About this Special Edition
The Talisman was created when Mercury, travelling in his own heavenly domicile (Gemini), was just days after his Heliacal Rising or his “Phasis” - his re-appearance into visibility after being under the solar rays, this is a very powerful and vigorous phase in its cycle. We caught him in an auspicious time window, culminating at the Midheaven, while being in an exact (Partile) conjunction with the emerging crecent Moon, newly born two days before at the beginning of Gemini. Mercury is also the ruler of the Rising sign (Virgo) and is also “receiving” (ruling/disposing) the Sun into his own Sign.
Disposing both the Rising Sign and the Luminaries, and culminating at the Midheaven, makes him the ultimate ruler of the chart, highlighting very powerfully all of his natural qualities.
This is truly a powerful Talisman for increasing mental perception and communication skills, language articulation, writing, speaking, learning, memory, business dealings, fast-thinking, and acting on one's thoughts. 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).
A symbol of unity. On the sides engraved in ancient greek – know thyself.
At the center of the ring appears the symbol of Monad – a circle with a point in the center. Around the ring engraved in archaic Greek the only commandment for the one who is truly awake – "Know thyself".
The Dragon pendant is a variation on the Gordian knot, it depicts an ouroboros dragon biting his own tail. The ouroboros dragon is an ancient alchemy symbol that symbolizes the equality of the internal and external in the alchemist's soul.
Symbol of Unity. Made according to the Sun and Moon Location
The Talisman is a combination of the metals ruled by the lights: Gold - Sun, Silver - Moon. It includes their ancient astrological glyphs and made ('born') under specific astrological times to draw out, intensify, reinforce and bring to life those symbols.
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