This cryptic text acts as the inspiration for Kiefer's own hermetic works, which abound in mysteries of their own, referencing, amongst others, Paracelsus, the seeker of hidden knowledge, the secret mystic order of Rosicrucianism, the Golem, the notoriously cruel Roman Emperor Heliogabalus who instituted the mystical cult of the sun god, as dramatised by Antonin Artaud, the chariot of Ezekiel, 'The Great Work' otherwise known as the search for the philosopher's stone, the Norse God Thor, the secret language of birds
, and of course Tempelhof itself.
The first, The Secret Language of Birds
, launched Adele into a new career and led directly to the commissioning of her recent release, The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols - The Ultimate A-ZGuide from Alchemy to the Zodiac.
It's a novel thought in an intriguing book packed with Welsh and Celtic folklore called The Secret Language Of Birds, by Pen y Fan author Adele Nozedar.
The Secret Language of Birds - A Treasury Of Myths, Folklore And Inspirational True Stories, by Adele Nozedar, is published by HarperElement (pounds 16.