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Count Michael Maier was a Lutheran alchemist and physician at the courts of Emperor Rudolf II and Moritz of Hessen-Kassel.

He is best known for his book Atalanta Fugiens, which was first published in Latin in 1617. Atalanta Fugiens is a collection of allegorical alchemical illustrations accompanied by extended discourses on their inner meanings, interspersed occasionally with alchemical verses and music. (The Alchemy Website notes that, with the writing, visuals and musical pieces, Atalanta Fugiens "was an early example of multimedia.")

Maier was also a defender of the early Rosicrucian movement prior to the outbreak of the Thirty Years' War.

Maier was a friend of other well-known alchemists of the time, such as Robert Fludd.

Poems by Michael Maier


Recommended Books: Michael Maier

Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens: Sources of an Alchemical Book of Emblems Quest for the Phoenix: Spiritual Alchemy and Rosicrucianism in the Work of Count Michael Maier (1569-1622) Count Michael Maier Count Michael Maier: Life and Writings, 1568 - 1622 Themis Aurea or Laws of the Fraternity of the Rosie Cross





Related Links

The Alchemy Website - Atalanta fugiens
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/atalanta.html

The complete Atalanta Fugiens of Michael Maier in English translation, with the accombanying alchemical emblems.

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http://www.nd.edu/~dharley/witchcraft/Maier.html

A decent overview of Count Maier's life and writings (despite the URL's false 'witchcraft' categorization).
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