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The Alchemical Great Work

By February 18, 2013

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The Great Work is the ultimate goal of alchemy, a refining and transmutation of the soul into something pure and without contradiction.  The result of this Great Work is sometimes represented in images as the Rebis, a two-headed person representing the union of opposites.  here I discuss one such image, with a new image gallery in the works.

While many occultists talked in terms of four elements - fire, earth, water and air, plus sometimes spirit - alchemists often talk of three elements: sulfur, salt and mercury.

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