Lily and the Pyramid of the East by Jaq White

Here's a little autobiographical story I wrote back in 2002; I labelled it an allegorical, metaphysical fairy tale. Make of it what you will! http://www.scribd.com/doc/131731479/Lily-and-the-Pyramid-of-the-East-by-Jaq-White

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The Black Sophia and the Black Madonna

The Black Sophia, Aurora Consurgens The black figure represents the LUNAR Sophia, who has decended into matter and become caught in it. "The black depths have covered my face and the earth is corrupt and sullied in my works, and darkness has fallen upon it, as I am sunk in the mire of the depths, … Continue reading The Black Sophia and the Black Madonna

The Cosmic Cycle, The Golden Chain of Homer and the Black Madonna – by Jaq White

Here's the content of the article I wrote that was published in Astraea magazine a few years ago. Copyright Jaq White. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In this article Jaq White examines the alchemical symbolism in the ancient phenomena of the Black Madonna. The Cosmic Cycle and the Black Madonna Jaq White “Nature comprehends the visible and invisible Creatures of … Continue reading The Cosmic Cycle, The Golden Chain of Homer and the Black Madonna – by Jaq White

PH Runge’s Der Kleine Morgen, 1808 and Jakob Boehme’s Aurora

"..for a lily blossoms upon the mountains and valleys in all the ends of the earth..” Jakob Bohme – Signatura Rerum (The Signature of All Things) Fig. 2. Der Kleine Morgen. Collection Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg "The painting consists of two separate parts, an interior and an exterior painting or “frame” that are connected to each … Continue reading PH Runge’s Der Kleine Morgen, 1808 and Jakob Boehme’s Aurora

The Language of Birds in Old Norse Tradition

Special individuals capable of understanding the language of birds are spread throughout the medieval Icelandic literary corpus.This phenomenon has received surprisingly little academic attention and is deserving of detailed, extensive, and interdisciplinary study. Capable of flight and song, birds universally hold a special place in human experience. Their effective communication to people in Old Norse … Continue reading The Language of Birds in Old Norse Tradition

The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach

The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach - Copyright Adam McLean From the Hermetic Journal 12, Summer, 1981, pages 21-26. "The Kabbalistic-Alchemical Altarpiece in a small church in the town of Bad Teinach near Calw in Germany, is, I believe, of the greatest esoteric value. I have at present little information on its outward history, though … Continue reading The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach

The reinvention of the night (By Tim Blanning)

The reinvention of the night - By Tim Blanning "In 1710, Richard Steele wrote in Tatler that recently he had been to visit an old friend just come up to town from the country. But the latter had already gone to bed when Steele called at 8 pm. He returned at 11 o’clock the following … Continue reading The reinvention of the night (By Tim Blanning)