The Beginning of the Formation of the Outward Philosophers’ Stone

In this first dream I am wearing a beautiful dress. The distinct image for me was that of the multiplying flowers on my dress, which I took to be a depiction of the alchemical operation of multiplicatio (Raff, 2000; Edinger, 1985). This process can occur only after the inward Philosophers’ Stone has been created – multiplicatio is the process whereby the Stone begins to exhibit its innate capacity to multiply in power and complexity. I deduced from this first dream that the inward Philosopher’s Stone has been created in me.