Richie Ramos (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 20:55:04 +0800


>>The Five Elements, or Wu-Husing, are the five Chinese elements. While the
>>western world use the Greek elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, the
>>Chinese use Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water as there elements of
nature.
>>Through a diagram of creation and distruction, one can see how these five
>>elements interact through Yin and Yang.
>Actually, Western philosophy also held that there were five elements, the
>fifth element representing a fusion of the other four in equal balance. It
>was this fifth element or "quintessence" that permeated all nature and
>formed the celestial sphere. To this day, we refer to an archetype or the
>purest or more concetrated form of something as being quintessential.
>-Z-

        Would this have anything to do with alchemical practices as well, in the
classic medeival style?

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