The Green Lion

This is an llustration taken from an alchemic book of spells, the « Rosarium philosophorum ». « I bear the mystery of the philosophers. » «  I am he who was the Green and Gold Lion ;  within me is locked the secret of art ».  In devouring the Sun, the Lion reveals the stage of assimilation of impure metals towards their transformation into gold.


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This is an llustration taken from an alchemic book of spells, the « Rosarium philosophorum ». « I bear the mystery of the philosophers. » « I am he who was the Green and Gold Lion ; within me is locked the secret of art ». In devouring the Sun, the Lion reveals the stage of assimilation of impure metals towards their transformation into gold. In alchemy, this symbolically represents the purifying stage of the work

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