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Symbolism and modern science. Frontispiece of 'Ars Magna Lucis and Umbra' by Athanasius Kircher (Amsterdam, 1671). Traditional Hermetic/Alchemical symbols are mixed with a telescope, convex and concave mirrors and other optical devices. Kircher (1602-1680), German Jesuit priest, scientrist and polymath. Engraving.

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Symbolism and modern science. Frontispiece of 'Ars Magna Lucis and Umbra' by Athanasius Kircher (Amsterdam, 1671).  Traditional Hermetic/Alchemical symbols are mixed with a telescope, convex and concave mirrors and other optical devices. Kircher (1602-1680), German Jesuit priest, scientrist and polymath. Engraving.