Cubeer Burr The Great Banyan Tree painted by James PhillipsReposting this from 2011 A famed Banyan tree called in India "Cubeer Burr" was found on an island in the river Nerbedda, "ten miles from the city of Baroach, in the province of Guzzurat, a flourishing settlement formerly in possession of the East India Company, but ceded by the … Continue reading Cubeer Burr, the Great Banyan Tree, and the Gymnosophists
When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make … Continue reading Rosarium Philosophorum; when you make the two into one..
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
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
"..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 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
Kristen Szumyn in her article "The Barbarian wisdom of the 'theoi andres' : a study of the relationship between spatial marginality and social alterity" writes (after Clement of Alexandria): "Herodotus associates the possession of 'wisdom' (sophias) and 'knowledge' (philosopheon) with one who has extensively 'travelled' (planes) to foreign lands. Such a person is counted amongst … Continue reading Gymnosophists – the Naked Philosophers
When Jung published his first major work on alchemy at the end of World War II, most reference books described this discipline as nothing more than a fraudulent and inefficient forerunner of modern chemistry. Today, more than twenty-five years after Jung's death, alchemy is once again a respected subject of both academic and popular interest, … Continue reading C. G. Jung and the Alchemical Renewal by Stephan A Hoeller