Music from 'Atalanta fugiens' emblem 10Michael Maier's alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens was first published in Latin in 1617. It was a most amazing book as it incorporated 50 emblems with motto, an epigram and a discourse, but extended the concept of an emblem book by incorporating 50 pieces of music the 'fugues' or canons. In this sense it was an early example of multimedia.
Give fire to fire, Mercury to Mercury, and it is enough for you.
The entire Machina Mundi, riveted together, depends on this chain,
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