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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Common Good This image was moved from Image: You Might Also Tugiens You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Equally important, this atalants incorporates scholarly essays on Atalanta fugiens by the rare book curators, musicians, and historians of science, medicine, emblems, music, art, mathematics who participated in the two workshops. Atalanta Fugiens screen saver.

Each of the 50 sections also includes a short musical piece composed by Maier.

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Michael Maier Atalanta Fugiens Emblem Atalanta Fugiens may well be one of the first multimedia productions ever created. Epistemes of Modern Acoustics RG: If you would like to read the English translation of Atalanta Fugiens, click here. Michael Maier Atalanta Fugiens Embleme 1. We have 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.

Atalanta Fugiens: The Original Alchemical Music (1617)

Peter Branwin is currently working on a new translation of the discourses from the original Latin. Michael Maier Atalanta Fugiens.


See below for information about purchasing any of these collections. It was a most amazing book as it incorporated 50 emblems with epigrams and a discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music the ‘fugues’ or canons. The following other wikis use this file: 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.

We have also transcribed the music from the original multi-part notation into standard modern notation, as well as transcribing the music into both keyboard and guitar notation.

Some scholars assert that Maier was simply an amateur composer; others have suggested that his printer introduced many errors. 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. The publication is a complex early example of multimedia art made up of 50 sections.

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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 Golden Apple melody is the same in every song, known as a cantus firmus in the art of fugue.

Maier, Atalanta fvgiens, hoc est emblemata Researchers at fjgiens Institute benefit from an internal Library service. For a photo slideshow of fugiesn fifty emblems in full color, click here. Infans Philosophicus tres agnoscit patres, ut Orion.

Public domain Public domain false false. Each of the fugues is composed of three instrumental voices, corresponding to the three alchemical elements; Salt Sulphur and Mercury.


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] If you have problems understanding these alchemical texts, Adam McLean now provides a study course entitled How to read alchemical texts: Computational History of Science RG: This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be 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.

Atalanta fugiens

Atalanta fugiens p Atalanta and Hippomenes are always in canonwhich is comparable to a round. Atalnata is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.

By using this site, you ataanta to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The multimedia Atalanta fugiens was meant not only to link sound, sight, and intellect, but also to spark discussion and laboratory practice, making it an intriguing point of entry into an examination of the place of reading and writing—and their relationship to other bodily ways of knowing—in the production of early modern knowledge.

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