The Alchemist
The Alchemist
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This long extraction of herbs and essential oils was designed to enhance your meditative space when working with the principals of alchemy. Enhanced with Rutile 24 K gold and Himalayan Pink Salt  

The three principles of Alchemy:

Sulphur

soul + consciousness

This represents the individual soul and expansive force. In chemistry and alchemical formulas the symbol of Sulfur was used to describe evaporation and dissolution. Its qualities are flammable and hot as a metaphor of mankind’s aspirations. The symbol itself portrays fire above matter and denotes activity of the soul. The flame of the soul within man rises above the confines of matter. It is this active nature of Sulfur which allows motion to exist.

Mercury

spirit + mind

Mercury

Mercury is the omnipresent life force that bridges the body and spirit. It represents the classical element of Air and the properties of the intellect. Alchemical Mercury transcends the liquid and solid states, a metaphor for being beyond the dualities of life/death and heaven/earth. The symbol of Mercury is the most inclusive: a crescent moon lies at the top representing a receptacle; the circle is a symbol for infinity; and the cross at its base symbolizes matter. Together, these symbols denote light (crescent moon) shining the infinite nature of God (circle) which is channeled through matter, (cross) the body.

Salt

body + structured thought

Lastly, Salt symbolizes the physical body and matter through which the soul and its life force works. It is base matter, the element of Earth and Water. Salt is the constrictive force, the opposite of Sulfur, and displays the process of condensation and crystallization in chemistry.This alchemical substance represents matter in a complete form without division. Regarding its symbol, the horizontal line within its infinite circle within represents time, limitation and life within the context of the eternal spirit.