"The lion in alchemy is the primitive, untransmuted form of the alchemical gold. The processes of the opus transform it into the reborn filius philosophorum, the goal of the work. This image from Lambsprinck’s De lapide philosophica (1625) portrays the lion and lioness as the male and female sides of the primal substance. "
"In the Desire, is the Original of Darkness; and in the Fire, the Eternall Unity is made manifest with the Light, in the Fiery Nature"
Jacob Boehme - The Key translated by William Law