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DSC04332Based on a true story  (except from the parts that are not).

“All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight” Meta ta physica ,Aristotle  384 – 322 BC.
It is that desire that led me to a long quest that ends here. It all started winters ago, inside a small London bookshop; no it wasn’t raining, had an unusual sunny weather instead! As I was searching through the little treasures laying randomly around, my attention was caught by a folded page that fell in front of me out of a tome of Virgil’s “Eclogue”.
 A glance was more than enough to sneak it out of there and go at a quite corner for further examination.( Some details will be not shared for reasons you will understand shortly. ) At the one side was a marvelous diagram, at the other inscriptions and names that didn’t make any sense at the time…
In the next lines I will try to give you an overview of the long trail that started that day.

You have probably heard of the Philosopher’s Stone. What I’ve found though about it has nothing to do with the common belief. As it is the case with a large part of knowledge, the true ability of the PS was obscured under transmutation legends etc. When in reality it is a device that holds the secret of creation, the essence of all life, the way cosmos exists!

Moving back in time, first stop at around 1500 BC, the beginnings of Eleusinian Mysteries. A vow of secrecy was needed to participate in them. The Greater Mysteries at their climax , performed only by the mystais, comprised of three elements: dromena (things done), legomena (things said), deiknoumena (things shown). The three of them were known as apporheta (unrepeatable, secret). The penalty for revealing them was death & Athenagoras of Athens writes that for this crime Diagoras received the death penalty.  Note also, that Plato & Aristotle  talked about the origins of the 4 elements of cosmos from a common source or prima materia.

170 AD, the Temple of Demeter was sacked by the Sarmatians but it was rebuilt by Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 AD). He was then the only non hierophant to be initiated into the Eleusinian Mysteries.  Marcus Aurelius acquired the reputation of a philosopher king within his lifetime. During the last ten years of his life he wrote Meditations in the Hellenic language. In code he encrypted the apocryphal knowledge from the Eleusinian Mysteries  for his son and successor Commodus.  The coded text from that point travels in time under heavy disguise…

Around 290 AD, traces appear in Britain under the reign of Marcus Aurelius Carausius. In his attempt to establish his authority over Britain as Roman emperor he established high quality silver coins.  Some of the silver coins bear the legend RSR .This was considered a mystery for some time.
Two Carausian medallions, now in the British Museum have also been found. One has RSR, the other has INPCDA. Since 1998 these letters have been recognised as representing the sixth and seventh lines of the Fourth Eclogue of Virgil, which reads Redeunt Saturnia Regna, Iam Nova Progenies Caelo Demittitur Alto, meaning ‘The Golden Ages are back, now a new generation is let down from Heaven above.”

1150 – 1155 AD, the Roman de Brut is written, consisting of 14,866 lines.
Although Myrddin Emrys appears to built Stonehenge with the help of a giant, almost nothing cites his last trip to the Outer Hebrides in Scotland; at the Callanish Standing Stones. His last wish was for a manuscript to find safe heaven among these stones, and being who he was it doesn’t take a lot to understand the importance & secrecy of that task.

In about the year 1187 AD,William The Lion granted part of  lands on the south bank of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire to the Knights Templar.
In 1287 and 1288 AD they built a Chapel dedicated to Mary the Mother of Christ, known as St Mary’s Chapel.

The rest are hidden in the mists of time with intervals like the Fibonacci sequence and The Spiral Theory )  …until the decoding of that page falling from  Virgil’s “Eclogue” to my hands.
What you see at the pictures below is based on the actual diagram on that page, the true Philosopher’s Stone.

81 x 30 cm

DSC04331DSC04332DSC04333DSC04334DSC04340DSC04342DSC04348DSC04341 (with a nice chemtrail at the top left corner lol)

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  1. Since day one, your work (at least in my eyes) has had as a central motif the quest for beauty and truth and how interchangeable these 2 terms can be. Never haranguing, never pedantic, your presentation (spectacular photography, music, thought-provoking descriptions and artwork) brings to mind a Socratic conversation that gently probes and investigates. It’s art that tries to jolt its audience into dialogue, not so much with the artist, but into a dialogue with themselves and their deepest, atavistic consciousness. It’s also art that describes a brave new world – and points the way, too – reaching out a gentle hand to the spellbound observer, beckoning him to join in this glorious quest for light and love…. Anyway buddy, well done and keep it up! In my opinion, this stuff deserves the largest audience and I’m sure its time will come.

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