Thursday, December 27, 2012

Putrefactio
The Crow and The Skull
The fifth stage of the alchemical process is Putrefactio. It signifies the end of the blackening process where the imperfections of the material are removed by fire. The crow and the skull are symbols of death, but similar to the death card in a tarot deck, in alchemy these are primarily interpreted as symbols of purification and radical change. 

1 comment:

Ol'Buzzard said...

No shit. Happy Holidays.
the Ol'Buzzard