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Emblem 9 (of 12) from the 1752 Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon by unknown alchemist L.C.S., reproduced by Adam McLean (p42).

Mercurial birds, representing the volatile nature of alchemical work.

"The Black Crow sometimes also the Raven is the beginning of the great work of soul alchemy. This indicates the initial stages of the alchemist's encounter with his inner space, through withdrawing from the outer world of the senses in meditation, and entering what is initially the dark inner world of the soul ... described in alchemical texts as the blackening, the nigredo experience, and it is often pictured as a death process..."

The Black Crow sometimes also the Raven is the beginning of the great work of soul alchemy. This indicates the initial stages of the alchemist& encounter .

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Flamel had these mysterious alchemical symbols carved on his tomb in the Church of the Holy Innocents in Paris.

The Green Dragon, or sublimated androgyne, representative of the completion of the Great Work.

The Green Dragon, or sublimated androgyne, representative of the completion of…

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