Athanasius Kircher (Geisa, 12 maggio 1602 – Roma, 28 novembre 1680)

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Athanasius Kircher, Sphinx Mystagoga, 1676

Athanasius Kircher, Sphinx Mystagoga, 1676

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Athanasius Kirchner - Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (frontispiece)

Athanasius Kirchner - Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (frontispiece)

Athanasius Kircher's Tower of Babel

Athanasius Kircher's Tower of Babel

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Athanasius Kirchner (1602-1680), Ars Magna Luciset Umbrae

Athanasius Kirchner (1602-1680), Ars Magna Luciset Umbrae

Athanasius Kirchner (1602-1680), Ars Magna Luciset Umbrae

Athanasius Kirchner (1602-1680), Ars Magna Luciset Umbrae

Athanasius Kircher, China Illustrata

Athanasius Kircher, China Illustrata

Athanasius Kircher, The Flood

Athanasius Kircher, The Flood


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Frontispiece to Ars magna Lucis (2nd edition, Amsterdam, 1671), engraved by Pierre Miotte. The plate defines four sources of knowledge. Sacred Authority, embodied in the Bible, is shown as a ray direct from God. Reason is close to God, but filtered through the inner eye. Knowledge of the Sensible is supplied not by God’s intellectual light but by that of the sun, here shown enhanced by a telescope. Worldly Authority is a mere candle shining amongst clouds of unknowing.  www.ritmanlibrary.com

Frontispiece to Ars magna Lucis (2nd edition, Amsterdam, 1671), engraved by Pierre Miotte. The plate defines four sources of knowledge. Sacred Authority, embodied in the Bible, is shown as a ray direct from God. Reason is close to God, but filtered through the inner eye. Knowledge of the Sensible is supplied not by God’s intellectual light but by that of the sun, here shown enhanced by a telescope. Worldly Authority is a mere candle shining amongst clouds of unknowing. www.ritmanlibrary.com

Parabolic Lantern, invented by Athanasius Kirchner

Parabolic Lantern, invented by Athanasius Kirchner

Athanius Kircher. Mundus Subterranus. (Amsterdam, 1665).

Athanius Kircher. Mundus Subterranus. (Amsterdam, 1665).

Dragon and Tiger Mountain - Kircher makes mention of a mountain in Kiamsi Province whose summits resemble a dragon and a tiger. But surely this engraving also relates to Chinese mythology, in which the two beasts symbolize cosmic duality: the dragon is the mediator between heaven and earth, while the tiger is the earth’s negative force. (China) www.ritmanlibrary.com

Dragon and Tiger Mountain - Kircher makes mention of a mountain in Kiamsi Province whose summits resemble a dragon and a tiger. But surely this engraving also relates to Chinese mythology, in which the two beasts symbolize cosmic duality: the dragon is the mediator between heaven and earth, while the tiger is the earth’s negative force. (China) www.ritmanlibrary.com

constantfunk:  Hand of the mysteries

constantfunk: Hand of the mysteries

Turris Babel, Athanasius Kircher

Turris Babel, Athanasius Kircher

A compilation of images to add to your book of shadows

A compilation of images to add to your book of shadows

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SYMBOLISM. Alchemy

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"WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS ARE" | illustrator: NERD of LOW BROS

"WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS ARE" | illustrator: NERD of LOW BROS

Artwork by Cannon Dill

Artwork by Cannon Dill

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