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By Alexander Roob

A fantastical trip throughout the pictorial global of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons and Rosicrusians. This detailed choice of illustrations with commentaries and resource texts publications us on a desirable trip throughout the representations of the key arts.

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Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi, Vol. I, Oppenheim, 1617 R. Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi, Vol. ( ... ) Sprung from the deep; and from her native east! To journey through the aery gloom began.! Sphered in a radiant cloud, for yet the sun! Was not ( ... ) :. (John Milton, Paradise Los( 1667) The dove is the spirit of God. The ideal final state of material is achieved when the elements are arranged accord­ ing to the degrees of their density: (from outside to inside) Earth, Wa­ ter, Air and Fire. In the centre appears the Sun, gold.

The concord is con­ ducted by Apollo, the Prime Mover. Flowing rhythmi­ cally through the spheres is the Egyptian serpent ofthe life-force. Its three heads represent the divine trinity in the three dimensions of space and the three aspects of time. Astronomical manuscript anthology, Salzburg, c. D. B20 Tragedy is as­ signed to the sun, comedy to the earth. A. " In his Musurgia uni­ versalis (ofthe miraculous power and effect of con­ sonances and dis­ sonances) Kircher developed the idea of God as an organ­ builder and organ­ ist, and compared the six-day labour of creation with the six registers of a cosmic organ.

The concord is con­ ducted by Apollo, the Prime Mover. Flowing rhythmi­ cally through the spheres is the Egyptian serpent ofthe life-force. Its three heads represent the divine trinity in the three dimensions of space and the three aspects of time. Astronomical manuscript anthology, Salzburg, c. D. B20 Tragedy is as­ signed to the sun, comedy to the earth. A. " In his Musurgia uni­ versalis (ofthe miraculous power and effect of con­ sonances and dis­ sonances) Kircher developed the idea of God as an organ­ builder and organ­ ist, and compared the six-day labour of creation with the six registers of a cosmic organ.

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