From Stuart… and timely
To lessen the confusion between Fire and Water
and to accentuate the difference between
Earth and Air, the Alchemists coloured their symbols…
… Alchemy is one of the oldest techniques known to Man.
The Ancient who first cast a weather eye at the heavens,
licked a finger and held it aloft in the sky,
in order to ascertain which way the wind did blow… was an ‘Alchemist’.
One of the first things the Alchemists noticed about the elements was their mutability…
They seemed to be caught up in an endless round of transmutation,
and were forever striving to become each other.
That apart, they were incredibly stable in themselves, and also incredibly dynamic!
Small wonder then that the equilateral triangle,
with its base-line and its point,
presented itself as such a fitting symbol of their being.
These and other observations led the Alchemists to conceive…
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