# Multiplication (alchemy)

### This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: **Multiplication (alchemy)**.

Multiplication is the process in Western alchemy used to increase the potency of the philosopher's stone, elixir or projection powder.

It occurs near the end of the magnum opus in order to increase the gains in the subsequent projection.

Multiplication was also used to describe the facet of alchemy chiefly concerned with the reproduction of physical gold and silver. Such is the case in Henry IV's 1404 statute against the craft of multiplication.

**Graphical characteristics:**

Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

**Category:** Alchemical Symbols.

**Multiplication (alchemy)** is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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