La Porta Magica o Alchemica, Rome
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Se siedi non procedi, ma anche, se letta al contrario, se non siedi procedi. Questo motto quasi palindromo potrebbe essere quasi considerato lo slogan di tutti i turisti ( oddio che brutta parola! Io ... read more »If sit not proceed, but also, when read backwards, if you don't sit down go ahead. This motto almost Palindrome could be almost considered the slogan of all tourists (Oh God that ugly word! I prefer to call them) visiting Rome to which reserved kilometre after kilometre walk made of astonishment among the wonders of the most beautiful city in the world. But in fact this slogan refers to another and more spiritual journey: that of marchese Massimiliano Palombara and his circle of initiates, in the intricate symbolic maze of Alchemy. The inscription is in a discreet corner of the gardens of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Esquilino), enclosed by a lattice and obscured greatly by what remains of so-called Trofei di Mario, the wreckage of a monumental fontanone already part and parcel of the nymphaeum of Emperor Alexander Severo.La Latin phrase is inscribed on the threshold of a simple door with a stone frame that does not introduce any longer because of the former residence of the Marquis ' campaign there is nothing apart from this strange door, completely covered with dark symbols and esoteric and philosophical activity-related mottoes of the Roman Aristocrat. The sides of the door during the construction of the new neighborhood (after 1870), were installed two statues of monstrous characters but with the original villa and with studies of the Marquis have nothing to do. Are the representation of an Egyptian God Bes and originate from the Temple of ISIS. The statues appear to be placed here to add mystery to the mystery, charm to the already irresistible charm that brings on the visitors, even if forced to buffe evolutions in order to admire, saw that the gates are perpetually closed and access from the Park is barred. If you wanted to try to see the engraved symbols, you must circumnavigate the grounds and head outside on the side of via Napoleone III (where the tram tracks). From there, after a few pirouettes, telescoping and leaning not just between the grates, you can enjoy the best view and the closest although by Sailesh. Interpreting them, those signs, however is a whole different kettle of fish: the position does not distinguish well the symbols, and on the other hand unless you dabble in advanced studies of Alchemy, it would be nearly impossible to grasp its meaning seems relegated to ancient texts and practices which have become almost legendary today. Not surprisingly, the door that everyone calls magic or Alchemy, has in itself a great source. Dates back to the years when in Rome had created a circle of scholars around Christina of Sweden, Queen without vacationing in Rome Throne from 1655 until his death in 1689.Il Cenacle of the intellectuals would gather at Villa Riario (where there is the Botanical Garden), where Cristina was the host, and in those saloons dabbled in studies of transmutation (the transformation of the vile metal into gold) by receiving and discussing the new philosophical instances around 1614, had begun to spread the theories Rosicrucian imagery in Northern Europe. It was in this context that must be managed the transformation transforms. And it is precisely on the occasion of an event so huge that the gateway to the alchemical Cabinet was decorated with symbols of the planets, mottoes and sentences in Hebrew. Because if it is true that the transmutation took place in casa di Cristina, it must be said that (at least according to legend) the mysterious author of the experiment shortly after entrance is the entrance to the laboratory of the Marquis of Palombara to disappear forever, but leaving behind a manuscript crammed with indecipherable signs and some specks of gold. That's why the symbols on the door reproduce precisely those of the manuscript, with the intention of leaving to posterity an interpretation (which involves considerable preparation in the field of esotericism) to unravel the mystery of the philosopher's stone and access the deepest heart of Sciences alchemical fantasies. But the Marquis of Palombara couldn't predict that a force even more powerful than the desire for knowledge and renewal of which were soaked all the intellectuals of that cultural circle would have been visited on his possessions. Demolitions and excavation work would stand only the magic door that currently, perhaps pandering a few ominous fate, really POPs on nothing (or maybe what appears to us as the nothing absolutely nothing is not) and is the most secret and hidden jewel of a garden that has nothing symbolic, or Alchemy. Waiting for another "Pilgrim" came from who knows where that reveal the immense power. Because the basis of all alchemical speculation there is a law, "nothing dies and everything is transformed". What basically happened and happens every day in the eternal city.show original
פארק בכיכר ויטוריו עמנואלה נמצא Porta Magica - שער לארץ הקסמים. מסתבר שזה המקום הראשון ברומא שכל אלכימאי מודרני או מי ששואף להיות קוסם ינסה לעבור בו :) האגדה מספרת שהשער הוא חלק מוילה מרקזה מסימיליאנו... read more »
Une grande ruine qui porte témoignage de la présence d'une ancienne villa noble, juste un coup d'oeil car ces restes ne valent pas le détour.A large ruin that bears witness to the presence of an ancient noble villa, just a glance because these remains are not worth the detour.show original
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