Whilst still on the subject of the relevance of Alchemy i.e. mining for valuable ores in oneself (or others, depending on intent) I can’t help noticing the preference the media has for certain ores, over others: again, people will be familiar with the following ore:
Jores or J-Ores
A very handy little image of an ‘ore’ used to intimidate and frighten people – especially those who have not been educated on the scales, depths and heights of the multitudinous subconscious chambers of all human minds.
“An ore is a type of rock that contains minerals with important elements including metals. The ores are extracted through mining; these are then refined to extract the valuable element(s).” (Wikipedia)
There is an Alchemical subtext to the above statement – that of the human physical-mental-spiritual being and its potential for mining – by others.
Reference for image:
Jaws – www.thenewblackmagazine.com