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Alchemical X  I  Stephen Linsteadt

Alchemical Studies X (Exaltatio), oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm, 2023 - $2700

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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