Calcination Art: Images of Transformation by Fire

Calcination Art

  • The King In His Sweatbox depicts the raw material of ego being heated in an oven to free it from the “saturnine filth.” (from Atalanta Fugiens 1618)
  • Athanor of the Mind is a curious drawing form the eighteenth century that presages the methods of modern psychotherapy using an alchemical furnace instead of a psychoanalyst.