Fantasized cosmogony and anthropogony
Creation of Cosmos
Creation of Eve
is both the origin
all forms and elements
contributing to this creation.
Hunt of the Unicorn is the pedagogical and methodological "Great
Book" of a theogony, a cosmogony, an anthropogony and a Christian eschatology.
is the "World Wide Web" (in seven tapestries) of the early Renaissance
to present to the eyes of those to whom it was intended all the knowledge of those
also to present, for the artist, via the The Passion of the Christ's his "alchemical
initiation" in the search of the Light like all the "Initiates",
legendary or real : Enoch, Abraham Noah, Zoroaster, Moses, Hermes Trismegistus,
the Brahmins, the Druids, David, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato, the Sibyls ...
The representation of the purification by the scapegoat which is Christ (tapestries 2-7) and the creation of the world by God (Tapestry 2) allows us to assert the belief in the regeneration of the world and of the life by repetition (woven here) of the Cosmogony. Six tapestries to evoke the Hexameron or six days of creation and the seventh for the Sunday rest !
Go verify, yourself, up close !
and drag the mouse around the screen for a walk across the Sistine Chapel.
Models for the whole Creation are created ...
artist, demiurge, in turn, "universal mind", sets out by four worlds
The point : the "nothing", the infinite
Trinity to read perhaps in :
The nodal point of the "lacs d'amour" of the letters : God
each of the 248 commandments and 365 prohibitions of the Torah receives a cosmic
meaning. The human being, created with 248 members and 365 veins, reflects in
his own structure the work of God (the Cosmos) and His revelation (the Law).
There are 10 "human" visible eyes among the 12 characters. They correspond to the 10 Sephiroth of the Kabbalah which are the ten manifestations of God or the 10 names of God the most common and which consist in their entirety, His Great Unique Name.
The 4 elements
represented by the Cross of Solomon :
water (in the basin) - fire (torch tip of the spear) - earth (soil) - air (birds - perhaps a nightjar near the fountain)
a nightjar ?
and the fifth-essence that the focus is the representation
or the Philosophical Stone represented by the Unicorn
tapestry lists the first numbers up to 12. Thus can be counted (some proposals
may be wrong) :
The ideas of the Forms
- the circle
- the compass
- the square
18 is 2 x 9, a highly symbolic
9 is the number of the germination : his stylized form is the form of the fetus
In the Bible, the number 9 represents spiritual wholeness. 9 is the full of the three worlds (heaven, earth, hell). The number three is innovative, its square is universality.
the symbol of the Sun and Gold
The Kabbalists conceived the Universe divided into 'the three worlds' : the elemental world or terrestrial, the heavenly world or world of the stars, and the world supracelestial.
continuum of influences linked these three worlds.
This concept of 'the three worlds' is found in Neoplatonism, Christian or pseudo-Dionysian mysticism.
Universal Temple, that is to say the Nature, is divided into three parts : earthly
and heavenly surcéleste. Thus, the artist has given three levels to the
In the Masonic ritual, the apprentice candidate makes three trips, that is to say three times around a temple drawn in the middle of the Lodge.
the enclosure, these letters can be read from left to right
Light of Fiat Lux that communicates the Commandment of Life ! |
(Genesis 1.3) : But what about the primordial cry that could accompany the original Light ?
The "breath" that animates the clay of Adam in the "second genesis" is it a substitute for the expected cry ?
(Genesis 2.7) :! Newborn babies are confronted to the light and throw their cry at their first "initiation" !
The Light in tapestry 1
Walking to the East
The Light in tapestry 2
The fire given by Prometheus
The horn of the unicorn sends its light
to the white cross that is drawn.
The Light in tapestry 7
The sky as blue collar
Punctuated by seven circles representing the planets and their orbits
The Three Kings
pommel of the sword seems to be a gold coin.
For the Kabbalah, one can not touch God, one can be closer to Him but not touch Him.
God creates moving away. This is called the tzimtzum (phenomenon of contraction, retraction, decrease). Michelangelo paints this.
These are the reasons that recall of Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel :
The unicorn touches the dog (God touches Adam's hand to give him a soul)
The eyes of the dog to the unicorn (Adam opens his eyes to his Creator)
The unicorn wounds the dog to the button and the dog above touches the unicorn with his snout (Eve, born from a rib of Adam, smiling and loving, embraces his Creator)
scrotum is visible (as in Michelangelo's) (God created man first and human beings
will be able to reproduce by seed). Under the dog, four reeds can evoke an erected
sexe ! The artist drew reeds only in this particular part of the tapestry !
The space between the unicorn and the dog draws a brain (God is Spirit)
Adam names animals
Androgyny of the primordial man, the mythical ancestor : both unity and totality ?
God created Eve ... (Genesis 2.20-25)
... who thanked her Creator with a kiss !
From the Hebrew "hawwâ" ; the popular etymology is attached to the verb "live" : Hebrew : "hâyâ", "The Alive", "the Mother of living beings."
The New Testament retains only seduction which she was the victim.
Temptation of Eve- c. 1130
" I have chosen to represent the woman with the features of Eve, a figure from the Romanesque north portal of the cathedral of Autun (XII century), one of the masterpieces of medieval art that attracts me and upsets me the most.
Of course, Eve is the temptress as the medieval church offers and the stigmatizes her, but she is a woman of astonishing modernity, she is curious, restless and coquettish ; for the man, she is better than tempting, she is tempting, fascinating, a "vamp" of the twelfth century.
This Eve, one want to say that she symbolizes "the eternal feminine."
This woman that we will find alone in the late Middle Ages,let us look her at first In a relationship, with Adam or husbands more terrestrial, and further, in the features of the Virgin Mary. "
le Goff, A Middle Age in pictures, Hazan, 2000
Here is Eve, woman, temptress in her posture, his gaze and her red dress. She stretches his hand towards one of the fruits of the tree on her left.
The Fall : Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise
Saint Michael in the upper left (the place of Heaven) chasing Adam and Eve with his sword out of its holster (the only one), and with the gesture of his hand, he seems to push out Adam and Eve.
The struggle of the angels against
(the armies of Good against Evil ones)
Down, right, on the bridge : Lucifer and the rebel angels
JADE, Great Goddess, with the Chaos of his colors, is organizing a Cosmos where all life is created : from the galaxies, pregnant of stars, to the human beings for whom the Aventure begins ...
JADE, demiurge, patiently builts her world and gives it to contemplate.
the path of her drawings and her paintings, JADE finds perhaps in their same succession,
the different moments in the history of the Universe and of the human beings?
The hierogamy : divine union of the god and the goddess (by a ceremonial and ritual union , of the king and the queen)
world is regenerated each time the hierogamy is imitated by a matrimonial union
: fertility, wealth and happiness is assured.
The renewal of the King is assured
by the death of previous sovereign (here : the unicorn)
The birth of the son, 'the regenerator' : for the alchemists, the "fixation" is the final operation where the red color appears. This is represented by a newborn child or a "young king crowned" or dressed in the royal coat enclosed in the "philosophical egg". This child is the symbol of the "Philosophical Stone", the "elixir".
body, mind and spirit just make one and the alchemist-pilgrim became a man spiritually
the "philosophical egg"
brown egg seems to have been drawn
The seal of Solomon determines 13 "points of light"
- Primary Light : FIAT LUX, the Holy Spirit
- Wood (for construction)
- The hand of Saint Jacques touching the shell = the sun
- The Law as represented by the raised finger and the object to write (or the
heart of Hermes Trismegistus)
- The Square
The hand of Saint John : The Light comes from his Apocalypse
- The Center : The Father : God the Creator (the Philosophical Stone)
- The "tongues of fire" of Pentecost (the gold leaves)? or string at
13 nodes used by architects and builders
- The Compass
- 12 Roses
11 - The
eye of the deer : The Light passes through the King and illuminates him
- The Golden Fruits (oranges)
- The unicorn and the white cross, the Son : Christ
This tapestry lists 'the points of light' :
The creation of the Cosmos : FIAT LUX (the expression can be read from
right to left and from left to right on the elements of the enclosure)
The birth of Jesus (the enclosure is the creche, the unicorn seems to rise up)
the Second Advent of Christ on earth for the Last Judgement
Grenades surmounted by a crown
pomegranate symbolizes charity (many seeds), humility (seeds under
the bark), the union of Christians in the Church (tight grain), fecundity of generation
and wealth, the vulva (if open ), sexuality (in the ancient esoteric of Babylon,
Greece, Syria, in the Indian Tantric lunar cults).
The grenade was taken over by Freemasonry, "the seeds embedded in a transparent flesh" means the Masons united by a common ideal.
The root bark is toxic, "the Masons, from a wicked world in essence, amount to a state of Excelsior."
Legends and Myths of the Hopi
The Sky Father and the Earth Mother
The Navajo pantheon reflects the strong connection between the Navajo and "Mother Earth".
Fred Stevens - Great Thunder
Franc Johnson Newcomb's sandpaintings
"Let us say it insistently : Human undoubtedly has a unique origine, tropical and African. before becoming Europeans, Asians or Americans, we were undoubtedly all Africans."
Yves COPPENS, The Present of the past, Odile Jacob, 2009, p. 32.
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