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Letter to Athanasius Kircher touching upon alchemy
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adammclean
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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 03:08 pm
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Philip Neal has recently found a letter in the Kircher correspondence archives which touches on alchemy.


http://archimede.imss.fi.it/kircher/562/large/138r.jpg
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Happily he has also provided a translation

http://www.voynichcentral.com/users/philipneal/kinner_1666_translation.html

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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 05:01 pm
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Mentioned also at the following site, which may be of interest to alchemical researchers:

http://www.ciphermysteries.com/2008/10/22/philip-neal-strikes-again

http://www.ciphermysteries.com/about

Paul Ferguson
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 Posted: Tue Nov 11th, 2008 06:12 pm
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The author of the letter, Gottfried Alois Kinner von Löwenthurn, was mathematical tutor to Archduke Karl Joseph von Habsburg (1649–1664), son of Emperor Ferdinand III. It was Kinner who suggested to Kircher that he construct the "Organum Mathematicum" as a learning tool for the young Archduke.

Kinner von Löwenthurn was born about 1610 in Reichenbach, Silesia, and was a Doctor of Theology, Philosophy and Law. He was in Prague around 1653.


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