The strange symbols of Wheel and Spindle in Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia may have their source in pre-socratic greek thinking, which derives from earlier sapiential traditions. [Read more…] about Cesare Ripa: Wheels, Spindles and Celestial Pointers
In Cesare Ripa’s Iconologia we find two different canons of feminine beauty: a bearded and an ineffable one. Which may fit with our two kinds of Mercurius.
Cesare Ripa’s iconology of the Ouroboros world machine fits our alchemical main tools: hot and frozen. The real dichotomy. The real Father and Mother. [Read more…] about Cesare Ripa & the Hot Frozen Ouroboros World Machine