Chaos Philosophorum 70×100 oil on canvas
This is the beginning of the “Great Work” of the alchemists, the Chaos Philosophorum, the Prima Materia, the state of the soul in the raw beginning, where everything is somewhat chaotic, simultaneous, in a raw potential, there is so much of everything. Below you see a bit of calcination going on inside the soul, symbolized by the flames of fire and the skull. The alchemical process has begun; the athanor of the alchemist is lit… this painting is ideal for anyone into alchemy as well as the deep psyche work which engages alchemical stages. However, it is beautiful and engaging just as it is, you can enjoy it simply for its beauty!