Double-Headed Eagle (The end product of the Magnum Opus). See also: Rebis in Alchemy, the divine Hermaphroditus (child of Hermes (Intellect) and Aphrodite (Feeling)), Ardanarishvara (androgynous form of Shiva merged with Parvati). // J. Augustus Knapp (1853-1938); from "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" by Manly P. Hall (1928).
The Dark Tower - Stephen King. This is Stephen King's Magnum Opus. Along with The Stand, this series is one you simply cannot put down. Brilliant!! For added fun, listen to the audio version (with George Guidell and Frank Mueller -- NOT the Stephen King audio!!) It goes on forever, and still you're sad to see it end...
In alchemy, Albedo is one of the 4 major stages of the magnum opus; along with nigredo, citrinitas and rubedo. It is a Latin term meaning "whiteness." Following the chaos or massa confusa of the nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a Purification in Abedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away of impurities. In this process, subject is divided into two opposing principles to be later coagulated to form a unity of opposites or coincidentia oppositorum during Rubedo.
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on Album-Oriented Rock charts, and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind". Was in high school when they hit the big time. Love everything they recorded.