Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit

Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit


Vocatus atque non vocatus,
Deus aderit
The Latin original
"Bidden or not bidden,
God is Present"
8.5" x 7"
Cast by hand in Kinsale
Made in Ireland by The Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Bronze over resin. Ready to hang.

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Explanation on back reads:

The Wild Goose Studio
Bidden or not bidden, God is Present


 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. Psalm 111.10

The words are said to originate from the reply given by the Delphic Oracle to the Lacedaemonians 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.

Q. How are the Studio's designs made?
A. All Wild Goose's work is handmade by skilled craft-workers using a cold cast method. Each piece has a shell of pure cast iron or bronze backed by a resin and ceramic core. Any variations in finish are part of its appeal.