This is an image of the Philosopher's Stone. Michael Maier, 1618.
What do we see here.
First, a man and female.
The perfect synthesis of Active and Passive, Sun and Moon, Force and Form, Light and Darkness
The co-generating principle, the 5th element, unity in duality - like the star of david - the circle
The four square corners - the four elements - squaring of the circle
A circle inside a square - a square inside a triangle - a triangle inside a circle
The triangle over the square, the square over the circle
The triangle symbolizes the result of active and passive forces
The triangle is encapsulated by the compass of the philosopher
Spiritus - Mercury - Spirit - the great ocean of collective consciousness - Luna
Anima - Sulpher - Soul - the individuation of experience in consciousness - Sol
Corpus - Salt - Body - the atomic structure of consciousness in matter - Terra
The letters A and O
Four forces inside the circle - four arms. One flame
Two forces inside the triangle - two legs. One man
The all - seeing eye at the top of the pyramid
Observation of the transmuation of four elements and the interplay of spiritus, anima, and corpus
Azoth - Vitriol - Adam Kadmon
The Philosopher's Stone