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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Carl Jung and “Philosopher’s Stone.” Lexicon.




Carl Jung and “Philosopher’s Stone.” Lexicon.

Philosophers’ stone:

In alchemy, a metaphor for the successful transmutation of base metal into gold; psychologically, an archetypal image of wholeness. (See also coniunctio.)

Jung quoted from the Rosarium philosophorum:

Make a round circle of man and woman, extract therefrom a quadrangle and from it a triangle. Make the circle round, and you will have the Philosophers’ Stone.["Psychology and Religion," CW 11, par. 92.]

http://www.nyaap.org/jung-lexicon/p/