"Freemasonry is founded upon the activities of this secret society of Central European adepts, whom the studious Mason will find to be the definite ‘link’ between the modern Craft and the Ancient Wisdom. The outer body of Masonic philosophy was merely the veil of this Qabbalistic order whose members were the custodians of the true Arcanum."

—  Manly Palmer Hall

Finished colouring this today. I recorded the process but forgot to capture the last 30 mins and the final tweaks, ooops! Video coming soon anyway!

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Understanding Transmutation Circles:

Because this stuff is so super interesting, I had to share. I’m am not a very scientific person, so this is mostly copy & pasted from here (x).

Perfect Polygons Polygraphs

Circle - Base Representing a Whole

Triangle - Air

Square - Earth

Pentagon - Fire

Pentagram - Gate

Hexagon - Water

Hexagram - Human Transmutation

Heptagon - High Energy Transmutation, Ether

Heptagram - Ether

Octagon - Life

Octagram - Soul

Other Shapes:

Isosceles Triangle - Compression in Air, Alchemical Symbols Signify Elements

Hook - Symbol Representing Attachment

Wing - A leaving, release, or return of ethereal energy.

Dots - 1 - Endothermic, 2 - Exothermic, 3 - metal, 4 - pumice, 5 - sulfur, 6 - carbon, 7 - ethanol alcohol, 8 - blood

Arrow/Ray - Simple Direction

Spirals - Transmutation of exothermic energy endothermically. In Example: Creation of Ice from liquid water.

Cross - Represents a Holy, or other worldly power. A power greater than man. Usually represented in transmutation using the human soul.

Words - A personal touch, an action of good faith

Snake - Represents evil

Parts outside of the main circle - Constant change, the circles effect will last forever.

Arcs - Connected - Unification, Apart - Separation

Examination: Uncompleted connection to the gate, this is a one way transfer. 2 elements, these are arcane elements, body, and mind. Cross representing a higher power, in this case the gate. Wings representing a return of energy. 2 Rays pointing away from a central point, toward the sides of both body and mind. Hook represented by a snake, give both attachment and evil.

Final Effect: - A being is split both mentally and physically, to return to the gate. After the return the connection to the gate is broken forever, and I higher power will do something. They will be attached to the higher power forever.

Anyway, thought this would be interesting to share with you!

By the way, question: What sorts of things would you think alchemy should be used for in different areas (for story purposes)?

"The bee is a symbol of wisdom, for as this tiny insect collects pollen from the flowers, so men may extract wisdom from the experiences of daily life. The bee is sacred to the goddess Venus and, according to mystics, it is one of several forms of life which came to the earth from the planet Venus millions of years ago."

- Manly P. Hall