Alchemy - Texts: Ripley, Sir George: The Vision, The : 'Written by Aerenaeus Philalethes...(1677). Symbolism of Numbers : See 'The four and the three,' p17-20.
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Introduction. The great work. True and false alchemy. Innerstanding. The four and the three. Present and future. An exposition upon Sir George Ripley's vision. The plates. Documentary illustrations and commentaries
'Much more than the art of turning base metals into gold, alchemy is a system of cosmic symbolism which can best be understood as a means of achieving one-ness with the universe....'