"All the powers of the universe are contained in man, and man's physical body and all his organs are nothing else but products and representatives of the powers of nature. What is the human body but a con- stellation of the same powers that formed the stars in the sky? He who knows what Iron is, knows the attributes of Mars. He who knows Mars, knows the qualities of iron. What would become of your heart if there were no sun in the universe? To grasp the invisible elements, to attract them by their material correspondences,
to control, purify and transform them by the living power of the Spirit this is true alchemy." "Faith is a luminous star that leads the honest seeker into the mysteries of nature. You must seek your point of gravity with God within you('Seek ye first the Kingdom of God') and put your trust into an honest, divine, sincere, pure and strong faith, and cling to it with your whole heart, soul, sense and thought, full of love and confidence. If you have such a faith, God will not withhold his Truth from you, but He will reveal His works to you, credibly, visibly and consolingly. This means that by the power of God acting within you and opening your own inner senses, God will reveal His works within yourself; so that His wisdom being born within, you may recognize through you, and you with it, the truth in all nature." "Nature is the universal Mother of all and, if you are in harmony with her, if the mirror of your mind has not been made blind by the cobwebs of speculations and mis- conceptions and erroneous theories she will hold up before you a mirror in which you will see the truth. But he who is not true to himself will not see the truth as it is taught by nature, and it is far easier to study a number of books and to learn by heart a number of scientific theories than to ennoble ones own character to such an extent as to enter into perfect harmony with nature and be able to see the truth."