Friday, January 6, 2006

Bound with secret knots

"All of nature in its awful vastness and incomprehensible complexity is in the end interrelated - worlds within worlds within worlds: the seen and the unseen - the physical and the immaterial are all connected - each exerting influence on the next - bound, as it were, by chains of analogy - magnetic chains. Every decision, every action mirrors, ripples, reflects and echoes throughout the whole of creation. The world is indeed bound with secret knots."

-- Valentine Worth from Athanasius Kircher's Magneticum Naturae Regnum

Not usually one for unified theories, I find this imagery irresistable; it reminds me of Frazer's discussions of tabooed knots from The Golden Bough.

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