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FOUR BOOKS of Johannes Segerus Weidenfeld, Concerning the SECRETS of the ADEPTS;
Or, Of the Use of Lully’s Spirit of Wine: A PRACTICAL WORK.
With very great Study Collected out of the Ancient as well as Modern FATHERS of ADEPT PHILOSOPHY, Reconciled together, BY Comparing them one with another, otherwise disagreeing, and in the newest Method so aptly digested, that even young Practitioners may be able to discern the Counterfeit or Sophistical Preparations of Animals, Vegetables and Minerals, whether for Medicines or Metals, from True; and so, avoid Vagabond Impostors, and Imaginary Processes, together with the Ruin of Estates. 
London, Printed by Will. Bonny, for Tho. Howkins In George-Yard in Lombard-Street, MDCLXXXV (1685)
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Authori Sacrum.
To the Right Honourable ROBERT BOYLE, A CHIEF MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

TO THE STUDENTS OF THE MORE Secret Chymy.
The First Book OF MENSTRUUMS.
The Translator to the Reader.
 

A Catalogue of Menstruums.

I.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of Philosophical Wine only.

  1. The Heaven, Essence, or Spirit of Wine of Lully.          
  2. The Essence, Soul or Spirit of Wine of Rupescissa.       
  3. The Spirit of Wine of Paracelsus.                                       
  4. The Essence of Wine of Guido.                                            

II.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of Spirit of Philosophical Wine,
and the hottest Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, &c. being Oily.

  1. The Anima Metallica, or Lunaria Coelica of Lully.        
  2. The Aqua Vitae of Paracelsus.                                            
  3. Another.                                                                                       
  4. The Aqua Vita of Ripley.                                                       
  5. The Compounded Aqua Vita of Ripley.                             

III.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of Spirit of Philosophical Wine
and Oily Sals, as Sugar, Honey, Tartar Common, &c.

  1. The Mellifluous Heaven of Parisinus.                                 
  2. The Spirit of Honey of Lully.                                                  
  3. The Spirit of crude tartar of Guido.                                    
  4. The Spirit of crude Tartar of Paracelsus.                           

IV.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of Spirit of Philosophical Wine
and Volatile Salts, as Sal Armoniack, Salt of Blood, Urine, &c.

  1. The Spirit of Sal Armoniack of Trismosinus.                    
  2. A Water of Sal Armoniack of Trismosinus.                       
  3. The Gelative Sulphur of Lully.                                               

V.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of Spirit of Philosophical Wine,
and Fixed Salts of Vegetables and Minerals nor Tinging.

  1. The Coelum Vegetabile of Lully.                                          

The Volatile Salt of Tartar of Lully.                                      

  1. The Spirit of Wine of Basilius.                                               
  2. The Fiery Spirit of Wine of Basilius.                                    
  3. The Spirit of Calx vive of Basilius.                                        
  4. The simple Spirit of Calx vive of Basilius.                          
  5. The Tartarized Spirit of Wine of Basilius.                         
  6. The Vegetable Acetum acerrimum or Ignis Adepti of Ripley.
  7. The Aqua fortissima of Rupescissa.                                                                                    
  8. Vegetable Mercury acuated with the Salt of Tartar of Lully.
  9. The simple Vegetable Menstruum produced from 3 Individuals of Lully.                          
  10. The Circulatum minus, or Water of Salt circulated of Paracelsus.                                        
  11. The sweet Spirit of Salt of Basilius.                                   

VI.

Simple Vegetable Menstruums made of the Spirit and Tartar of Philosophical Wine.

  1. The CoeIum Vinosum of Parisinus.                                     
  2. The Coelum Vinosum of Lully.                                            

Vegetable Sal Harmoniack of Parisinus.                            

Vegetable Sal Harmoniack of Lully.                                    

Vegetable Sal Harmoniack of Lully.                                    

Another.                                                                                       

Animal Sal Harmoniack of Lully.                                          

Vegetable Sal Harmoniack made by the Accurtation of Lully.                                  

Another.                                                                                                     

  1. Coelum Vegetabile of Lully circulated.                                            
  2. The less Vegetable Menstruum of Lully.                                        
  3. The Vegetable Menstruum per deliquium of Lully.                    
  4. The Vegetable Mercury of Lully.                                                        
  5. The rectified Aqua Vita of Lully.                                                         
  6. The Circulatum minus of Guido.                                                        
  7. The Animal Heaven of Parisinus.                                       

VII.

Vegetable Menstruums compounded of the aforesaid Simple Menstruums.

  1. The Circulatum majus of Guido.                                                                          
  2. The Menstruum acutum of Guido.                                                   
  3. The Coelum majus of Parisinus.                                                         

VIII.

Vegetable Menstruum compounded of Simple Vegetable Menstruums,
and Common Argent vive, or other Metals.

  1. The Ignis Gehennae of Trismosinus.                                
  2. The Alchymical Mercury of Ripley.                                                     
  3. The Exalted Water of Mercury of Ripley.                       
  4. The Glorious Water of Argent vive of Lully.                     
  5. The incalcinated Menstruum of Lully.                               
  6. The Mercurial Water by three Vessels of Lully.                                             

The Mercurial Sal Harmoniack, or Mercury of Mercury of Lully.

  1. The Menstruum of Guido for Precious Stones.                            
  2. The Lunar Menstruum of Lully.                                                                          
  3. The Circulatum majus, or Acetum acerrimum of Lully.             
  4. The Circulatum majus of Parisinus.                                  

IX.

Vegetable Menstruums compounded, made of Simple Vegetable Menstruums,
and Things tinging being first fixed.

  1. The Circulatum majus, or Metallick Acetum acerrimum of Paracelsus.

X.

Vegetable Menstruums compounded, made of Vegetable Menstruums compounded,
and Metallick Bodies.

  1. The Neapolitan Menstruum of Lully.                                                               
  2. The Precious Menstruum for Pearls of Lully.                                                
  3. The Mercurial compounded Menstruum of Lully.                                      
  4. The sweet Spirit of Mercury of Basilius.                                                         
  5. The incalcinated Menstruum of Parisinus.                                                    

XI.

Vegetable Menstruums compounded, graduated, made of the compounded Vegetable Menstruums impregnated with the Influences of Heaven and Earth.

  1. The Ethereal and Terrestrial Waters of Metals of Lully.                           

XII.

Vegetable Menstruums compounded, most highly exalted,
made of compounded Vegetable Menstruums graduated.

  1. The Ethereal and Celestial Limes of Lully.                                      

XIII.

Simple Mineral Menstruums made of the Matter of Philosophical Wine only.

  1. The Green Lyon of Ripley.                                                                                    
  2. A Menstruum made of the Gum Adrop of Ripley.                                      
  3. A Menstruum made of Red Lead of Ripley.                                   
  4. The Simple stinking Menstruum of Ripley.                                                    
  5. The Menstruum of Sericon of Ripley                                                               
  6. The Green Lyon of Roger Bacon.                                                                       
  7. The. Green Lyon of Paracelsus.                                                                                                          
  8. The Stinking Menstruum made of the Gum Adrop and Common Vitriol of Ripley.  
  9. The Stinking Menstruum made of Azoquean Vitriol and Nitre of Lully.
  10. The Water calcining all Bodies of Lully.                                                                           
  11. The Stinking Menstruum for reducing Metals into Argent vive of Lully.
  12. The Stinking Menstruum made of Azoquean Vitriol, Common Vitriol, and Nitre of Ripley.
                                                                                                                                                             

XIV.

Simple Mineral Menstruums made of the Acid or Saline Essences of Salt.

  1. The Water or Oil of Salt of Paracelsus.                                            
  2. The Water of Salt by another Description.                                    

XV.

Simple Mineral Menstruums made of the Spirit of Philosophical Wine,
and Acid Spirits, as Aqua fortis, Spirit of Nitre, &c.

  1. Aqua fortis mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Paracelsus.                         
  2. Aqua fortis mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Trithemius.                         
  3. Vinegar mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Basilius.                                      
  4. The Spirit of Salt of Basilius.                                                                                                
  5. The Spirit of Salt of Guido.                                                                                   
  6. The Aqua fortis mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Lully.                            
  7. Aqua fortis mixed with the Spirit of Wine of an Anonymous.

XVI.

Simple Mineral Menstruums made of Philosophical Vinegar,
and Volatile Salts, as Common Sal Armoniack, Urine, &c

  1. 'The Oil of Sal Armoniack of Guido.                                                  
  2. The Water of Sal Armoniack of lsaacus.                                                            

XVII.

Simple Mineral Menstruums made of Philosophical Vinegar
and fixed Salts non-tinging, as well vegetable as mineral.

  1. The Aqua comedens of Paracelsus.                                                                  
  2. The fixative Water of Trithemius.                                                                     
  3. The Aqua mirabilis of Isaacus.                                                                            
  4. The resuscitative Water of Basilius.                                                                 
  5. The Water of Sallabrum of Paracelsus.                                           

XVIII.

Simple Mineral Menstruum made of Vegetable Sal Harmomack and Acids not tinging.

  1. The Aqua fortis of Isaacus HoIIandus.                                                               
  2. The Aqua Regis of Ripley.                                                                                     
  3. The Kings Bath of Basilius.                                                                                   
  4. A philosophical Water for the solution of Gold of Basilius.                     
  5. The most strong Aqua fortis of Paracelsus.                                                   
  6. The Aqua Regis of Guido.                                                                                     
  7. The Aqua Regis of Lully.                                                                        

XIX.

Mineral Menstruums compounded of Philosophical Spirit of Wine,
and Acid Spirits not tinging, Spirit of Vitriol, Butter of Antimony, &c.

  1. Spirit of Vitriol mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Lully.                                
  2. The Butter of Antimony mixed with the Spirit of Wine of Basil.            
  3. The Water of the fourth Gradation of Paracelsus.                                      
  4. The Water of the sixth Gradation of Paracelsus.                                         

XX.

Mineral Menstruums compounded of the Spirit of Philosophical Wine,
and other tinging things, Vitriol, Cinnabar, Antimony, &c

  1. The Oil of Vitriol of Basilius.                                                                                
  2. A Menstruum of Basilius made of Hungarian Vitriol.                                 
  3. The Mineral Menstruum of Isaacus.                                                                
  4. The stinking Menstruum of Lully made of Vitriol and Cinnabar.           
  5. The same.                                                                                                                  
  6. The Stinking Menstruum of Lully Made of Vitriol, Cinnabar and Nitre.  
  7. The stinking Menstruum of Lully, made of Vitriol, Nitre, Alume, Tartar, &c. 
  8. The dissolving Water for the Red of Isaacus.                                                                                
  9. Another.                                                                                                                     
  10. Again another.                                                                                                         
  11. A dissolving Water of Isaacus for the White.                                                
  12. Another.                                                                                                                     
  13. A Red Water shining Day and Night of Isaacus.                                           
  14. Another.                                                                                                                     
  15. Again Another.                                                                                         

XXI.

Mineral Menstruums Compounded, made of Simple Mineral Menstruums
and Mercury, the rest of Metals, and other tinging things.

  1. The Spirit of Venus, or Spirit of Verdegreece of Basilius.                           
  2. The Water of Paradise of lsaacus.                                                                     
  3. The Mercurial Vinegar of Trismosinus.                                                           
  4. The Mercurial Water of Trismosinus.                                                              
  5. The Mercurial Water of Albertus Magnus.                                                    
  6. The Mercurial Water of Paracelsus.                                                                 
  7. The stinking Menstruum of Lully.                                                                      
  8. The Mercurial green Lyon of Ripley.                                                                
  9. The stinking Lunar Menstruum of Lully.                                                         
  10. The stinking Solar Menstruum of Lully.                                                          
  11. Philosophers Vinegar made of the Mercury of Silver of Isaacus.

XXII.

Mineral Menstruums compounded of the Philosophers Vinegar,
and other Simple Mineral Menstruums, and things tinging being first fixed.

  1. The Menstruum of Venus of Isaacus Hollandus.                         
  2. Menstruum of Vitriol of Isaacus Hollandus.                                                    
  3. The Circulatum majus of Isaacus.                                                                      
  4. The Oil of Vitriol shining by Night, of Trismosinus.                                     
  5. The Circulatum majus of Ripley.                                                                        
  6. The Metalic Acetum Acerrimum of Ripley.                                                    
  7. The Circulatum majus of Isaacus, made of Sulphur.                                  

XXIII.

Mineral Menstruums compounded made of Mineral Menstruums compounded,
and Metallick Bodies, and other tinging Things.

  1. The Oil of Mars and Venus of Basilius.                                                            
  2. The Spirit of Universal Mercury made of Vitriol of Basilius                                                     
  3. The Oil of Mars and Venus, acuated with the Sulphur and Salt of Sol of Basilius.          
  4. The Spirit of Universal Mercury, acuated with the Sulphur and Salt of Luna of Basilius.
                                                                                                                                                                            
  5. The Spirit of Universal Mercury acuated with the Sulphur of Sol and Luna of Basilius.  
  6. The Spirit of Universal Mercury acuated with the Sulphur of Sol and Mars of Basilius.
                                                                                                                                                           
  7. The Spirit of Universal Mercury acuated with the Sulphurs of Sol, Mars and Antimony of Basilius.
  8. The Spirit of Universal Mercury acuated with the Sulphur of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn of Basilius.  
  9. A compounded Mercurial Water for the red Work of Isaacus.
  10. The Philosophers Water made of three Spirits of Isaacus.        
  11. The compounded Water of Silver of Lully.                                                      
  12. The stinking Lunar Menstruum acuated with the Essence of Sol of Lully.  

XXIV.

Mineral Menstruums compounded of vegetable and mineral Menstruums mixed together.

  1. The Vegetable Fire dissolved in the calcinative Water of Lully.
  2. The Vegetable Heaven dissolved in a mineral Menstruum of Lully.  
  3. Ice compounded of Vegetable and Mineral Menstruum of Lully. Ibid.
  4. The Aqua mirabilis of Ripley.                                                                                              
  5. The stinking Menstruum acuated with the Sal Harmoniack of Lully.                                   
  6. The stinking Lunar Menstruum acuated with the vegetable Sal Harmoniack of Lully.  
  7. The Spirit of Mercury made with Vitriol, and the fiery Spirit of Wine of Basilius.
  8. The mixed Menstruum of Paracelsus.

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