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Maier, Atalanta fugiens, Oppenheim, 161B "Taking a sweat-bath with Saturn" intended seeing our passage in the course of the earthly vale of tears as a technique of purification, on the finish of which lay the overcoming of the uncooked nature of the " outdated Adam". W Blake, demise Door, from: Cates of Paradise, 1793 D. 5to/cius von 5to/cenberg, Viri darium chymicum, Frankfurt, 1624 ,60 OPUS MACNUM: Purification OPUS MACNUM: Purification Purification Purification "Then, as in a furnace, the hearth attracts out of subject and divides what's top, spirit, brain, existence ( . . . ) leads it up wards, takes the topmost via the helmet, holds speedy to it after which flows downwards ( .. . ), similar to God will do at the Day of Judgment; with a fireplace he'll separate each factor, and divide the simply from the godless. The Chris tian and the simply will visit heaven and stay in it for ever; however the god much less and the damned will remain in hell as broth and yeast. " (Martin Luther, Tischreden) Theatrum chemicum Britan nicum, London, 1652 W. Blake, final Judgement, 1808 "When mind's eye, artwork & technological know-how pass, all highbrow presents, the entire presents or the Holy Ghost, are look'd upon as of no need & in basic terms rivalry is still to guy, then the final Judgement starts off. " With those phrases Blake brought a close observation at the portray of an analogous identify, during which he provides an exact rationalization of the OPUS MACNUM: Purification OPUS MACNUM: Purification numerous figures depicted in it. " I f the Spectator may input into those photos in his mind's eye, imminent them at the Fiery Chariot of his Contemplative notion ( ... ) then could he come up from his Grave, then may he meet the Lord within the Air & then he will be satisfied. " (William Blake, A imaginative and prescient of the final Judgement, 1810) 1 sixty three Fall of Adam Fall of Adam "The Father indigo nant on the Fall the Saviour, whereas the Evil Angels are pushed, lightly con· ducts our first par· ents out of Eden via a safeguard of weeping Angels devil now awakes Sin, loss of life eight. Hell, to rejoice with him the delivery of struggle and M isery, whereas the lion siezes the Bull, Tyger, the pony, the Vulture and the Eagle contend forthe lamb. " (I nscription at the opposite of the drawing, 1807) The celestial riot of smug Lucifer, his next banishment to the darkish abyss and the fa l l of Adam, causally l inked to it, shape the start line of airtight philosophy. For those cosmic catastrophes produced the ' primaterial' chaos of the weather, which kinds the beginning fabric for the paintings. The artist faces the superhuman job of bri nging this ' darkish lump' again to its unique paradisal kingdom via entire sublimation. "It is obvious that the Earth as initially made through God was once fairly entire and ideal and likewise just like the nature and advantage of the philosopher's stone ( . . . ) . while guy fel l, God g rew indignant and cursed the pink earth (Adam derives from the Hebrew: Adamah, 'red earth'. This was once obvious as a connection with the pink of the lapis), he destroyed its intrinsic professional· parts, grew to become the homogeneity into heterogeneity and altered it through taking the weather into an offensive conflation of fabric: from which keep on with corruption and loss of life.