Osiris Suffocating in a Lead Coffin

The alchemist’s vessel or alembic is hermetically sealed (sealed in lead) where the spirit imprisoned in matter is cooked and suffocated. On a psychological level, it is the process of suffocating or cooking our natural tendency to blame other people and outside events for our problems. I

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Oxyrhynchus and Osiris

The power of the Oxyrhynchus to stop the largest ships gives us a visualization of the paradoxical nature of the process towards ‘wholeness.’