Html?id=vL5aAAAAcAAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-sharePhilosophia Reformata (etc.) Philosophia Philosophia Reformata (etc.) By Johannes Daniel Mylius. INDEX Lambspring Thurneisser Mylius Valentine Khunrath Hermaphrodite child Mutus liber Atalanta Petrus Bonus Rosary Terrestrial astronomy Splendor solis. Creation date: ; Period: Second millenium AD. First issued: ; Provenance. Publisher: Jennis.


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The Alchemy web site on Levity. The first shown here with 28 emblems, is unique to Mylius, the second series is a reworking of philosophia reformata mylius 20 emblems of the Rosarium philosophorum sequence, and the third is a re-engraved version of the Azoth series of Basil Valentine 13 images.

Mylius 'Philosophia Reformata' series

Back to descriptions of sequences. Back to symbolism page. In a deep valley between two mountains, a naked woman with a Moon head stands nursing a solar headed child at her breast. Her body is enveloped in the globe of the Earth, and she stands with her feet immersed in a lake or channel of water that runs between the philosophia reformata mylius mountains.


On top of the leftmost mountain a salamander stands philosophia reformata mylius a blazing fire, while on the top of the rightmost hill, is a birds nest. On bird sits on the nest while the other is about to fly off into the air.

Four woman or goddesses stand balancing upon spheres which bear the symbols of the four Elements - from left to right Earth, Water, Air philosophia reformata mylius Fire.

They balance upon their heads flaming flasks.


Inside each of these flasks a symbol is seen - from left to righta dark man, a seed sprouting? Each of these women stand with hands upon their hips except for the woman-goddess upon the Water globe with the seed flask on her head, for she is pointing with her left hand to the earth below.

Upon a radiant globe of light figures of the Sun and Moon are seated back-to-back, the Sun on the philosophia reformata mylius.

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The Sun-headed figure holds out in his right hand philosophia reformata mylius double flask, in the upper part of which is a philosophia reformata mylius with sceptre, while in the lower is a black bird a crow or raven. The Moon-headed woman holds out a double flask in her left hand, the topmost sphere of which contains a white swan, while the lower has a peacock.

She points to this lower sphere with her right forefinger.

Within the radiant sphere of light is a three headed snake. To the left is philosophia reformata mylius stump of a tree which is regenerating showing forth a few new leaves, while to the right is a fully mature tree.

Within a cavern in the side of a mound or hill a winged dragon lives philosophia reformata mylius a blaze of fire and flames. On the right a bearded philosopher stands and points to the dragon, while to the left an armoured knight Is about to shoot an arrow at the dragon with his bow.

On the hill above a Lion lies, and seven plants grow out of the hill.

On the left an alchemist bearing tongs attends a square furnace from the top of which flames and smoke emerge. On the right below a window a Sun-headed man and a Moon-headed woman sit at a table flanking an old bearded philosophia reformata mylius with wings, whose hands are raised seemingly in blessing.

On the table two flowers possibly roses grow out of a triangular crucible. In the foreground in front of the table A lion is in the act of devouring a snake.

On the right, a man naked except for a lonincloth stands in a nimbus of flaming fire pointing with both hands to a receiving flask set into the side of a large square furnace.

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On the left a lion is in act of devouring a sun disc in the air. In the centre a woman stands, holding up in her left hand a plant with seven roses, while she points to the ground below the lion with philosophia reformata mylius right forefinger.

A winged Hermes or Mercury stands upon a pair of wings, between the Sun disc on the left and Moon philosophia reformata mylius on the left.


In each hand he holds a caduceus. On the left is an armed warrior or knight with sword and shield probably a Mars figure. On the right is a female figure holding a philosophia reformata mylius in her left hand - a hawk or eagle.

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She points to the earth with her right hand and is probably a Diana-Moon figure. Under a heavy shower of rain falling from a layer of cloud under a rainbow, arching between Sun and Moon, a couple are being married by another man, their hands being linked together.

On the right a man with a trident possibly a Neptune figure walks away from this scene looking backwards at philosophia reformata mylius couple.