May 2014 Newsletter
The Emerald Tablet/ Mercury Talismanic Rings and Pendants Limited Edition and Video of the Making of Ficino’s Image of the Cosmos Talisman
The limited edition Mercury Talismans and rings were assembled on May 8th between 13:17-13:56 GMT+3 while Mercury was in his own sign (Gemini)
New Limited Edition Emerald Tablet Mercury Ring
The Mercury Talismanic Emerald Tablet Ring bears the four ancient Egyptian symbols of the classical elements. The engraving around the ring was taken from Fulcanelli’s translation of the Emerald Tablet. It is my favorite sentence “And since all things exist and emanate from the One , who is the ultimate cause , so all things are born, after their kind from this One.
The ring is set with 4 emerald stones.
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 Emerald Tablet is the 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 (that is the reason for the endless similes in the Alchemical language). 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.
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 scientist in human history who claimed that many of his ideas came from the Corpus Hermeticum and the Emerald Tablet (which he translated).
When I came to designing this text as a pendant and ring I’ve decided to incorporate all of it’s Greek and Egyptian origin in my design with the ancient Alchemical similes. 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 Emerald Tablet/Mercury Talisman
The center of the pendant is set with an emerald stone and the whole structure of the pendant, the circle with the point in it’s 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.
The ancient Pythagoreans believed that nothing can exist without a center and that the existence evolves around the center. The center is the source that cannot be grasped or understood but can spread and become a circle.
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.
Video of the Making of Ficino’s Image of the Cosmos Talisman
15% Discount on the Emerald Tablet Mercury Designs and Image of The Cosmos Last Pieces
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David and Ka-Gold Team