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Awani
02-07-2015, 06:19 PM
I used to love this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NeverEnding_Story_(film)) film as a kid... just realized that the talisman, called AURYN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Neverending_Story#AURYN), in the film was this:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/AURYN_zpsjipktkka.jpg

In the book version it apparently says "Do what thou wilt" on the back. So it is like a Crowley/Alchemy talisman really.

:cool:

Salazius
02-07-2015, 06:53 PM
This talisman is truly inspired.

Awani
02-07-2015, 07:02 PM
Yeah it's like an Ouroboros Yin Yang.

:cool:

Kiorionis
02-08-2015, 03:13 AM
With a little bit of Celtic Knot to tie it all together ;)

Interesting that it is called 'The Gem'

Salazius
02-08-2015, 08:55 AM
We could consider it as a symbol of the philosopher stone. Two natures intricated and perfectly equilibrated, in a knot of infinite, the lemnniscate.

Auryn, or "aour yin", light as masculine principle and feminine energy... sol and luna.

Nibiru
02-09-2015, 04:52 PM
One of my favorites as a child and still consider it great, just began watching it again the other day with my current roomate and friend. Why did the book-shop owner seem satisfied that the child took his book without out asking but was then thrown-back by his note of promise to return it??

Ghislain
02-10-2015, 10:20 AM
Great Film (http://www.alluc.com/l/The-Never-Ending-Story-1984-Drip-XviD-AC3-greenbud1969-avi/lyec466)


http://th05.deviantart.net/images3/200H/i/2004/147/2/0/newq.jpg

Tangled Infinity

Ghislain

Ghislain
02-10-2015, 12:57 PM
http://showbizgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Screen-Shot-2013-08-10-at-14.59.06.png

Bastian today.

Ghislain

Awani
02-11-2015, 04:03 PM
Pretty intense for a kids film.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-5QTdC7hOo

:cool:

Nibiru
02-16-2015, 06:10 PM
We could consider it as a symbol of the philosopher stone. Two natures intricated and perfectly equilibrated, in a knot of infinite, the lemnniscate.

Auryn, or "aour yin", light as masculine principle and feminine energy... sol and luna.

Hi Salazius, I've been wondering lately why it is that in most of the classic alchemical images that Sol and Luna appear to be the bodies that are intended for 'marriage'? I see luna as a reflection or body that provides the mirrored image of Sol, so from this I see the idea of uniting with ones self or a reversed polarity of oneself. To me this is a marriage on a horizontal plane. What I wonder is why we don't see a union of Sol and Gaia as a goal of alchemy, this would be more akin to a vertical 'marriage' of the above with the below rather than the left to the right IMO. Is there something I'm missing with this philosophy? Or is it the earth that is being created or worked through the union of Sol and Luna?

Salazius
02-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Sun and Moon are the two forces of Light in the sky. The first one is the direct light, creating the day, but also, shadows, and the second one, the moon, reign over the night and in a certain way "kill" the shadow. Earth is between them experiencing their polarities as a neutral place, creating the shadow for the Moon to kill it.

The Sun and Moon have both their powers and they are very different, one is "dry" and "hot", and the other is "cold" and "humid". Together they can create all four elements (ex : earth is cold and dry, air is wet and hot, etc). So we don't need to make a conjunction with "eath" as a planetary entity because it is not at their level, it is representing the Middle World and both Luna and Sol are up there, in the Above World. Earth is a place of transition, and incarnation of the influences of the heaven.

Their marriage is horizontal, and by this, they climb verticaly on the scale of quality through multiplication. And more they do, and more the eath receives their beneficial, transmutated and transmutatives, influences.

Kiorionis
02-16-2015, 09:04 PM
The Sun and Moon have both their powers and they are very different, one is "dry" and "hot", and the other is "cold" and "humid". Together they can create all four elements (ex : earth is cold and dry, air is wet and hot, etc).

I agree with this reasoning as well :)
If you worked with only Sol and Gaea, Gaea would become burnt and lifeless. You need the moisture and 'watery' influence of Luna to temper Sol and bring balance to the work. There is also the Axiom of Maria to consider:

"One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth."

Johann Hollandus, however, says that Sol and Mercury can be worked on to achieve results, without the need for Luna:


Now someone might ask: Why then must Luna and Sol be taken together in this Work?

The reason is that Sol is fixed, and therefore the Work will be the shorter for it. If your Luna were fixed in the Work, the Philosophers Stone would be ready. But it is not fixed, and before it becomes fixed, much time and cooking are required, as Luna must be fixed before it congeals Mercury. This is the reason why Luna and Sol are used together in the Work. You can also make both Stones with Mercury and Sol alone, and that would take less time than with Luna and Sol together, the reason being that Sol is fixed and that therefore it congeals Mercury somewhat.

De Lapide Philosophorum (http://www.rexresearch.com/alchemy5/hollphst.htm)


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AURYN:


The name of the amulet is not the same as that of a simple inanimate object. The word 'the' never precedes that amulet's name (i.e., never "the AURYN"). Instead, it is used simply as AURYN, a proper noun like a person's name.

Two mythological serpents, symmetrical, bite at the other's tail. In the book, they form an oval, and are not intertwined. One serpent is white and one is black. Each has an eye to correspond to the color of the book's print, red and green. The two snakes represent the dual nature of the two worlds, Fantastica and Reality, but also the twin nature of their mutual creation and destruction. On the back of AURYN are these words:

"Do what thou wilt" (German: "Tu, was du willst").


AURYN is oval in the book and the snakes aren't yet intertwined? Reminds me of an egg in the womb before insemination.

Nibiru
02-17-2015, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the responses and explanations guys! I now feel I have a better understanding of the symbology and attributes of Sol and Luna. Before, I had always thought of the moon as dead/desolate and simply a mirror reflecting the suns polarized rays back upon the earth. I thought of the Sun as the Yang aspect of creation, and the Earth as the yin aspect. Now I can try to see the teachings with a more encompassing perspective. Much appreciated! :)

Awani
02-19-2015, 11:12 PM
I have always loved this poem about the Egyptian moon goddess Isis:

“I am Isis. I established penalties for those who practice injustice. With me the right prevails. I am the Queen of rivers and winds and sea. I am Lord of rainstorms. I overcome Fate. Fate harkens to me.” - Egyptian I AM poem translated by Frederick C. Grant

That is power... to be in charge of fate! And in a way the Moon is in charge of fate because the moon is the unconscious... and the unconscious is (or could be) the fate creator.


I thought of the Sun as the Yang aspect of creation, and the Earth as the yin aspect.

The Moon = Yin


The Simplified Chinese characters 阴 and 阳 for yin and yang combine the same "hill" radical 阝with the non-phonetic yue 月 "moon" and ri 日 "sun", graphically denoting "shady side of a hill" and "sunny side of a hill". Compare the Classical Chinese names (which contain tai 太 "great") for these 2 heavenly bodies: Taiyin 太陰 "moon" and Taiyang 太陽 "sun".

Yin 陰 or 阴 Noun ① [philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature ② Surname Bound morpheme ① the moon ② shaded orientation ③ covert; concealed; hidden ④ vagina ⑤ penis ⑥ of the netherworld ⑦ negative ⑧ north side of a hill ⑨ south bank of a river ⑩ reverse side of a stele ⑪in intaglio Stative verb ① overcast ② sinister; treacherous

Yang 陽 or 阳 Bound morpheme ① [Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature ②the sun ③ male genitals ④ in relief ⑤ open; overt ⑥ belonging to this world ⑦ [linguistics] masculine ⑧ south side of a hill ⑨ north bank of a river

- source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang)

Debate about the gender of the Sun and the Moon (http://www.levity.com/alchemy/gender.html). ;)

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/SunMoonConjunction_zpsbyironvu.jpg
"I am hot and dry Sol and you Luna are cold and moist. When we couple and come together (...) I will, with flattery take your soul from you." - Aurora Consurgens (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?14-Aurora-Consurgens)

Too serious... I'll finish with this...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/The-best-super-moon-picture_zpskt9wxitj.jpg

:cool:

Salazius
04-23-2015, 02:22 PM
You can buy it here :

https://www.etsy.com/fr/listing/125035825/auryn-collier-en-argent-sterling-massif?ref=favs_view_9