So many of these engravings or more properly emblems are very strange, but are not presented as if they are strange, rather there's a somber dryness to them that makes them even stranger; and to add to this the fact that so many brooding bearded melancholy alchemists spent years contemplating them and dedicated their lives to unravelling and adding to their mysteries, to zone on these emblems is a trip indeed. There was a time in my life when I was fairly obsessed with esoteric modes of knowledge my preferred medium was Tarot cards , and I spent many hours studying how Tarot cards related to the cabbalistic Tree of Life, which involved memorizing the Hebrew alphabet and all the elements associated with each letter, and how this related to that, and that related to this, etc.
I don't know what I was thinking! To waste all that time! I suppose I thought that there just might be a system of knowledge that really explained things, from the inner imagery of the microcosm to the outer limits of the macrocosm, and that learning this might make my life, I don't know, more sacred or meaningful. What baloney! Luckily now I know that there's no system of thought that is worthy of our adoration and devotion, because all systems of thought are smaller than ourselves, are subsets of our minds, so why not live beyond them, or at least put them in their proper place - beneath us.
But this is all to say that the emblems in this book still have the ability to stimulate the mind and set it off on speculations and associations and very fertile reveries that just might expand the borders of one's mind. And if not they're fun to look at anyway. Also, the person who put this book together is the son of the painter Balthus. View all 6 comments. Aug 16, Sazenu rated it liked it. Jan 07, Jonathan petersen rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments. Boris rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Terri rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Mike rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Chris Feldman rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Neil77 rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Oiseaux Invisibles rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Jackie Munzar rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Susan Marie Brundage rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Matthew rated it really liked it Jun 20, Kara Williams rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Jeremiah Genest rated it liked it Aug 29, David Rankine rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Ryan rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Strangethings rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Be the first add your own review for this title.
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