Authors/Johann Kögler

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from: Basilus Valentinus, TriumphWagen Antimonii, ed. Johann Thölde, Leipzig: Jacob Popporeich for Jacob Apel, 1604
This poem is a homage to the alchemical work on antimony, particularly referencing the "Triumphal Chariot of Antimony" by Basil Valentine. It reflects on the deep mysteries of nature, which are challenging to fully comprehend. The poem praises those who diligently study nature's intricacies, likening their explorations to the quest for the mythical Golden Fleece. It specifically highlights chemists, or alchemists, who endeavor to alleviate human suffering and cure diseases. Antimony is presented as a key substance in this pursuit, valued for its purifying qualities, especially in extracting harmful elements from precious metals. The poem emphasizes the importance of careful and respectful engagement with alchemical practices, warning against rash and irresponsible actions that could lead to disastrous outcomes. Overall, the poem merges alchemical symbolism with a reverence for nature and a call for responsible scientific inquiry.


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