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"Metamorphosis of the Planets" by John de Monte Snyder. "A Wonderful Transmutation of the Planets and Metallic Formes into their first Essence (with an annexed process), being a discovery of the three keys pertinent to the obtaining of the three principes. Likewise in what manner the most generall universal is to be obtained is in many places of this treatise....". 1663, (second ed. 1700). [Preface, 31 Chapters, A Momento] R.A.M.S. 1982. 89 pages. (METAMORPHOSIS: .rtf, .pdf, .jpg)
Table of Contents:
The Preface. p. 3.
CHAPTER I
Concerning the three Worlds p.8.
CHAPTER II
How to know the world from the world: That is, How the Hermaphroditiack little irrational mineral world is to be distinguished from the Lunary feminine birth. And farther how the nethermost is like the uppermost. p.11.
CHAPTER lII
Of the double and universal nature of the Hermaphroditick little World. p.13.
CHAPTER IV
How the double nature or young hermaphroditick world falls in love with the Universal property. And how thewith Venus, and etc. and is forsaken by her. p. 15.
CHAPTER V
How all the Planets offer their services to the Monarch of this World, and after the common guise of the world pretend kindred in hope to obtain great favour. And how Mercury and Jupiter fell at strife about it. p.16.
CHAPTER VI
How Jupiter and the changed Mercury strove one with another in presence of the Monarch: And how Mercury convinced Jupiter. p.18.
CHAPTER VII
How Jupiter during a cessation of speech was, as it were, commanded to keep company with his Brother Saturn. And how Saturn by this fellowship and conjunction, made his musters, and obtains the regiment. p.22.
CHAPTER VIII
How the Philosophers awake out of their sleep and explain themselves, and how the limber Jupiter is condemned. p.25.
CHAPTER IX
How after this sentence was fastened on the Tree of life every ones eyes were opened, and how the Tree of life was known by its three ends standing out of which were formed diametrically and perpendicularly; and how they who had laboured in vain complain, and purpose to revenge themselves on the Philosophers and etc. p.28.
CHAPTER X
How Mercury after he had transmuted himself into the Mercury of Philosophers. p.30.
CHAPTER XI
How Mars out of wrath broke in pieces his Sphere, and at length out of vehemency of passion was transmuted into the Shape of his King at whose side he stood, and what afterwards was done with him. p.32.
CHAPTER XII
How the Dragon who had his habitation in this new Martial world, by the ordination of God was seized by a powerful Eagle, taken, and imprisoned; and lastly how the preparation of the true work was demanded of him. p.34.
CHAPTER XIII
How the true natural Venus out of desperation precipitated her self into a deep water, and how the same was rescued by the Eagle and changed into the highest character, and what further ensued. p.36.
CHAPTER XIV
How Mars by the help of his Pegasus indeavoured to ravish Venus and how Phoebus hindered the same. p. 39.
CHAPTER XV
How Mars revenges himself upon Phoebus, stirs up Vulcan against him. How Vulcan burns up Phoebus together with the Queen in the fire, and how both their Souls appeared to Mars, and hproceeds with these souls to make the same corporeal. p.40.
CHAPTER XVI
How Mars by the advice of a certain Philosopher, with the soul, of his transformed Venus, whereto the soul of the Sun was joined, attempted to awaken a new Venus, and wherein he failed. And also how by violence he wrested from Vulcan the dead body wherein the clarified body was hidden. p.42.
CHAPTER XVII
How Mars adjured Vulcan, that he would help to promote the business, and how Vulcan instructed him concerning the strange colours, which made Mars suspicious. p.44.
CHAPTER XVIII
How Vulcan opened the last gate, and how Mars was slain by the King, such and likewise what strange wonderful colours appeared. p.48.
CHAPTER XIX
How Mars after he was subject to the King and also spoiled of his purple garments, saught and found opportunity to revenge himself upon Phoebus who formerly hindered him from bringing his beloved Venus to his will, and also gave occasion to this his misfortune, servitude and captivity, and the loss of his purple robe. p.49.
CHAPTER XX
How Mars with cunning, and the relation of a wonderful adventure concerning Heliotropla, wherein the Chymical Mystery is expressly and visibly delineated, revengeth himself upon Phoebus, and how Phoebus sinketh in the fountain, and becomes a ferment of the last Monarch. p.51.
CHAPTER XXI
How Diana was by Cupid deceived and gotten with Child, and how she was forsaken by her Nymphs because she had lost her virgin form or crown and etc. And how by the conjunction of the uppermost Moon with the nethermost Moon which Diana had on her head she was changed into the Saturn of Philosophers and etc. p.55.
CHAPTER XXII
How Diana after that she was as is above mentioned turned into the first matter being gotten with child by Cupid, brought into the world a Salary birth. p.60.
CHAPTER XXIII
How Phoebus fell down backward from the Chariot, How Pluto assalted him with his hellish poison, and how he was turned into a three-headed worm. Also how his brethren forsook him and delivered him to Vulcan and etc. p.63.
CHAPTER XXIV
How Phoebus came into AEgypt and was chosen king, and how his brethren as was prophesied, humbled themselves before him, and how Phoebus changes his name and nameth himself the revived Cross-bearer. p.66.
CHAPTER XV
How the revived Cross-bearer shewed himself in his former shape when Pluto with the Hellish Venom turned him into a three-headed worm, and how Vulcan delivered him from his curse and original sin, and annointed him with -the blessed oil which Mercury brought with him for the health of his Brethren, and inflamed him through the blood of Mars and Venus, so that he was reduced into a true universal most general Medicine. p.72.
CHAPTER XXVI
How Saturn being about to try whether his brethren were in truth amended and turned into the Sun, was by the command of the Emperour annainted, and in respect of the exuberant medicine tinged his Brother Jupiter into the Sun and etc. p.74.
CHAPTER XXVII
How the two worlds strive one against another,and out of them as out Of two contrary natures the spirit of Mercury is made. And how the Lunary world is provoked to the fight by Neptune and otherwise, and so qualified to the contention, and etc. p.76.
CHAPTER XXVIII
How the Lunary glittering light is exalted and clarified, and how the same became an Hydra and an Eagle, and also how thereby the world gave up its spirit which appeared in the shape of a very heavy mist or cloud. p.78.
CHAPTER XIX
How out of the above mentioned cloud the Philosophic Virgin is born, and how she distributes her milk and blood for the comfort of the needy. And also how to bring the soul into the Metallick body, namely salt, and etc. p.79.
CHAPTER XXX
How the Mother of Nature committed to the Virgin her Children, and how the Lion and his Sister are not to be overcome but only by the double infernal thunder. p.81.
CHAPTER XXXI
How Bacchus and Vulcan jeered the Laborant; How nature teacheth him to offer unto Bacchus, and how the Lyon having thrice conquered, at length fighting with his father was overcome. p.83.
A MEMENTO p.87.

   
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