Casanova’s alchemical homunculus baby

Last week on RxOnly Picture Show #37, I mentioned the alchemical sex magic scene in Fellini’s Casanova, in which the title character, renowned for his purported knowledge of alchemy, performs a sex magic rite for the purpose of creating the “Philosopher’s Stone” with a certain Madame d’Urfe in Paris. The “stone” is apparently meant to be the immortal “fruit” of this union–or at least, that is what the Madame d’Urfe believes! Watch the video below for an explanation.

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