1. G. Ripley, The Compound of Alchemy, ‘Of Congelation’, stanza 11. lines 6–7.

2. T. Norton, ‘Capitulum V’, Ordinal of Alchemy (1433–1514), published for the Early English Text Society, J. Reidy (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1975 .

3. Ripley, ‘Of Congelation’, stanza 14, line 1.

4. Grossinger, p.45.

5. Grossinger, p.245, and Nicholl, pp.205–6.

6. Grossinger, pp.241–4, and Norton, ‘Capitulum V’, line 2263.

7. Norton, Ordinal of Alchemy, ‘Capitulum V’, lines 2651–4.

8. Jung, Psychology and Alchemy, pp.236–9; and Bonus of Ferrara, p.143.

9. Ripley, ‘Of Sublimation’, stanza 5, line 1.

10. Ripley, ‘Of Sublimation’, stanza 7, lines 1–7.

11. Arnaldus de Villa Nova, quoted in The New Pearl of Great Price, p.311.

12. M. Maier, Atlanta Fugens, Oppenheim, 1618, quoted by Roob, p.418.

13. Burckhardt, p.149.

14. Hollandus, Chymische Schrifen, Vienna, 1773, quoted by Roob, p.586.

15. Burckhardt, p.155.

16. Ripley, ‘Of Sublimation’, stanza 8, lines 1–7.

17.‘Verses belonging to Ripley’s Scrowle’, Ashmole, Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, 1652, p.376.

18. Bonus de Ferrara, The New Pearl of Great Price, p.239.

19. Baskin’s title, Scolar Press Limited Edition.

20. EU refers to a copy of ‘The Pontiff’ in Emory University’s Ted Hughes archive, Box 65/5.

21. J. Campbell, The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology, Penguin, 1979, p.64.

22. Baskin’s title, Scolar Press Limited Edition.

23. The Bible, John 14:2.

24. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, ‘East Coker’, II. line 38.

25. Baskin’s title, Scolar Press Limited Edition.

26. The Bible, Job, 38:1–41.

27. Perry, p.855.

28. Wright, p.35.

29. Attar, pp.130–1.

30. J. Halifax, Shaman: The wounded healer, Thames and Hudson, 1982, p.19. This she–eagle, ‘Mother of Animals’, gives birth to the shaman, appears when he undergoes ritual dismemberment, and at his final death.

31. For example the “goblin aboriginal” of ‘Here is the Cathedral’(THCP 542) and the tramp with the “Hairiness of a creature, darkness of a person” in ‘A Knock at the Door’ (THCP563).

32. Hughes, The Threshold, Steam Press, 1979, p.70.

33. Baskin’s title, Scolar Press Limited Edition.

34. Wright, p.15.

35. Blake, ‘The Last Judgement’, W. Blake: Poems and Prophecies, Dent and Sons, 1970, p.369 and 366.

36. The Major Arcana of the Tarot has been interpreted as a representation of Man’s spiritual journey. The Fool (symbolising Man) is an un–numbered card which can take its place anywhere in the sequence and its position influences the interpretation of the cards around it; thus, they ’defer‘ to it.

37. P. Huson, The Devil’s Picture Book , Sphere Books Ltd., 1971, p.115.

38. Baskin’s title, Scolar Press Limited Edition.

39. Ad de Vries, p.452.

40. Fremantle and Trungpa, p.75.

41. The Divine Pymander of Hermes, (first published 1650): Everard (trans.) Wizards Bookshelf, 1978.

42. Ad de Vries, p.403.

43. Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, p.42.

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