The Imagery of Robert Fludd
A study course by Adam McLean
This is only available on CD-Rom.
Robert Fludd is a well known early 17th century English Doctor who summed up the whole of human knowledge of the Macrocosm and Microcosm in a series of large folio volumes published between 1617 and 1626. These are written in Latin and have not been translated in toto, though a number of sections have been issued in the Magnum Opus series. Fludd's work was extensively illustrated with wonderful engravings and woodcuts. This study course leads us through all the emblems in Fludd's great volumes. The course amounts to nearly 547 pages with over 550 illustrations! Adam McLean provides an explanatory commentary on each image. This gives us an insight into the breadth of the ideas pursued by Fludd in his great work. The course is provided as a large PDF file which can be read on any computer system.
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List of Lessons:
Lesson 1 : Introduction and title pages.
Lesson 2 : Preliminary material at the beginning of the first volume.
Lesson 3 : The Origin of the Cosmos.
Lesson 4 : The Music of the Spheres.
Lesson 5 : The formation and structure of the planetary spheres.
Lesson 6 : Some experiments with Air and Fire.
Lesson 7 : The second tractate.
Lesson 8 : Arithmetic.
Lesson 9 : The Temple of Music.
Lesson 10 : Geometry or the art of measurement.
Lesson 11 : Optics.
Lesson 12 : The art of painting.
Lesson 13 : The military arts.
Lesson 14 : Machines that move things.
Lesson 15 : On time.
Lesson 16 : On Cosmography or the making of maps.
Lesson 17 : On Astrology and Geomancy.
Lesson 18 : The Second Tome or Volume on the Microcosm.
Lesson 19 : The interior of the Microcosm.
Lesson 20 : The interior and exterior harmonies of the Microcosm.
Lesson 21 : The second section from Prophecy to Chiromancy.
Lesson 22 : The pyramids.
Lesson 23 : De praeternaturali utriusque mundi historia.
Lesson 24 : Alchemical experiments with wheat.
Lesson 25 : The Anatomy of Man.
Lesson 26 : Mystical Anatomy.
Lesson 27 : The reply to Kepler's criticisms.
Lesson 28 : Philosophia Sacra - Meteorology and Cosmology.
Lesson 29 : Philosophia Sacra - Some experiments.
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