Mary the Prophetess and the Vessel of Hermes.
Apparently, this was channelled by Edward Kelly, who, along with John Dee were the creators of the Enochian language.
if this is not divine inspiration, then it may serve another purpose, meaning: the use of the name of Mary, is but a tool
let us begin
Aros the Philosopher had a meeting with Mary the Prophetess the Sister of Moyses,
and approaching to her, he paid her respect and said unto her.
O Prophetess, I have truly heard many say of you that you whiten the Stone in one day and Mary said, Yea, Aros, even in a part of one day.
Aros said: O Lady Mary, when will the Work be which you affirm?
How shall we whiten and afterwards add blackness?
Mary said; O Aros, oftentimes Nations have virtue about this part.
Know you not, O Aros; that there is a water or a thing which whitens Hendragem?
Then Aros answering said to her.
O Lady it is so as you say, but in a long time.
Mary answered: Hermes in all his Books has said that the Philosophers whiten the Stone in one hour of the day
Aros said to her, Oh how excellent is that?
Mary said it is most excellent to him that is ignorant of it.
Aros said, if men have all the four Elements,
he [Hermes] said that their fumes might be completed, and complexioned, and coagulated, and retained in one day,
until they doe fulfill the consequence (i.e. attain the end).
Mary said, O Aros, by God,
if thy senses or understanding were not solid, you should not hear these words from me,
until the Lord should fill my Heart with the grace of his divine Will.
Nevertheless, take the Allum of Spain, the white gum and the red gum, which is the Kibric (fabric) of the Philosophers,
and their Sol and the greater Tincture, and marry Gum with Gum together with a true Matrimony.
Mary said, make them like a running Water, and vitrify this water which has been labored or wrought upon for one day,
out of the two Lubechs, upon the fixed body, and liquefies them by the secret of Nature in the Vessel of Philosophy.
Did you understand us? Yes, Lady.
Mary said, Keep the fume and take care that none of it fly away.
And let your measure be with a gentle fire
such as is the Measure of the heat of the Sun in the Month of June or July,
and stay by your Vessel
and behold it with care how it grows black, grows red, and grows white in less than three hours of the day,
and the fume will penetrate the body,
and the Spirit will be bound up,
and they will be like milk, incinerating, and liquefying and penetrating: and that is the secret.
Aros said I do not say that this will be always.
Mary said unto him: Aros, and this is more wonderful concerning this, that it was not among the Ancients,
nor did it come to him by curing,
or by the Medicinal Art and that it take the white, clear and honored Herb growing on the Hillocks,
and pound it fresh as it is in its Hour, and that is the true Body not flying from the Fire.
And Aros said it is the Stone of Truth?
And Mary said yes. But yet men know not this regimen (rule or way of working) with the speediness thereof.
Aros said, and what afterward.
Mary said, vitrify upon it Kibric or Zibeic and there are the two fumes comprehending the two Lights,
and project upon that the complement of the Tinctures of the Spirits,
and the weights of Truth, and pound it all, and put it to the Fire,
and you shall see wonderful things from them.
The whole government consists of the temper of the Fire,
O how strange it is, how it will be moved from one color to another, in less than an hour of the Day,
until it arrived at the mark of redness and whiteness,
and cast away the Fire and permit it to cool,
and open it and you will find the clear pearly Body to be of the Colour of the Poppy of the Wood mixt with whiteness and that is it which is incinerating, liquefying and penetrating,
and one golden piece thereof, the weight of a small golden Coin,
falleth upon a thousand and two hundred thousand.
That is the hidden secret.
Then Aros fell down upon his face.
And Mary said to him, Lift up your head Aros:
because I will shorten for you the thing, as that clear body which is thrown upon the Hillocks,
and is not obtained by putrefaction or motion.
Take and pound it with Gum Elsaron,
and with the two fumes because the Body comprehending or retaining them is Gum Elsaron and grind it all.
Therefore approach because it all melts.
If you project its wife upon it, it will be as a distilling Water, and when the Aire shall strike it, it will be congealed and be one body,
and make a projection of it, and you will behold Wonders:
O Aros that is the hidden secret of Scholia; and know that the said two fumes are the Root of this Art,
and they are the white Kibric and the humid calx,
but the fixed Body is of the Heart of Saturn comprehending the Tincture,
and the Fields of Wisdom or of Scholia.
And the Philosophers have named it by many and all names,
and received or gathered from the Hillocks it is a clear white Body,
and these are the medicine of this Art, part is procured and part is found upon the Hillocks;
and know Aros that the wise men have not called it the Fields of Wisdom,
or of Scholia, unless because Scholia will not be completed but by it;
and in the Scholia there is nothing but wonderful things. For there also enters into them the four Stones,
and its true regimen is as I have said.
And that is first Scoyare, Ade, and Zethet;
by that make your Allegory as Hermes has done in his Books Scoyas,
and the Philosophers have always made the regimen longer,
and have resembled the work to everything which ought not to make the work,
and they make the Magistery to be in one year, and this but only for hiding it from the ignorant people,
until it be confirmed in their Hearts and their senses
(till they believe the Art)
because the Art will not be completed except only in Gold; because it is the great secret of God:
and they who hear of our secrets doe not verify them (nor believe them to be true), by reason of their ignorance.
Did you understand Aros?
Aros said yes. But tell me about that vessel, without which the Work will not be accomplished.
Mary said that the Vessel of Hermes
which the Stoicks have concealed,
and it is not a Necromantical Vessel,
but it is the Measure of your Fire.
Aros said: O Lady you have obeyed (been a scholar) in the Society of Scoyari:
O Prophetess, have you found among the Secrets of the Philosophers, which they have set down in their Books,
that anyone can make the Art out of one Body? And Mary said: Yes:
which Hermes has not taught,
because the Root of Scholia is a body which cannot be made smooth or plain and incurable (unconquerable)
and it is a poison mortifying all bodies, and it pulverizes them and coagulates Mercury with its odor.
And she said I swear to you by the eternal God,
that that poison when it is dissolved until it is made a subtle Water,
I care not by what dissolution it is done, does coagulate Mercury into Luna with the strength of Truth,
and it falls into the Throne of Jupiter, and forms him into Luna.
And the Science is in all Bodies, but the Stoicks, by reason of the shortness of their lives,
and the Length of the Work, have concealed this;
and they found out these tinging Elements, and they increased them,
and all the Philosophers teach them, except the Vessel of Hermes,
because it is divine,
and of the Wisdom of the Lord hidden from Nations:
and they who are ignorant of it, know not the Regimen of Truth, because of their Ignorance of the Vessel of Hermes.
Mary briefly soundeth forth
Strange things like Thunder round the Earth.
She with two Gumms makes the Bottom stay
What else would fly away?
Three things if you three hours attend
Are chained together in the End.
Mary the Light of dew, and Art has got
In three hours to tye the Knot.
Pluto’s daughter, it is sheWho bindeth Loves confederacy
Joined with three seeds she does aspire
To be exalted in the Fire.