Fludd, Robert - Utriusque Cosmi, Maioris scilicet et Minoris - 4
Type of Spiritual Experience
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.
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