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solomon levi
06-25-2009, 07:08 PM
an anonymous german text from 1752

http://www.hermetik.ch/eidolon/texte/Anonym_1752_Hermaphroditisch.pdf

Awani
06-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Nice... love those oldies!

Now I got to brush up on my German...

:cool:

Play_Dough
06-25-2009, 09:39 PM
an anonymous german text from 1752

http://www.hermetik.ch/eidolon/texte/Anonym_1752_Hermaphroditisch.pdf

The German word 'Hermaphroditisch' seems to mean 'hermaphrodite' in English.

I examined the illustrations and when combined with the hermaphrodite-title the anonymous text seems to be (best guess) discussing the 'joining of opposites' (Solar/Lunar) as a 'unity'. Not 'sexually' but energetically .... yin and yang, in and out, masculine (outward/dynamic) and feminine (inward/receiving/reflective). Perhaps all speaking to the attainment of 'balance' and bringing an end to the lopsidedness of an overly 'yang' posture (stance).

I searched for an English translation, without success.

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solomon levi
06-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Perhaps I found the english translation...

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/hermaph.html