The alchemical mystery of the jester

The alchemical mystery of the jester

The alchemical mystery of the jester 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

I am pleased to send you all a very interesting comment about the figure who in medieval times was called the JESTER.

Árbol de la luz y de la oscuridad

Tree of light and darkness

Tree of light and darkness 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

First of all, appreciated reader, we must say that this illustration appears in the book entitled Studium Universale, written by Valentine Weigel, who was a German philosopher, writer and mystic from Saxony and, according to some, a precursor of Theosophy.

Glycon, Constanta

Glykon

Glykon 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

I want to show you, on this occasion, a very ancient sculpture that responds to the name of Glykon

Temptation of the idler, Albrecht Dürer

Temptation of the idler

Temptation of the idler 364 257 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

En el mismo se aprecia que, ciertamente, estos artistas, independientemente de ser grandes exponentes del arte, tenían grandes inquietudes místicas sobre el destino del hombre en su estancia en la tierra. Por ello, el título de este grabado viene a ser, según el artista… 

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral 1400 1150 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

I approach you on this occasion to make you take part of the content of the present engraving that bears the title…
…ALLEGORY OF TRANSIENCE OR ALLEGORY OF WHAT IS EPHEMERAL

Pia Desideria, The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill

The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill

The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

Tomo la pluma para dirigirme a vosotros y, en esta oportunidad, para hablaros de dos grabados ─similares─ y que son originarios del libro Pia Desideria. En ambos se trata del alma, atada a un yugo, moviendo la piedra de un molino o almazara

Angel chained to the world, Pia Desideria

Angel chained to the world

Angel chained to the world 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

On this occasion we enter into this engraving that was made in Antwerp ─Belgium─ in the year 1624. It was entitled: Angel chained to the world

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God, Pia Desideria

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

It was one of the most pious works known in seventeenth-century Europe. The central theme of these works was always divine love and the human soul, and many authors claim that the artist always liked to represent these virtues in childlike forms, whether associating their engravings with Eros Cupid or with the baby Jesus.

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, Dome of Milan

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 1134 1019 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

One of those men whom history now calls Apostles was, precisely, a disciple of the Great Kabir of Galilee who is remembered as Saint Bartholomew the Apostle…