About this Special Edition
The Greek name for the planet Mercury was Hermes, and he was associated with both the mythological god and the semi-divine figure of the wise Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary father of all sciences. Therefore the wisdom of the Hermetic corpus was intimately connected to with the planet Mercury (which is associated with the active powers of the intellect) and the emerald is its sacred stone.
This year Mercury’s visit to his own heavenly domicile (Gemini) was very swift, as he was around his maximum speed, separating from the superior conjunction with the Sun. We caught him in an auspicious time window, as he was just separating from the solar rays, culminating at the Midheaven, while also being the ruler of the Rising sign (Virgo). Additionally, at this election, he was also “receiving” (ruling/disposing) the Sun into his own Sign, as the Sun was also culminating in Gemini.
Disposing both rising sign and the sun, and culminating at the Midheaven makes him the ultimate ruler of the chart, and highlighting very powerfully all of his natural qualities. His swiftness of motion is also considered an empowering factor (accidental dignity), as he is more active, quick to think and react, witty and gives fast outcomes in the things he represents. This is truly a powerful Talisman for writing, speaking, learning, memory, business dealings, fast thinking, and acting on one's thoughts. Mercury also has higher expressions and is also considered the ‘revealer of mysteries’, and helps in gaining a higher understanding and articulation of occult and abstract truths.
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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