An Alchemical symbol with levels of meaning. Spiritual Gold is Sacred Fire which must be made to rise through the 2 cords or nervous channels Ida and Pingala. Volatile Gold is the fire of Kundalini, otherwise known as "perfect medicine." This form has an affinity with Mercury: both are perfect and incorruptible. Gold becomes perfect Mercury. Dead Gold is useless and must be reduced it to it"s female state (crude matter) to be reborn by a process of regeneration. (For more information about these terms, study Treatise of Sexual Alchemy).