Hermetic Seal of Light (Quintessence)

This symbol, often referred to as the synthesis of alchemy or the Hermetic Seal, hearkens back to ancient Pythagorean philosophy, wherein the square, circle, the and the triangle are the emblems of the material body, the soul, and the spirit, the three elements believed to be necessary for alchemical transformation.

Alchemically, these are Mercury, Salt, and Sulfur. In Atalanta Fugiens, the alchemical text illustrated below, it is written, “Make of man and woman a circle; thence a square; thence a triangle; form a circle, and you will have the Philosopher’s Stone,” a hidden geometrical formula for creating an octave and a golden rectangle.

The Hermetic Seal of Light
Related Symbols:
Alchemical Sulfur

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emfi January 2, 2016 at 6:54 pm

One summer night, in a fishing trip out in nature I saw this symbol. I was in an altered state, psychedelics. Now, I had to lay down because I wasn’t feeling twell.. so I lay down and close my eyes. Next thing I see (still eyes closed) is what I believe is my Pineal gland. It disappears, then I see this symbol. Square, circle and circle fusioned into one symbol, and moving and rotating too. The colors were blue’ish and white.

Now, I’m not “enlighetened” or anything. Just an average-joe. I have no psychic abilities whatsoever. However, this vision has puzzled and intrigued me since it happened (about 4 years ago). I still search for someone who can tell me what that was. For the most part I have concluded with “it was only the drug”. Nothing more.


Alex July 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm

we´re all enlightened, but you must choose to embrace the knowledge or to keep in the comfort zone we call reality.


Michael November 7, 2013 at 3:53 am

I think Love it is the key to activate the seal. It is a universal force much higher than any other known. It can’t be measured in material form. But by purity and will to sacrifice, from the bodies of two, can be merged into one. The result will only be the perfection itself.


Reneae December 19, 2012 at 1:49 am

I have drawn this since I was a little girl , I traveled with Hermes July 27th , 1995 during twilight ( sleep/ wake )… I have been drawn to alchemy by a much higher force… I am unclear who or what I am , or who I was …… I awoke with a knowledge of many things that I had no way of explaining. I have predicted many of my family members deaths within 7 days … By birds that come to me, … No…. I am not a freak … Quite the opposite …. I blend very well in society… Good job … Husband .. 2 kids … I know when Hermes came to get me … And we flew thru a mirror and we spoke with no words …. I clearly understood mercury Pluto hookup !! I don’t understand how I fit in !!…. The infinity symbol with the cross thru it …… I hav drawn for years …. My birth date 10-28-69 fits the Pluto and with Gemini moon ( mercury) I understand this part …. But, this is the first time I have tripped across the circle triangle square which I have been obsessed with since my very young childhood ….. No exposure to alchemy from parents or relatives ….. In fact … At the age of 4 … I told my mother that my father was not my father ….. I was right …. I found out last year !!! What does this mean for me ??? I have healed many people with my hands and chants that I don’t know what they mean …… The chants come to me !!! I saved my mother after she had a multi organ shut down ….. I told the surgeons how to perform the 11 surgeries …. No I am not in the medical field …. My mother is perfect today !!! No colostomy bag .. No dialysis … She is driving and fine . She spent 1 year in ICUs !!!! I don’t have any explanations …. I do have countless witnesses ….. Who am I ???? Reneae


Eve Digitized December 29, 2013 at 1:52 am

It is a risk to leave your native density of consciousness to have a fulfillment of experience in attempts to polarize greater. The choosing to fall was to Rise and assist those whom make the call. The decision made to come into this experience has a consequence of the forgetfulness, also termed the Veil, but with persistence and practice it is feasible to pierce this Veil. Who you are, according to the Law of One, is a sovereign being, you are a being in unit to what is term the One, which all comprise the ocean, where ultimately, you, me, we are the Universe. The goal in this Life time will be to organize the distortion created by us or others and align ourselves with Love through Light. Only with Light we will be able to transmute Darkness. Through the learning and conveying this torch to others is one of the Greatest service that you can provide to your neighbor. Give Love, Give Light through this process, you will know who you are.

Adonai, Adonai. I Am Eve.


Anonymous May 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm


I have felt for many years that “eye” was somesort of alchemist. . . I know i am a good person.
Gemini. My animal is the owl. I even live the owl lifestyle. Good job fits well in society. But still gets alot of vibes. I can “get” what type of person with only a glimpse (sometimes a picture) Without knowing. But I lack of communication skill to explain the feels.
I am slowy going towards tarot these days. Symbolism is a very important aspect of my life. I was able to read the invisble script (signs) . but now i am unbalanced. To much yin. I need advice. Maybe a good book to read. Thank for reading.

I am Will.

“We live by the sun, but we feel by the moon”


Anonymous December 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

You are not alone there are many children of the source and adults too. also hermetic alchemy deals more with the mind, and spiritual self, because it is influencing atoms, and just changing the frequency of the atoms. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvV8vLON-nY


Kenneth Washington September 27, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Hi, my name kenneth something has been drawing me to mystical things in which am very curious, I dream that I was a prophetic. Please I need your help, I need the right direction, reading your story I think their is a connection, please advice me to which book is the best book to read, or is thier a course that I can take.


Lis April 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Renaeae I don’t know who you are, but I’m jealous of your abilities. I believe you’re not a freak, but a beautiful gift of nature. Embrace the gift and don’t allow anyone to tell you you’re a freak! some of us only wish we could have such gifts. blessings to you.


Anonymous May 31, 2016 at 8:19 am

Definition and explanations just hinder you as you attempt to define and create order to what other wise isn’t order by what you been told to be order. I my self am unable to relate to anyone one since the day I met myself. There are so many idea and thought and beliefs that we create some with out even considering the cosenquences of our definitions that hold us in place. We as people have to label understand and belong. And for you intresting story I can ensure you you are not alone. Just remember at some point in documented us history the goverment activity saught out people with differences hell this whole blog could be monitored who cares cause the wheels are in motion with no hand break.


MARK June 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

I also investigate the hidden process of doing this art ;but if it really refers to its fundamental basis the “equivalent exchange” just to have the correct performance?

then how can it be?
do the alchemy circle of transmutation really refers to the composition and decomposition of mater as the laws of alchemy?

please tell me it could be a very big help of my unfinished study


Villius Iohnes ab Oakmeadow February 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Investigate The alchemical motto for vitriol is “Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem,” “Visit the interior of the earth and rectifying (purifying) you will find the hidden stone.” The motto originated in L’Azoth des Philosophes by the 15th Century alchemist Basilius Valentinus.


Chie December 6, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Thank you for this information regarding Hermetic Seal of Light (Quintessence). Do you know where I can find the Hermetic Seal symbol with the bottom part of the circle perfectly round? It would be such a big help. Thank you so much for your assistance!
Very best regards and gratitude,


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