The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale and Alchemy

Picture of a Surplice, a traditional priest’s garment that the Canon’s Yeoman wore.


These are the alchemical or astrological symbols/glyphs for the planets.

The Planetary metals and their respective alchemical symbols, including the “Seven Bodies” mentioned by the Yeoman (The sun (gold), the moon (silver), Mars (iron), Mercury (quicksilver), Saturn (lead), Jupiter (tin), and Venus (copper).


Azoth - Click to See Corresponding Operation

“The Azoth of the Philosophers” by the German alchemist Basil Valentine, showing the seven alchemical bodies (the rays of the star) as well as the four elements (the torch in one hand, wind in the other, earth beneath one foot, water beneath the other).

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