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    Aphorismi Urbigerani

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    Aphorismi Urbigerani, or, Certain rules Clearly demonstrating the Three Infallible Ways of Preparing the Grand Elixir, or Circulatum majus of the Philosophers : Discovering the Secret of Secrets, and Detecting the Errors of Vulgar Chymists in their Operations : contain'd in One Hundred and One Aphorisms : To which are added, The Three Ways of Preparing the Vegetable Elixir, or Circulatum minus: All deduc'd from Never-Erring Experience.

    by Baro Urbigerus, A Servant of God in the Kingdom of Nature.

    Experto Crede.

    1690 Aphorismi Urbigerani
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    Hi,
    did you work on Urbiger? The minus is lovely

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    Hi Argento Vivo,

    Sadly, have not yet worked on the Vegetable Elixir/Circulatum Minus or the Grand Elixir/Circulatum Majus. I am stuck on these questions:

    What is the First Matter?
    What is the proper form of the Vegetable Elixir? How does it appear or form? Is it a liquid or solid?
    What is the function of the Vegetable Elixir?
    What is the proper form of the Grand Elixir? How does it appear or form? Is it a liquid or solid?
    What is the function of the Grand Elixir?

    Without knowing these answers, I find myself often going in circles.
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    Hey seraphim
    First vegetable matter we use pine tree products. Resin, oil, spirit, salts. It becomes a liquid solvent that u can use to extract the sulphur+salt of any plant matter you put in it, in a 20-40 minutes time. Then you distill the circulatum and u can use it again. I never approached the majus, according to bacstrom it is made using antimony butirrum.

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    Thank you that is helpful. I get confused because some say the Elixir is a liquid and others say a solid. From the ways of Urbigerani to perform the Vegetable Elixir, which way are you following?

    III.
    Out of Diana's undetermin'd
    Tears, when Apollo has appeared, after
    the Separation of the three Elements,
    Determination, Digestion and
    glorious Resurrection, we can,
    without the Addition of any other
    created thing, prepare this our determin'd
    Elixir : Which is the first, noblest,
    and secretest way of the Philosophers.

    V.
    Our second way of preparing
    this our Vegetable Elixir is by a
    right Manipulation of a Plant of the
    noblest Degree, standing by it self,
    or supported by others : after the
    Preparation of which, and its Putrefaction,
    Reduction into an Oil, Separation of the
    three Principles, with their Purification,
    Union, and Spiritualization, the whole
    is to be turn'd into a spiritual ever-living
    Fountain, renewing every Plant,
    that shall be plung'd in it.

    VI.
    The third and common way is
    only a Conjunction of a fixt Vegetable
    Salt with its own volatile Sulphureous
    Spirit, both to be found ready prepar'd
    by any vulgar Chymist and since in their
    Preparation the purest Sulphur, containing the
    Soul, has suffered some Detriment
    by their not being philosophically
    manipulated, they cannot be inseparably
    join'd without a sulphureous
    Medium, by which the Soul being
    strengthned, the Body and Spirit
    are also thro it made capable of a
    perfect Union.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argento Vivo View Post
    Hey seraphim
    First vegetable matter we use pine tree products. Resin, oil, spirit, salts. It becomes a liquid solvent that u can use to extract the sulphur+salt of any plant matter you put in it, in a 20-40 minutes time. Then you distill the circulatum and u can use it again. I never approached the majus, according to bacstrom it is made using antimony butirrum.
    Hi Argento Vivo

    Would you call this a Spagyric or an Alchemic process ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    I get confused because some say the Elixir is a liquid and others say a solid.
    Seraphim, you're not the only one...

    Many of them, by enigmatically recording their method in many obscure words, are the cause why most lovers of this Hermetic science, who are working day and night in good faith according to the directives of their principles, find themselves deprived of every hope of achieving anything real. Therefore it seems – although no limit can ever be put on this Divine science – we must nevertheless stop to some extent on account of these confusing tenets, all because some odd people neglect to attend to their speculations while being unable to perceive how and in what manner some perfection in the most secret sciences of nature can be obtained.

    We all here seek to obtain knowledge of what these guys were writing about, but how many of us understand what is being said...?


    When working in our lab, how many of us have focused checkpoints with a clear endpoint in mind that we strive to accomplish...?


    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    III.
    Out of Diana's undetermin'd
    Tears, when Apollo has appeared, after
    the Separation of the three Elements,
    Determination, Digestion and
    glorious Resurrection, we can,
    without the Addition of any other
    created thing, prepare this our determin'd
    Elixir : Which is the first, noblest,
    and secretest way of the Philosophers.

    You left out a vital point that the author wished to convey to those reading his work...


    IV.
    The Hermetic Art consists in the true Manipulation of our undetermined Subject.


    If the whole Hermetic Art...literally Alchemy itself...consists in manipulating this "undetermined Subject"; don't you think it might be worth in depth study???


    So, what is our "undetermined Subject"...?

    And while we have already dealt in very elaborate and clear terms with many and various methods in our previously published philosophical book entitled Aphorismi Urbigerani, which we published in London in English, afterwards in Erfurt in German (but have again added here as it is out of print) our intention now is to disclose the shortest and most understandable method for its preparation. It will correspond with the first, secret ways of which we wrote in our above-mentioned book, of which we have not yet communicated the special preparation but have only mentioned it in general. To do this, the love of our neighbor and the consideration of the benefit that can accrue to our neighbor have induced us most.

    If one intends to prepare and multiply the metallic seed in the most natural, secret, philosophical, and profitable manner, it must be sought in its Mother, still undetermined and surrounded by the universal menstruum, or also when it has already been separated from it, or when it is about to turn to the mineral kingdom. It has then to be purified by water and the natural incombustible fire, and by the philosophical Eagles. After this, it is to be determined with the most perfect body that can be found in the mineral kingdom.

    When then this body has been destroyed, putrefied, and anatomized by this matter or the philosophical Mercury, and its elements have been purified, glorified, and again newly combined, we are turning it, after the philosophical coction, into an ever self-multiplying quintessence and a universal medicine which has the power to cure all diseases, renew the vital spirits, replace the humidum radioale, and invigorate the whole nature, to penetrate all metals instantaneously, multiply over them, putrefy and purify them of all their feces, to cook and congeal them into a perfect metal in all assays.

    This medicine is the only thing for which we have always striven. For to tell the truth, in all our work we have aimed only at this medicine to enable us to rid ourselves of all ills and to keep ourselves in good and vigorous health till it is the great Sovereign’s will to call us from this world.

    --


    The metallic seed or our prime philosophic matter is nothing but an oily vapor created by God, nourished by the sun and moon.

    When this oily or fatty vapor takes on a body, it becomes quicksilver.

    If, therefore, one would like to follow this method, he must use our philosophical matter when it is still undetermined.

    After it has been purified and clarified, it must be combined with gold in order to obtain a well-cooked and determined seed, because gold is the most perfect body found in the metallic realm.

    And after a quintessence has been extracted from it by means of our philosophical matter, they must be united again inseparably.

    Everything depends on this, as without this conjunction no progress can be made in this noble science.

    Therefore, some philosophers may well have recognized our philosophical matter and known the manner in which to prepare it, but because they failed in the natural conjunction of these two subjects, they could not come to a happy end.

    This seed, then, after being perfected in the above-mentioned way, must be sown into its own philosophical earth, as an intelligent sower does.

    If you wish to get a hold of the incomprehensible power of the multiplication, then you must make this compound go through all philosophical colors to allow it to perfect itself and to obtain the power to multiply itself in quality and quantity, so that it can then be thrown on all metals and acquire perfect power over the metallic kingdom.

    ...a viscous liquid of such power that gold and all other metals can be regenerated with it.

    This then is the true philosophical multiplication-seed which has the power to multiply itself infinitely on all metals in general, transforming them immediately into the finest gold.




    There you have it...everything you have ever needed to know!


    Throughout the books penned by the group known as Urbigerus exists magnificent gems and elucidation of Secrets that were generally kept for those more initiated into our Art.


    This will be forgotten, ignored, and will eventually fade to time as such things have with all others who have taken the time plainly declare Truth. It seems most would rather travel their own path and try to conjure up their own super-fast way to obtain the Philosopher's Stone...which as we all well know...never works.


    Following in the footsteps of those who have walked this path already is the best and most sensible way to work in my opinion. These generous people have left clues for us, and some have spoken more directly than others; these are the authors whom we should cherish and eagerly study!


    As nearly everyone has done before them the initial gathering and exact method of preparing our Matter is omitted and seldom ever seen esoterically referred to.


    The three books by Urbigerus is more than enough to cover 95% of what one needs to know of Alchemy.






    I am always joyed to read when writers give encouragement such as this...


    We have seen a test of it made by a stranger who, after reading our aphorisms and thereby acquiring a perfect foundation for the perfecting of the universal medicine, came to thank us for the light which we had given him in the above-mentioned tenets. He demonstrated to us the whole philosophical transformation of metals by these principles in the presence of many high-ranking persons who were just then by chance present in our domicile near London.


    Urbigerus has been so nice as to give us a timeframe of nine months as to when all this should take place, and also boldly declares that this can all be done extraordinarily cheaply--as many Authorities agree--by anyone anywhere in their own kitchen.


    We are warned though, that if we fail in our "Herculean Works", we will never see a successful accomplishment of our goal.


    If we continue reading we learn what this first "Herculean Work" actually is...


    ...but what are our "Three Principles"?


    Our prepared "Three Elements" are nothing other than that which is Above, that which is Below, and a third thing...that which resides in harmony with those two, a union of lower principles with higher principles, a conjunction of darkness and light, an intermediary between earth and heaven...that which is in the Middle...our Mercury.


    Until one manifests and captures this Spiritus Mundi they are no further along than others who have only seen encouraging minor successes in their labs. This is the Key which separates regular people from Initiates. When one is in possession of this third Thing, then they have every right to call themselves an Initiate.


    This unctuous, oily, fatty vaporous mist is that which should be sought if one does not possess this supernatural Substance.


    All our Work of the Creation from its very Beginning to its perfect End may, on our certain knowledg, be perfected in less than nine Months by any skilful and careful Artist, that follows our Rules, unless some Accident should happen in the Preparation of our Herculean Works.

    When our Herculean Works are brought to Perfection, which is, when our three Principles, or Elements are prepared, purifyed and perfected, unless the Philosophical and unseparable Union of them is exactly performed, the Great Mystery of our Creation is not to be expected.

    We do with all true Philosphers assure you, that all things, necessary for our Philosophical Work, besides the Fewel, Vessels, and some new Instruments, belonging to the Furnace, are to be purchased for less than the Expence of one single Guinea, and that every where, and at all times of the year.

    We can upon our Conscience assure you, that we have our self alone without the help of any Creature living prepared them all on a common Kitchin Fire, as is very well known to several Coadepts, our Friends, who could not but admire and approve of our Industry.

    We do not deny, but any Healthy Person, of what Age soever he may be, may understand all our Herculean Labors, necessary to the Performance of it.

    Those three Principles, or Elements of our Chaos, perfectly separated from their Impurities, and brought to their highest Perfection, are rightly called the three Herculean Works: for after the Preparation of them all the Labor, Trouble, and Danger will be past.

    "How To Philosophically Prepare The Universal Menstruum" by Urbigerus










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    Hey black,

    I would call It a philosophici vegetable extraction when performed by the Minus, it's not simply an essential oil, but a living extract of the plant.

    Hi schmildvich,

    Thank you so much for the quotes, I really appreciated the one about the preparation of the metallic seed, where is it from? Because i know one person who performs such an quick operation as a circulatum. This looks fascinating as he speaks, I will indeed find a book on which to study it. Do you believe urbiger were using Sb butter?

    Very interesting tho that you said urbiger was a group..

    After some study I can reply to the depth of your post. Thank you.
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    Thank you Schmuldvich that is very helpful. You are correct about the forth point and my mistake, was just trying to learn about the general process first. It sounds difficult for me to try.

    I read some more on our undetermined Matter and found this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Aphorismi Urbigerani 1690
    By the Green Dragon is to be understood our first undetermin'd Matter comprehending all our Principles, (as is demonstrated by the Half Moon on its Head, the Sun in its Body, and the Cross on its Tail, ) and denoting by its Motto that it can perform the whole Work without being join'd with any other created or artificially prepared thing: which is our first way.

    But this our Dragon, when copulating with our Serpent, is forc'd to comply with her, degrading itself from its undetermin'd being for the production of our second way.

    Apollo with the Sun on his head, and Diana with the Half Moon, embracing each other show our third way, and the Continuation of our first and second. The River, into which they descend, signifies the State, they must be reduc'd into, before they can be in a Capacity to be born again, and before in any of our three ways they can be brought to a perfect Spiritualization and Union. Apollo and Diana coming out of the River in one wonderful Body, Diana having obtain'd all, represent our Herculean Works, ready finish'd and the beginning of their Conjunction, and by their going to set their foot on firm ground, where she is to sow the noble Fruits for the Procreation, is to be understood the Continuation of their Conjunction, till they are fully united and perfected.
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