[Türkçe çeviri için yorum bölümüne bkz.]
Dear friends, here is now the conclusion of this great text, from Gustav Meyrink’s ‘Green Face’, showing us the permanence of the Hermetic Tradition throughout the ages and its mode of transmission. We are glad that it is now available in the Turkish language, as a shining example of the art of this great man and his benevolent light. We hope to share more from him, as time will allow us. Blessings, Nalan and Nico.
Part III-Chidher the Green
Before I take my leave of you, there is one more thing you should learn: the signs by which you shall know, when the time of the ‘great equinox’ is come, whether you have been called to receive the gift of miraculous powers, or not.
One of those who guard the keys to the mysteries of magic has remained on earth, to seek and gather together the elect. He cannot die, just as the legend surrounding him cannot die.
Some say he is the ‘Wandering Jew’; others call him Elijah; the gnostics maintain he is John the Evangelist; but each one who claims to have seen him, gives a different description of his appearance. Do not let yourself be disconcerted if, in the burgeoning days of the future, you should meet some who talk of him in this manner. It is only natural that each person should see him differently. A being such as he, who has transformed his body into spirit, cannot be bound to a single fixed form.
One example will suffice to show you that his form and his face can only be images, ghostly reflections of his true essence, so to speak.
Let us assume he appears to you as being of a green color. Although you can see it, green is not a real color, it arises from a mixture of blue and yellow; if you thoroughly combine blue and yellow, you will get green.
Every painter knows that; but few people realize that the world we live in stands likewise under the sign of green and thus does not reveal its true nature, namely blue and yellow.
From this example you can see that if he should appear to you as a man with a green face, his true countenance has still not been made manifest.
But if you should see him in his true form, as a geometrical sign, as a seal in the sky which only you and no other can see, then know: you have been called to work miracles.
I met him in physical form, as a man, and it was allowed me to thrust my hand into his side.
His name was…Chidher the Green.’’