In session #2, I mentioned a book of ancient alchemical images that have been interpreted and discussed by two Jungian analysts, Joseph Henderson and Dyane Sherwood. The book, if you're interested, is called Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Spendor Solis.
Most of you probably know of the Spendor Solis: a collection of 22 colored alchemical paintings that date from the mid-1500s (though the images themselves may be even older). I found a great site that offers some background and actually shows all the plates. You can access the site here.
What I love about these images are that absolutely every element in each plate is symbolic--from the animals to the colors to the nature images to the people's clothing, etc. Henderson and Sherwood make an excellent and accessible in their book, relating various aspects to various stages and elements of alchemy, including the nigredo, albedo, and rubedo we discussed...
Who here has seen the images? Has anyone else read/studied this book, Transformation of the Psyche?