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a spiritual process

Another image showing that the alchemical process is actually a spiritual process. The left figure is the man the alchemist once was at the beginning of the process, now just merely a shadow. To the right is the alchemist who has become an adept, who has accomplished the Great Work. he is standing on a cloud, indicating his elevated nature, and he has an radiant aureole around his head, showing he has actualized his inner divine nature that is now illuminated his entire body.

 The text says: "Look, with the heavenly movement - the numinous heavenly shadow."