– Jan Scholten
Stannum has been known since the olden days and it has also been used as a homoeopathic remedy for a long time.
The name is originally a Latin word. It is one of the oldest known metals. In astrology it is associated with the planet Jupiter.
In the old days they used to make jugs, drinking beakers and spoons out of tin. This sometimes caused problems because of a phenomenon called tin-rot which could suddenly pulverise a tin object. The same thing can happen in parts of the object, where you get tinspots which are contagious.
Bronze is made of tin and copper together (7 percent tin), and is used to make bells and statues. It is the tin that gives the bells their beautiful ringing sounds.
The main use of tin is in the manufacture of tins, because it doesn’t corrode. Other applications are in solder, alloys to make smooth bearings, and in organic tin compounds like pesticides and fungicides. It serves as a catalyst in the manufacture of PVC. It used to be a component of foil, as the name tin foil still suggests, but nowadays it has been replaced by aluminium, which is much cheaper.
Stage 14 Silver series
Empty Shell Creation Inspiration
Eliminating Ideas Culture
Diverting Unique Admiration
Shrugging off Aesthetics: Beautiful Ugly
Irresponsible Art Science Mysticism
Indifferent Queen Ambition
Distant Formal Show Performance
Hiding Covering Humiliation
Discarded ideas and creations.
Elimination of honour.
Formal presentation of yourself.
Weakness through talking.
An irresponsible minister.
Blasi as an artist.
Empty inspiration: uninspired.
Discarding other peoples ideas.
Formal ideas: discrimination.
Someone who talks to weaklings.
Diverting as a form of art.
Formal admiration: courteous.
Failure through shrugging off creativity.
The decline of the sportsman.
Picture of Stannum metallicum
Essence: discarded ideas and creations.
Discarded ideas and creations
They feel that their creations are no longer admired and that people are only tolerating them out of a sense of politeness.
They feel discarded and pushed aside. They are allowed to show their ideas from the sidelines, but they are not the centre-piece of the exhibition any longer. They have no more say in the matter and all their designs are discarded.
Elimination of honour
They have been pushed aside and feel insulted. Their fame has dwindled to a mere fraction of what it was in the past; their former glorious position is reduced to a place in the margins.
This feeling is often the result of a loss of fortune or a loss of honour. They have had many successes but now their career is nearly over. It is like a late afternoon, when the highlight of the day has passed.
Formal ideas: discrimination
They are extremely formal in their ideas and convictions. Their opinions have not been updated and since their opinions don’t really count anymore anyway, they don’t mind what happens either way. Everything has something good in it and as far as their own ideals are concerned, they don’t go for any extremes. But there is also the other side: they are concerned about people who have been pushed aside like themselves. Amnesty International will appeal to them because these people haven’t got a chance anymore. And anyone else who is discriminated against can count on their support. They hate rusty old ideas and like to discuss their opinions with others.
Formal presentation of yourself
They are only allowed to present themselves to the public in a formal capacity. They no longer represent a prominent or radical point of view and are often thought of as cowards. They never take any responsibility because everything is too relative in their eyes. As an artist they daren’t take a definite stand out of fear of being dumped. They always want to have their cake and eat it.
Formal admiration: courteous
Because they see everything as being relative they are very good at putting themselves in someone else’s shoes. They are generous, easy going, courteous and often have an excellent command of foreign languages. They can become so good at imagining what it is like for the other person that they become quite clairvoyant. They are also good at diverting problems, they may even turn it into a form of art.
Weakness through talking
They may feel so powerless that they will go along with whatever is being said. They don’t dare to express their own opinion anymore, always babbling along with other people. This makes them feel exhausted because it not their own self expression and therefore doesn’t energise them. Nobody listens to them so they have to shout to be heard.
Failure through shrugging off creativity
Eventually they will fail because they don’t dare to show their work anymore. They haven’t got the courage to risk their neck and show their original talent. Any demand from the outside world to show what they are doing nowadays they will simply shrug off with a non committal word. It is as if they have got nothing to say for themselves. The public soon loses interest because their art is no more than an empty shell. Deep inside they feel very offended but they don’t show it on the outside, remaining as courteous as ever.
The decline of the sportsman
This is the stage where the sportsman still competes in the usual tournaments, but he has got no illusions about winning anymore.
He will be lucky if he reaches the quarter finals nowadays. And having a big mouth doesn’t help either, or his successors at the top will beat him without mercy.
Fears: heights, narrow spaces, shows, performances, speeches, disease, cancer, poverty, future, housework, worms, getting angry, crowds, men, people.
Dreams: heights, falling, riots, battle fields, accidents, explosion, fight, fire, parties, glittering, erotic, business, cruelties, superiority, quarrels, noise, exertions, futile efforts to escape, futile efforts to run.
Delusion: that is the end of the day (of his former glory), empty, disease, distances are increased, fainting, fire.
Irritability: Contradictory, quarrelsome, angry, malicious, violent, hate, revengeful, sarcasm, satire, teasing;() working.
Mood: haughty, cheerful, ecstasy, excited, hysterical; timid; empty; mild, generous; indifferent; sentimental; uneasy, impatient, changeable, restless, worried, suspicious, discontented, complaining, despairing, hopeless, anxious, pessimistic, gloomy, (