In collaboration with the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica
“The Alchemy of the Amphitheatrum”, by Peter Forshaw
The first lecture in the Infinite Fire Webinar series focuses on Heinrich Khunrath’s Amphitheatrum Sapientiae Aeternae – “The Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom”, which was originally published in 1595. This book has traditionally been considered a strange mix of Christianity and magic. Peter elaborates on the alchemical symbolism of four circular and five rectangular engravings integrated in the Amphitheatrum, and comments on a number of the other famous engravings in this remarkable work.