Δευτέρα, 24 Αυγούστου 2015

List of some of the terms found in alchemy and the meaning is given


List of some of the terms found in alchemy and the meaning is given

Aeris: Elemental Air

Aqua: Elemental Water

Aquila Philosophum: “Eagle of the Philosophers”. This is the Mercury of metals, not the actual mercury or quicksilver.

Basilisk: Symbol of the dual nature or conflicting elemental nature.

Bat: Androgyny. Dual natured.

Bee: Soul, purity, or rebirth.

Bennu or Phoenix: Symbol of the Philosopher’s Stone.

Black Dragon: Death, putrification, decay.

Chaos: The Void. The fourfold division of the First Matter (Prima Materia).

Cloud: Gas or vapor.

Dog: Philosophical Mercury.

Double-Headed Eagle: Masculine and feminine Mercury.

Eagle: Sublimation. Mercury in its most exalted state. Can also be an emblem of knowledge, inspiration, and a sign of the completed Magnum Opus.

Egg: The sealed hermetic vessel wherein the work is completed. Symbol of Creation.

Frog: The First Matter (Prima Materia). The origin of physical matter.

Gold: The goal of the Great Work. Perfection and harmony. Complete balance of the masculine and feminine principals.

Great King: The completion of the Magnum Opus. Attainment.

Green Lion: The stem and root of the radical essence of the metals. Raw and unpurified energy of nature. Symbol of the living force sought in the First Matter. The beginning of the work.

Lily: The female principal.

Lion: Heat and sulfurous action.

Luna: The planetary name of Silver. Can also refer to a mixture of antimony and iron. Sometimes the feminine principal.

Orb: The world.

Raven or Crow: Initiation through blackness.

Red Lion: Sulfur (solar energy) combined with Mercury (will). The force of nature under control. It is the same as the Green Lion, but mixed with gold.

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Samuel Scarborough από No. 9, Vol. 1, Autumnal Equinox 2005
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