Alchemy & Art
Originating in Ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition. Itwas adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism, and in alchemy. Via medieval alchemical tradition, the symbol entered Renaissance magic and modern symbolism, often taken to symbolize introspection, the eternal return or cyclicality and re-creating itself. It also represents infinite cycle of nature's endless creation and destruction, life and death and despair.
Rob Schouten Open Edition - Gratitude Gallery - Fine Art Prints, Whidbey landscape photos, Space Prints, Japanese Prints, Old Map Prints, Posters, Canvas Prints, local photography, Whidbey Island artists
here eyes focused on paradise forever remain in hopes of reply or even disdain these aging eyes are forever secured upon your divine beauteous wonder in all its resplendnt provocative glow you will forever be within my dreams and drawn beneath your heavenly undertow