that the human consciousness wasn’t just residing in the body,
but also ‘in the cloud’ so to speak.
Fludd spoke of different levels of consciousness,
depicted in this image below.
Robert Fludd: Utriusque cosmi
maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica physica atque technica histori.
It’s incredibly fascinating that in the 17th century already
people were thinking about our consciousness in a modern way.
For anyone interested in books by Fludd or in 17th-century books,
“Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atqve technica historia” by Fludd
has been scanned and made available online in part 1 and part 2.
It’s really worth a look…the diagrams and ink drawings are amazing!
And isn’t it an unprecedented wealth that it’s possible to study such a book
from behind your own computer?
It hasn’t been that long since I transcribed old manuscripts in an archival room on the top floor of the University library in Leiden,
for some I even had to wear gloves to protect the antique pages.
My discovery of these online fascimile editions makes my heart tick!
Then it was time to dive back into the sketching process again.
First more sketches of poses and expressions,
with many thanks to gorgeous model, Isis…♥