The spirit of Maria the alchemist
Maria is Jewish, she’s sixteen and has got black and curious eyes, she’s fascinated by the changes in nature and by the transmutation of the matter, she loves spending her nights studying the stars and whenever the sky is clouded, she desires.
The master introduced her to the Great Work, and she disclosed the secret relations between the macrocosm, the world globe, and the microcosm, the still.
Her brother Moses, however, criticizes her sharply, repeating that alchemy is not a “job for women”, her mother would like her to be home to help out with the housework.
Miriam, that’s how she’s been calling her since she was a child.