There are a lot of things I appreciate about Gunnerkrigg Court, but the foremost must be the amount of research and thought put into it. Its readers know it’s rich with Alchemical references, from the common to the obscure. This is my favorite.
The top image is plate 14 from ‘Mutus Liber’ (Silent Book) written under the pseudonym ‘Altus’, believed to be Isaac Baulot. The text on both it and Treatise 1 from Gunnerkrigg Court (shortened) reads, “Ora Lege Lege Lege Relege Labora Et Invenies”. "Pray, Read, Read, Read, Read Again and You Shall Find".
All of the answers you seek are in the text, for the attentive and studious reader. Could the same be true of the mysteries of the Court?