Sanguine Alchemy

There is power in blood.

DEFINITION/SUMMARY:

Sanguine

  • Having the colour of blood
    Blood red
  • Having a bodily constitution characterised by a greater quantity of blood over the other bodily moods, thought to be marked by irresponsible mirth
  • Indulgent in pleasure to the exclusion of important matters
  • Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood
  • A sanguine bodily temperament
  • Warm; ardent
  • Red temper, marked flush

Literature:

  • Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus iv “What, what, ye sanguine, shallow-hearted boys!”
  • Shakespeare, Hen IV ii “I’ll be no longer guilty of this sin; this sanguine coward, thisbed-presser, this horse-back-breaker, this huge hill of flesh.”

Alchemy

  • To purify, mature, and perfect specific objects

Origin

  • Born from the transmutation of base metals
  • Crysopoeia: The attempt to make gold from base objects

Evolution

  • The practice claimed to be successful therefore lead to the belief that it could be applied to healing. Many cultures held that this was the discovery behind the elixir of life and thus begins the Philosophers stone

Philosophers stone

  • Legendary substance that could turn any base metal into gold also grants immortality

Science

  • The historic practice and heavily sought after philosophers stone is captured in the emblem and symbols used for alchemy.

EXPANDED INFO:

Comprised of
Seven planetary metals

  • Gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, mercury and lead
  • Four base elements
    Air, earth, water, and fire
  • Three primes Triangle
    Spirit (Mercury), Body(salt) and Soul(sulfur)
  • Zodiac signs are used in Cryptography to decode processes in the Magnum Opus
  • Word Chemistry is derived from alchemy

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