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The signature bead explained



Our signature bead consists of 3 alchemical engravings. You will find a Seven Sided Star (Heptagram), the symbol for Gold and the symbol for Silver. By explaining the characters and giving more background information about them, the coherence of these symbols will become much more clear and may help you understand why this bead represents the Philosophers’ Stone and why our brand is named Modern Alchemy.

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The signature bead explained



Our signature bead consists of 3 alchemical engravings. You will find a Seven Sided Star (Heptagram), the symbol for Gold and the symbol for Silver. By explaining the characters and giving more background information about them, the coherence of these symbols will become much more clear and may help you understand why this bead represents the Philosophers’ Stone and why our brand is named Modern Alchemy.

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The hermetic cabinet: 3. Concepts of natural philosophy



It is said of the philosophers and thaumaturge Empedocles that he asserted the existence of two suns. The hermetic doctrines also include a double sun, and distinguish between a bright spirit-sun, the "philosophical gold", and the dark natural sun, corresponding to "material gold". The former consists of the essential fire that is conjoined with the ether or the 'glowing air'.

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The hermetic cabinet: 3. Concepts of natural philosophy



It is said of the philosophers and thaumaturge Empedocles that he asserted the existence of two suns. The hermetic doctrines also include a double sun, and distinguish between a bright spirit-sun, the "philosophical gold", and the dark natural sun, corresponding to "material gold". The former consists of the essential fire that is conjoined with the ether or the 'glowing air'.

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The hermetic cabinet: 2. Gnosis and Neoplatonism



For the art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929), who did pioneering interdisciplinary work in the early years of the 20th century, late classical Alexandria represented the epitome of the dark, superstitious side of man. Here, in the 1rst century A.D., in the former centre of Greek culture on Egyptian soil, with it's highly diverse mixture of people, Greek and Roman colonists, Egyptians and Jews, the threads of all the individual disciplines making up the complex of hermetic philosophy came together: alchemy, astral magic and the Cabala.

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The hermetic cabinet: 2. Gnosis and Neoplatonism



For the art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929), who did pioneering interdisciplinary work in the early years of the 20th century, late classical Alexandria represented the epitome of the dark, superstitious side of man. Here, in the 1rst century A.D., in the former centre of Greek culture on Egyptian soil, with it's highly diverse mixture of people, Greek and Roman colonists, Egyptians and Jews, the threads of all the individual disciplines making up the complex of hermetic philosophy came together: alchemy, astral magic and the Cabala.

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The hermetic cabinet: 1. Puzzle pictures & linguistic riddles



A rich world of images has etched itself into the memory of modern man, despite the fact that it is not available in public collections, but lies hidden in old manuscripts and prints.

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The hermetic cabinet: 1. Puzzle pictures & linguistic riddles



A rich world of images has etched itself into the memory of modern man, despite the fact that it is not available in public collections, but lies hidden in old manuscripts and prints.

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