Mercury: “When azoth and fire whiten Latona, Diana comes unclothed.”
Antimony: “Our dead son lives, returns from the fire a king, and enjoys occult conjugation.”
On the base, Vitriol: “It is an occult work of true wisdom to open the earth, so that it may generate salvation for the people.”
These seven keys unlock deep insight into the mysterious nature of life
the 7 esoteric aspects which manifest in all experience and correspond to all other mystical symbolism regarding the one plus six.
These mysterious messages are inscribed on the Porta Alchemica, a real physical location in Rome which I was lucky enough to visit. It is covered with alchemical secrets !
To every planet is associated a watertight maxim, to read from the bottom up to right in order to come down from above on the left, according the direction indicated from the Hebrew maxim "Ruach Elohim".
Around the circle at top: “The center is in the triangle of the center.” Also: “There are three marvels: God and man, mother and virgin, triune and one.” The Hebrew inscription, Ruach Elohim, means “Spirit of God.” Beneath it: “A dragon guards the entrance of the magic garden of the Hesperides, and, without Hercules, Jason would not have tasted the delights of Colchis.”
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(Saturn = lead)
(Jupiter = tin)
QVANDO IN TVA DOMO
"when in your house black crows
will give birth to white doves,
then you will be called a sage"
NON ORBIS PROSVNT
"the sphere's diameter,
the circle's tau,
the globe's cross,
are of no use to the blind"
(Mars = iron)
(Venus = copper)
ET LAVARE IGNE
FACIT DE TERRA
ET DE CAELO TERRAM
"who knows how to burn with water
and to wash with fire,
can turn the earth into the sky,
and the sky into precious earth"
SI FECERIS VOLARE
CONVERTES IN PETRAM
"if you make the earth
fly over your head,
with its vapours you will turn
the streaming water into stone"
(Mercury = mercury)
(Sun = Apollo = gold)
AZOT ET IGNIS
SINE VESTE DIANA
"as Latona will be whitened
by mercury and by fire,
Diana will come undressed"
All the mottos refer to the achievement of alchemic knowledge, and to the need of being initiated in order to discern (otherwise "is of no use to the blind"). Some of them use highly symbolic allegories and figures of speech, such as the last two, whose meanings are: "as matter (Latona) will be purified by mercury and fire, silver (Diana) will reveal itself", and "by being born again from their own ashes (the dead son that lives, returning from fire as a phoenix), spirit and matter come together as one, as a result of an alchemic wedding, i.e. the coming together of a natural principle and its opposite (the conceiled mating)".
so to make salvation germinate for the people"
cool - thanks for this - very interesting - there needs to be more portals, I always say...