The Multiplication Of The Stone Now Perfected

Now my Child, you may take the half of your Powder, put it into a Glass

and melt it, have in readiness a Mould made hollow, of Box-wood, great

or small as you please, it must be made smooth and even within with an

Instrument, anoint it with Oil Olive, and when your red Powder is

flux'd, poure it into the Mould, it will be a precious Stone, red as a

Ruby, clear and transparent, take it out of the Mould, and make

on upon the imperfect Metals, and in the Body of Man.

Take ten times as much of prepared Saturn as I taught you before, by

Coagulation and Solution, till it leave no Faeces behind, then take

your precious red Powder out of the Glass, that two parts be full, set

it into your warm Bath, and let it dissolve: when any thing is

dissolved, decant off that which is clear on the top into another Glass,

poure other Vinegar upon it, let it dissolve again as before, decant and

poure fresh Vinegar upon it so often, till all be dissolved into a clear

Water, which is done usually in ten or twelve days, then set all that

which is dissolved into a Bath, and a head upon it, distil the Vinegar

from it again, and coagulate the Matter so long till it be dry and

shine, then put it into another Glass, which set upon a Furnace in a

Cuple with sifted Ashes, laying a polish'd Glass upon the Mouth of the


My Child, know that your Matter is become fixt with the Stone in the

solution, make an indifferent hot fire in the furnace, so hot as the

heat of the Sun at Midsummer, or somewhat hotter; till the Matter

begin to be yellow, then go on with the Fire from one degree to another,

till you have a perfect yellow, then increase the Fire from one degree

to another, till you have a perfect redness, which is quickly done, in

half the time for the colour to come, and in the multiplication, but

operate as before in the beginning, and poure Paradise water upon the

Stone, as was taught you before in this Work, boil and mortifie it in

every point to a perfect redness as hath been taught.

Then may you again take half of it out, and make projection therewith,

and multiply the other half again in all points as abovesaid, so may you

always continue working.

Now I will teach you the other way, and the best that is to water your

red fixt Stone or powder with the red Oil, that it be fusible; you must

know how much your red powder weighs, then take half the weight of your

red Oil, to the full weight of the Stone, and poure it upon the red

powder, and when the Oil is poured into the Glass, you may set a small

head on, upon a Furnace in sifted Ashes, joining a Receiver to the Nose

of the head, make a small fire under it, as the heat of the Sun in

March, and no hotter; for there is yet some moisture of the Vinegar in

the Oil, that it may be abstracted, continue it in that heat, that can

perceive no moisture in the Head, then augment the fire a little, as the

heat of the Sun at Midsummer, and if there be yet more moisture in it,

you will perceive it in the head, but if you perceive it not in 6 or 8

days, then take the head off, and lay the polish'd Glass again upon the

mouth of your Glass, increase the fire, that you can scarce endure your

hand or finger in the Ashes an Ave-Mary while, continue the fire in

that heat till the red Oil be all fixt with the Powder in the Glass,

which you may know thus;

Take a little of the powder out of the Glass, lay it on a glowing Silver

Plate, if the powder melts as wax, and penetrates through the Plate as

Oil doth through a dry Leather, and makes it Gold throughout, as far as

the powder went, then is the Stone finish'd, and if it do not this, you

must then let it stand in that heat till it do so without fuming.

Now, my Child, when the Stone is finish'd, take half of it out of the

Glass, put it into a Glass melting-pot, and melt the powder gently,

which should be done presently, for it melts as Wax; and being melted,

poure it into the Mould of Box-wood as aforesaid, it will be a red stone

clear and transparent as Crystal, red as a Ruby, then make projection

therewith, and set the other half again to multiply.

Then take in Gods Name twenty parts of Saturn, which is prepared by

Solution and Coagulation, till it leave no more Faeces behind, as hath

been said at the beginning. Dissolve these twenty parts of Saturn,

dissolve by itself in a Glass with distilled Vinegar; likewise dissolve

the powder of your Stone alone by it self in a Glass with distilled

Vinegar, and when both are dissolved into clear water, poure both the

Solutions together into a great Glass, set it into a Bath, a head on,

and a Receiver to it, distil the Vinegar from it in the boiling Bath,

till the Matter be dry, then let it cool of itself, put it into a Glass,

lay a polish'd Glass over the mouth of the Glass, and set it into a

Furnace in a Cuple with sifted Ashes, make a fire under it like to the

Suns heat in March, till the powder be perfect white, which is quickly


Then augment your fire from one degree to another, till the Matter

become yellower and yellower, to a perfect yellow; then increase it yet

stronger, from one degree to another, till it be redder and redder, to a

perfect redness; then poure your water upon the red powder with the red

Oil, or with the water of Paradise, or with the clear sharp Vinegar, or

call it how you will, doing in all points as hath been taught, till the

red powder flux like Wax upon a Silver Plate, without fuming,

penetrating it as Oil doth dry Leather, that it become good Gold within

and without; then render thanks unto God, be obedient to him for his

Gifts and Graces.

You may again take one half out of the Glass, and make projection,

setting the other half in again, as hath been taught, so may you work

all your Life-time, for the poor, and perform other duties to Gods

Glory, and Salvation of your Soul, as I have said before; enough to the