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According to Paracelsus, "the sumum of theological and philosophical truths is contained in the religion of the two lights, the light of grace and the light of nature". We have wanted to follow the lessons of this Renaissance genius, and to order the principles, the grace or mystic and the nature of chemistry.

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"The eagle is the water; for it is the volatile and flies upon the clouds, as an eagle doth; but I speak not of any common water whatsoever. (T. Vaughan, Aula Lucis )

"There are three things that are too wonderful for me, four that I do not understand: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid". ( Proverbs 30, 19)

" As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle " . (Ezekiel 1, 10)

"O most excellent subject, out of which all things of this world are generated, though at the first sight thou are poison, adorned with the name of the Flying Eagle . You are the First Matter, the seed of Divine Benediction" (T. Vaughan, Coelum Terrae)

"The earth hatches over the bright eagle . Who shall seize it as it comes out of the egg? And who shall rear it until its return to the holy earth? ( L. Cattiaux, The Message Rediscovered 2, 89')

"Torture the Eagle till she weeps and the Lion be weakened and bleed to death. The blood of the Lion, incorporated with the tears of the Eagle , is the treasure of the earth" (B. Valentin, The Azoth of the Philosophers)

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