What things are under the Signes the fixed Stars and their Images

The like consideration is to be had in all things concerning the figures of the fixed Stars so they will have the Terrestiall terrestrial Ram to be under the rule of the Celestiall Aries and the Terrestiall Bull, and Ox to be under the Celestiall Taurus. So also that Cancer should rule over Crabs, and Leo over Lyons lions Virgo over Virgins, and Scorpio over Scorpions. Capricorn over Goats. Sagittarius over Horses, and Pisces over Fishes. Also the Celestiall Ursa over Bears, Hydra over...

How the Elements are in the Heavens in Stars in Divels [devils in Angels and lastly in God himself

It is the unanimous consent of all Platonists, that as in the originall, and exemplary World, all things are in all so also in this corporeal world, all things are in all so also the Elements are not only in these inferior bodies, but also in the Heavens, in Stars, in Divels devils , in Angels, and lastly in God, the maker and originall example of all things. Now in these inferiour bodies the Elements are accompanied with much gross matter but in the Heavens the Elements are with their natures,...

What Magick is What are the Parts thereof and how the Professors thereof must be Qualified

Magick is a faculty of wonderfull vertue, full of most high mysteries, containing the most profound Contemplation of most secret things, together with the nature, power, quality, substance, and vertues thereof, as also the knowledge of whole nature, and it doth instruct us concerning the differing, and agreement of things amongst themselves, whence it produceth its wonderfull effects, by uniting the vertues of things through the application of them one to the other, and to their inferior...

Of the four Elements their qualities and mutuall mixtions

There are four Elements, and originall grounds of all corporeall things, Fire, Earth, Water, Aire, of which all elementated inferiour bodies are compounded not by way of heaping them up together, but by transmutation, and union and when they are destroyed, they are resolved into Elements. For there is none of the sensible Elements that is pure, but they are more or less mixed, and apt to be changed one into the other Even as Earth becoming dirty, and being dissolved, becomes Water, and the same...

That naturall Vertues are in some things throughout their whole substance and in other things in certain parts and

Again thou must consider, that the vertues of things are in some things in the whole i.e. the whole substance of them, or in all their parts, as that little fish Echeneis, which is said to stop a ship by its meer touch, this it doth not do according to any particular part, but according to the whole substance. So the Civet Cat hath this in its whole substance, that Dogs by the very touch of his shadow hold their peace. So Salendine is good for the sight, not according to any one but all its...

Whence the Occult Vertues of things proceed

It is well known to all, that there is a Certain vertue in the Loadstone, by which it attracts Iron, and that the Diamond doth by its presence take away that vertue of the Loadstone so also Amber, and jeat jet rubbed, and warmed draw a straw to them, and the Stone Asbestus asbestos being once fired is never, or scarce extinguished a Carbuncle shines in the dark, the Stone Aetites put above the young fruit of Women, or Plants, strengthens them, but being put under, causeth abortion the Jasper...