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Natural-Magical Calendar (Part 1) - 1582
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One of * three charts mapping out paths to revealing the hidden through magic are from the 16th Century German book ‘An everlasting natural-magical calendar, which contains the contemplation of the deepest and most secret things, as well as the acknowledgments of the whole philosophy’.
(Original title: Ein Im[m]erwährender Natürlich-Magischer Calender, Welcher die Beschauung der Allertiefesten und Geheimesten Sachen, Ingleichen die Erkäntnüs der gantzen Philosophie in sich faßet.)
Published in 1582, although others say it was first printed around 1620, the work features the three large tables of celestial and magical correspondences you see here.
In seeking to explain everything, the artist – given as Johann Baptist Grossschedel von Aicha – taps into Jewish mysticism, the zodiac, archangels and lesser angels, the four elements, the four wins, the four cardinal directions, and all manner of philosophical alchemy and hermeticism, esoteric philosophies and practices. With this guide you could become an alchemist and transmute ignorance into truth.
Paper: Printed on Hahnemühle Photorag (308g).