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Image size: Album: Alchemical And Hermetic Emblems Images in Album: Category: Alchemical Pictures; From Adolph Christoph Bentz Philosophische Sc and others.

Geometrical depiction of the Pythagorean tetractys, based on the maxin of anonymous Arab alchemists, as handed down through the anthologies of the Turba philosophorum and the Rosarium since the 13th century in Europe. The inner circle represents the microcosmic One which , through the step of four, becomes the macrocosmic ten, which, in turn, as the quintessence of the alchemists, encompasses all other possibilities.  D. Stolcius von Stolcenberg, Viridarium chymicum, Frankfurt, 1624

Philosophia Reformata by Mylius features a massive use of Suns and Moons, very often presented together with man-woman symbolism, which on the other hand are

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