Preserve or burn (alchemy)
This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Preserve or burn (alchemy).
In alchemy, this symbol can have two distinctive meanings.
It could mean either to preserve or keep something, or to purify a material by burning it until it gets white-hot. The latter process was believed to maintain the essence of the material while removing its impurities.
For a comparable symbol, see 'Purify by burning'.
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