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“He struck the rock and the waters did flow”
the alchemical background of the gravestones of Marie-Louise von Franz and Barbara Hannah
A day long seminar in which Dr.Schweizer-Vuellers will explore the complex inner meaning of the symbols of the fourfold circle or mandala which featured in a 17th century alchemical text and which we see illustrated on the gravestone of Marie-Louise von Franz and Barbara Hannah. There is also an inscription on the gravestone – “He struck the rock and the waters did flow.” (Exodus 17, 5-6). This is mentioned three times in “Aurora Consurgens”, an alchemical text which has been interpreted by Marie-Louise von Franz. The hidden meanings in this text, unearthed for us by von Franz, will be re-explored by Dr Schweizer along with the mandala which Jung called “the psychological expression of the totality of the self.”