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Monday, December 12, 2016

The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol

The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol

Some people would recognize the Ouroboros symbol, and frequently associate the symbol to alchemy or occult practices. But did you know that a German chemist named Friedrich August Kekule used the Ouroboros as an inspiration for his research of the molecular structure of benzene? Kekule had a dream of a snake devouring it's own tale, the next day he discovered astonishing parallels between his dream of the Ouroboros and the molecular structure of benzene.

Uses of Benzene


The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol

Benzene is widely used in petrochemical industry because it us an ingredient of gasoline.It is also used to manufacture adhesives and plastic bottles. However, benzene is a carcinogen, excessive exposure to this compound may lead to cancer.

The Strange Role of Number 6 In Benzene


The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol

Strangely, The chemical formula for benzene is C6H6. In the eyes of a New Ager, the number 6 and the hexagon might mean a lot. Pythagoreans consider number 6 as the perfection of all the parts … the form of forms, articulation of the universe and a doer of the soul, while Jews associate the number 6 as the abstract form of a hexagram.

Ouroboros In Alchemy


The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol
In alchemy, it represents the spirit of Mercury (the substance that permeates all matter), and symbolizes continuous renewal (a snake is often a symbol of resurrection, as it appears to be continually reborn as it sheds its skin.), the cycle of life and death, and harmony of opposites. As a symbol of the eternal unity of all things, the cycle of birth and death from which the alchemist sought release and liberation. It unites opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind. Alchemically, the ouroboros is also used as a purifying glyph.

The Role of Dreams in Scientific Discoveries



The Occult Background of Chemistry: The Ouroboros Symbol
“Let us learn to dream, gentlemen, then perhaps we shall find the truth. But let us beware of publishing our dreams till they have been tested by the waking understanding.” - Friedrich August Kekule
In my previous article in Daily Alternative, we have discussed the significance of dreams or unconscious motivations in scientific discoveries. These dreams proved that there is a strange bridge between science and mysticism. These bridges in turn, helped mankind cross the roads of scientific and technological progress.

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