This mysterious symbol has been called “The Philosopher's Stone” or simply the “Circle squared” and is a geometric structure found in many ancient alchemical diagrams and mystical texts. The name of “The Philopher's stone” refers to the sacred quest of the alchemists: To take the chaotic elements of this world and from them forge a material of perfect balance. The Philosopher's stone represented the key to enlightenment, immortality, and transcendence.
Many symbols are found within the geometry of this amulet: The triangle representing the holy trinity, the square representing the material elements, and the circle representing the cosmos. These symbols are also seen to represent the three principles of Hermetic magic: Alchemy, the science of the material, Astrology, the science of the cosmos, and Theurgy, the science of the spirits.
The Circle Squared shares its name with an ancient geometric puzzle: “Squaring the circle.” It is the simple challenge of constructing a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a compass and straightedge. The problem proved so difficult that the term “squaring the circle” came to mean “attempting the impossible.”
The Philosopher's Stone Amulet is ideal for those who seek mastery of their art, and those who excel by attempting the impossible. -Comes in Antique White or Night Black.
Measures 1" in diameter. Set in brass with a brass backing.
Matches perfectly with our antiqued brass chains (sold separately).