Song 2

Updated: Sep 5

Doth not Wisdom cry aloud in the public places and Prudence put forth her voice in the books of the wise, saying: O ye men, to you I call, and my voice is to the sons of understanding? Understand, ye foolish ones, and make the parable and the interpretation, the words of the wise and their mysterious sayings’ for the wise have used divers manners of speech in making comparison with everything that is upon the earth, and beneath the sphere of the moon they have multiplied parables in this science. For the wise man who heareth [the wise] will grow wiser and understand, and understanding this Wisdom he will lay hold upon her. This is Wisdom, namely the Queen of the South, who is said to have come from the east, like unto the MORNING RISING, [desiring] to hear, to understand, yea and to see the wisdom of Solomon, and there was given into her hand power, honour, strength, and dominion, bearing upon her head the crown of the kingdom shining with the rays of twelve stars, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband, and having on her garments written in golden letters in Greek, in barbarian (Arabic) script, and in Latin: Reigning I will reign, and my kingdom shall have no end for all them that find me and subtly and ingeniously and constantly seek me out.

From Aurora Consurgens, A Document Attributed to Thomas Aquinas on the Problem of the Opposites in Alchemy, A Companion Work to C.G. Jung’s MYSTERIUM CONIUNCTIONIS. Edited with a Commentary by Marie-Louis von Fran, Inner City Books, 2000. p.54-55. (According to von Franz, Aurora Consurgens was allegedly a written transcript of Aquinas’ last talk “on the Song of Songs”, recorded in 1274 just prior to his death. He had had a recent revelation that likely involved Sophia after which he said all his previous writing was like straw.)

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