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A formless primeval substance regarded as the original material of the universe.
- ‘It's also clearly linked to the prima materia in alchemy: the formless, chaotic substance from which everything is eventually formed and transformed.’
- ‘The alchemist task is to somehow separate each different aspect of the prima materia into its own material spectrum of substance.’
- ‘Notably, in the Tao te Ching the prima materia is described as unmovable; at the same time, ‘it is capable of being the mother of the world’, so implying that the prima materia binds us to the earth.’
- ‘Here the nature of the stone is most important; quiet and powerful, these pieces speak of an elemental prima materia.’
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