You then patiently repeat this process several times, building up a depth to the shading, adjusting any irregular areas and trying to keep the tonal changes as smooth as possible until you achieve the variation and intensity of tone that you desire.
Below are some more exercises with various degrees of difficulty which will test your shading skills to the limit.
At the bottom of the page you will find a link to a template with outlines of all these exercises which you may copy and print to practice your graduated shading technique. In this exercise the graduated tone starts at either side of the drawing and meets in the middle of the page. Here the direction of the tone moves from left to right to create a subtle graduated effect. In this exercise the direction of the graduated tones switch to create a counterchange between alternate squares. Here the direction of the tone moves from 'left to right' in the background but switches to 'right to left' in the circles. In this exercise the direction of the graduated tones switch to create a counterchange between alternate circles. In this exercise the graduated tone moves from 'left to right' in the background but changes its direction in the circle to create a spherical form.
In this final exercise the graduated tone in the background moves from 'left to right' at a 45° angle but changes its direction in the circles to create two 3-dimensional spheres. You can click on the illustration or link above for an A4 line drawing that you may copy and print to practice your shading skills.
What was the motive behind their constant strivings, their never-failing patience in the unravelling of the mysteries, the tenacity of purpose in the face of persecution and ridicule through the countless ages that led the alchemists to pursue undaunted their appointed way? The accounts of their lives almost without exception lead us to believe that they were concerned with things spiritual rather than with things temporal. To appreciate and understand the adepts’ visions, it is necessary to trace the history of their philosophy. From China we now travel to Egypt, from where alchemy as it is known in the West seems to have sprung. The famous Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina) of Hermes is the primary document of alchemy. An Arabic version of the text was discovered in a work ascribed to Jabir (Geber), which was probably made about the ninth century. About the same time, Rhasis, another Arabian alchemist, became famous for his practical displays in the art of transmutation of base metals into gold. About the period of the first Crusades, alchemy shifted its center to Spain, where it had been introduced by the Arabian Moors. Of the thirteenth-century literature, a work called Tesero was attributed to Alphonso, the King of Castile, in 1272. Among other famous names appearing about this period is that of Arnold de Villeneuve or Villanova, whose most famous work is found in the Theatrum Chemicum.
The authority of Albertus Magnus (1234-1314) is undoubtedly to be respected, since he renounced all material advantages to devote the greater part of a long life to the study of alchemical philosophy in the seclusion of a cloister. Raymond Lully is one of the medieval alchemists about whose life there is so much conflicting evidence that it is practically certain that his name was used as a cover by at least one other adept either at the same or a later period.
According to one story, his reputation eventually reached John Cremer, Abbot of Westminster at the time. During the fourteenth century, the science of alchemy fell into grave disrepute, for the alchemists claim to transmute metals offered great possibilities to any rogue with sufficient plausibility and lack of scruple to exploit the credulity or greed of his fellowmen. In England, the first known alchemist was Roger Bacon, who was a scholar of outstanding attainment. Although Bacon has been described as a physician rather than an alchemist, we are indebted to him for many scientific discoveries. Indeed, from his letters we learn that Bacon anticipated most of the achievements of modern science.
It is scarcely surprising that in the atmosphere of superstition and ignorance that reigned in Europe during the Middle Ages, Bacon’s achievements were attributed to his communication with devils. Among his many writings, there are two or three works on alchemy, from which it is quite evident that not only did he study and practice the science but that he obtained his final objective, the Philosopher’s Stone.
Sir George Ripley, Canon of Bridlington Cathedral in Yorkshire, placed alchemy on a higher level than many of his contemporaries by dealing with it as a spiritual and not merely a physical manifestation.
In March 1583, a prince of Poland, the Count Palatine of Siradia, Adalbert Alask, while visiting the Court of Queen Elizabeth, sought to meet with Dr. In February 1588, the two men parted ways, Dee making for England and Kelly for Prague, where Rosenberg had persuaded the Emperor to quash the Papal decree. Thomas Vaughan was a Magus of the Rosicrucian Order, and he knew and understood that the science of alchemy must manifest throughout all planes of consciousness. He then goes on to give an account of the transmutation of base metals into silver and gold, and he gives examples of how the Medicine, administered to some at the point of death, affected their miraculous recovery.
In the last chapter of the Open Entrance is his message to those who have attained the goal.
In the same century, Alexander Seton, a Scot, suffered indescribable torments for his knowledge of the art of transmutation.
The first man to teach the chemistry of the human body and to declare that the true purpose of alchemy was the preparation of medicine for the treatment of disease was one Jean Baptista Van Helmont, a disciple of Paracelsus. In his early thirties, Van Helmont retired to an old castle in Belgium near Brussels and remained there, almost unknown to his neighbors until his death in his sixty-seventh year.
Van Helmont also gives particulars of an Irish gentleman called Butler, a prisoner in the Castle of Vilvord in Flanders, who during his captivity performed strange cures by means of Hermetic medicine. In Lives of the Alchemystical Philosophers (published in 1815), it is stated that prior to the events at Vilvord, Butler attracted some attention by his transmutations in London during the reign of King James I.
Dennis Zachare in his memoirs gives an interesting account of his pursuit of the Philosopher’s Stone during this period. The narrative goes on to state that on the next day Helvetius prepared six drachms of lead, melted it in a crucible, and cast in the tincture. In Helvetius’ writing there is also the testimony of another person by the name of Kuffle and of his conversion to a belief in alchemy that was the result of an experiment that he had been able to perform himself. In 1710, Sigmund Richter published his Perfect and True Preparation of the Philosophical Stone under the auspices of the Rosicrucians.
If there were any of the alchemists who discovered the mineral agent of transformation, fewer still were able to find its application to the human body.
The learned chemist Van Helmont and the doctor Helvetius, who were both skeptics with regard to the Philosopher’s Stone and had even published books against it, were converted as a result of an identical adventure which befell them. Until the end of the eighteenth century, it was customary to hang alchemists dressed in a grotesque gold robe on gilded gallows. The famous alchemists Michael Sendivogius, Botticher, and Paykull all spent part of their lives in prison, and many men suffered death for no other crime than the study of alchemy.
Examples of such men were, in the seventeenth century, Thomas Vaughan (called Philalethes), and, in the eighteenth century, Lascaris.
From the bottom of our hearts we ought to thank the modest men who held in their hands the magical Emerald Formula that makes a man master of the world, a formula which they took as much trouble to hide as they had taken to discover it.
During the 19th century, factory-made toys, including tin toys and clockwork toys, went on sale.
Indoors, children played board games such as Snakes and Ladders (which became a popular toyshop game towards the end of the 19th century), Ludo and Draughts, and also card games. A popular Victorian toy was the diabolo - you tossed it in the air, using a string, and tried to catch it again. Many games had their own seasons - there was a time for conkers, hoops, tops, marbles and so on. Well-off boys had toy soldiers, made from tin or lead, and painted in the uniforms of the British Army. Lucky rich boys played with toy trains pulled by miniature steam engines burning methylated spirit as fuel, and puffing out real steam. This was a group of workers in the countryside, doing jobs like weeding, sowing seeds, and harvesting crops. Temperance organization which tried to stop people, especially children, from drinking alcohol.
A school run in her home by an elderly woman, known as a dame, where children were taught basic reading and writing.
A group of men who travelled around Britain to investigate the working conditions of children in both factories and mines. Boys' schools, started in the Middle Ages as an alternative to Church schools and giving free education to some boys. The era of rapid and great change in industry and manufacturing with the growth of factories, beginning in the late 1700s.
These were pieces of slate (like a flat stone), sometimes set inside a wooden frame, used for writing - with a special slate pencil. Disease causing fever and, in those who did not die from it, leaving 'pockmarks' on the skin. Place where people without means of support (usually the very poor, young and elderly) were sent to live; they got a food and a bed in return for work. As you work towards the light, gradually ease the pressure on your pencil until you can no longer see the mark it makes. Something far greater, surely, than a mere vainglorious desire to transmute the base metals into gold, or to brew a potion to prolong a little longer this earthly span, for the devotees of alchemy in the main cared little for such things. They were men inspired by a vision, a vision of man made perfect, of man freed from disease and the limitations of warring faculties both mental and physical, standing godlike in the realization of a power that even at this very moment of time lies hidden in the deeper strata of consciousness, a vision of man made truly in the image and likeness of the One Divine Mind in its Perfection, Beauty, and Harmony. So let us for step back into the past to catch a glimpse of these men, of their work and ideals, and more important still, of the possibilities that their life-work might bring to those who today are seeking for fuller knowledge and wider horizons. There have been various stories of the origin of the tract, one being that the original emerald slab upon which the precepts were said to be inscribed in Phoenician characters was discovered in the tomb of Hermes by Alexander the Great.
In any case, it must be one of the oldest alchemical fragments known, and that it is a piece of Hermetic teaching I have no doubt, as it corresponds to teachings of the Thrice-Greatest Hermes as they have been passed down to us in esoteric circles. In the tenth century, Alfarabi enjoyed the reputation of being the most learned man of his age, and still another great alchemist of that century was Avicenna, whose real name was Ebu Cinna. In the twelfth Century Artephius wrote The Art of Prolonging Human Life and is reported to have lived throughout a period of one thousand years.
William de Loris wrote Le Roman de Rose in 1282, assisted by Jean de Meung, who also wrote The Remonstrance of Nature to the Wandering Alchemist and The Reply of the Alchemist to Nature. The enormous output of writings attributed to Lully (they total about 486 treatises on a variety of subjects ranging from grammar and rhetoric to medicine and theology) also seems to suggest that his name became a popular pseudonym. After working at alchemy for thirty years, Cremer had still failed to achieve his aim, the Philosopher’s Stone. Born in Somersetshire in 1214, he made extraordinary progress even in his boyhood studies, and on reaching the required age joined the Franciscan Order.
He was almost the only astronomer of his time, and in this capacity rectified the Julian calendar which, although submitted to Pope Clement IV in 1267, was not put into practice until a later papacy.
He maintained that vessels might be constructed that would be capable of navigation without manual rowers, and which under the direction of a single man, could travel through the water at a speed hitherto undreamed of. Doubtless during his lifetime, his persecutions led him to conceal carefully his practice of the Hermetic art and to consider the revelation of such matters unfit for the uninitiated.
He maintained that alchemy is concerned with the mode of our spirit’s return to the God who gave it to us.
He seems to have been an adventurer of sorts and lost his ears at Lancaster on an accusation of producing forged title deeds.

Dee to discuss his experiments, of which he became so convinced that he asked Dee and Kelly and their families to accompany him on his return to Cracow.
Through the introduction of Rosenberg, Kelly was received and honored by Rudolph as one in possession of the Great Secret of Alchemy. Among Vaughan’s most noteworthy books are An Open Entrance to the Shut Palace of the King, Ripley Revived, The Marrow of Alchemy, Metallorum Metamorphosis, Brevis Manuductio ad Rubinem Coelestum, Fone Chemicae Veritatis, and others to be found in the Musaeum Hermiticum.
After practicing in his own country he went abroad, where he demonstrated his transmutations before men of good repute and integrity in Holland, Hamburg, Italy, Basle, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Munich. He never professed to have actually prepared the Philosopher’s Stone, but he say he gained his knowledge from alchemists he contacted during his years of research. The news of his cure of a Breton monk, a fellow-prisoner suffering from severe erysipelas, by the administration of almond milk in which he had merely dipped the Philosopher’s Stone brought Van Helmont, accompanied by several noblemen, rushing to the castle to investigate. At the age of twenty, he set out to Bordeaux to undertake a college curriculum, and hence to Toulouse for a-course of law.
He made claim to be an adept, but admitted he received the Powder of Transmutation from another alchemist. When I held the treasure in my hands for some fifteen minutes listening to his accounting of its curative properties, I was compelled to return it (not without a certain degree of reluctance). There was a hissing sound and a slight effervescence, and after fifteen minutes, Helvetius found that the lead had been transformed into the finest gold, which on cooling, glittered and shone as gold indeed.
However, there is no indication of the source from which he obtained his powder of projection. Another representative of the Rosy Cross was the mysterious Lascaris, a descendant of the royal house of Lascaris, an old Byzantine family who spread the knowledge of the Hermetic art in Germany during the eighteenth century. Only a very few adepts knew of the essential agent, the sublime heat of the soul, which fuses the emotions, consumes the prison of leaden form and allows entry into the higher world.
An unknown man visited them and gave them a small quantity of projection powder; he asked them not to perform the transmutation until after his departure and then only with apparatus prepared by themselves, in order to avoid all possibility of fraud. If they escaped this punishment they were usually imprisoned by barons or kings, who either compelled them to make gold or extorted their secret from them in exchange for their liberty. If a great number of these seekers were impelled by ambition or if there were among them charlatans and impostors, it does not diminish the fact that a great many of them cherished a genuine ideal of moral development. It is no longer a paradox, but a truth attested by recognized scientists themselves, that the few fragments of truth that our modern culture possesses are due to the pretended or genuine adepts who were hanged with a gilt dunce’s cap on their heads. It is possible to form some idea of the lofty thought of Philalethes from his book Infroitus, but Lascaris has left us nothing. For however dazzling and bright the obverse of the alchemical medallion, its reverse is dark as night. He stretched out his arms to grasp them, and if he did not succumb to temptation it was only because the phantoms vanished when he sought to seize them.
They can experiment with all kinds of looks and colors and there are extremely few no-no’s that they have to keep in mind. Rich children had more toys to choose from: train sets, toy soldiers, rocking horses, dolls and doll's houses, tea-sets and toy shops with toy fruit, vegetables, meat, hats and medicines. In Victorian times, coal heated homes and provided steam power for machines, trains and ships. Such a science is something far more than an outlet for a few eccentric old men in their dotage. The tablet teaches the unity of matter and the basic truth that all form is a manifestation from one root, the One Thing or Ether.
In the fourth century, Zosimus the Panopolite wrote his treatise on The Divine Art of Making Gold and Silver, and in the fifth Morienus, a hermit of Rome, left his native city and set out to seek the sage Adfar, a solitary adept whose fame had reached him from Alexandria. Of the five hundred treatises said to have been composed by him, only three remain to posterity: The Sum of the Perfect Magistery, The Investigation of Perfection, and his Testament. Peter d’Apona, born near Padua in 1250, wrote several books on Hermetic sciences and was accused by the Inquisition of possessing seven spirits (each enclosed in a crystal vessel) who taught him the seven liberal arts and sciences. Like his friend, Peter d’Apona, he was accused of obtaining his knowledge from the devil and was charged by many different people with magical practices. Lully was born in Majorca about the year 1235, and after a somewhat dissolute youth, he was induced, apparently by the tragic termination of an unsuccessful love affair, to turn his thoughts to religion. Cremer therefore sought out Lully in Italy, and having gained his confidence, persuaded him to come to England, where he introduced him to King Edward II. Rich merchants and others greedy for gain were induced to entrust to the alleged alchemists gold, silver, and precious stones in the hope of getting them multiplied, and Acts of Parliament were passed in England and Pope’s Bulls issued over Christendom to forbid the practice of alchemy on pain of death.
He was responsible also for the physical analysis of convex glasses and lenses, the invention of spectacles and achromatic lenses, and for the theory of the telescope.
His great services to humanity were met with censure, not gratitude, and to the Church his teachings seemed particularly pernicious. The prince took them from Cracow to Prague in anticipation of favors at the hand of Emperor Rudolph II, but their attempt to get into touch with Rudolph was unsuccessful. From him he received besides a grant of land and the freedom of the city, a position of state and apparently a title, since he was known from that time forward as Sir Edward Kelly.
Vaughan came from Wales and his writings were regarded as an illustration of the spiritual approach to alchemy. He was finally summoned to appear before the young Elector of Saxony, to whose court he went somewhat reluctantly.
When a ship on which he had taken passage was captured by African pirates, he was taken prisoner and sold into slavery in Arabia.
In this town, he made the acquaintance of some students in possession of a number of alchemical books. After thanking him for his kindness, I asked why it was that his tincture did not display that ruby color that I had been taught to regard as characteristic of the Philosophers’ Stone.
A goldsmith to whom he took this declared it to be the purest gold that he had ever seen and offered to buy it at fifty florins per ounce. Lascaris affirmed that when unbelievers beheld the amazing virtues of the Stone, they would no longer be able to regard alchemy as a delusive art. The grain of powder given to Van Helmont was so minute that he smiled sarcastically; the unknown man smiled also and took back half of it, saying that what was left was enough to make a large quantity of gold. In any event, their work in the domain of physics and chemistry formed a solid basis for the few wretched fragmentary scraps of knowledge that are called modern science and are cause for great pride to a large number of ignorant men. What is important is that not all of them saw in the Philosopher’s Stone the mere vulgar, useless aim of making gold. The way of good is the same as the way of evil, and when a man has crossed the threshold of knowledge, he has more intelligence but no more capacity for love. But the living, almost immediately tangible reality of gold, which gives everything — what superhuman strength would be necessary to resist it!
There were also pencil and paper games, such as Noughts and Crosses, which we still play today. But another, rather unkind trick, was to send a small child to the corner shop to ask for 'sparrow's milk'. The main surviving documents attributed to him are the Emerald Tablet, the Asclepian Dialogues, and the Divine Pymander. This tablet, in conjunction with the works of the Corpus Hermeticum are well worth reading, particularly in the light of the general alchemical symbolism.
It is to him, too, that we are indebted for the first mention of such important compounds as corrosive sublimate, red oxide of mercury, and nitrate of silver.
Although he did not himself fall into the hands of the Inquisition, his books were condemned to be burnt in Tarragona by that body on account of their heretical content.
He became imbued with a burning desire to spread the Hermetic teachings among the followers of Mohammed, and to this end devoted years to the study of Mohammedan writings, the better to refute the Moslem teachings. Lully, being a great champion of Christendom, agreed to transmute base metals into gold on the condition that Edward carry on the Crusades with the money. On his return to England, he applied himself to the study of philosophy and languages with such success that he wrote grammars of the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew tongues.
As a student of chemistry, he called attention to the chemical role played by air in combustion, and having carefully studied the properties of saltpeter, taught its purification by dissolution in water and by crystallization. The Church took her place as one of his foremost adversaries, and even the friars of his own order refused his writings a place in their library. It is also reported in the Canon of Bridlington that he provided funds for the Knights of St. John Dee, a widely respected and learned man of the Elizabethan era, was very interested in Kelly’s clairvoyant visions, although it is difficult to determine whether Kelly really was a genuine seer since his life was such an extraordinary mixture of good and bad character. In Prague at that time there was a great interest in alchemy, but in 1586, by reason of an edict of Pope Sixtus V, Dee and Kelly were forced to flee the city. These honors are evidence that Kelly had undoubtedly demonstrated to the Emperor his knowledge of transmutation, but the powder of projection had now diminished, and to the Emperor’s command to produce it in ample quantities, he failed to accede, being either unable or unwilling to do so.
Yet whatever the various interpretations put upon his work, Vaughan was undoubtedly endeavoring to show that alchemy was demonstrable, in every phase of physical, mental, and spiritual reality.
These are no fables, but real experiments that I have made and know, as every other adept will conclude by these lines. Such trifles are not esteemed by those who truly have this Art — nay, rather they despise them.
The Elector, on receiving proof of the authenticity of his projections, treated him with distinction, convinced that Seton held the secret of boundless wealth. There was also an abbess who had suffered for eighteen years with paralyzed fingers and a swollen arm. It seems that at this time there was a craze for alchemical experiments among the students of Paris and other French towns, and this craze caught Zachare’s imagination.
He was of middle height, his face was long and slightly pock-marked, his hair was black and straight, his chin close-shaven, his age about forty-three or forty-four, and his native place North Holland, so far as I could make out. He replied that the color made no difference and that the substance was sufficiently mature for all practical purposes. Amongst others, the Controller of the Mint came to examine the gold and asked that a small part might be placed at his disposal for examination.
This projection was made in the presence of many witnesses and Helvetius himself examined the precious metals obtained from the operation.
He appears to have performed transmutations in different parts of Germany but then disappeared and was never heard from again.
George Ripley gave a hundred thousand pounds of alchemical gold to the Knights of Rhodes, when they were attacked by the Turks. A small number of them received, either through a master or through the silence of daily meditation, genuine higher truth. Both of them wandered throughout Europe teaching those whom they considered worthy of being taught.
For with knowledge comes pride, and egoism is created by the desire to uphold the development of qualities that he considers necessary. That is what had to be weighed by the alchemical adepts who possessed the Triple Hermetic Truth. Several looks which may be considered too severe on other colored eyes suit women with brown eyes. In many homes, children were not allowed toys on Sundays - except Noah's Ark, because that was in the bible. He preferred to take up his abode in the mountains of Western China where he persevered in the study of alchemy and in cultivating the virtues of purity and mental abstraction.
If we may judge from these fragments (both preserved in the Latin by Fianus and translated into other languages in the sixteenth century), it would seem to be of inestimable loss to the world that none of these works have survived in their entirety.

Unhappily, the Emerald Tablet is all that remains to us of the genuine Egyptian sacred art of alchemy. After the death of his patron, Morienus came into touch with King Calid, and a very attractive work purporting to be a dialogue between himself and the king is still extant under the name of Morienus. Villanova’s crime was that he maintained that works of faith and charity are more acceptable in the eyes of God than the Sacrificial Mass of the Church! He traveled widely, not only in Europe, but in Asia and Africa, where his religious zeal nearly cost him his life on more than one occasion. He was given a room in the Tower of London for his work, and it is estimated that he transmuted 50,000 pounds worth of gold. For example, there lived about this time the two Isaacs Hollandus (a father and son), who were Dutch adepts and wrote De Triplici Ordinari Exiliris et Lapidis Theoria and Mineralia Opera Sue de Lapide Philosophico. His persecutions culminated in 1279 in imprisonment and a forced repentance of his labors in the cause of art and science.
In some way or other, Kelly does appear to have come into possession of the Red and White Tinctures.
They finally found peace and plenty at the Castle of Trebona in Bohemia as guests of Count Rosenberg, the Emperor’s Viceroy in that country.
As a result, Kelly was cast into prison at the Castle of Purglitz near Prague where he remained until 1591 when he was restored to favor. In truth, many times I laid aside my pen, deciding to forbear from writing, being rather willing to have concealed the truth under a mask of envy. Butler assisted him in some of his operations, and when he later escaped from captivity, he carried off a large portion of a red powder, which was the alchemical Powder of Projection. After we had exchanged salutations, he inquired whether he might have some conversation with me.
He brusquely refused my request for a piece of the substance, were it no larger than a coriander seed, adding in a milder tone that he could not do so for all the wealth which I possessed; not indeed on amount of its preciousness but for another reason that it was not lawful to divulge, Indeed, if fire could be destroyed by fire, he would cast it rather into the flames. Being put through the tests with aqua fortis and antimony it was pronounced pure gold of the finest quality. For when gold is the prize, religion and morality are thrown to the side and human laws set at naught. These were the men who, by having observed it in themselves, understood the symbolism of one of the most essential rules of alchemy: Use only one vessel, one fire, and one instrument.
It’s downright true that every woman is born with unique and delightful eyes but if you add a dash of colors for them, you can multiply your eyes real beauty many times over. An example is badminton, which developed from a old game called battledore and shuttlecock. Lully is said to have become acquainted with Arnold de Villanova and the Universal Science somewhat late in life, when his study of alchemy and the discovery of the Philosophers’ Stone increased his former fame as a zealous Christian. After a time, however, Edward became avaricious, and to compel Lully to carry on the work of transmutation, made him prisoner. The details of their operations on metals are the most explicit that had ever been given, yet because of their very lucidity, their work was widely discounted.
He also wrote a memorandum in which he states that he attained the transmuting powder when his hairs were white with age. During that time Kelly made projection of one minim on an ounce and a quarter of mercury and produced nearly an ounce of the best gold.
He was interned a second time, however, and in 1595, according to chronicles, and while attempting to escape from his prison, fell from a considerable height and was killed at the age of forty. His medicine is a spiritual substance inasmuch as it is the Quintessence or the Divine Life manifesting through all form, both physical and spiritual.
But God compelled me to write, and Him I could in no wise resist who alone knows the heart and unto whom be glory forever. First, if he should live a thousand years and everyday provide for a thousand men, he could not want, for he may increase his Stone at his pleasure, both in weight and virtue so that if a man would, one man might transmute into perfect gold and silver all the imperfect metals that are in the whole world.
I had once given me the fourth of a grain, and I made projection with this fourth part of a grain wrapped in paper upon eight ounces of quicksilver heated in a crucible. On his parents’ death, having expended all his money on his new love, he returned home and from their estate raised further money to continue his research. In 1580, the Elector Augustus of Saxony, who was an alchemist, left a fortune equivalent to seventeen million dollars.
Nature is full of traps, and the higher a man rises in the hierarchy of men, the more numerous and the better hidden are the traps. And they had to ponder how apparently illogical and sad for mankind is the law by which the Tree of Wisdom is guarded by a serpent infinitely more powerful than the trickster serpent that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden. If they did not have a proper football, poor children kicked around a blown-up pig's bladder, from the butcher's shop. However, with Cremer’s aid, Lully was able to escape from the Tower and return to the Continent.
I believe that many in this last age of the world will be rejoiced with the Great Secret, because I have written so faithfully, leaving of my own will nothing in doubt for a young beginner. Secondly, he may by this Art make precious stones and gems, such as cannot be paralleled in Nature for goodness and greatness.
He was pierced, racked, beaten, scarred with fire and molten lead, but still he held his peace.
For ten years, according to his own statement, after experiments of all sorts and meetings with countless men with various methods to sell, he finally sat down himself to study carefully the writings of the philosophers on the subject. He took therefore this opportunity of asking if indeed I could not believe that such a Grand Mystery might exist in the nature of things, being that by which a physician could restore any patient whose vitals were not irreparably destroyed. The source of the fortune of Pope John XXII, whose residence was Avignon and whose revenues were small, must be ascribed to alchemy (at his death there were in his treasury twenty-five million florins). The alchemists calculated that the capacity for creation and the capacity for destruction were equal, that the possessor of the secret had power for evil as great as his power for good. If you do happen to have lighter hair and eyelashes though, brownish black mascara is much more appropriate.
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Records state that he lived to be one hundred and fifty years of age and was eventually killed by the Saracens in Asia. His Stone is the touchstone that transmutes everything and is again both spiritual and physical.
I known many already who possess it in common with myself and are persuaded that I shall yet be acquainted in the immediate time to come.
Thirdly and lastly, he has a Medicine Universal, both for prolonging life and curing all diseases, so that one true adept can easily cure all the sick people in the world.
At length he was left in solitary confinement, until his escape was finally engineered by the Polish adept Sendivogius.
He states that it was Raymond Lully’s Testament, Codicil, and Epistle (addressed to King Robert) that gave him the key to the secret. This must be concluded also in the case of the eighty-four quintals of gold possessed in 1680 by Rudolph II of Germany. In order to please his ambitious wife, who was young and beautiful, he yielded to the invitation extended him by the Elector of Saxony, Christian II, to come to his court. And just as nobody trusts a child with a high explosive, so they kept the divine science to themselves, or, if they left a written account of the facts they had found, they always omitted the essential point, so that it could be understood only by someone who already knew. A great trick to brighten brown eyes would be to use navy blue mascara your lashes will still look black, however the navy blue does that little something extra to your eyes, to focus on them.Bold in GoldGold eyeshadow makes browns look rich and deep. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.
From the study of this book and The Grand Rosary of Arnold de Villanova, he formulated a plan entirely different from any he had previously followed. I inquired further whether he was himself a medical man since he learnedly about medicine, but he disclaimed my suggestion modestly, describing himself as a blacksmith, who had always taken great interest in the extraction of medicines from metals by means of fire. Since Sethon was unwilling to disclose the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone, which he had long possessed, he was scalded every day with molten lead, beaten with rods and punctured with needles till he died. If you are dressing up for an evening out, polish the look further with some brown liner put on the upper lashline.
Now to the King, eternal, immortal and sole mighty, be everlasting praise for these His unspeakable gifts and invaluable treasures. Two years after his escape from prison, he presented Sendivogius with his transmuting powder. After another fifteen months of toil, he says “I beheld with transport the evolution of the three successive colors that testify to the True Work.
It is probable that they attained the most highly developed state possible to man, that they accomplished the transmutation of their soul. Prep your eyes with shadow primer to make that sexy color stick out, especially if you have darker skin. I made a projection of my divine powder on quicksilver, and in less than an hour it was converted into fine gold.
The methods and possibilities of the transmutation of metals and the Elixir as a medicine are also considered.
Eyeshadow for Dark Brown EyesFor those who have dark brown eyes, make them pop with light or medium blue eyeshadow as this color provides an excellent contrast towards the dark brown in your eyes. They used a higher method, which in the first instance can be applied only to a small number, but eventually affects all of us. Light pink eyeshadow make dark brown eyes pop and when you want bolder colors to complement your eyes, choose turquoise, light green, orange or perhaps gold eyeshadow.MascaraChoose mascara based on your hair color rather than eye color. They sought such men in the towns through which they passed, and, generally, during their travels. They had no school and no regular teaching, because their teaching was on the border of the human and the divine. Try wearing black or brown on your upper lashes and navy on your lower to brighten the whites of your eyes and emphasize your brown eyes.Creating a Solid BaseJust before applying your eye shadow color, it is important to remember that you need to apply an eye makeup base first in order to produce a smooth surface for the eye color to latch on to.
But they knew that a truthful word, a seed of gold sown at a certain time in a certain soul would bring results a thousand times greater than those that could accrue from the knowledge gained through books or ordinary science. Doing so will help your eye makeup look last longer, and it’ll prevent your shadow from clumping around your eyes. You should select an eye base color that’s close to your skin tone and spread over the eye lid area with either an eye shadow brush or your fingers.Neutral colors for brown eyesIf you are looking for makeup tricks for brown eyes that are a little more natural, why not go with some neutral shades?
Sweep on a pale blue powder over top after which use an eyeshadow blending brush to buff the two layers together. Use a blue-gray eye pencil along your upper lashline as well as on your lower lash bed, applying some extra color at the outside corners of your eyes.Final TouchesThe final part of the look is mascara. First, curl your lashes having a good quality eye curler, then coat your lashes having a waterproof mascara. For extended lasting mascara, you may want to consider applying a definite gel mascara first, which will thicken the lashes and make them appear fuller.

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