Gnothi Seauton! ‘Apollo’s Golden Lyre’, & ‘The Citrinous Quintessence’ (Bluestone Rock Oracle 1)
As I drew out the ethereal breath of wind, it stirred the sacred cirrus ibis and the aerial wings of the dove into motion. The pneuma blew across the waters of the psyche to reveal the logos, the golden lapis, and the pith of the yellow citrinous quintessence within this drawing. These treasures provided clarity, shelter from the storm, healing, and self-knowledge. ‘Gnothi Seauton’ means ‘Know Thyself’. These words were carved into the stone lintel of Apollo’s oracular temple at Delphi.
2006, People's Choice
Coloured pencil on paper