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Spiritus (alternate #1)

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This ancient symbol can have many different meanings, but in the context of alchemy it represents spiritus.

Also known as "essence", "finest" and "most precious", "spiritus" can mean a number of different things in the alchemical tradition: it could mean good smelling oils which were distilled from certain plants (specifically an "essence" aspect), or the best and most effective/most potent part of a substance. In the case of wine, for example, this "potent part" would be alcohol.

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


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Spiritus (alternate #1) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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