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By Alexander Roob

Signs and wonders: A great trip during the background of esoteric lore
The airtight Museum takes readers on a mystical secret journey spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and pictures of Christian mysticism, throughout the interesting global of alchemy to the paintings of the Romantic period. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabalists, Rosicrucians, and freemasons are proven to be heavily associated with the early medical illustrations within the fields of drugs, chemistry, optics, and colour thought. Even for people with no wisdom of the interesting heritage of alchemy, this publication is a pride to discover. every one richly illustrated bankruptcy starts with an advent and rates from alchemists by means of professional Alexander Roob. The roots of surrealism and plenty of different newer creative events are available during this treasure trove.
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Oswald Croll, Tractatus de signaturis internis rerum, 1647) H every thing is hooked up with every little thing, throughout to the nethermost finish of all of the hyperlinks of the chain, and the real essence of God is either above and less than, within the heavens and on the earth, and not anything exists except it. " (Zohar) Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer, A/tona, 1785 Ladder SCALA PHILOS O P H O R V M aeque arbor C A II A L JS T I C A . ure. Inscription: "The international is associated by way of invisible knots" MACIA DE MYSTERIIS N V M E R I S Q.. V II T E R N A Il I I . Q.. V I N A R I I il T Q.. V E SEPT E N il RII. :i:>i& i� t'lon �t" �lIr� unt) 2)6(. 6. 'l:09� 1mk 'men MATER I A E! l�igrtit Il(nrlll1 g From very hidden houses the beasts, the crops of the earth and just about all types of usual physique have a definite movement in the direction of one an­ different, which one may well liken to a keenness; in part sympathy, partially antipathy ( . . . ), we see, because it have been, a wide rope drawn from heaven down into the depths, wherein every thing is associated jointly and turns into as one piece and this band may be com­ pared with the hyperlinks of a sequence and pull hither the jewelry of Plato and the golden chain of Homer. " (Giambattista della Porta, Magia Natura/is, Nurem­ berg version, 1715) H �umtd mM'tn' bel'oon nod} �rIlIlS(. rd)tn brn loti ,rrtn. REMOTA AYIS CATENA H e � N e TIS " YREA III i� . in "<1I' IO'i {! cUtTGUr un\) nitbtr ton Ditftr �oum. unb910rur il)n nid)I frr �onn, tin bi,r, �ri9tn fo"n,ul\b irrtl dmd)I, be6 (5011 ""PUr1}L MATERIA PROPINQYA A. Kircher, magazine­ neticum naturae regnum, Rome, 1667 SIIPIENTIBVS SATIS OPUS MACNUM: ladder EST DICTV,M. OPUS MACNUM: ladder 277 Ladder Ladder the writer of the three-volume Aurea catena Homeri (1723), stated to be an Aus­ trian health practitioner via the identify of Kirchweger, supplies an in depth description of the cycle of nature as an everlasting outflow and go back of the realm spirit 0_ As dew or rain it reaches the earth, the place it condenses into �onrufum. Spiritus Mundi vo. iarilis incorporeas. Spirirus MlJDdi acidu5 corporcus. Spiritus lfandi fi. tJU akal""ls corporeu," Materia prima omnium rium immediall COIlEretorll� Cubluna. feu A'l. Gcb. reliable male saltpetre (j) and fluid woman sal alkali e_ those produce acidic alkaline salt ED_ •A fourfold sphere of fireplace governs this paintings. " every little thing elemental includes those 3 issues, and after dying and rot it kinds itself again into dew and rain_ while Goethe used to be intensely concerned with alchemy in 1768/6g, he used to be really at­ tracted by way of this e-book, simply because in it nature "albeit might be in a fantasic means, is de­ picted as a stunning association". It not just encouraged him to put in writing verses: "As all issues weave right into a entire l one within the different works and lives! because the powers of heaven upward push and falll and provides one another the golden pail" (Faust), but in addition motivated his personal laboratory paintings. In Dichrung und Wahrheit he wrote that those experiments required alkalis "which, after they dis­ perse within the air, connect to superterres­ trial issues and are meant to produce a mysterious, median salt".

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