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There has been a modern myth woven around the author of this out of print and hard to find book. He has been reputed to have been highly successful in the Great Arcanum. This book the only one authored by him is well known to be a modern textbook of the Art stripped of its symbolism presented here for the first time in e-text.
There is a modern myth that Archibald Cockren is still alive immortalized by his elixirs, if this should be the case, and he should step forward, I would willingly remove this book from the website on any claims of copyright. The book in my possession was published by David McKay Company, Philadelphia with no date or mention of copyright it was first published in It was very hard to find, I ordered my copy from a bookstore in South Africa after a very thorough search.
The wrap cover of the book contains the following summary: The book begins with a precise historical account of the Great Arcanum, together with particulars of some of those adepts whose names and writings ate known to all students of Alchemy. The preparation of medicinal elixirs from the seven metals, and the final crowning discovery of the Alkahest of the Philosophers, are also described. To all students of the occult, and also chemists and medical men, as well as those of an inquiring mind, this book will come as a significant revelation”.
The object of this book is to place before the reader in language as simple as possible the story of alchemy. Because the literature on this science has ever been an enigma to both the scientific and the lay mind, it is the earnest desire of the author to present it stripped of its symbolism, and to give some indication of its processes, its achievements, and its possibilities.
He wishes to show that this science is the Law operating behind all Manifestation in Man; Man that is in his entirety, physical, mental, and spiritual, and to demonstrate how it is bound up in the further evolution and archibaod of the race, for without this understanding the vision of Man made perfect is impossible.
I speak not fiction, but what is certain and most true.
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What is below is like that which is above, and what is above is like that which is below for performing the miracle of one thing. And as all things were produced from One by the Mediation of One, so all things are produced from this One thing by adaptation. It is the cause of all perfection throughout the whole world. Its power is perfect if it be changed into the earth.
Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, gently and with judgment. It ascends from earth to heaven, and descends again to earth, thus you will possess the glory of the whole World and all obscurity will fly cockkren.
Thus were all things created. Therefore am I called Hermes Trismegistus, possessing the three parts of the cickren of the whole World. What I had to say concerning the operation of the Sun is complete. In archibaald book he tells of the sensational work which he has accomplished in archihald more bringing to light, and to the service of humanity, secrets which baffled the majority of scientists of all ages, and which, for several centuries, have been buried in a grave of doubt and sceptical tradition.
That this grave should at last have been opened, and that the real, albeit hidden secrets which it contained should now stand revealed and proclaimed, must undoubtedly be regarded as an epoch-making event. Not only have I seen the results achieved, but I, among many others, have been able to test and pay grateful tribute to the efficacy of the Elixirs produced by the alchemical process. These, one may venture to assert, cannot fail as they become better known to cockern a very valuable addition to the remedies at present available to mankind.
There is no question of the claims which archkbald put forward in this book being taken on trust. On the contrary they are open to the fullest examination. After the necessary period of training he was, incertificated at the National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy as fully qualified for all purposes of massage, remedial exercises, and electrical treatment.
From this cokren he passed on to cockrenn staff of the Great Northern Central Hospital, where he remained for several years. From onwards, however, he was able to devote part of his time to the private practice in which he then for the first time established himself in the West End of London.
This practice had necessarily to be given up during the War. The years and found him in complete charge of all electrical, massage, manipulative, and remedial exercises at the Russian Hospital for British Officers in South Audley Street, London.
This hospital, it may be stated, was opened by the Russian nobility resident in London, and was wholly maintained by Russian money.
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From there he passed on in a similar capacity —18 to the Prisoners of War Hospital. He was at the same time attached to the Millbank Military Hospital. Since then, that is to say for the past twenty years, he has been in permanent private practice in the West End of London. For over twenty years he archigald been a keen student of the sciences of metallurgy, No-chemistry, and bacteriology, and it will thus be seen that in the claims he now advances in this book he writes with that measure of authority which a life devoted to the alleviation of suffering, and to the effective treatment of human ailments, undoubtedly confers on him.
It is given to few men to make such momentous discoveries as have rewarded his persistent work and patience. His work has, indeed, to my knowledge, often been pursued under conditions of great difficulty and disappointment. May what he has accomplished in the interests of science and of the human race bring him the reward which he deserves—the reward of general recognition and appreciation of the results achieved.
But one can scarcely dismiss so lightly the science—or art, if you will—which won to its service the lifelong devotion of men of archbald and attainment from every race and clime over a period of hundreds, or, indeed, thousands, of years, for the beginnings cickren alchemy are hidden in the mists of time. Such a science is something far more than an outlet for a few eccentric old men in their dotage. What was the motive behind the constant strivings, the never-failing patience in the unravelling of the mysteries, the tenacity of purpose in the face of persecution and ridicule through archibad countless ages that cockrfn the alchemist to pursue undaunted his appointed way?
Something far greater, surely, than a mere vainglorious desire to transmute the base metals into gold, or to brew a potion to prolong a little longer this earthly span, for the devotees of alchemy in cockden main cared little for these things.
The accounts of their lives almost without exception lead us to believe that they were concerned with things spiritual rather than with things temporal. Rather were these men inspired by a vision, a vision of man made perfect, of man freed from disease and the limitations of warring faculties both mental and physical, standing as a god in the realization of a power that even at this very moment of qrchibald is lying hidden in the deeper strata of his consciousness, a vision of man made truly in the image and likeness of the one Divine Life in all its Perfection, Beauty, and Harmony.
References archibale to be found in archivald myths and legends of China. He devoted himself wholly to study and meditation, declining all offers to enter the service of the State. He preferred to take up his abode in the mountains of Western China where he persevered in the study of cociren and in cultivating the virtues of purity and mental abstraction.
From the hands of Lao Tzu he received supernaturally a mystic cocmren, by following the instructions in which he was successful in his archibapd for the Elixir of Life.
This reference demonstrates that alchemy was studied in China as early as the commencement of the Christian era, so that its origin cocckren probably lie far back in Chinese history. From China we must now travel to Egypt, whence alchemy as known in the West seems to have sprung. The great Egyptian adept king, named by the Greeks Hermes Trismegistus, is thought to have been the founder of the art. Reputed to have lived about B. If we may judge from these fragments both preserved in the Latin by Fianus and translated into English by Dr.
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Everard it would seem to be of inestimable loss to the world that none of these works have survived in their entirety. The famous Smaragdine Table of Hermes Tabula Smaragdina I have placed at the beginning of this book, for although it would be difficult to prove its origin, yet it still represents a good example of Hermetic phraseology. In the Berne edition of the Summa Perfectionis the Latin version is printed under the heading: The words of the Secrets of Hermes which were written on the Tablet of Emerald found between his hands in a dark cave wherein his body was discovered buried.
An Arabic version of the text was discovered in a work ascribed to Jabir, which was probably made about the ninth century. It also teaches the unity of matter and the truth that all form is a manifestation from one root, the Aether, which teaching corroborates the theory of our present-day scientists. This table, in conjunction with the Tractatus Aureus or Golden Treatise which I have inserted at the end of this book, is well worth reading, particularly in the light of my elucidation of the general alchemical symbolism.
Unhappily, it is all that remains to us of the Egyptian sacred art. The third century A. He found him, and after gaining his confidence became his disciple.
After the death of his patron Morienus came into touch with King Calid, and a very attractive work purporting to be a dialogue between himself and the King is still extant under the name of Morienus.
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In this century Cedrenus also appeared, a magician who professed alchemy. The next name of note, that of Geber, occurs in or about A. Born at Houran in Mesoptamia, he is generally esteemed by adepts as the greatest of them all after Hermes. Rhasis, another Arabian alchemist, became famous for his practical displays in the art of transmutation of base metals into gold. In the tenth century Al Farabi enjoyed the reputation of being the most learned man of his age, and another great alchemist of this century was Avicenna, whose real name was Ebu Cinna.
Born at Bokara in A. About the period of the first Crusades alchemy shifted its centre to Spain, to which country it had been introduced by the Moors. He himself affirms this: I except one thing only, which is not lawful that I should write, because it can be revealed truly only by God, or by cocmren master. Nevertheless, this likewise may be learned from this book, provided one be not stiff-necked and have a little experience.
He died upon the rack. Although he did not himself fall into the hands of the Inquisition, his books were condemned to be burnt in Tarragona by that body on account of their heretical content. For Villanova maintained that works of faith and charity were more acceptable in the eyes of God than the Sacrificial Mass!
The authority of Albertus Magnns — is undoubtedly to be respected, since he renounced all material advantages to devote the greater part fockren a long life to the study of arcibald in the seclusion of a cloister. Raymond Lully is one of the alchemists about whose life there is so much conflicting evidence that it is practically certain cpckren his name was used as a cover by a second adept either at the same or a later period.
He was probably born in Majorca about ,and after a somewhat dissolute youth, he was induced, apparently by the tragic termination of an unsuccessful love affair, to turn his thoughts to religion. He became imbued with archobald burning desire to spread the gospel among the followers of Mohammed, and to this end devoted years to the study of Mohammedan writings, the better to refute the Moslem teachings.
He travelled widely, not only in Europe, but in Africa and Asia, where his religious zeal nearly cost him his life on more than one occasion. Cremer therefore sought out Lully in Italy, and having gained his confidence, persuaded him fockren come to England, where he introduced him to Edward II.
Lully, being a great champion of Christendom, agreed to transmute base metals into gold on condition that Edward carried on the Crusades with the money. He was given a room in the Tower for his work, and it is estimated that he transmuted 50, pounds worth of gold. Records state that he lived to be one hundred and fifty years of age and was eventually killed by the Saracens in Asia. At that age lie is reputed to have been able to run and jump like a young man. The enormous output of writings attributed to Lully they total about treatises on a variety of subjects ranging from grammar and rhetoric to medicine and theology also seems to suggest that the name Lully was merely a pseudonym.
Alas, how blind sometimes are our experts themselves. In the whole history of alchemy surely one of the most interesting stories is that of Nicholas Flamelthe most successful and most celebrated of France’s adepts, and I am accordingly giving in his own words the account of the discovery which proved be the turning point in his life: James of the Adchibald, though I learned not much Latin, because of the poverty of my parents who, notwithstanding, were even by those who envy me most, accounted honest and good people: For which cause’s sake, there shall not any moment of my life pass wherein, remembering this so vast good, I will not render thanks to this my good and gracious God.
After the death of my parents, I Nicholas Flamel, got my living by the art of writing, ingrossing and the like, and in the course of time there fell into my hands a gilded book, very old and large, which cost me only two florins. It was not made of paper or parchment as other books are, but of admirable rinds, as it seemed to me, of young trees; the cover of it was brass, well bound, and graven all over with a strange sort of letters, which I took to be Greek characters, or some such like.
This I know, that I could not read them; but as to the matter that was written within, it was engraven, as I suppose, with an iron archiibald, or graven upon the said bark leaves; done admirably well, and in fair neat Latin letters, and curiously coloured.