a post inspired by my new found interest in the imagery associated with sacred geometry, alchemy and the symbolism of early modernity
"the great art of light and darkness" by Father Athanasius Kircher, 1646.
Kircher was a true renaissance man. jesuit. mathematician. astronomer. curator. teacher. cartographer. egyptologist. inventor. artist. shipwreck survivor.
the speculum planum
the process of the lunation. 28 phases of the moon for the northern hemisphere
maritime deathray. based on work by Archimedes
props to: peacay's photostream on flickr