VOCATUS - ATQUE - NON - VOCATUS - DEUS - ADERIT Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist, 1875-1961, had this carved, in Latin, over the front door of his house in Zurich. This was to remind those entering that 'Awe of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.' Psalms 111.10 The words are said to originate from the reply given by the Delphic Oracle to the Spartans when they were planning a war against Athens:'Yes, the Gods will be present, but in what form and to what purpose?' Jung came across this when, as a student of 19 years, he was studying a Latin collection of analects, or jottings, by Erasmus, the Renaissance scholar and humanist. It is also carved on Jung's tombstone. Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 inches (24 x 19cm)
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Wild Goose Studio was founded in 1970 by two talented artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smith. In teaming up with other incredible Irish talents, they have made stunning works of art inspired by Ireland’s rich culture. Their process involves creating the physical form of an idea, feeling, or image. An artist then carves it and sculpts his or her artwork, which is reproduced with a mold so that each piece holds all of the artistry and detail of the original piece. After setting the bronze or cast iron piece with a cold cast, it is polished to perfection. Wild Goose artists use their work to reflect Celtic history, which is characterized by beautiful carvings and legendary tales, along with their own unique perspectives.