Vitrum Atrum intends to express the dark mysteries of alchemy as musical atmospheres. The name is written in Latin and means black glass – analogous to the first step of the creation of the philosopher´s stone, that legendary elixir, which unfolds its power to ennoble metals and as an universal medicine. But the knowledge and the ambitions of alchemy reach far beyond. Through centuries innumerable savants and distinctive characters have spent their time and all their resources to search for the key to an unknown truth. To fathom the great plan of nature, to realize the origin of the world and to understand the connection between animals, plants and minerals, they created a world of hidden symbolism, immense and enigmatic in its own language. Thus the astral mysticism of this occult science can be deemed to be an allegory for the dark and bright sides of the searching for awareness.
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