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Author Topic: Steampunk Alchemist: The adventures and musings of Ms. Angelica Boron  (Read 2329 times)
Angelica Boron
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Angelica Boron is the creation of Tara Miller.


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« on: April 07, 2009, 09:37:45 pm »

http://steampunkalchemist.blogspot.com/

Steampunk Alchemist: The Adventures and Musings of Ms. Angelica Boron

Every day or so there will be a new entry. Readers also have the opportunity to interact with Ms. Angelica Boron.


If you enjoy the story, drop me a line.


Tara Miller



Excerpt:

"Follow Nature" advised Paracelsus so today I begin my garden. There is much to learn from Mother Nature. She is the mistress of cycles: life and death, seasons, weather. Ultimately she is the mistress of change.

All things are in a constant flux. As an alchemist it is my goal, my life's work, to understand celestial and natural secrets so I may nudge matters in the right direction.

So many boxes to unpack and this huge place is a mess! I must hire a housekeeper. I'll collect all of the cobwebs first and get a good strong lock for the kitchen and cellar before I hire anyone.
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Read alchemist Ms. Angelica Boron's journal at steampunkalchemist.blogspot.com
Lazaras
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 10:11:29 pm »

This interests me greatly.

Now then:

Perhaps this is something she could have found addressed to her, perhaps it was something a friend had left before Ms. Boron had decided to relocate. Either or really. Perhaps this would be better suited to portrayal. I don't know but so long as the mods don't mind it being here I suppose. Hope you enjoy it here.

'Paracelsus was wise when he stated we must follow nature. Whilst housing a garden for the purposes of growing herbs and observing the life, whatever it might be, that thrives there, is fitting and proper and following a subject of interest is also good, one must know when best to intercede to guadge how and when the natural course changes to accommodate.

With luck the clippings and seeds I've sent with this letter have reached you in usable condition. I had heard that you had intended to relocate and considering my recent good fortune I feel it best to share my luck with people whom have treated me well in less fortunate times.

Warm Regards,
Kobayashi Saburo.
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Angelica Boron
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Angelica Boron is the creation of Tara Miller.


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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 01:02:51 am »

Lazaras,

I'll incorporate the package and note into the main story at http://steampunkalchemist.blogspot.com/  It's possible that Kobayashi Saburo and Angelica Boron are friends. Especially if he travels. Thanks for joining in the fun.

Everyone is welcome to post comments and interact with the character. Either here or especially at the main story page http://steampunkalchemist.blogspot.com/

Tara
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 05:34:36 am »

You have a new subscriber ma'am.
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Angelica Boron
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 03:08:48 pm »

Why, thank you.
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Khem Caigan
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 04:02:32 pm »

928. The following of the plough
hath been approved for refreshing
the spirits and procuring appetite;
but to do it in the ploughing for
wheat or rye, is not so good;
because the earth hath spent her
sweet breath in vegetables put
forth in summer. It is better
therefore to do it when you sow
barley.

But because ploughing is tied to
seasons, it is best to take the air
of the earth new turned up, by
digging with the spade, or standing
by him that diggeth.

Gentlewomen may do themselves
much good by kneeling upon a
cushion and weeding. And these
things you may practise in the best
seasons; which is ever the early
spring, before the earth putteth
forth the vegetables; and in the
sweetest earth you can choose.
It would be done also when the
dew is a little off the ground,
lest the vapour be too moist.

I knew a great man that lived
long, who had a clean clod of earth
brought to him every morning as
he sat in his bed : and he would
hold his head over it a good pretty
while.

I commend also, sometimes, in
digging of new earth, to pour in
some Malmsey or Greek wine;
that the vapour of the earth and
wine together may comfort the
spirits the more ; provided always
it be not taken for a heathen
sacrifice, or libation to the earth.

~ from :
The Works of Francis Bacon
http://tinyurl.com/d467zp
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"Let us create vessels and sails fashioned for the heavenly Æther, for there
will be plenty of people who do not shrink from the vastness of space."
~ Johannes Kepler, letter to Galileo Galilei, 1609.
Angelica Boron
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Angelica Boron is the creation of Tara Miller.


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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 01:42:46 am »

Very good quote. I'm more familiar with Bacon's more occult works. I didn't know he had written about gardening.
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Khem Caigan
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 12:13:15 pm »

Below I have posted a collection of
the better excerpts regarding the
subject of palingenesis.

Please feel free to do with them
whatever you please, and in your
own time.

Since they make up a largish chunk
of text, I have tucked them all away
within a spoiler :

The Palingenesis -- The Apparitional
or Artificial Plant


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Khem Caigan
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 12:21:52 pm »

The excerpts continue below :

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Angelica Boron
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 08:14:34 pm »

Khem,

    
Palingenesis, how wonderous! Such experiments will take my knowledge well beyond anything my herbalist mother taught me. Thank you kind, sir.
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Khem Caigan
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Aut Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam


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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 09:15:27 am »

My dear Miss Boron,

I have sent you a Parcel, one which
should presently arrive at your new
Home, containing two more Books
for your Library.

Once having cut the Ribbons, simply
draw the Brass Rings apart to bisect
the wax Cases.

Your Serv't in Yog Sothoth Neblod Zin,

~ Khem Caigan
======================

Arriving approximately three days
later :

< The crate is of red pine; the packing
material is a pale orange-tan granulated
vegetable matter, smelling strongly of
camphor and honey [ it is, in fact,
approximately 8 pounds of
Alpinia
galanga ]; there are two smaller
parcels nestled within, each encased
in a glossy black substance, with two
brass rings protruding from each parcel,
and with red ribbons knotted around
each pair of rings.

Once the ribbons are cut and the rings
have been tugged apart, the fine wires
attached to the rings cut cleanly through
the wax, and you may peel away the top
halves of black wax from the two boxes
there enclosed.

Each box has been assembled from thin
panels of wood that were cut from the
camphor laurel; each has a simple lid,
with three small brass hinges.

Once having opened them, you will find
two books wrapped in chamois leather
that has been scented with

Peau d'Espagne. >

======================

The books are :

Theatrum Chemicum
BRITANNICUM

Containing Severall Poeticall Pieces of
our Famous
English Philofophers, who have written
the Hermetique Mysteries in their owne
Ancient Language.

Faithfully Collected into one Volume,
with Annotations thereon,
By Elias Ashmole, Esq.
Qui est Mercuriophilus Anglicus
LONDON
Printed by J. Grifmond for
NATH: BROOKE, at the

Angel in /Cornhill/. M D C L I I.
< digital facsimile
@ Schoenberg Center for
Electronic Text & Image >
http://tinyurl.com/c5228s

Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum
Very Useful Index on
Adam McLean's site :
http://tinyurl.com/czbzo6

THE ART OF
DISTILLATION

OR
A Treatife of the choifeft Spagyricall
Preparations performed by way of Diftillati-
on, being partly taken out of the most felect
Chymicall Authors of feverall Languages,
and
partly out of the Authors manuall Experience ;
TOGETHER WITH
The Defcription of the chiefeft Furnaces and
Vessels

used by Ancient, and Moderne Chymifts
ALSO,
A Difcourfe of divers Spagyrical Experiments
and Curiosities,

and of the Anatomy of Gold and Silver with
the chiefeft
Preparations, and Curiosities thereof,
and Vertues of them all.
All which are contained in fix
BOOKS,
Composed by  JOHN FRENCH, Dr. of Phyfick
London Printed by Richard Cotes and are
to be fold by Thomas Williams at the Bible in
Little-Britain without Alderfgate, 1651.
< digital facsimile
@ Schoenberg Center for
Electronic Text & Image >
http://tinyurl.com/c3wkyl
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Angelica Boron
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Angelica Boron is the creation of Tara Miller.


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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 07:14:45 am »

I will gratefully add these to my library.
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