You saw that the alchemists used the term "scientia" in a very wide sense, and that they regarded it as something exceedingly mysterious.
The same is true of the "sapientia", which even appears personified as a highly mysterious figure.
Wisdom is personified as early as the book of the "Wisdom of Solomon" (Apocrypha].
In Gnosticism wisdom appears as the famous Sophia, sometimes represented as the youngest daughter of the creator of the world, or as the feminine counterpart of Christ, and sometimes as
the virgin of light.
The sapientia appears in a very substantial form in alchemy.
Wisdom is attained, so the alchemists say, through the union of chemistry and theosophy.... (Click title for more)