Frontispiece to Elias Ashmole's Fasciculus Chemicus

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Fasciculus Chemicus was revised by Dee sometime between 1631 and 1633 and then translated from Latin into English by Elias Ashmole in 1650 under the anagrammatic pseudonym of "James Hasholle."

This frontispiece to the book identifies the son of the Sun and Venus-Moon as Mercury, the wing-templed messenger. Together with the other cover symbolisms, Mercury is connected through The Hermetic Word to the Tree of Life, suggesting that it is the entheogenic communion of this tree that relinks or "re-ligions" the spirit with the divine.