Alchemy Symbols

Alchemy Symbols

Alchemy symbols provide us with a wide variety of insight into the potential transformation of the human landscape - both internal and external.

Consequently, putting the science of alchemy together with its underlying philosphy of inner transformation, opens up a broad range of power in our lives. Understanding this tradition's symbol meanings is a first step in accessing that power.

The world of alchemy signs is rife with deeper (hidden) meanings. Many are used to define elements as well as conditions of the spirit. Planetary symbols and animal signs were also used in alchemy to define elements.

Webster's dictionary defines alchemy as "any seemingly magical process of transmuting ordinary materials into something of true merit."

A little history lesson: The roots of alchemy can be traced back to Egypt. The word alchemy may be derived from the Arabic "al kimiya" meaning "the magical craft of the black country."

Ancient Egyptians were master metalworkers and believed that magic powers were contained in all matter. This is significant as we discover the double meanings behind elemental symbols.

When Egypt was conquered by the Arabs, they took the science back with them to Spain. From there, the science of alchemy along with the knowledge of alchemy signs spread to England, France and Germany.

Alchemy can be credited for being the foundation of modern-day chemistry. But more than science, alchemy represents the spiritual progress of humanity.

Ancient alchemists were evolved thinkers, combining efforts to transform matter to another form - all the while having an internal goal of transforming the heart and soul of mankind into another form.

Alchemy symbols provide us with understanding and clarity of thought when focused upon. When the mind focuses on symbols, answers inevitably come.

To view many beautiful alchemy symbols and discover more about alchemy symbol meanings, simply click on the links below.

In-Site Links to Alchemy Symbols and Meanings

Go to element alchemy symbols page Elemental Alchemy Symbols
Discover the hidden meanings behind elemental symbols such as zinc, gold, sulfur, copper (shown left). here.


Go to ancient alchemy symbols page Ancient Alchemy Symbols
Alchemy was (and still is) rife with symbolism. View various universal images of the craft's symbols and learn the meanings for each. Find out more here.


Go to animal alchemy symbols page Animal Alchemy Symbols
The tradition of alchemy used animals to enrich their practices just as many other traditions. View beautiful alchemical animals and discover their symbolic meanings in alchemy practices. Find out more here.


Go to alchemy planet symbols page Alchemy Planet Symbols
Alchemy is directly connected to the planets. Discover the alchemical meanings of planet signs. Find out more here.


Go to diamond alchemy symbol page Diamond Alchemy Symbol Meanings
This page mines some alchemy symbol meaning of the diamond in brief. Let these meanings add some sparkle to your alchemical practices. Find out more here.


Go to diamond alchemy symbol page More Diamond Symbol Meanings
A more in-depth page on alchemical symbol meanings pertaining to the diamond shape. Find out more here.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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