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Fludd, Robert - Utriusque Cosmi, Maioris scilicet et Minoris - 4

Identifier

011170

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

If you try to map the cone of the soul against the physical model you get a reversed view, best shown by Robert Fludd’s rather complex diagram.  In some senses it is a almost impossible thing to convey, but Fludd did his best here.

Essentially, the cones meet at their apexes and Fludd clearly believed that the cones met at the Sun – you can see the picture of the Sun in the diagram.  He has also tried to superimpose the reversed cones to show that one is a mirror of the other.

The diagram is clearly symbolic as we have Terra/Earth,  the Water, Air [shown as clouds] then a very visible Fire layer.  Then we start to rise through the planets.

But you can also see that what is in between the cones is a diamond shape, thus cones are interspersed with diamonds.

Oh dear, so complex to expain.

 

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Fludd, Robert

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Air
Cone
Earth
Egg
Fire
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Being constantly criticised
Migraine

Commonsteps

References