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Detail of the 'Labyrinth of Avarice, :' an engraved illustration from Del Bene's 'Civitas Veri.'

Detail of the 'Labyrinth of Avarice, :' an engraved illustration from Del Bene's 'Civitas Veri.'

Stages in Alchemy - The Great Work an alchemical term for creating the philosopher's stone describing personal and spiritual transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to laboratory processes and chemical color changes, a model for the individuation process, and device in art and literature. The magnum opus first had four stages: nigredo, a blackening or melanosis; albedo; a whitening or leucosis; citrinitas, a yellowing or xanthosis and rubedo, a reddening, purpling, or iosis

Stages in Alchemy - The Great Work an alchemical term for creating the philosopher's stone describing personal and spiritual transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to laboratory processes and chemical color changes, a model for the individuation process, and device in art and literature. The magnum opus first had four stages: nigredo, a blackening or melanosis; albedo; a whitening or leucosis; citrinitas, a yellowing or xanthosis and rubedo, a reddening, purpling, or iosis