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Kinky Chemistry and Alchemy After Dark (A Science Podcast)

Thursday, February 7, 2013


An engraving from¬†Michael Maier’s¬†Symbola Aureae Mensae¬†(1617) depicting an alchemical androgyne. FUN FACT: Romantic and sexual imagery was a popular means for describing alchemical processes in both the Middle Ages and the early Modern Period.¬†¬†It’s true! Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there were many alchemy texts rife with blush-inducing romantic and sexual metaphors. [...]

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