The Ripley scroll is crucial 15th century occupational of emblematic symbolism. Twenty one copies are known, dating from the early 16th century to the mid-17th. There space two different forms that the symbolism, with 17 manuscripts the the key version, and 4 manuscripts the the different form. There are an extremely wide variations in the English message on the various manuscripts, and also for the text below I have actually modernised and unified a number of versions. This is no a properly researched edition, yet a reworking that the text into a modern readable form. I include the engravings that the Scroll printed in David Beuther, global und Particularia... Hamburg, 1718.

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You should make Water that the Earth, and Earth the the Air, and Air of the Fire, and also Fire the the Earth.The black Sea. The black Luna. The black color Sol.
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Here is the critical of the White rock and the begining of the Red.
Of the boy take the lightThe Red gum the is so brightAnd that the Moon do alsoThe which gum lock both troweThe thinkers Sulphur viveThis I speak to it there is no strifeKybright and also Kebright it is referred to as alsoAnd various other names plenty of moreOf castle drawe the end a tinctureAnd make of them a marital relationship pureBetween the husband and also the mam Espowsed with the water that lifeBut of this water thou have to bewareOr else thy job-related will be complete bareHe should be made of his very own kind mark thou now in her mindAcetome of philosophers men speak to thisA water abiding so the isThe maidens milk of the dewThat every the work-related doth renewThe Serpent the life that is dubbed alsoAnd various other names numerous moreThe i beg your pardon causeth generationBetwixt the man and the womanBut looke you no department Be there in the conjunctionOf the moon and also of sunAfter the marital relationship be begunAnd all the while they be a weddingGive to them their drinkingAcetome the is great and fineBetter come them then any type of wineNow as soon as this marital relationship is donePhilosophers speak to it a stoneThe which afoot a great natureTo lug a stone that is so pureSo he have actually kindly nourishmentPerfect heat and also decoctionBut in the matrix when they it is in putLet never the glasse be unshutTill they have ingendred a stoneIn the people there not such a one
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The Red Lune. The soul of Water. Red Sol. The Red Sea.
On the ground there is a hillAlso a serpent in ~ a wellHis tail is long with wing wideAll all set to flee by every sideRepair the well quick aboutThat thy serpent pass not outFor if the he be there a goneThou shed the virtue of the stoneWhere is the ground you must understand hereAnd the well that is for this reason clearAnd what is the dragon v the tailOr else the occupational shall small availThe well must run in water clearTake good heed because that this her fireThe fire through water shining shall be burnt and water through fire washed shall beThe earth on fire shall it is in putAnd water with air shall it is in knitThus ye shall go to purificationAnd bring the serpent come redemptionFirst the shall be black color as a crowAnd under in his den chandelier lie full lowSwelling as a toad that lieth top top the groundBurst through bladders sit so roundThey shall come burst and also lie full plainAnd this through craft the serpent is slainHe chandelier shine colour here countless a oneAnd rotate as white as whale"s boneWith the water the he was inWash him clean from his sinAnd let that drink a small and a light and also that shall do him fair and also whiteThe which whiteness be abidingLo right here is a really full finishing that the white stone and the redLo here is the very true deed.The Red Lion. The green Lion. The Mouth the Choleric beware.
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Here is the critical of the Red, and also the beginning to put away the dead. The Elixir Vitae.
Take the father that Phoebus therefore highThat sit so high in majestyWith his beams the shines therefore brightIn all areas wherever that he beFor he is dad to all thingsMaintainer that life come crop and also rootAnd causeth nature for to springWith the wife beginneth sootheFor that is salve to every soreTo bring around this flourishing workTake an excellent heed unto this loreI say unto learned and unto clerkAnd Homogenie is mine nameWhich God made through his very own handAnd Magnesia is my dameYou shall verily understand.Now ns shall right here beginFor come teach thee a ready wayOr else tiny shall she winTake an excellent heed what I execute sayDivide you Phoebus in numerous partsWith his beams that be so brightAnd this with nature the convertThe which is winter of every lightThis Phoebus hath full countless a nameWhich the is complete hard to knowAnd but thou take it the very sameThe philosophers rock ye shall no knowTherefore i counsel ere ye beginKnow it well what it must beAnd that is thick do it thinFor climate it shall complete well prefer theeNow understand what i meanAnd take great heed theretoOur occupational else shall little be seenAnd turn thee to much woeAs I have said this our loreMany a name i wish that hathSome behind and also some beforeAs thinkers doth that giveIn the sea without leesStandeth the bird that HermesEating his wing variableAnd maketh himself yet full stableWhen every his feather be from that goneHe standeth still below as a stoneHere is currently both white and also redAnd every so the stone to quicken the dead All and also some without fableBoth hard and also soft and malleableUnderstand now well and also rightAnd give thanks to you God the this sightThe bird that Hermes is my name eating my wings to do me tame.The Red Sea. The Red Sol. The Red Elixir Vitae.Red Stone. White Stone. Elixir Vitae. Luna in Crescent.

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I shall girlfriend tell with level declarationWhere, how, and what is my generationOmogeni is my FatherAnd Magnesia is mine MotherAnd Azot important is my SisterAnd Kibrick forsooth is my BrotherThe Serpent that Arabia is mine nameThe i beg your pardon is leader of all this gameThat at some time was both wood and also wildAnd currently I to be both meek and mildThe Sun and the Moon with their mightHave chastised me the was so lightMy wings that me broughtHither and also thither wherein I thoughtNow through their can they under me pull,And lug me whereby they willThe Blood of mine heart ns wishNow causeth both joy and also blisseAnd dissolveth the very StoneAnd knitteth him ere he have actually doneNow maketh hard that to be lixAnd causeth the to be fixOf mine blood and water i wishPlenty in every the people there isIt runneth in every placeWho it findeth that hath graceIn the human being it runneth end allAnd goeth round as a ballBut thou know well thisOf the worke she shalt missTherefore recognize ere you beginWhat he is and also all his kinMany a surname he hath full sureAnd all is but one NatureThou must component him in threeAnd then knit him together the TrinityAnd make them all however oneLo right here is the philosophers Stone
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