The change of state of a substance causes an alteration in the proportion of subtlety among the four elements and prevents the return of said substance to its former state. It has moved from its former state to an entirely new one. It is this “motion” that causes “our gold” to infuse or tinge our universal solvent in a similitude that is a reflection of its own self… thus this particular mutation is a “fiery golden water,” because the proportion of subtlety in its constituents has been altered.

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