We won’t claim face coverings are fun to wear, but at least you can cover your face in style with these exclusive and original designs! We offer you face masks featuring Sophia from an 18th-century manuscript of Die Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer; our very own Hermes Trismegistus from Michael Maier’s famous Atalanta fugiens (1619) and an intriguing image of a Rebis. All three images are taken from our rare book collection. Wisdom, the Hermetic sage or the Philosopher’s Stone, the choice is yours! Your purchase supports the work of the Embassy of the Free Mind.
About the image
The flask in which the alchemist’s work is heated, is now sealed, and within it the material impurities separate from the spiritualised substance that is the goal of the hermetic work. This is pictured in the image of the winged dragon. As Hermes says: ‘You must separate the gross from the subtle, gently and with great sagacity.’
This image is a detail from a drawing by Laurie Lipton, based on the original image from Splendor Solis (Splendour of the Sun). Splendor Solis is one of the finest alchemical illustrated books, and dates to the beginning of the 16th century.
Laurie Lipton (1953) -‘ The fourth flask of Transformation, under the government of the sun’
Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection | Embassy of the Free Mind, Amsterdam
This face mask is in line with Directive 2001/95/EG as well as with Directive EN13274-7 for aerosol filtration and ISO9237-1995 for air permeability and community face masks CWA 17553: 2020. Category II. Filtration performance ≥ 70%. This is a non-medical face mask.
Each mask is individually wrapped in plastic.
Material: 80% polyester + 20% cotton (top & bottom layer)