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Michael Maier 1618   http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louve_capitoline( on th rigth of the picture, the woolf giving milk to Romus and Romulus, 12 and 13 century in Roma Italy)

Georg von Welling 1719 " Ripley-Rolle - manuskrypt XVI w. " [I really have no idea but I wonder if this is meant to be after Richard .

Rarely a concept has been as misused and misunderstood like the word "Esoterism". For some people today, Esoterism is basically everything that is non-scientific and "spiritual" in a good way, for ...

Esoterism – A Word And Its Abuse

Michael Maier, ‘Atlanta Fugiens Embleme’ (from a series of 12 copper alchemical engravings),

[Matthäus Merian, from Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier] Emblem 1, "Portavit eum ventus in ventre suo" (The wind carried him in its belly)

Ego is a rat on sinking ship of being.

Michael Maier, ‘Atlanta Fugiens Embleme’ (from a series of 12 copper alchemical engravings), 1618.  Magic Transistor

Michael Maier, ‘Atlanta Fugiens Embleme’ (from a series of 12 copper alchemical engravings), Magic Transistor

Fortunio Liceti

~ A coloured engraving of what seems like an century couple fending off a dragon or demon with a pitch-fork and a musket.

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Michael Maier. Emblem from Atalanta Fugiens. 1617.

a 1687 illustration from Theosophie and Alchemie--Michael Maier and Johann Theodor de Bry

Stefano della Bella, Rebus on the Subject of Love, c.1639 (source).The riddle reads as follows:Ove è Amore è fedeletàWhere there is love, there is fidelityAmor solicito è segreto.Solicitous Love is secret.Dove è Amore è gelosia.Wherever there is Love, there is jealousy.Amore è cieco e vede di lontano.Love is blind and sees from afarAmore passa il guanto e l’acqua li stivali.Love passes the glove and water passes the boots.Amor Amore, tu sei la mia rovina.Love, you are my ruin.

aleyma: Stefano della Bella, Rebus on the Subject of Love, (source).

An engraving from Michael Maier's alchemical text, Atalanta fugiens, (1618), showing the Sun and Moon as the twin complementary   principles of the alchemical work.

Michael Maier - The Sun and the Moon as the Twin Complementary Principles of the Alchemical Work, “Atalanta Fugiens”,

Fixed ideas of Symbolism: la femme fatale. Louis Moë, "Gjellerup, Konvolute" (Die Entwicklung der modernen Buchkunst in Deutschland, ed. Otto Grautoff, Leipzig: Hermann Seemann, 1901, p. 28). Source: https://archive.org/details/dieentwicklungd00grau

Fixed ideas of Symbolism: la femme fatale.

Zacharias Heyns. Emblemata of Zinne-Werck. 1624. | allegories ...

Zacharias Heyns - Emblemata of Zinne-Werck,

Caspar Luyken | Spaanse soldaten worden op karren geladen en weggevoerd, 1641, Caspar Luyken, Johann David Zunnern, 1701 | Het Spaanse leger in de Nederlanden blaast de aftocht en keert terug naar Spanje. Sommige troepen willen niet mee en worden vastgebonden en in karren geladen.

Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier, originally published in Latin in 1617

Athanasius Kircher. China Illustrata: Amida-Pussa in the Sea. 1667.

Athanasius Kircher-plate from China Monumentis

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "La clef de Saint-Hubert"

Pictura of La Perrière, Guillaume: Le theatre des bons engins Le dieu…

HARPY: Woodcuts by Melchior Lorck (1582)

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

Varieties of Unreligious Experience: December 2007

Varieties of Unreligious Experience: December 2007

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