by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
21" x 15"
Collection of the Artist
COPYRIGHT BY THE ARTIST
AN ALCHEMICAL ALLEGORY
Alchemists very frequently worked as cooperative couples, man and
woman, working in the laboratory among chemicals, retorts, and charts
in spiritual union.
The term, 'soror mystica,' means 'mystic sister.' Nostradamus, for example,
taught his wife all he knew about medications and ointments and the symbology
of alchemical science.
Hildegard Von Bingen worked all her life with a monk named Volmar, who was
her amenuensis. She created works about natural healing, which at that time was
parcel of alchemical practice. In this instance, the woman was the leading
See my posts on ALCHEMY:
THE VIDEO BELOW
PRESENTS MATERIAL ABOUT MY
USE OF NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS
GROUND IN A MORTAR
Earth Pigments Video by Eric Whollem
See my posts on METAPHYSICAL ART: