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aviculalunae: The Ouroboros, Greek for ‘tail swallower’ is depicted as a snake in circular motion swallowing it’s tail - on occasion, it can be seen in a lemniscate shape (as seen above). It originated in Egypt to symbolize the sun; in terms of Gnostic b

Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: The Inner Geometry of Alchemical Emblems

Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: The Inner Geometry of Alchemical Emblems

Ouroboros:An ancient symbol frequently used in alchemical illustrations to symbolize the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. Often represents self-reflexitivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly recreating itself thus illustrating the Nietzschean concept of eternal recurrence.

Ouroboros:An ancient symbol frequently used in alchemical illustrations to symbolize the circular nature of the alchemist's opus. Often represents self-reflexitivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly recreating itself thus illustrating the Nietzschean concept of eternal recurrence.

Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: The Inner Geometry of Alchemical Emblems

Alchemical Emblems, Occult Diagrams, and Memory Arts: The Inner Geometry of Alchemical Emblems

Miscellaneous treatises on alchemy, including John Lydgate’s ‘The Churl and the Bird’. England, second half of the 15th century.

Miscellaneous treatises on alchemy, including John Lydgate’s ‘The Churl and the Bird’. England, second half of the 15th century.

Hand of the Mysteries    Also known as The Hand of the Philosopher, or The Hand of the Master Mason, it holds in signs and symbols the secrets of the Art Alchemia and nobody can understand this hand, unless he becomes first a juror of the philosophers. It is covered with alchemical and allegorical symbols and icons that each carry their own meaning.  Each symbol is a key to a higher truth, reading these symbols would help the Alchimist/Philosopher to find the Philosopher’s Stone…

Hand of the Mysteries Also known as The Hand of the Philosopher, or The Hand of the Master Mason, it holds in signs and symbols the secrets of the Art Alchemia and nobody can understand this hand, unless he becomes first a juror of the philosophers. It is covered with alchemical and allegorical symbols and icons that each carry their own meaning. Each symbol is a key to a higher truth, reading these symbols would help the Alchimist/Philosopher to find the Philosopher’s Stone…

Daniel Martin Diaz and The Soul of Science

Magazine - Daniel Martin Diaz and The Soul of Science