Obscurum per obscurius, ignotum per ignotius  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Obscurum per obscurius, or, ignotum per ignotius is the motto of alchemy. It refers to an explanation that is less clear than what it tries to explain.



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