Alchemy & Mysticism (Klotz) by Alexander Roob

By Alexander Roob

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

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G. Sulphur (sun) and mercury (moon), male and female. 1. C. Barchusen, Elementa chemi­ cae, Leiden, 1718 1. C.

Using stringed instruments, he then d iscovered the connection between vibration frequencies and pitch. The whole world, according to Pythagoras' theory, consisted of harmony and number. l, terrestrial ' m usica instrumentalisl is but a shade of the 'musica mundana', the music of the spheres repres· ented by the sphere at the centre. This in turn is merely a faint echo of the divine music of the nine choirs of angels. cosmic universe were assembled according to ideal proportions, which can be expressed i n a sequence of tones.

Goes into itself into a threefold being ( ... ) to an active life:· (J. Bohme, Quaestiones Theosophicae) III. 1 emphasizes the self-contained aspect of the divine Trinity as the original reflection of eternity, ill. 2 the life-giving aspect, ill. 3 the procreative aspect: the seed falls from the cloud. R. Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi, Vol. II, Frankfurt, 1621 R. Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi, Vol. II, Frankfurt, 1621 102 MACROCOSM: Genesis MACROCOSM: Genesis 103 Genesis Genesis Light, the inex­ haustible source of all things, ap­ pears in the dark­ ness and with it the watery spirits that begin to divide into near (bright) and far (dark).

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