The Famous Arcanum Or Restorative Medicament Of Paracelsus Called His Homunculus

First we must understand that there are three acceptions of the word Homunculus in Paracelsus, which are these. 1. Homunculus is a superstitious image made in the place, or name of anyone, that it may contain an astral and invisible man, wherefore it was made for a superstitious use. 2. Homunculus is taken for an artificial man, made of sperma humanum masculinum digested into the shape of a man, and then nourished and increased with the essence of man's blood and this is not repugnant to the...

To Make Four Elements Appear In A Glass

Take of the subtle powder of jeat one ounce and a half, of the oil of tartar made per deliqulum in which there is not one drop of water besides what the tartar itself contracted two ounces which you must color with a light green with vardegrease, of the purest spirit of wine tinged with a light blue with indigo, two ounces of the best rectified spirit of turpentine colored with a light red with madder. Put all these into a glass and shake them together. You shall see the jeat which is heavy and...

To Make An Artificial Claret Wine

Take six gallons of water, two gallons of the best cider, and put hereunto eight pounds of the best mallago raisins bruised in a mortar. Let them stand close covered in a warm place the space of a fortnight, every two days stirring them well together. Then press out the raisins and put the liquor into the said vessel again, to which add a quart of the juice of raspberries, and a pint of the juice of black cherries. Cover this liquor with bread spread thick with strong mustard, the mustard side...

To Make An Excellent Aromatical Hyppocras

Take of cinnamon two ounces, ginger an ounce, cloves and nutmeg of each two drams, of white pepper half a dram, of cardamum two drams, and of musk mallowseed three ounces. Let all these be bruised and put into a bag and hung in six gallons of wine. Note that you must put a weight in the bag to make it sink. Some boil these spices in wine which they then sweeten with sugar, and then let run through a hyppocras bag and afterwards bottle it up and use when they please. A Single Hyppocras Bag, or...