“Putrefaction is so effective that it destroys the old nature and form of the rotting bodies; it transmutes them into a new state of being to give them a totally new fruit. Everything that has live, dies; everything that is dead putrefies and finds a new life.”Antoine-Joseph Pernety, 1758
Our first alchemy book was Taschen’s “Alchemy and Mysticism”, it was a very long time ago but it defined very well the path we later followed. The whole book is very rich in odd and mysterious pictures and it’s like a treasure chest for those who look for inspiration. We remember how attracted we were by the darkest illustrations which were described as part of an alchemical step called Nigredo.
The dark process initiates the Great Work to find the Philosopher Stone. This journey has been used to illustrate a deep personal and spiritual transmutation.