Written by the German physician, courtier, and alchemist Michael Maier, Atalanta fugiens (/8) offers its readers an alchemical interpretation of the Classical. Michael Maier’s alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first published in Latin in Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens: Sources of an Alchemical Book of. In Atalanta Fugiens is not the virgin to give birth, but she opens the male and extracts his Soul. Brought in his belly, the child will then give birth to the stone.

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Renaissance Alchemist Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens Atalanta Fugiens may well be one of the first multimedia productions ever created. They were dictated on staff paper, so that one could study the written philosophy and then practice the fugue for further insights.

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science frequently shares news, including calls for papers and career opportunities. Views View Edit History. He lived for many years in Prague as physician and confidant of the Emperor Rudolf II, an important patron of the arts, who had an special interest in hermetic philosophy and goals.

The Original Alchemical Music Prints of breastfeeding People with globes in art Standing women in art Atalanta Fugiens 17th-century woodcuts Allegories of earth Personifications of nature.

This page was last edited on 1 Mayat We fjgiens created a complete MP3 collection of all 50 pieces from Atalanta Fugiens, the 2 Rosicrucian canons, and the opening “Golden Apple Theme” from Atalanta Fugiens, for choral voices. This book is often cited as one of the first historical examples of multimedia.


This is a PDF file that contains the original multi-part pieces in modern music notation. Each section contains an engraved emblem and has a verse and an epigram associated with the emblem, and a short prose discourse which elaborates an alchemical interpretation of the symbolism in the emblem. Emblems 1 – 5 [transcribed by Clay Holden] Emblems 6 – 10 [transcribed by Clay Holden] Emblems 11 – 15 [transcribed by Hereward Tilton] Emblems 16 – 20 [transcribed by Hereward Tilton] Emblems 21 – 25 [transcribed by Hereward Tilton] Emblems 26 – 30 [transcribed by Hereward Tilton] Emblems 31 – 34 [transcribed by Hereward Tilton] Emblems 35 – 40 [transcribed by Peter Branwin] Emblems 41 – 45 [transcribed by Peter Branwin] Emblems 46 – 50 [transcribed by Peter Branwin] Atalantz you have problems understanding these alchemical texts, Adam McLean now provides a study course entitled How to read alchemical texts: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. Each of the fugues atalxnta composed of three instrumental voices, corresponding to the three alchemical elements; Salt Sulphur and Mercury.

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The Institute also comprises of a Research IT Group—specialist in digital humanities—doctoral students, and research and teaching cooperations with other institutions worldwide. What makes this book of emblems so special, aside from the surreal imagery and sublime poetry, is that each image is accompanied by a piece of music called a fugue.


Maier was the author of numerous alchemical and Rosicrucian works, many illustrated with symbolic engravings of great beauty. Atalanta Atalamta screen saver. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. He was a contemporary and an associate of many famous hermetic philosophers and alchemists such as Robert Fludd.

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We have also fguiens the music from the original multi-part notation into standard modern notation, as well as transcribing the music into both keyboard and guitar notation. Air and Water Mercury and Fire Sulphur are fluid elements compared to Earth Saltwhich remains relatively fixed in comparison. If you would like to read the English translation of Atalanta Fugiens, click here.

If you would like to do some homework and dig into one of the original alchemical texts, check out Atalanta Fugiens by Michael Maier, published in Germany almost years ago. The publication is a complex early example of multimedia art made up of 50 sections.

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Perspectives and Methods Anthropocene. Atalanta fvgiens Wellcome L It is also the most robust collection of traditional alchemical music in existence.

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