To round off our brief but succinct survey of the Alchemists,
we shall give some examples from the works
of those savants that we have so far considered.
Finally, for now, Isaac Newton…
“… First of all know antimony to be a crude and immature mineral having in itself
what is uniquely metallic, even though otherwise it is indigested.
Two parts of antimony with iron give a regulus which in its fourth fusion
exhibits a star!
By this sign, you may know that the soul of the iron
has been made totally volatile by virtue of the antimony.
If this stellate regulus is melted with gold or silver by an ash heat
in an earthen pot, the whole regulus is evaporated.
Which is a mystery!”
The ‘star-regulus‘ or little-king,
a diminutive of Latin, rex, King
was regarded by Newton as the bright-star
in the heart of the constellation Leo, the lion.
Do not be misled by references to on high,
these are not pyrotechnics in the sky,
but fire-works of the ‘minds-eye’…