I need help figuring out the real world similarities between Alchemy in Witcher and real world philosophy and alchemy.
Quebrith is Sulfur and I believe it is associated with destruction in traditional alchemy.
Vitriol was Sulfuric Acid and I believe is associated with aggression.
Hydragenum was a term used for Mercury and was believed to shift between solid and liquid or life and death.
Vermillion is a pigment that was made with Mercury Sulfide and may be associated with fire in Chinese Mythology.
Aether in Mythology and Philosophy was believed to be the fifth element in Alchemy and the pure air of the Gods in Mythology.
Nigredo represented putrefaction or decomposition said to be a state of chaos and believed to represent the darkness of the soul.
Albedo is the purification of Nigredo creating light and clarity.
Rebis is when Albedo and Nigredo are united once more in the end product of the Alchemical Magnum Opus.
Rubedo is the fourth and final major stage in the Alchemical Magnum Opus where the Philosopher's Stone is created and represents wholeness.
So, is it portrayed the same or in a similar manner in the Witcher? Like for example where the reagents are extracted from?