Monday, November 14, 2011

Questions about Alchemical Symbols

Questions about Alchemical Symbols

Why did alchemists use astrological symbols of the planets to describe metals?

Why did alchemists use so many bizarre and monstrous animals?

How did alchemists use color? (color codes, alchemical materials)

Why are alchemical images so violent?

Why did alchemists use such disturbing sexual symbolism?

Why did the alchemists use such a confusing variety of symbols?

Is there a logic behind the construction/design of the shapes of alchemical symbols?

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