Cinnabar

Red sulphide of Mercury important in Alchemy. Cinnabar is called dragon’s blood and also has importance in magic.

When heated, cinnabar releases fumes of mercury, which condense in a silver magic mirror. Cinnabar is an ingredient in numerous formulae for the elixir, a form of the philosopher’s stone.

Taken from: The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.

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