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Stages in Alchemy - The Great Work an alchemical term for creating the philosopher's stone describing personal and spiritual transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to laboratory processes and chemical color changes, a model for the individuation process, and device in art and literature. The magnum opus first had four stages: nigredo, a blackening or melanosis; albedo; a whitening or leucosis; citrinitas, a yellowing or xanthosis and rubedo, a reddening, purpling, or iosis

Stages in Alchemy - The Great Work an alchemical term for creating the…

De Aetatibus Mundi Imagines - Francisco de Holanda (1545-1573) h

Francisco de Holanda (Portuguese, ‘De Aetatibus Mundi Imagines’ Holanda spent 30 years drawing the designs in this mysterious sketchbook. It seems to represent an intriguing sacred geometry.

The Temple of the Rosy Cross, figure designed by Theophilius Schweighardt This version courtesy of Ouroboros Press

alchemical Squaring of the Circle

Philosophia Reformata by Mylius features a massive use of Suns and Moons, very often presented together with man-woman symbolism, which on the other hand are

Athanasius Kircher

Athanasius Kircher

A symbolic homunculus, depicted in The Pretiosissimum Donum Dei ('The Most Precious Gift of God'), an important 15th-Century alchemical work by Georgius Aurach de Argentina

A symbolic homunculus, depicted in The Pretiosissimum Donum Dei ('The Most Precious Gift of God'), an important alchemical work by Georgius Aurach de Argentina