Gold Alchemy Symbol

Gold Alchemy Symbol

Gold is known as one of the more valued elements, it represents perfection in all matter, on any level. It also symbolises mankind’s aspiration to obtain perfection in mind and spirit. The idea in alchemy of turning iron or lead into gold is more about the human journey to becoming golden and transforming oneself into someone of higher value.

The word ‘gold’ is an Anglo-Saxon word, similar to the Anglo-Saxon word for yellow, ‘geolo.’ It is believed to have come from the Sanskrit ‘jval’ meaning ‘to shine.