The Sun (Male) on the left (Anima) as opposed to the moon (Female) on the right (Spiritus). The Hieros Gamos (Sacred Marriage) is the uniting (Coniunctionis) of the opposing elements, opposing thoughts, opposing doctrines, all opposites will become One. This is what is called "The Great Work."  The two spheres on the inside of each of these, (the sun and moon) are the "Sulphur Philosophorum"

The Sun (Male) on the left (Anima) as opposed to the moon (Female) on the right (Spiritus). The Hieros Gamos (Sacred Marriage) is the uniting (Coniunctionis) of the opposing elements, opposing thoughts, opposing doctrines, all opposites will become One. This is what is called "The Great Work." The two spheres on the inside of each of these, (the sun and moon) are the "Sulphur Philosophorum"

'Religion and the Decline of Magic' FOLIO Art director: Raquel Leis Allion. Illustrator Grady McFerrin

'Religion and the Decline of Magic' FOLIO Art director: Raquel Leis Allion. Illustrator Grady McFerrin

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, German School, 1785

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, German School, 1785

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