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 §3 "​Another favourite theriomorphic image is that of the two birds or two dragons, one of them winged, the other wingless. ... They stand for Sol and Luna, brother and sister, who are united by means of the art.<​sup><​fc red>​12</​fc></​sup> ​ In Lambspringk'​s "​Symbols"<​sup><​fc red>​13</​fc></​sup>​ they appear as the astrological Fishes which, swimming in opposite directions, symbolise the spirit / soul polarity. ... Another symbol is the stag and unicorn meeting in the "​forest."<​sup><​fc red>​16</​fc></​sup> ​ The stag signifies the soul, the unicorn spirit, and the forest the body.  The next two pictures in Lambspringk'​s "​Symbols"​ show the lion and lioness,<​sup><​fc red>​17</​fc></​sup>​ or the wolf and dog, the latter two fighting; they too symbolise soul and spirit. ​ In Figure VII the opposites are symbolised by two birds in a wood, one fledged, the other unfledged. ​ Whereas in earlier pictures the conflict seems to be between spirit and soul, the two birds signify the conflict between spirit and body, and in Figure VIII the two birds fighting do in fact represent the conflict, as the caption shows. ..."\\ <​sup><​fc red>​13</​fc></​sup><​sub>//​[[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaeum Hermeticum]]//,​ p. 343. (Cf. [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Waite,​ The Hermetic Museum Restored and Enlarged, I, pp. 276f.]])</​sub>​\\ <​sup><​fc red>​16</​fc></​sup><​sub>​See //​[[collected_works:​cw12|Psychology and Alchemy]]//,​ fig. 240.</​sub>​ §3 "​Another favourite theriomorphic image is that of the two birds or two dragons, one of them winged, the other wingless. ... They stand for Sol and Luna, brother and sister, who are united by means of the art.<​sup><​fc red>​12</​fc></​sup> ​ In Lambspringk'​s "​Symbols"<​sup><​fc red>​13</​fc></​sup>​ they appear as the astrological Fishes which, swimming in opposite directions, symbolise the spirit / soul polarity. ... Another symbol is the stag and unicorn meeting in the "​forest."<​sup><​fc red>​16</​fc></​sup> ​ The stag signifies the soul, the unicorn spirit, and the forest the body.  The next two pictures in Lambspringk'​s "​Symbols"​ show the lion and lioness,<​sup><​fc red>​17</​fc></​sup>​ or the wolf and dog, the latter two fighting; they too symbolise soul and spirit. ​ In Figure VII the opposites are symbolised by two birds in a wood, one fledged, the other unfledged. ​ Whereas in earlier pictures the conflict seems to be between spirit and soul, the two birds signify the conflict between spirit and body, and in Figure VIII the two birds fighting do in fact represent the conflict, as the caption shows. ..."\\ <​sup><​fc red>​13</​fc></​sup><​sub>//​[[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaeum Hermeticum]]//,​ p. 343. (Cf. [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Waite,​ The Hermetic Museum Restored and Enlarged, I, pp. 276f.]])</​sub>​\\ <​sup><​fc red>​16</​fc></​sup><​sub>​See //​[[collected_works:​cw12|Psychology and Alchemy]]//,​ fig. 240.</​sub>​
  
-| {{:aker:books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum:​viridarium_chymicum_plate_042.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​The Solar Table'//,​\\ plate 42 from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum|Viridarium Chymicum]]</​fc>​ | {{:aker:books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum:​viridarium_chymicum_plate_020.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//"​Emblem"​ of Avicenna// in Michael Maier,\\ plate 20 from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum|Viridarium Chymicum]]</​fc>​ |+| {{books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum:​viridarium_chymicum_plate_042.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​The Solar Table'//,​\\ plate 42 from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum|Viridarium Chymicum]]</​fc>​ | {{books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum:​viridarium_chymicum_plate_020.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//"​Emblem"​ of Avicenna// in Michael Maier,\\ plate 20 from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​viridarium_chymicum|Viridarium Chymicum]]</​fc>​ |
  
-| {{:aker:books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​3.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​The two fishes'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{:aker:books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​5.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Stag and unicorn'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{:aker:books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​7.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Male and female lion'//,​ soul & spirt,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | +| {{books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​3.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​The two fishes'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​5.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Stag and unicorn'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​7.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Male and female lion'//,​ soul & spirt,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | 
-| {{:aker:books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​6.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Wolf and dog'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{:aker:books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​musaeum_hermeticum_img_16.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Two birds'//,​ one fledged the other unfledged, body & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ |+| {{books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​6.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Wolf and dog'//,​ soul & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ | {{books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum:​musaeum_hermeticum_img_16.jpg?​300|}}\\ <fc green>//'​Two birds'//,​ one fledged the other unfledged, body & spirit,\\ image from the manuscript [[books_and_literature:​hermetic_museum|Musaem Hermeticum]]</​fc>​ |
  
 §4 "The elevation of the human figure to a king or a divinity, and on the other hand its representation in subhuman...form,​ are indications of the //​transconscious character// of the paris of opposites. ​ The do not belong to the ego-personality but are **supraordinate** to it. ... The pairs of opposites constitute the phenomenology of the paradoxical //self//, man's totality."​ <fc green>​Emphasis mine</​fc>​ §4 "The elevation of the human figure to a king or a divinity, and on the other hand its representation in subhuman...form,​ are indications of the //​transconscious character// of the paris of opposites. ​ The do not belong to the ego-personality but are **supraordinate** to it. ... The pairs of opposites constitute the phenomenology of the paradoxical //self//, man's totality."​ <fc green>​Emphasis mine</​fc>​
  
 <fc green>​The predicament in which Ostanes finds himself is similar to the arrangement of the 'Solar Table' above; Aries (ram), Cancer (crab), Libra (scales), Capricorn (goat).</​fc>​\\ ​ <fc green>​The predicament in which Ostanes finds himself is similar to the arrangement of the 'Solar Table' above; Aries (ram), Cancer (crab), Libra (scales), Capricorn (goat).</​fc>​\\ ​
-{{:aker:collected_works:​zodiac_solar_table.jpg?​direct|}}+{{collected_works:​zodiac_solar_table.jpg?​direct|}}
  
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 §8 In the scholia to the "​Tractatus aureus Hermetis"<​sup><​fc red>​39</​fc></​sup>​ there is a quaternio consisting of //superius / inferius, exterius / interius//​. ​ They are united into one thing by means of the circular distillation,​ named the Pelican:<​sup><​fc red>​40</​fc></​sup>​ "Let all be one in one circle or vessel."​ ..."\\ <​sup><​fc red>​40</​fc></​sup><​sub>"​For when she applies her beak to her breast, her whole neck with the beak is bent into the shape of a circle. ... The blood flowing from her breast restores life to the dead fledglings.:​* Ibid., p. 442 b.</​sub>​ §8 In the scholia to the "​Tractatus aureus Hermetis"<​sup><​fc red>​39</​fc></​sup>​ there is a quaternio consisting of //superius / inferius, exterius / interius//​. ​ They are united into one thing by means of the circular distillation,​ named the Pelican:<​sup><​fc red>​40</​fc></​sup>​ "Let all be one in one circle or vessel."​ ..."\\ <​sup><​fc red>​40</​fc></​sup><​sub>"​For when she applies her beak to her breast, her whole neck with the beak is bent into the shape of a circle. ... The blood flowing from her breast restores life to the dead fledglings.:​* Ibid., p. 442 b.</​sub>​
  
-{{:aker:collected_works:​philosophical_pelican.jpg?​600|}}\\ ​+{{collected_works:​philosophical_pelican.jpg?​600|}}\\ ​
 <fc green> Note the A to G = seven. ​ The 'seven into one'​. ​ The seven planets, metals etc that the alchemical text is full of.</​fc>​ <fc green> Note the A to G = seven. ​ The 'seven into one'​. ​ The seven planets, metals etc that the alchemical text is full of.</​fc>​
  
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 <​sup><​fc red>​103</​fc></​sup><​sub>​... The final illustration in //​[[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]//​ shows this burial. Cf. para 30. below.</​sub>​ <​sup><​fc red>​103</​fc></​sup><​sub>​... The final illustration in //​[[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]//​ shows this burial. Cf. para 30. below.</​sub>​
  
-{{:aker:books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​350|}}+{{books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​350|}}
  
  
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 "The alchemical equivalent of the God-Man and the Son of God was Mercurius, who as an hermaphrodite contained in himself both the feminine element, [[wp>​Sapientia|Sapientia]] and matter, and the masculine, the Holy Ghost and the devil. ..." "The alchemical equivalent of the God-Man and the Son of God was Mercurius, who as an hermaphrodite contained in himself both the feminine element, [[wp>​Sapientia|Sapientia]] and matter, and the masculine, the Holy Ghost and the devil. ..."
  
-{{:aker:collected_works:​mercurius.jpg?​200|}}+{{collected_works:​mercurius.jpg?​200|}}
  
 §23 "The alchemists also represented the "​**eclipse**"​ <fc green>​(Emphasis mine)</​fc>​ as the descent of the sun into the (feminine) Mercurial Fountain,<​sup><​fc red>​160</​fc></​sup>​ or as the disappearance of Gabricus in the body of Beya <fc green>​(Think Isis, Horus. Cf. para. 2 above)</​fc>​. ​ Again, the sun in the embrace of the new moon is treacherously slain by the snake-bite (//conatu viperino//) of the monther-beloved,​ or pierced by the //telum passionis//,​ Cupid'​s arrow.<​sup><​fc red>​161</​fc></​sup>​ These ideas explain the strange picture in Reusner'​s //​[[books_and_literature:​reusner_pandora|Pandora]]//,<​sup><​fc red>​162</​fc></​sup>​ showing Christ being pierced with a lance by a crowned virgin whose body ends in a serpent'​s tail.<​sup><​fc red>​163</​fc></​sup>​ ..." \\  §23 "The alchemists also represented the "​**eclipse**"​ <fc green>​(Emphasis mine)</​fc>​ as the descent of the sun into the (feminine) Mercurial Fountain,<​sup><​fc red>​160</​fc></​sup>​ or as the disappearance of Gabricus in the body of Beya <fc green>​(Think Isis, Horus. Cf. para. 2 above)</​fc>​. ​ Again, the sun in the embrace of the new moon is treacherously slain by the snake-bite (//conatu viperino//) of the monther-beloved,​ or pierced by the //telum passionis//,​ Cupid'​s arrow.<​sup><​fc red>​161</​fc></​sup>​ These ideas explain the strange picture in Reusner'​s //​[[books_and_literature:​reusner_pandora|Pandora]]//,<​sup><​fc red>​162</​fc></​sup>​ showing Christ being pierced with a lance by a crowned virgin whose body ends in a serpent'​s tail.<​sup><​fc red>​163</​fc></​sup>​ ..." \\ 
-{{:aker:books_and_literature:​reusner_pandora:​15.jpg?​300|}} ​+{{books_and_literature:​reusner_pandora:​15.jpg?​300|}} ​
  
 §24 <fc green>​[[wp>​Honorius_Augustodunensis|Honorius of Autun]] commentary on Song of Songs and the **motif of wounding** ...</​fc>  ​ §24 <fc green>​[[wp>​Honorius_Augustodunensis|Honorius of Autun]] commentary on Song of Songs and the **motif of wounding** ...</​fc>  ​
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 [[aker:​Religion|Σ]] §28 <fc green>​[[wp>​kenosis|Kenosis]] (= emptying). ​ Footnote 194 & 196 <- must read.</​fc>​ [[aker:​Religion|Σ]] §28 <fc green>​[[wp>​kenosis|Kenosis]] (= emptying). ​ Footnote 194 & 196 <- must read.</​fc>​
  
-§30 "​Indeed,​ the secret poisoning that otherwise emanates from the coldness and moisture of the moon is occasionally attributed to the "cold dragon,"​ who contains a "​volatile fiery spirit"​ and "spits flames." ​ Thus in {{:aker:books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​linkonly|Emblem L}} <fc green>​(shown below)</​fc>​ of the //​[[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Scrutinium]]//<​sup><​fc red>​198</​fc></​sup>​ he is given a masculine role: he wraps the woman in the grave in a deadly embrace. ​ The same thought occurs again in {{:aker:books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_05.jpg?​linkonly|Emblem V}}, where a toad is laid on the breast of the woman so that she, suckling it, may die as it grows.<​sup><​fc red>​199</​fc></​sup> ​ The toad is a cold and damp animal like the dragon. ​ It "​empties"​ the woman as though the moon were pouring herself into the sun.<​sup><​fc red>​200</​fc></​sup>" ​ <fc green>​(Cf. para 15. above)</​fc>​+§30 "​Indeed,​ the secret poisoning that otherwise emanates from the coldness and moisture of the moon is occasionally attributed to the "cold dragon,"​ who contains a "​volatile fiery spirit"​ and "spits flames." ​ Thus in {{books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​linkonly|Emblem L}} <fc green>​(shown below)</​fc>​ of the //​[[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Scrutinium]]//<​sup><​fc red>​198</​fc></​sup>​ he is given a masculine role: he wraps the woman in the grave in a deadly embrace. ​ The same thought occurs again in {{books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_05.jpg?​linkonly|Emblem V}}, where a toad is laid on the breast of the woman so that she, suckling it, may die as it grows.<​sup><​fc red>​199</​fc></​sup> ​ The toad is a cold and damp animal like the dragon. ​ It "​empties"​ the woman as though the moon were pouring herself into the sun.<​sup><​fc red>​200</​fc></​sup>" ​ <fc green>​(Cf. para 15. above)</​fc>​
  
-| **Plate L** [[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]\\ {{:aker:books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​350}} | **Plate V** [[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]\\ {{:aker:books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_05.jpg?​350}} |+| **Plate L** [[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]\\ {{books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_50.jpg?​350}} | **Plate V** [[books_and_literature:​secretioris_naturae|Maier'​s Scrutinium Chymicum]]\\ {{books_and_literature:​scrutinium_chymicum:​scrutinium_chymicum_img_05.jpg?​350}} |
  
 <fc green>​Some other interesting references: [[wp>​zohar|Zohar]] and the [[wp>​vulgate|Vulgate]]</​fc>​ <fc green>​Some other interesting references: [[wp>​zohar|Zohar]] and the [[wp>​vulgate|Vulgate]]</​fc>​
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 <fc green>​Considering the //vetula// or 'corn mother'​ this might explain the second image in the //​[[books_and_literature:​aurora_consurgens|Aurora Consurgens]]//​ which portrays a two headed figure made of different animals and parts, including what looks like a burning left leg made of corn.  Perhaps this is in reference to the 'corn mother',​ the spirit of the corn effigy that was made at each harvest and is here being burnt. ​ Keeping in mind vetula <-> corn mother <-> anima.</​fc>​\\ ​ <fc green>​Considering the //vetula// or 'corn mother'​ this might explain the second image in the //​[[books_and_literature:​aurora_consurgens|Aurora Consurgens]]//​ which portrays a two headed figure made of different animals and parts, including what looks like a burning left leg made of corn.  Perhaps this is in reference to the 'corn mother',​ the spirit of the corn effigy that was made at each harvest and is here being burnt. ​ Keeping in mind vetula <-> corn mother <-> anima.</​fc>​\\ ​
-{{:aker:books_and_literature:​aurora_consurgens:​images:​aurora_consurgens_img_02.jpg?​200|}} ​+{{books_and_literature:​aurora_consurgens:​images:​aurora_consurgens_img_02.jpg?​200|}} ​
  
 §34 "Just as for the Manichaeans the sweat of the [[wp>​archons|archons]] signified rain,<​sup><​fc red>​228</​fc></​sup>​ so for the alchemists sweat meant dew.<​sup><​fc red>​229</​fc></​sup>"​\\ ​ §34 "Just as for the Manichaeans the sweat of the [[wp>​archons|archons]] signified rain,<​sup><​fc red>​228</​fc></​sup>​ so for the alchemists sweat meant dew.<​sup><​fc red>​229</​fc></​sup>"​\\ ​
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 §41 "John Dee (1527-1607) speculates as follows: "It is not unreasonable to suppose, that by the four straight lines which run in opposite directions from a single, individual point, the mystery of the four elements is indicated."​ ..."​\\ ​ §41 "John Dee (1527-1607) speculates as follows: "It is not unreasonable to suppose, that by the four straight lines which run in opposite directions from a single, individual point, the mystery of the four elements is indicated."​ ..."​\\ ​
 <fc green>​The theme of the point, the germ, the egg continues...quite a lot about the egg, the yolk, the bird.  He goes on to talk about gold and then the '​point'​ again: </​fc>​\\ ​ <fc green>​The theme of the point, the germ, the egg continues...quite a lot about the egg, the yolk, the bird.  He goes on to talk about gold and then the '​point'​ again: </​fc>​\\ ​
-"... The most perfect form is round, because it is modelled on the point. ... The point symbolizes light and fire, also the Godhead in so far as light is an "image of God" or an "​examplar of the Deity."​ ... The gold has a "​circular form."<​sup><​fc red>​45</​fc></​sup>​ <fc green>​(Sun = {{:aker:alchemy:​20px-sun_symbol.svg.png|}})</​fc>​ "This is the line which runs back upon itself, like the snake that with its head bites its own tail, wherein that supreme and eternal painter and potter, God, may rightly be discerned."<​sup><​fc red>​46</​fc></​sup>​ The gold is a "​twice-bisected circle,"​ ..." <fc green>​This comes back to the start of the paragraph where John Dee talks of the point created by two bisecting lines at 90 degrees. ​  ​Without being too literal however the symbol for the planet earth is ⊕.  The symbol for gold was the sun => {{:aker:alchemy:​20px-sun_symbol.svg.png|}}. ​ That said, there is a symbol for Gold with the cross '​point'​ at the center of the circle:</​fc>​\\  +"... The most perfect form is round, because it is modelled on the point. ... The point symbolizes light and fire, also the Godhead in so far as light is an "image of God" or an "​examplar of the Deity."​ ... The gold has a "​circular form."<​sup><​fc red>​45</​fc></​sup>​ <fc green>​(Sun = {{alchemy:​20px-sun_symbol.svg.png|}})</​fc>​ "This is the line which runs back upon itself, like the snake that with its head bites its own tail, wherein that supreme and eternal painter and potter, God, may rightly be discerned."<​sup><​fc red>​46</​fc></​sup>​ The gold is a "​twice-bisected circle,"​ ..." <fc green>​This comes back to the start of the paragraph where John Dee talks of the point created by two bisecting lines at 90 degrees. ​  ​Without being too literal however the symbol for the planet earth is ⊕.  The symbol for gold was the sun => {{alchemy:​20px-sun_symbol.svg.png|}}. ​ That said, there is a symbol for Gold with the cross '​point'​ at the center of the circle:</​fc>​\\  
-{{:aker:alchemy:​gold.png?​nolink|}}\\  +{{alchemy:​gold.png?​nolink|}}\\  
-See [[aker:alchemy&#​symbols|full list of hieroglyphs]].+See [[:​alchemy#​symbols|full list of hieroglyphs]].
  
 <​sup><​fc red>​53</​fc></​sup><​sub>​... Dorn is an opponent of the quaternity. Cr. "​[[collected_works:​cw11|Psychology and Religion]],"​ par. 104 and n. 47.</​sub>​\\ ​ <​sup><​fc red>​53</​fc></​sup><​sub>​... Dorn is an opponent of the quaternity. Cr. "​[[collected_works:​cw11|Psychology and Religion]],"​ par. 104 and n. 47.</​sub>​\\ ​