CHAOSKAMPF | speciesbarocus: Hermes Trismegistus - Occvlta... / Sacred Geometry <3

CHAOSKAMPF | speciesbarocus: Hermes Trismegistus - Occvlta... / Sacred Geometry <3

the Lion devours the Sun from Rosarium Philosophorum depicts one of the classic symbols of alchemy - the green lion devouring the sun. As with most of the striking, and to the modern mind, somewhat 'surreal' images which populate these works, they have a bewildering range of possible meanings. But essentially the gold/sun is being dissolved/purified in some powerful solvent/green lion in order to release the seed from which pure gold may be grown.

the Lion devours the Sun from Rosarium Philosophorum depicts one of the classic symbols of alchemy - the green lion devouring the sun.

From "The Vessels of Hermes" – an Alchemical Album (ca.1700), from the Manly Palmer Hall Collection of Alchemical Manuscripts.

Alchemy: Watercolor showing "the sublimation by the eagles after putrefaction" - from "The Vessels of Hermes" a mysterious alchemical manuscript from the Manly Palmer Hall collection. An Alchemy artwork.

Sol Alchemy: The Sun. De Sphaera Biblioteca Estense Universitaria (Modena, Italy), 15th century. An #Alchemy artwork.

Cristoforo de Predis - De Sphaera d’Este, De Sphaera is today considered as the most beautifully decorated astrology book of the Renaissance, a wonderful work of art and an important cultural.

In this image from the Mutus Liber, or "Silent Book", a 17th-century pictorial book, the philosopher's stone is shown (below) in the Athanor (alchemists' furnace), while its archetype is personified as Mercury (above) in the hands of the angels. The image emphasizes that the physical operations of alchemy mirror a spiritual reality.

In this image from the Mutus Liber, or "Silent Book", a pictorial book, the philosopher's stone is shown (below) in the Athanor (alchemists' furnace), while its archetype is personified as Mercury

alchemy #uroboros

Moonlight Maze is the stuff of cyberespionage legend. In in the infancy of the Internet, someone was rummaging through military, research, and university

Alchemy: "Alchemy," by DZO Olivier, via Behance.

Creating a series of illustration inspired by the alchemists philosophy of the Middle Ages.

The Manley Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts

Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts - juan carlos millan - Picasa Web Albums

Ouroborus illustration from the Clavis Artis attributed to Zoroaster ca. 17th-18th Century

From the century manuscript on alchemy Clavis Artis, attributed to Zoroaster. Represents an ourobouros.

The fountain representing the soul of man and alchemy's Prima Materia from Rosarium Philosophorum

The Rosarium Philosophorum. Sp Coll MS Ferguson Illustration the Fountain, representing the soul of man and alchemy's Prima Materia. University of Glasgow Library Special Collections Department

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