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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-48

The portrait of a medieval alchemist with symbols of elements imitating creation


SD - 34, Block A, North Nazimabad, Karachi - 33, Pakistan

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This paper depicts e paraphernalia of an alchemist who believed in imitating creation and generating a soul thereby. The magic wands of creation are a compass and a triangular carpenter's square. They can produce the dual natured soul Ruh or Spirit symbolized as Cock and Nafs of "the soul" as snake: The real creative energy by nature is ultrasonic energy, characterizing the word of command of the creator. Ultrasonic energy can be produced by fiddle which is depicted also as such a producer. Thus all the elements necessary to imitate creation have been depicted here.


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