Basic Elements

This page lists of the various symbols in the Basic Elements group.

Western alchemy makes use of the Hellenic elements.

Many philosophies and worldviews have a set of classical elements believed to reflect the simplest essential parts and principles of which anything consists or upon which the constitution and fundamental powers of anything are based. Most frequently, classical elements refer to ancient beliefs inspired by natural observation of the phases of matter; with the classical elements: earth is equivalent to solid, water is equivalent to liquid, air is eqivalent to gas and fire is equivalent to plasma. Historians trace the evolution of modern theory pertaining to the chemical elements, as well as chemical compounds and mixtures of natural substances to medieval, and Greek models.

Symbols in this group:


Alchemical sign for air.

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Alchemical symbol for earth

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Alchemical symbol for fire.

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The eight-pointed star

The eight-pointed star appears in cultures around the globe. Eight pointed stars – show up in a variety of different cultures.

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The Grey Wolf/Antimony

The Fourth Step of procuring The Philosopher's Stone

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Alchemical symbol for water.

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Beach wave

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