"Because we were made for the purpose of being companions with Him, a little lower than the angels who behold His face ever yet as heirs, as joint heirs with Him who is the Savior, the Way, then we have brought these about because of our activities through our experiences in those realms! Hence they bear witness by being in certain positions - because of our activity, our sojourn in those environs, in relationships to the universal forces of activity.
A Process for the Purification of Mercury
The purest mercury revivified from cinnabar is to be dissolved in as much aqua fortis as is necessary.
Into the solution pour gradually as much solution of sea salt or hydrochloric acid as is necessary to
precipitate the mercury, and the result is a white calx of mercury. Wash this well with water, and dry
Mix the dried calx with one, two, or three parts of its weight of stone lime, and half a part of rye or
wheat flour. Then distil the mixture by means of a retort.
The distilled mercury, unless perfectly clean, may be passed two or three times through chamois
This revivified mercury is bright, like the firmament, and dissolves gold in a very short time, even by
rubbing, and without heat. The whole process may, with advantage, be repeated two or three times.
Such mercury will be wonderfully pure. The aqua fortis solution must always be diluted with clean
water before precipitating. Ordinary mercury contains crudities which it deposits in the water. Weigh
the purified mercury, and it will be observed to have diminished by the quarter part or more of its
weight, because whatever impurity there was in the mercury (though it be virgin running mercury)
remains in the water, and cannot be precipitated.
But, to prove this truth, evaporate the water which was poured off from the precipitate, and there
remains a sediment as black as ink. Purify, therefore, the mercury, and it is fit for all operations, and is
a master over all metals. [anon]