The engraving in question was made by Jacob Böhme (1575-1624) in one of his posthumous works. For many of the researchers this book is considered one of the most difficult of his writings.
God is the purest love
In this artistic work you can see a maiden – an Isis or priestess – doing her ablutions in front of the fire that burns in a cauldron and is connected to luminous rays that come from the heavens.
Hercules at the crossroads
This engraving, “Hercules at the crossroads”, esoterically alludes to the decision that has to be made by every aspirant to become a SOLAR MAN, in other words, by every Bodhisattva who, having already raised his seven Serpents of Fire, must clearly decide between the Dry Path of the alchemist or the Humid Path of the transmutatory art.
According to tradition, San Marino was founded by a Christian stonemason, Marinus the Dalmatian or Saint Marinus. This occurred between the years 275 and 366 AD.
The ecstasy of Saint Cecilia
The painting shows us Saint Cecilia, dressed in a beautiful golden robe, raising her eyes to the sky and holding an organ in her hands. The organ was a highly revered musical instrument during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance because the music that this instrument emits is very spiritual.
The monstrance of the gothic cathedral of St. Moritz
Monstrance is the liturgical instrument that Catholic Christianity uses in its processions to show the power of the Holy Spirit. These types of instruments are very old and really belong to Gnosticism and not to Catholicism.
A reflection on our lifestyle
In this way the human race has lost its status as a thinking creature endowed with metaphysical faculties latent in its depths, to end up being a larva that walks but goes nowhere.
Perspectives on magic
According to historians, it is a work of theosophical character that contains various themes of natural philosophy and esotericism, taking elements from Kabbalah and Hermeticism.
The four Tetrasustainers
It is important to note that the word tetrasustainers must be interpreted as ‘the four who sustain’… And what do they sustain? Answer: Nothing less and nothing more than our Universe.
The alchemical mystery of the jester
I am pleased to send you all a very interesting comment about the figure who in medieval times was called the JESTER.