October 2014 Newsletter
Alchemical Wedding Talisman Ring
Pre Order Now - Limited Edition will be Made only during Auspicious Astrological Times
Over the past few years I’ve received a flood of endless stories about the changes and miraculous experiences of people using these powerful symbols and talismans , and it always makes me puzzle about the influence of these ancient symbols on the human psyche and perception.
Many times I find myself thinking about the ancient words, these echoes of the past:
“That which is below is like that which is above & that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of one only thing
And as all things have been & arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.
The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.”
Taken from the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus
In my humble opinion this is what I refer to as the Eternal Cosmic Joke. Though we don’t pay much attention to this fact on our basic daily experiences, everything that we experience in this reality is a result of an endless movement between two polarities (symbolizes in ancient alchemy as the Sun and the Moon), the masculine and the feminine. This movement creates “The miracle of the One” or creation itself. We can find it everywhere. we actually use these forces in every breath we take, we can see it in the movement of a galaxy and in the particles of an atom. However though we aspire to reach the point of perfect balance, this Point of Equilibrium means actually non-existence, nothingness.. this is what I call the Cosmic Joke….
I believe that through the awareness and the understanding of these forces we can achieve control over the powers and elements that create our reality. That is the reason I create different symbols and different designs based on the ancient Alchemical philosophy.
Over the years I have discovered that each one has a different world of associations and is drawn to different symbols even if they are derived from the same source. I have actually created this new Talismanic Alchemical Wedding Ring for myself and as always, everyone who saw it wanted one for themselves….
Alchemical Wedding Talisman Ring and Pendant
Pre Order Now - Made During Astrological Auspicious Times
Since these talismans can be made only during a special auspicious astrological time window, I can make only a limited number of items. If you wish to order please pre order it now.
The talisman is a combination of the metals ruled by the lights: Gold - Sun, Silver- Moon and their ancient astrological glyphs while the ring is also offered in a gold version which for the ancients was the metal that symbolizes the infinite. The talisman is made ('born') under specific astrological times to draw out, intensify and reinforce those symbols and bring them to life.
The talisman of the 'alchemical wedding' ring is a paraphrase of the alchemical trinity of the Sun the Moon and the hermaphrodite Mercury (which is considered their mediator). Mercury which is symbolized by the 'staff of Mercury/Hermes, or Caduceus) with his glyph embedded in the center serves as the connective tissue and reconciling energy of the Sun and Moon. Being the most androgynous planet Mercury has a pronounced solar and lunar side, which is symbolized by the two snakes.
This talisman is made at an astrological time that enhances the “cooperation” of the Sun and Moon (trine configuration while waxing). The talisman offers the opportunity to balance the opposites of our nature and 'alchemize' them together. This causes the emergence of our most pure, essential self, and acts to transform the raw and chaotic material - attached self (prima materia) into gold (spirit) by way of purification and unification of our basic elements.
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More about the Emerald Tablet of Hermes
The Alchemical symbols in these talismans were inspired by the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus (Hermes/Mercury) - 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.These texts are dated back to the 2nd and 3rd century AD and their origin is probably Egyptian.
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).
Since I find that the ideas in this text can actually "transmute" and expand one's consciousness (and perhaps that is the genuine secret of this text), I hope that you will benefit and gain knowledge from these powerful texts and symbols.
Thank you for reading
Enjoy the Cosmic Joke!!
David and Ka-Gold Team