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 Rebis (from Latin ‘res bina’, literally ‘two-thing’), is a hermaphrodite, a creature both male and female. It is a powerful symbol in alchemy, representing the successful union of opposites: the sun and the moon, sulphur and mercury (long regarded as the two components of the Philosopher’s Stone), the male and the female principle, fire and water. Their successful union would result in the Philosopher’s Stone.
Hermaphroditisches Sonn- und Monds-Kind, Mainz 1752.
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)