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Albertus Magnus, St

Albertus Magnus, St

Albertus Magnus, St. (c. 1206–1280) Dominican scholar, theologian, and scientist with interests in Alchemy. Albertus Magnus (“Albert the Great”) is ...
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alembic

alembic

alembic In alchemy, a glass flask used for the process of distillation to obtain purified substances. The term alembic comes ...
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Alkahest

Alkahest

Alkahest is a term coined by Paracelsus for a mysterious “universal solvent” in alchemical transmutation. Alkahest also is known as ...
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Bath

Bath

A bath is in ALCHEMY, a simmering heat that is part of the process of creating the PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. The ...
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Carl G. Jung

Carl G. Jung

Jung, Carl G. (1875–1961) Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology and almost single-handedly revived modern interest in Alchemy. Carl Gustav ...
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Cinnabar

Cinnabar

cinnabar Red sulphide of MERCURY important in Alchemy. Cinnabar is called dragon’s blood and also has importance in Magic. When ...
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Elixir/Elixir of Life

Elixir/Elixir of Life

Elixir/Elixir of Life In Alchemy, frequently used names for the Philosopher's Stone. The Elixir has healing proper- 88 elements ties, ...
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Hermaphrodite

Hermaphrodite

A hermaphrodite is in Alchemy, the figure of a merged man and woman, symbolizing the conjunction or marriage of opposites ...
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Mutus Liber

Mutus Liber

Mutus Liber (Wordless Book) Anonymous alchemical text for creating the Philosopher's Stone. The Mutus Liber was first printed in France ...
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Ouroboros

Ouroboros

ouroboros (uroboros) Ancient symbol of a Serpent biting its tail, forming a circle. The name ouroboros comes from the Greek ...
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Philosopher’s Stone

Philosopher’s Stone

Philosopher’s Stone In Alchemy, the mysterious substances that enables the transmutation of base metals into GOLD or SILVER. The Philosopher’s ...
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Prima Materia

Prima Materia

Prima Materia In Alchemy, the “First Matter,” the substance from which the Philosopher's Stone is created, or even the stone ...
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puffer

puffer

puffer Nickname for an alchemist who is preoccupied with transmuting base metals into GOLD and SILVER and who ignores the ...
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Quintessence

Quintessence

The Quintessence (quinta essentia) is the fifth Element. Quintessence is a psychic spiritual energy that is superior to the other ...
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Salamander

Salamander

salamander A lizardlike amphibian that likes to live in moist places. In mythology the salamander is a poisonous  creature that is ...
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Salt

Salt

salt Mineral with magical and alchemical properties. Because it is white and thus pure and is a preservative, salt is ...
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Sun

Sun

Sun A Symbol of the active, volatile masculine principle. The Sun represents enlightenment, illumination, and GOLD. In Alchemy, it is ...
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Telesma

Telesma

Telesma In Alchemy, the Philosopher's Stone. Rosicrucian alchemists viewed the Telesma as a selfperfecting substance that acts like genetic evolution ...
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