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Essence (alchemy)

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Essence (alchemy)

One of the signs in alchemy and early chemistry for essence.

In the context of alchemy, "essence"- also known as "spiritus" (i.e. the spirit), the "finest" and the "most precious"- could mean a number of different things: it could mean good smelling oils which were distilled from certain plants, or the best and most effective or potent part of a substance. In the case of wine, for example, this "potent" part would be alcohol.

For a comparable symbol, see 'Spiritus (alchemy)'.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Essence (alchemy) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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