentle. 390 OPUS MACNUM: Dew 'U. MACNUM: Dew 39 1 Women's paintings Dew Be kid's play The "whitening" of the black mat ter after the section of nigredo, proven as "women's work".