Alchemy Symbols and Their Meanings - Deepstash

Alchemy is an area of study, sometimes described as a science, sometimes described as a branch of philosophy, that was practiced in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Alchemy originated in the early centuri...

2

STASHED IN:

8

Alchemy Symbols and Their Meanings

blog.prepscholar.com

STASHED IN:

0 Comments

_

The symbol for the philosopher's stone

4

STASHED IN:

7

Since the beginning of alchemy, alchemists have used symbols to represent different elements. Alchemy symbols sometimes contain hints of the qualities the element was thought to have, as we...

1

STASHED IN:

7

The Three Primes

The three primes, also known as the tria prima, were named by Paracelsus, a Swiss philosopher, in the 16th century. He believed the tria prima contained all the poisons that caused...

4

STASHED IN:

8

_

Mercury

1

STASHED IN:

7

Mercury (which is also one of the seven planetary metals) can mean both the element and the planet. In either case, this alchemy symbol represents the mind, as well as a state that could tr...

3

STASHED IN:

8

Salt is now known to be a chemical compound comprised of sodium and chloride, but alchemists believed it was a single element. Salt represents the body, as well as physical matter in genera...

2

STASHED IN:

7

_

Salt

STASHED IN:

7

_

Sulfur

1

STASHED IN:

7

Sulfur represents properties such as dryness, heat, and masculinity. In alchemy, it could also represent evaporation, expansion, and dissolution. In terms of human body, it represented the ...

STASHED IN:

7

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP: