About this Special Edition
The new Mercury Talisman election time features the planet Mercury rising (on the Ascendant), on his planetary day, while in its own sign of Gemini. Mercury is in an exact sextile (harmonious aspect) with the Moon which is placed in the 3rd house (In Leo). The Moon is also in Mercury’s Terms (bounds).
In its deeper manifestations, Mercury is considered to be the “revealer of mysteries”, and can help in gaining a very high understanding of the occult and abstract truths, with the ability to define and communicate them.
Symbol of Oneness and Prima Materia - the secret of existence
The Emerald Tablet is the most famous piece of Hermetica and is said to contain the secret of the Prima Materia - the base of all matter and existence which is formless and beyond definition. The Prima Materia or the Aether is also described by the ancient alchemists as the Anima Mundi or the “World Soul”. It is the soul, or oneness that connects everything and IS everything.
I have incorporated all of it’s Greek and Egyptian origin in my design with the ancient Alchemical similes. On the front side, the outer “frame” is composed of the four classical elements (water, air, earth, and fire) and I’ve used the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs for each one of them.
The center of the pendant is set with an emerald stone and the whole structure of the pendant, the circle with the point in its center is actually the ancient symbol of the Monad. The term Monad comes from the Greek word "Menein" which means "to be stable" and from the Greek word "Monas" which means "Oneness". The ancient Greeks called the Monad – the base, the essence, the foundation, and the builder.
On the back of the pendant at the outer circle is, of course, the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros which in Alchemy represents also the Prima Materia, and the constant change and transmutation of matter and the universe. At the center of the back of the pendant appears the ancient symbol of alchemy.
I find that the ideas in this text can actually "transmute" and expand one's consciousness (and perhaps that the genuine secret of this text).
About the Text:
The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus is one of the most mysterious, cryptic and enigmatic texts. The text is actually derived from the Hermetic tradition - an ancient Greek and Egyptian philosophical texts which are attributed to the mysterious figure known as Hermes Trismegistus.
The texts are a combination of the Egyptian god of wisdom, Thoth and the Greek god Hermes. In these texts, Hermes discuss with his disciples, the true nature of the cosmos, nature, the mind etc. These teachings can be found in the ancient texts of the Corpus Hermeticum. The texts are dated back to the 2nd and 3rd century AD and their origin is probably Egyptian.
The European alchemists believed it to be the secret recipe for the creation of what is known as The Philosopher’s Stone - a substance that is said to possess the power of transmutation of matter (such as turning lead to gold) and give immortality and rejuvenation, therefore known as The Elixir of Life.
Over the years and upon contemplating on the words of this text, one can actually discover the many layers and hidden meanings of these words of wisdom. The text speaks volumes of ancient Taoism and different concepts of Buddhism. It was none other than Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest and most influential scientists in human history who claimed that many of his ideas came from the Corpus Hermeticum and the Emerald Tablet (which he translated).
Mercury Wisdom Talismans
Also assembled on May 19th, 2021 between 06:46 - 07:26 and 13:49 - 14:29 (GMT+3)
A Powerful Talisman strengthening the mind's perception, memory and speech. Helps in learning, understanding and communicating. Invoking mental clarity, coherent thinking and technical skills. It tuned to draw the more practical aspect of Mercury and empowers not only learning skills but also the concrete application of any craft, whether artistic or otherwise.
Symbol of inner higher knowledge and intellectual illumination
The basic symbol that appears on the talisman is the ancient symbol of Alchemy which represents the transmutation of the four classical elements. At the center appears the symbol of mercury and on each corner, I've placed Mercury's magical characters from the picatrix and Mercury's "intelligence".
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