Mysterium Coniunctionis, Alchemical Psychology, and Self-Development

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from ‘Psychology and Alchemy’ (1953) by Carl G. Jung

“The alchemical operation consisted essentially in separating the prima materia, the so-called chaos, into the active principle, the soul, and the passive principle, the body, which were then reunited in personified form in the coniunctio or ‘chymical marriage’… the ritual cohabitation of Sol and Luna.” -Carl Jung, ‘Mysterum Coniunctionis’

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from ‘Psychology and Alchemy’ (1953) by Carl G. Jung
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imaginative depiction of the Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina) from 1606

“That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing”

-from the Emerald Tablet (attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, though likely from a 6th-8th century Arabic writer)

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