Well begun is half done. In alchemy, prima materia or first matter is the ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus & the creation of the philosopher's stone. It is the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, the quintessence or aether. This formless primeval substance regarded as the original material of the universe. Regardless of which Deity (or Deities) you work with, burning this 100% Canadian beeswax Candle signals Beginning with a flourish & a clear Vision. Note the alchemical symbol for phosphorus carved into the top. Phosphorus was a powerful symbol of Mystery & Spirit to the ancient alchemists. Suffumigated with Empress Elixirs’ My Burning Sol, a top shelf purifying incense. Anointed with Anubeion Creations’ 3 Alchemy Oils (Salt, Sulphur & Mercury). Dusted with minerals in correspondence. Wick sealed with Copal resin. 3" x 2.75" with approximately 40 hours of burn time.