Fludd's energy and substance

Fludd's energy and substance

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Caption: Energy and substance. 17th century mystical work depicting the relationship between energy and substance in the Universe. At the top is the source of infinite force at the sphere of the Empyrean, casting an inverted pyramid of energy whose tip reaches the elemental earth. At the bottom is elemental earth, the base of the pyramid of substance which just reaches the top. In the middle is the Sun, thought of as the perfect balance of substance and energy, This engraving comes from Medicina Catholica by Robert Fludd, printed at Frankfurt in 1629.

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