Leaves ‘Seven’ and ‘Eight’:
‘…What is sown ingloriously is raised in glory…’
‘…What is sown in corruption is raised incorrupt…’
But no, as it turned out, many were the tongues and many the hands employed in the endeavour though the Mind alone appeared to be one…
The illustrated operations were clearly linked to that first image and to the directions and descriptions of the ‘second’ leaf.
For ‘glory’ read gold, the incorruptible metal…
The symbols were those familiar to any magician as the elements, Water, Air, Fire and Earth.
What deeper meanings did they contain?
What lay behind the reflected image?
We turned the ‘Eighth’ Leaf…
…And found the earlier reflection split.
Leaves ‘Nine’ and ‘Ten’
‘…The first Adam was made a living soul, the last shall be a quickening spirit…’
‘…What is sown a natural body will be raised a spiritual body…’
Is the First and Last Adam even a concept in, ‘The Book’?
Nature and spirit, sowing and being raised…
Souls alive and Spirits quickened?