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On the Emerald Tablet. Ravenéros Ravenéros
Abstract painting in acrylic + collage, including two excerpts in Latin from the "Emerald Tablet" (Tabula Smaragdina, in Latin) of Hermes Trismegistus (the mythical founder of alchemy). This is one of the most famous texts of Hermetic and alchemical literature which this is the reproduction below

"Verba Secretorum Hermet - Verum, sine mendacio, and Certum verissimum: quod est sicut quod est Inferius is superius, and quod sicut quod superius is is is Inferius, unius rei ad perpetranda miracula. Sicut omnes res fuerunt and ab uno, mediationist unius, sic omnes res fuerunt ab hac una nata re, adaptationist. Pater ejus is Sol, mater ejus Luna; Portavant illud Ventus in belly suo; nutrix ejus Terra. Pater omnis mundi totius telesma is rub. Vis ejus integra is so fuer versa in terram. Terram ab igne Separabis, a subtle spisso, suaviter, cum magno ingenio. Ascending in terra Coelum, iterumque down in terram, and vim superiorum recipie and inferiorum. Gloriam totius mundi Sic Habeb. Ideo fugiet a te omnis obscurities. Hic is totius Fortitudine fortitudo fortis, quia omnem rem Vincett subtilem, omnemque Solidam penetrabit. Sic mundus creatus is. Hinc ERUNT adaptationist mirabilis, quarum is modus hic. Ithaca vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens Philosophiæ totius mundi partes tres. Completum is quod dixi operatione of Solis. "

French translation:

" It is true, without falsehood, certain and most true: What is below is like what is above, and what is above is like what is below; these things are the miracles of one thing. And as all things are and come from a by a meditation and all things are born from this one thing by adaptation. The Sun is its father, the mother and the Moon. The wind carried it in her womb. The earth is its nurse and its receptacle. Father of all, the universal world of Thelema is here. Its power is entire if it is converted into earth. Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, sweetly with great industry. It rises from the earth and descends from the sky, and receives the force of things superior and things inferior. You will by this means the glory of the world and all obscurity will flee from you. That force, strong force of all, because it overcomes every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing. Thus the world was created. In this kind of admiration adaptations, which means is available here. This is why I am called Hermes Trismegistus, having the three parts of the universal philosophy. What I said of the work is complete solar. "(Fulcanelli)

Various symbols may appear hidden, depending on the angle of view and / or the imagination of the viewer. It is the same for the colors that change depending on the location from which you look at the canvas ..
On the Emerald Tablet
Art by Independent Artists,  Paintings,  Mixed media
Author: Ravenéros
30 x  24 cm  /   11.8 x  9.4 in
Themes: Abstract  /   Characteristic: Signed  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Gallery artists  /   Mounting: On Canvas  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: july 5, 2011 / Modified: november 16, 2011
Copyright Ravenéros

On the Emerald Tablet
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Charleroi, Belgium
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