This page lists of the various symbols in the Alchemical processes group.
The alchemical magnum opus was sometimes expressed as a series of chemical operations. In cases where these numbered twelve, each could be assigned one of the Zodiac signs as a form of cryptography. The following example can be found in Pernety's 1758 Mytho-Hermetic Dictionary.
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Calcination (also referred to as calcining) is a thermal treatment process in absence of air applied to ores and other solid materials to bring about a thermal decomposition, phase transition, or removal of a volatile fraction. The calcination process normally takes place at temperatures below the melting point of the product materials. Calcination is not the same process as roasting. In roasting, more complex gas–solid reactions take place between the furnace atmosphere and the solids.
In chemistry and chemical engineering, a separation process, or simply a separation, is any mass transfer process that converts a mixture of substances into two or more distinct product mixtures, at least one of which is enriched in one or more of the mixture's constituents.
Fig. 1- The rebirth' symbolism. The Phoenix together with Kepri, the Goddess Maat with Ank and papyrus stem and the snake Nehebkau, renews the aura of the ib heart adored by the Goddess of West,
(13th century B.C.) from Tebes. Papyrus 3127, Minutoli Collection.
Fig. 2 - The divine child, crowned inside the solar disc by the uraeus and with a Hequa sceptre in his right hand and a finger from his left hand in his mouth and before a uraeus with Red Crown, rises up over
the lotus blossom between two Sacred Eyes and protected by two winged serpents depicting the goddess Neith, just as revealed in the texts.
Sarcophagus, 21th dynasty. From Bab el-Gasus. (Photo by the book "The Phoenix and The Eye Of Horus" by Umberto Capotummino
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