Adam as prima materia, pierced by the arrow of Mercurius  

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Adam as prima materia, pierced by the arrow of Mercurius shows a very woody arbor philosophica growing out of a man's groin. It is from Miscellanea d'alchimia (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana di Firenze, Codex Ashburnham 1166, folio 16) and was reproduced in Carl Jung's Psychology and Alchemy.

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