The Philosophers Stone
The Philosophers Stone is a mythical alchemical process capable of turning base metals such as mercury into gold and is symbolised by this diagram.
Esoterically, it symbolises the transformation of the self.
This is what is known as the “Great Work”.
** The principles of these symbols and how they relate to the work of Inner Alchemy will be covered and referenced throughout our journey into the inner self.
4 archetypal elements.
According to Alchemy, everything in existence comprises 4 archetypal elements.
These are Fire, Earth, Water and Air.
The myriad ways the 4 elements combine determines the nature of all things, both physical and non-physical, including even human nature.