A Crucible Is … Wednesday : 22 FebruaryPosted by kaulinsium in General.
Kaulinsium is a crucible of thought.
On the one hand, the word crucible is used to describe “a severe test”, for example, of a belief or of alleged knowledge.On the other hand, the word crucible defines a vessel capable of withstanding great heat. A crucible is thus used for the melting of glass or metals, such as bronze, silver or gold. A platinum vessel or a porcelain bowl could serve as a crucible.
In the earliest days of mettalurgy, e.g. in Sumer, metals were placed into a ceramic pot, the crucible, which in turn was placed into a furnace for heating of both crucible and metals.
A “crucible of thought” thus functions as a high-heat oven for the proof of the mettle (inherent quality) of beliefs, ideas and accepted knowledge.