A symbolic depiction of the alchemical process of Dissolution. This is the second of the seven operations through which the Philosopher's Stone is produced. It is linked to the Sacral chakra, which combines the elemental energies of Water and Fire.
Lindorm dragon from the alchemical scrolls of Sir George Ripley, 15th century. Lindorms were most often encountered in churchyards, where they fed on human corpses, and would sometimes invade churches.