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Exaltatio I  I  Stephen Linsteadt

Exaltatio I, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, 2023 - $1800

The chemical operation of exaltation is a process of releasing gas or air from a substance, by which the substance is raised to a purer form. In alchemy, it was the stage of the rising phoenix and the rising dawn (aurora consurgens) experienced as a spiritual ecstasy or euphoria, an altered state of consciousness, or spiritual enlightenment.

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