Thursday, December 29, 2016
Michigan relics clay tablet depicting the Tower of Babel - the artist has used glyphs as a part of the composition. A recurring theme of the Michigan slates, the Flood of Noah and the Tower of Babel at the bottom. It is said that Nimrod built the Tower of Babel - Semiramis was his queen. The Utah Semiramis is connected in this way to this popular theme. The Utah Semiramis, her name is written in cuneiform around the edge of this portrait. Another reference to the Tower of Nimrod, a winged bull found in Ecuador. It is a part of the Padre Crespi collection. Assyrian inspired pieces from the Crespi collection. Assyrian eagles from the Crespi collection, are they a reference to the Tower of Babel? Gnostic serpents from the Crespi collection. Semiramis. Semiramis. The Mystic Symbol on a stone from Manti cave in Utah, it is similar to the Burrows cave artifacts. Michigan slates amulet, is that the Sidicus bird from the Tower of Babel legend? After the languages were confused at the Tower of Babel, the Sidicus bird was the only one who recalled how to speak! This bird is a very popular subject of the slates.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The Crested Hoopoe. Medieval bestiary ostrich. Blue leopard. Tiger, the knight has her cub. "Now, with new high-resolution images of each page of the 12th-century manuscript, scientists have found that it was likely seized from a monastic library by scouts of King Henry VIII during the dissolution of monasteries in the 1500s. As such, the book was likely used as a tool for teaching rather than as a treasure for a royal elite, like one of the king's ancestors, the researchers said." This older picture shows the improvement in high-resolution photography! Bestiary gold lion. The wolf and the shepherd.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
"...until you find the true, clear Green Lion, which you will recognize by its great weight. You will see that it is heavy and large. This is the Tincture, transparent gold. You will see marvellous signs of this Green Lion, such as could be bought by no treasures of the Roman Leo. Happy he who has learnt how to find it and use it for a tincture!” - Paracelsus. Asklepios and the serpent of medicine. Poussin. The Simurgh. Alchemy. Illustration from the "Splendor Solis". Book of alchemy. The Red King.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Hermes Trismegistus with the sun and the moon. Michigan relics slate with the calendar as two discs, the 12 months in two sections compare to the sun and moon above. The Emerald Tablet of Hermes. "As above, so below". "Smaragdt" is emerald and "Tabla" is tablet. The Emerald Tablets of Thoth. "Complete alchemy overhaul". An Alchemist in his Workshop - David The Younger Teniers. Alchemical Santa. Gnostic Nativity, those serpents on the pillars look a bit like candy canes, where is the baby? Instead we have the All-Seeing Eye in the cresche complete with the donkey and the star above. Emerald crystals. Hermes-Thoth.