R/7/1008 – print of a snake around an egg; and notes

Collection Number:
R/7/1008
Object name:
print of a snake around an egg; and notes
Object type:
Print
Languages:
Dutch,English
People referenced:
JHWE

‘Aanvulling [supplement] no. VI bij de documentatie [with the documentation] § 384-PP/1956, sub I:’
‘ “The Orphic Egg”. – “The ancient symbol of the Orphic Mysteries was the serpent –entwined egg, which signified Cosmos as encircled by the fiery Creative Spirit. The egg also represents the soul of the philosopher; the serpent the Mysteries. At the time of initiation the shell is broken and man emerges from the embryonic state of physical existence wherein he had remained through the fetal period of philosophic regeneration.” Zie verder [see further] index 1956, no. 497-BB, (JHWE.). S.’