Signatura rerum, or the signature of all things : shewing the sign ...

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Signatura rerum, or the signature of all things : shewing the sign ...

Chap.j. SiinatHTA Rerunt* ijnam Nature, and It is called Sulphur^ t;i^. a Conception of theLiberty jV/^. of the Good,and a Conception or Comprehenfion ofthe deiire, x/i^. of the auftere Attraftion * in the deiire.II. Sul in the Internal is God, and Phitr is the Nature 5 forit maketh a brimftony fpiric: as is to be feen externally m theproperty of Brimftone jfor its lubftance is a dry conftringent matter,andis of a painful anxious forth-driving fiery property ; it at*trafteth eagerly and hardly into it felf, and parcheth up as a dryhunger, and its painful property doth eagerly and anxioufly forceit felt forth : the Caufe and Original is this, becaufe it ftandeihin two Beginnings, V!\. in the property of the Defire, which is anAttraftion ; and in the property of the Light or Liberty, whichis forth- driving, or prefling to the Manifeftation, through the defireof Nature.iz. The Defire, vit^^ the Attradion maketh Hardnefs, and isthe Caufe of the Fire, and the Lubet is a Caufe of the Luftre orLight of the Fire : Sui is Mght, and Phur maketh fire, yet it cannotbe reduced alone in Sulphur to fire and light, but in Mircury^and at lafl in Sal, which is the real Body , but not of the Brimftone,but of the Eflence and Water : And (o underfland, that inthe firft Defire, which arifeth in the Lubet of the Liberty, all* OrjW'ith,things are, and are made Subftamial and Effential, whence theCreation of this World is proceeded 5 and we find herein the propertyof the Earth, fo likewife of all Metals and Stones, and alfbof the * Aflrum^ and the Origin j1 ofthe Elements, all out of one * Stars.only Mother,which is the Lubet and the Dcfirc,whence all thingsproceeded, and flill proceed.15. Vov Mercury \s generated in Sulphur) it is the Severing,vi^.of Light and Darknefs from one another,the breaking Wheel,and Caufe of the various Divifion or Multiplicity : it fevcreththe dark Efl'emialiry from the Effentiality of the Light, vi\, theMetals from the grofs, aflringent, dark,ftony,and eaithly property; for the property of the Defire giveth and maketh dark Effence,and the property of the free Lubet maketh light EflencCjvi':^, Metals, and all ofthe fame kind and refemblance;14. Mercury hath in the beginning * of his Birth three Proper* * j^;ties, vi\. theTrembling in the Aufterenels, and Angu'Po from thehard imprefltng ofthe Aftringent hari Defire, and the Expuljfonofthe Multiplicity,vi!?;,.thc elTen'ial Life •,for the Defire attraftethvery hard unto it felf, and the Attraftion maketh the Motion,or fting of Trembling [ or horrible Compundion,] and thatwhich isiraprefled Is the Anguifh j but if the Liberty be thereincomprehended,^ it refufeih it, and there arifeth the Original ofEnmity ,and the Severing, that one Form fevereth from anotl»erand a two- fold Will arifeth. i f Foi-.

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