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Abraham von Franckenberg - The Key to the House of David (1646) [beta]
This is an Appendix of Abraham von Franckenberg's publication [1646] of Guillaume Postel's 'Absconditorum clavis, ou La Clé des choses cachées et l'Exégèse du Candélabre mystique dans le tabernacle de Moyse' [The Key of Secrets, or, The Key of Hidden Things...
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I was pissed off at the attacks on sufis and looking around at local sufi stuff.. and I came across this.
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11/25/17
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Excerpt from something I've been working on translating. It's REALLY good:


Although Geometry owes its birth to the need we have to know the measure of the Bodies, it does not limit it nevertheless to the objects which strike our senses. Without stopping at the physical qualities which differentiate them, she considers only the extent that is common to them all. Existing bodies are even its responsibility, as far as they are intelligible: it is in the region of possibilities that it claims to make discoveries, and it is from this sublime region that it descends, to apply to the extended beings that make up our world, the immutable rules that are equally appropriate to any other world than the one we inhabit.

But Geometry, rising to the most spiritual idea of ​​the Extent, does not engage in metaphysical speculations concerning its nature. It does not examine if any Extent is Body; or if space and matter are not two different species: it does not consider its immensity, penetrability, or impenetrability. Leaving aside these great questions, she only envisages the portions of the edifice bounded on all sides, and separated by their outline from all those which surround them, or which might surround them. These isolated portions are the object of Geometry: She discovers its nature, properties, relations; & gives safe rules for measuring & constructing them exactly.

All portions of the extent are perfectly similar in substance. As the extension as extension being absolutely homogeneous, the extended parts can differ substantially between them only by the more or the less. But their external form, the contour which ends them being able to vary to infinity, puts between them an infinite diversity. A ball and a column of wax are of the same substance; one can even suppose that there is as much wax in one as in the other. If, then, these two postions of wax differ from each other, as we can not doubt, it is only by their external appearance. It is therefore only from this domain that the portions of extension derive their denomination: it is in relation to this form that they are divided into slabs, gentes, and essences. Finally it is from there that the general name of Figures comes to them, adopted by Geometers to avoid circumlocutions.

Let us form, then, a clear idea of ​​these bounded ranges; and to grasp them more strongly, do not disdain to call the imagination to our aid. In the immensity of the expanse exposed to the eyes of our mind, we cut out figures at our pleasure, and see how far reason can go to develop its nature.

Every Figure must be considered according to these dimensions and according to its elements. These are two points of view which must not be confounded, and which are not always distinguished with sufficient care.
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The Hunting of the GREENELYON
THE HUNTING OF the GREENELYON. ALL haile to the noble Companie Oftrue Students in holy Alchimie, Whose noble practise doth hem teach To vaile their secrets with mistie speach; Mought yt please your worshipfulnes To heare my silly soothfastnes, Of that pract...
The Hunting of the GREENELYON
The Hunting of the GREENELYON
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The Geometrical Order of the World - beta
This was originally going to be a post of the diagrams from Otto Van Veen's " Physicae et Theologicae Conclusiones " (1621), but I found an old paper, " The Geometrical Order of the World: Otto Van Veen's Physicae et Theologicae Conclusiones " by Christoph ...
The Geometrical Order of the World - beta
The Geometrical Order of the World - beta
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Ikhwan al-Safa, or Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity
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11/16/17
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First image I found recently.. the second is old.

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