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Okkultismus und Hermetik


ASTROLOGIE | ALCHEMIE | KABBALA | ESOTERIK | TAROT | MAGIE | MONSTER | OMEN | ABERGLAUBEN | LEGENDEN

  • Alchemy: Hermes Trismegistos and the symbol of the conjunction of sun and moon | Viridarium chymicum, 1624
  • Alchemy: The Chymical Wedding | Allegory of the coincidence of opposites | From the Rosarium philosophorum, 1550
  • Astrological correspondence of the palm of the hand | Agrippa von Nettesheim [De occulta philosophia, 1533]
  • Astrological correspondences with parts of the human body | Late medieval woodcut
  • Athanasius Kircher [Mundus subterraneus, 1665, in two voulumes] | One of the most influential treatises on the earth and its secrets
  • Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim [1486–1535] magician, occultist, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist | Frontispiece of De occulta philosophia, 1533
  • Correspondence of macrocosm and microcosm | Colored engraving from Graber and Gichtel: Eine kurtze Eröfnung und Anweisung der dreyen Principien und Welten im Menschen, 1723
  • Dragon | From Athanasius Kircher: Mundus subterraneus, 1665
  • Entrance to the Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom | Allegorical image from Heinrich Khunrath: Amphiteatrum sapientiae aeternae, 1609
  • Freemasons: Masonic Symbol on a a house in Brazil
  • Giant | From Athanasius Kircher: Mundus subterraneus, 1665
  • Illusion of an apparition of a spirit by use of a camera obscura | Karl von Eckartshausen: Aufschlüsse zur Magie, 1788-91
  • Illusion of an apparition of a spirit by use of a concave mirror | Karl von Eckartshausen: Aufschlüsse zur Magie, 1788-91
  • Kabbalah: Joseph Gikatilla [Portae Lucis, 1516] | A Kabbalist holding the Sephirotic Tree from the Kabbalah
  • Kabbalah: Knorr von Rosenroth | Frontispiece on Kabbala denudata, 1677
  • Kabbalah: Sephirotic Tree and kabbalistic correspondences | Knorr von Rosenroth: Kabbala denudata, 1677
  • Kabbalah: Sympathy of microcosm and macrocosm | Georg von Welling: Opus mago-cabalisticum, 1719
  • Magical figure | Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim: De occulta philosophia, 1533
  • Moleoskopy: Divination from the moles in the face
  • Monstrous creatures | Caspar Schott: Physica Curiosa, 1697
  • Monument in a graveyard in Freiburg, Germany
  • Monument in a graveyard
  • Superstition: Eclipse of the sun, believed to be a bad omen
  • Superstition: The Clootie Well [near Munlochy, Scotland] with characteristic offerings
  • Superstition: Touching bronze Khmer figures in Madalay, Burma, believed to have magical healing properties. Originally the statues were placed as guards [dvarapala] in the temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Superstition: Turning the hand on a copper plated column inside the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, believed to bring luck
  • Superstition: Woman turning her hand on a copper plated column inside the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, believed to bring luck
  • Tarot cards
  • Templar in his war outfit | Manuset [Histoire critique et apologétique, 1789]
  • The island of Atlantis | Famous engraving from Athanasius Kircher [Mundus subterraneus, 1665]

Alle Bilder: © Elmar R. Gruber