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Wild Goose Studio - Bidden or Not Bidden God is Present



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Bronze wall plaque with a resin interior. 
translated from Latin, "Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit"

Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist, 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," as written in the Bible, Psalms 111.10

The words are said to originate from the reply given by the Oracle at Delphi 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 quotation when, as a 19 year old student, he was studying a Latin collection of analects, or jottings, by Erasmus, the Renaissance scholar and humanist.

This phrase is also carved on Jung's tombstone in the family plot at Kusnacht cemetery.
From a design made and carved by the sculptors Ken Thompson and Charlotte Howarth and cast by hand at The Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.
Bronze pieces can be hung indoors or in a protected place outdoors. Indoors, polish gently with a soft cloth; outdoors bronze will develop verdigris.
Ready to hang. 
Each piece has a label that explains it's origins and significance, so that you can understand the imagination that lies behind it.
9" H x 7 1/2" W x 3/4" D
Made by hand, in Kinsale County Cork, Ireland.