Prima Materia

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In Alchemy, the “First Matter,” the substance from which the Philosopher’s Stone is created, or even the stone itself.

The Prima Materia is the material beginning and end of all things. It holds the seed of perfection.

The exact nature of the Prima Materia is mysterious.

It is disguised in alchemical writings and is referred to by hundreds of substitute names. According to Ruland in his Alchemical Lexicon (1612),

“The philosophers have so greatly admired the Creature of God which is called the Primal Matter, especially concerning its efficacy and mystery, that they have given it many names, and almost every possible description, for they have not known how to sufficiently praise it.”

Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 13:11 pm

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