Henderson, Joseph L

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 2, Number 2, 1993

KEY WORDS: alchemy, Spledor Solis, 16th century, water, air, fire, earth, four elements, Jung, four elements, individuation, Trismosin.

ABSTRACT: An extensive description of the manuscript, Splendor Soles, from the 16th Century is presented in this article. The author of the manuscript is anonymous, by the pen name is Solomon Trismosin. The original is in the British Museum. This manuscript demonstrates the alchemical process of the origins of the four elements, water, fire, earth and air. Through these eleven paintings, the author explains the transformative process. This review gives the reader a Jungian perspective of the manuscript.

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