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Ouroboros by AnnEnchanted Ouroboros by AnnEnchanted
272 pages, counted front and back, of 89 gsm acid free archival parchment paper. Book measures 15x22 cm or 5.75 x 8.75 and weighs over a pound. Signatures were sewn and braided to handmade bands, which were pushed out to the cover. Canvas was painted with heavy body acrylic on heavy bookboard. The bookmark is braided hemp.

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The Ouroboros has many mythological, symbolic, and spiritual meanings. It is a sigil of integration of ones self, ones opposite nature. Devouring and consuming force which swallows you and feeds you at once. Death, and then new life, endlessly.

It is also used in alchemical illustrations, where it symbolizes the circular nature of the alchemist's opus, or Great Work. The endless quest, the wide circle around one self. On the back the ouroboros circles three symbols; Salt, Sulphur, and Mercury. Using alchemical imagery to represent three distinct states through which qualities manifest. The back was inspired, in no small part, by Peter J Carroll, Liber Null and the Psychonaut. Also I just plain like Ouroboros symbols.

I'll probably write an article of this nature in the future. What do you guys think?
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:iconoleg-bardenkov:
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
COOOOL!!!!!
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

Cool ID by the way.
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:iconoleg-bardenkov:
Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
;) (Wink) 
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   General Artist
I think it looks great. ^^
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Harkalya Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it! It is my fav symbol!
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GatzBcn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think it would make an interesting article :)
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EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Writer
Woah, I absolutely love the front cover design and the book in general. Would totally buy this if I wasn't broke
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Grape-Soda Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I could just stare at the design's on that for hours. Gorgeous work~ :heart:
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AnnEnchanted Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I really enjoyed drawing that one. Thanks, I'm so glad someone can enjoy it. I was so worried the resolution would make it hard to see.
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