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Gerber AKA Jābir ibn Hayyān AKA Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān AKA Abou Moussah Djfar--Al Sofi Persia / Iraqu 721 - 815 Teachers: sixth Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq ; Harbi al-Himyari; Zosimos; Jabir bin Hayyan; Democritus, Hermes Trismegistus; Agathodaimon; Plato; Aristotle; Galen; Pythagoras; Socrates; Alexander of Aphrodisias Simplicius; Porphyry; Hermes Trismegistus; Priest Sagijus of Nabulus; Students: Balinus ; Apollonius of Tyana; Isaac Asimov; al-Kindi; al-Razi; al-Tughrai ; al-Iraqi; Robert of Chester; Gerard of Cremona; Marcelin Berthelot; Hermann Kopp; Friends: Caliph Harun al-Rashid and the Persian family Barmakids; organizations: Author: thousands of papers exist, but many from students writing in his name years later; Arabic version of the Emerald Tablet; Kitab al-Zuhra ("Book of Venus") ; the Kitab Al-Ahjar ("Book of Stones"); Kitab al-Kimya (Book of the Composition of Alchemy); Kitab al-Sab'een (Book of Seventy); Quotes: 1) Truth! Certainty! That in which there is no doubt! 2) That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above, working the miracles of one. 3) As all things were from one. 4) Its father is the Sun and its mother the Moon. 5) The Earth carried it in her belly, and the Wind nourished it in her belly, 7) as Earth which shall become Fire. 7a) Feed the Earth from that which is subtle, with the greatest power. 8) It ascends from the earth to the heaven and becomes ruler over that which is above and that which is below. Comments; Neoplatonist; Neoplatonism ; Alchemy; Rabbi, I think; medicine; astronomy; astrology; engineer; geographer; philosopher; physicist; pharmacist ; physician; wrote in highly esoteric Alchemical code; numerology related to Pythagorean and Neoplatonic systems; searched for a catalyst, an al-iksir, the elusive elixir, to change metals;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C4%81bir_ibn_Hayy%C4%81n; read his translation of the Emerald Tablet here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/alc/emerald.htm