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Of Natural and Supernatural Things

_BASILIUS VALENTINUS_,

A

BENEDICTINE MONK,

OF

_NATURAL & SUPERNATURAL_

THINGS.

ALSO,

Of the first _Tincture_, _Root_, and _Spirit_ of METALS and MINERALS, how the same are _Conceived_, _Generated_, _Brought forth_, _Changed,_ and _Augmented_.

Whereunto is added, Frier _Roger Bacon_, of the _Medicine_ or _Tincture_ of _Antimony_; Mr. _John Isaac Holland_, his Work of _Saturn_, and ALEX. VAN SUCHTEN, of the _Secrets_ of _Antimony_.

Translated out of _High Dutch_ by DANIEL CABLE.

_LONDON_,

Printed, and are to be Sold by _Moses Pitt_ at the _White Hart_ in _Little Britain_, 1671.

_BASILIUS VALENTINUS_,

A

BENEDICTINE MONK,

OF

_NATURAL & SUPERNATURAL_

THINGS.

ALSO,

Of the first _Tincture_, _Root_, and _Spirit_ of METALS and MINERALS, how the same are _Conceived_, _Generated_, _Brought forth_, _Changed_, and _Augmented_.

Translated out of _High Dutch_ by DANIEL CABLE.

Whereunto is added

ALEX. Van SUCHTEN

OF THE

SECRETS of _ANTIMONY_.

Translated out of _High Dutch_ by _D. C._ a Person of great Skill in _Chymistry_.

_LONDON_,

Printed, and are to be sold by _Moses Pitt_ at the _White Hart_ in _Little Britain_, 1670.

_Basilius Valentinus_,

OF

_Natural and Supernatural Things_.

CHAP. I.

Because I have at this present undertaken to write of the of the first Tincture, the Root of Metals and Minerals, and to inform you of the Spiritual Essence, how the Metals and Minerals are at first spiritually conceived and born corporally; it will be necessary first of all to utter, and to acquaint you by a speech, that all things consist of two parts, that is, Natural and Supernatural; what is visible, tangible, and hath form or shape, that is natural; but what is intactible, without form, and spiritual, that is supernatural, and must


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