“Alchemy, as a nature philosophy of great consideration in the Middle Ages, throws a bridge to the past, the gnosis, and also to the future, the modern psychology of the unconscious. Only by discovering alchemy have I clearly understood that the Unconscious is a process and that ego’s rapports with the unconscious and his contents initiate an evolution, more precisely a real metamorphoses of the psyche.” Carl Jung
The myth of Sedna expresses a state of SOLUTIO.
Demeter expressing the state of NIGREDO …..
Bain -Marie ….. This alchemical apparatus was invented by one of the few known female alchemists known as Mary the Jewess. This print describes the second stage of alchemy Dissolution.
In the greater work the stage of Coagulatio has 8 phases the fist 4 are ruled by venus the second four by Mars. Here I depict Venus in stage 2:Nutrimentum. She evokes nourishment and sustenence. This stage symbolises the rising of the inner Sun. Venus is the opening of the Heart which is earthed.