Re: [Alchemy] Nine roses
- View SourceOn Thu, 02 Jan 2003 21:46:20 -0000 mado_ca3 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I have been trying to identify the meaning of nine (9) goldenHi FB. It would help to know where you have seen the emblem in
> roses in a crown depicted above twin lions, one gold, the other
> silver (17th century). Also, would the meaning change at all if the
> twin figures were a silver-white unicorn and a golden lion instead?
> Any idea anyone?
particular. The number nine often signifies completion of some sort or
the end of a cycle among other things. The answer to your last question
should become obvious after more thought, if it hasn't occured to you
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- View SourceHello Dale:
Thanks for your reply. This is an emblem that is found in
Montreal (Canada), above the entrance gates of a Catholic priest
seminary built ca. 1685. In a 1836 drawing, we clearly see one
unicorn and one lion facing each other with a crown of 9 golden
roses above. But sometime after 1836, the unicorn disappeared!
The emblem was modified to show twin lions - one silvery white
(upon the left), the other gold. But the crown of 9 golden roses
has never changed. Of course, no heraldry experts ave any idea
what it means! (note that the unicorn was on the left side, and
the lion, on the right one - exactly like the Scottish royal seal,
while the British Crown emblem shows the unicorn on the right
I know the meaning of gold and silver, and I know about the
unicorn too (Mercurius). it is the overall design that intrigues me.
But I am not sure about the 9 golden roses on top of both
animals. I know about number 9 (3X3, triple perfection or three
stages of the Great Work, like the three throws of the dice), and I
know about the meaning of roses -- but nine golden ones? And
what about the the overall design?
Help me here ! :-)
> Hi FB. It would help to know where you have seen the emblem
> particular. The number nine often signifies completion of somesort or
> the end of a cycle among other things. The answer to your lastquestion
> should become obvious after more thought, if it hasn't occuredto you
> already. ;-)==================================================
> Best, Dale
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