Category Archives: Alchemy

The Oldest Ouroboros Depiction

The image of Ouroboros, the serpent that bites its own tail, is well known in hermetic literature and especially in alchemy. It is generally used to express the idea of renewal, death and rebirth, and the process of cycles in … Continue reading

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Alchemy and Meditation

Alchemy in the Western world was primarily a search for perfection. There are many avenues in Western alchemy, but here we will only look at the hermetic or philosophical alchemy. The basis of the alchemical work are the three phases: … Continue reading

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