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  Volume XIV: Mysterium Coniunctionis (Abstract) - CG Jung Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Symbolized as the vessel of the sun and funnel of the earth, she is responsible for the conception of the universal seed of the sun in the belly and womb of nature.
Numerous functions of the dog as symbol in alchemic texts are explained, with particular attention given to the rabid dog as a symbol of the unconscious that turns into a winged eagle, a symbol of the transformation process involved in the healing of the psyche.
The colors, symbols and positions of the figures in the illustrations are shown to represent the initial separation (stage of chaos or melancholy), the extraction of the contents of the shadow, and the union of the opposites.
www.cgjungpage.org /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=658&Itemid=41   (10582 words)

  
 Alchemy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So the alchemical symbols and processes often had both an inner meaning referring to the spiritual development of the practitioner as well as a material meaning connected to physical transformation of matter.
Alchemical symbolism has been occasionally used in the 20th century by psychologists and philosophers.
Alchemical philosophy, symbols and methods have enjoyed something of a renaissance in post-modern contexts, such as the New Age movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alchemy   (6473 words)

  
 Alchemical symbol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alchemical symbols, originally devised as part of the protoscience of alchemy, were used to denote some elements and some compounds until the 18th century.
Although they occasionally have a symbol of their own (denoted by also:), they were usually symbolized by the planet's symbol.
The 12 Alchemical processes are considered to be the basis of modern Chemical processes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alchemical_symbol   (163 words)

  
 Symbol
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/symbol.html   (339 words)

  
 Alchemy Article, Alchemy Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
So the alchemical symbols and processes often had both an inner meaningreferring to the spiritual development of the practitioner as well as a material meaning connected to physical transformation ofmatter.
The transmutation of base metals into gold symbolized an endeavour toward perfection or the highest heights of actual existence, and thedivision of the world into four basic elements was as much a geometric principle as a geological one.
Alchemical philosophy, symbols and methods have enjoyedsomething of a renaissance in post-modern contexts, such as the New Age movement.
www.anoca.org /alchemists/he/alchemy.html   (4317 words)

  
 Alchemy Electronic Dictionary: Find Out the Meaning of Arcane Words and Ciphers Instantly!
An angel in alchemical treatises symbolizes sublimation or the ascension of the volatile principle.
The Basilisk is a symbolic alchemical creature said to have the head of a bird and the body of a dragon.
Denoted by the symbol for the constellation Virgo.
www.alchemylab.com /dictionary.htm   (5838 words)

  
 Day Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This is also the astrological symbol for Mercury (in French again, think MERCREdi), the alchemical symbol for the element mercury (Hg), and is used in biology to denote 'hermaphrodite'.
This is also the astrological symbol for Jupiter (in French, "JEUdi" is pretty close to "Jove-day", and Jove is another name for the Roman god Jupiter -- as in the exclamation, "By Jove!"), and the alchemical symbol for tin (Sn).
This is also the astrological symbol for Venus (French: VENdredi), the alchemical symbol for copper (Cu), and is used in biology to denote 'female'.
www.radix.net /~dglenn/defs/daysymbols.html   (559 words)

  
 Rafal T. Prinke - Hunting the Blacke Toade
One of the earliest appearances of the Toad symbol in alchemical literature and iconography seems to be that in the works of George Ripley, in which it plays a very prominent, or even central, part.
This aspect of the toad symbol in medieval imagery is also stressed by the medieval writer Catelanus when he says that unicorns live in caves "amid toads and other noxious, loathy reptiles" [10].
It is true that there are the standard triangle symbols of two of the elements beside the Lion and the Toad but in that case the symbolism of this plate would not be uniform with the symbolism of the whole series and would have to be treated as a later addition.
www.levity.com /alchemy/toad.html   (2779 words)

  
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The combination of these symbols was an alchemical device used to symbolize the opening of spiritual consciousness in one whose consciousness was based in the physical world.
Some believe the symbol and name of the Rosicrucians was taken from the coat of arms of Martin Luther, although Andreae also had these symbols in his family coat of arms.
This group was said to have been in existence in Germany before the publication of the Fama, as early as 1580; it existed in Gdansk in 1620 and in the Hague, Netherlands in 1622, and in France in 1624, by which time over 400 pamphlets on the Rosicrucians had been published.
www.angelfire.com /nt/dragon9/ROSICRUCIANS.html   (851 words)

  
 The Alchemist's Tale by John Granger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
An authentic symbol, however, is a means of passage and of grace between the shadow-world of time and space in which we live and what is real.
Symbolism is not arbitrary, but is based on the very nature of things, on the make-up of the universe.
Frequently used symbols of the albedo stage of the work in pictorial representations and descriptions of it are the moon (Luna in Latin), the name of one of Harry’s friends in the fifth book, and a lily, the name of his mother, who gave her life to save his.
www.touchstonemag.com /docs/issues/16.9docs/16-9pg34.html   (5334 words)

  
 Fleur De Lys - Gnostic Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Standard heraldic histories claim it originated in the tenth century as a symbol of sovereignity, and was later adopted as the emblem of French King Louis the VII.
The symbol in Christian Europe is strongly linked to Mary, as the lily was a symbol of her purity.
In fact, all the symbols discussed could be understood in an alchemical context: they all represent an integration and transcendence of opposites, and a conjunction of male and female principles.
www.gnosis-usa.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=807   (854 words)

  
 Jung Talk - Corpses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The father can be a symbol for the traditional order, the established way, the traditional rule and traditional expectations that have become old and too ridged and dogmatic.
A casket is an old alchemical symbol for Saturn, lead, the dark, the stench ect.
The street can be a symbol for the flow of life, the stream of life in modern times as the street is of technology.
www.cgjungpage.org /talk/printthread.php?t=1883   (500 words)

  
 Alchemical Symbol Index - Alchemy and the Elements
For a time, the astronomical symbols of the planets were used to denote the elements.
However, as alchemists came to be persecuted, particularly in medieval times, secret symbols were invented.
The symbols were in common use through the 17th century; some are still in use today.
chemistry.allinfoabout.com /alchemy/symbolindex.html   (208 words)

  
 Primum Mobile - Rosicrucian Archive
On the left of the three circles is the alchemical symbol for Sulfur and on the right, the symbol for Mercury.
We can infer that the central circle is in fact, the tiny symbol of the sun that is at the centre of the hexagram flanked by the two wings.
In the centre of the triangle the alchemical principles are mirrored by the principle of polarity (sun/ moon) and its integration into a symbiotic relationship by the Tinctur.
www.crcsite.org /Primum2.htm   (1434 words)

  
 RealMagick Article: Aviary at the Gates of Heaven: Examining the Bird Symbolism in the Thoth Empress Card by Magdalene ...
Medieval alchemists often used different symbols to indicate the same notion, thus the Green Lion, for example, is generally considered to be the same symbol as the Peacock's Tail.
Although the standard alchemical color for the Female stage is white, Crowley hints at an evolved alchemical definition of the Female in the colors of the Empress card.
The sparrow is a symbol for Lesbia's favor, the soft feathers echoing the softness of her vulva.
www.realmagick.com /articles/39/2039.html   (1795 words)

  
 The Alchemical Vessel as Symbol of the Soul
So in a sense, the alchemical vessel can be a protective interior symbol, just like the circle of the ceremonial magician, or the astral temple of a working esoteric lodge, or the breathing exercises of a meditation tradition.
The most common symbol of this in alchemical writings is the man and woman in a flask, uniting and giving birth to a child.
A symbol or pattern of energy often experienced at this stage is the tree or flowering plant within the space of the interior retort.
www.levity.com /alchemy/vessel.html   (2275 words)

  
 Safe Zone at VCU
In 1970 members of the Gay Activist Alliance chose the Greek letter lambda as their symbol because a flag with a lambda on it was carried by a regiment of Greek warriors who were accompanied into battle by their younger male lovers and were noted for their fierceness and willingness to fight to the death.
The symbol for the planet Venus is also the alchemical symbol for woman.
The symbol for the planet Mars is also the alchemical symbol for man. Gay men use two such symbols overlapping to mean "man loving man."
www.students.vcu.edu /counsel/safezone/symbols.html   (394 words)

  
 The Circle of Others :: About the Circle :: The Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Pentacle - (chesh's note: there are quite a few meanings applied to this symbol, so for the moment i'm gonna give you mine.) The five points of the pentagram represent the elements, the traditional four elements with the addition of the spirit.
The symbol has been adopted by many pagans and new agers to represent their beliefs.
Hexagram - An alchemical symbol representing the combination of the two elements of fire and water.
www.circleofothers.com /symbols.html   (525 words)

  
 the sign of signs : the many permutations of the cross
for example the symbol for the red cross is a red greek cross.
and is a symbol of protection and a badge of honor.
alchemical symbols of mercury, sulfur and tartar (?)
www.designboom.com /history/cross_2.html   (1458 words)

  
 Alchemy 5: Sulphur, Mercury and Salt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As sulphur is the symbol for the spirit, mercury is the symbol of the soul.
Symbolic of course, it indicates volatility or fluidity, by which it is also named ‘water of life’ or ‘root humidity’.
In alchemical images Mercury is depicted both as a young man and an old man. As an old man he is usually in the form of Saturn, the common man, fixed in matter with his habits, prejudices, and other material chains.
www.soul-guidance.com /houseofthesun/alchemy_5.htm   (1234 words)

  
 Solar Symbolism
There are some intriguing interpretations of the ancient Egyptian winged eye symbol and the Aztec "Eye of God" symbol as representing the coronas seen during total solar eclipses.
The commonly seen solar "cross" symbol is generally understood as representing the cyclical nature of the seasons: The Cross Symbol.
Their symbol, a red circle with groups of rays pointing in four directions, is painted on ceremonial vases, drawn on the ground around campfires, and used to introduce newborns to the Sun.
solar-center.stanford.edu /folklore/symbolism.html   (837 words)

  
 Gnosis Traditions Article/The Son of The Mother
This is symbolized in the Trinity, which excludes matter, earth, the feminine, the chthonic, the dark, the instinctual, and the body from the doctrine of God.
This is a sign, or symbol, of nature's cooperation, finally, with the Judaeo-Christian line of development: The unconscious may be prepared to come along if given its due.
For Jung the vision of the green Christ symbolized healing the split between spirit and nature that had plagued his own life, as it had the lives of his father and his other Christian forebears.
gnosistraditions.faithweb.com /sonofthemother.html   (1641 words)

  
 Crop Circle at East Field (2), nr Alton Priors, Wiltshire. Reported 21st August  2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Kephera, the ancient Egyptian sun god and demiurge, was attributed the symbol of the scarab, and was depicted as a hawk-winged scarab or a man with the head of a scarab.
In Africa, in the Congo, the scarab is a lunar symbol of eternal renewal.
As a Western alchemical symbol, the scarab has been associated with a double spiral, moving from the completion of one onto the other in an eternal relationship of departure and return.
www.cropcircleconnector.com /2005/eastfield2/eastfield2005b.html   (971 words)

  
 Touchstone Archives: The Alchemist’s Tale
The alchemical work was claimed to be greater than an imaginative experience in the theater, but the idea of purification by identification or correspondence with an object and its transformations was the same in both.
At the end, he is aware of his need to turn inward and to discover and strengthen his inner life, and he knows that his dependence on the outer world and its events was his point of vulnerability, by which Voldemort manipulated him, and of the weakness that helped cause his godfather’s death.
The phoenix is an alchemical “symbol of renewal and resurrection signifying the philosopher’s stone, especially the red stone attained at the rubedo, capable of transmuting base metals into pure gold.”23
touchstonemag.com /archives/article.php?id=16-09-034-f   (5777 words)

  
 Dragon Key Press Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The main feature of the symbol is the Seal of Solomon, formed by two triangles, one fl and one white.
And on this alchemical seal, at the exact point in the bowels of the symbolic “mountain” where you would expect to find the sacred tomb, the astrological sign of the Sun has been drawn in, like the Black Sun in the center of the Earth, and the “hidden sun” which lights the tomb of Osiris/Cain.
Obviously, this entire symbol is meant to depict the World-Mountain, the Tomb, Golgotha, and the Garden of Eden.
www.dragonkeypress.com /articles/article_2004_10_26_5744.html   (416 words)

  
 Temperance : Aeclectic Tarot
A red cup, with the alchemical symbol for Philosophic Sulphur and a white cup, with the alchemical symbol for Philosophic Mercury pour white and red liquid into the well.
The union of the red and white liquid can symbolize the union of masculine and feminine, dark and light, active and passive within the initiate- for balance is needed in all things, and only when we learn to balance these two opposing sides of ourselves can we give birth to the Philosopher's Stone within.
The Vesica Piscis that we see on the well cover is yet another symbol for this balance and union of opposites, as we see two equal circles meeting to create a new shape in between them.
www.aeclectic.net /tarot/project/3/major_temperance.shtml   (647 words)

  
 10 - Fortune
The figure to her left is an upside-down older sunburned man with dark brown hair and an ass's tail; he is dressed in tattered brown and dark red clothes with the alchemical symbol for salt.
There is no alchemical principle or spirit corresponding to the bottom of the wheel, for it is characterized by the absence of all spirit and quality.
The horn symbolizes the fertility of male united with female, for it is phallic in shape, yet it is hollow like the receptive female.
www.cs.utk.edu /~mclennan/BA/PT/M10.html   (3902 words)

  
 Hermetic Tarot
The lotus flower emerging from the water is an Egyptian symbol for the growing and flowering soul.
The white eagle is the spiritual, here standing on the alchemical symbol of salt which basically means form.
Ouroboros, the serpent biting in his tail is another symbol for the soul of nature.
www.soul-guidance.com /tarotdecks/hermetic.htm   (277 words)

  
 Re: Alchemical Symbol for Iron
That's an impossible task, as the symbols used were not universal.
Classical alchemists were usually gnostics -- believers in esoteric knowledge -- and a consistent, public set of symbols would defeat the purpose of keeping secrets from those not already alchemically adept.
I don't know the symbolism used by Muslim alchemists, who were at least as important as the Christian ones during the Medieval and Rennaissance periods.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/aug98/901775685.Ch.r.html   (337 words)

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