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The RED BOOK Limited Edition Fine Art Prints Catalog

Liber Novus | 83 The citation is from chapter 4 verses 7-8, where Krishna is instructing Arjuna concerning the nature of truth. The citation implicitly identifies Philemon with Krishna. Jung described Philemon as follows: “Philemon was a Pagan and brought with him an Egyptian-Gnostic-Hellenistic atmosphere with a Gnostic coloration. It was he who taught me psychic objectivity, the reality of the psyche… Psychologically, Philemon represented superior insight.” (Memories, pp. 207-8.) INSCRIPTION TRANSLATION : Within the image: “Father of the Prophet, beloved Philemon.” Inscription on the right: “The bhagavadgita says: whenever there is a decline of the law and an increase in iniquity, then I put forth myself. For the rescue of the pious and for the destruction of the evildoers, for the establishment of the law I am born in every age.” Illumination page 154 | Philemon 1925

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