THE SECOND DISSECTION
The partition of matter does not lead us to the understanding of the Grand Composition, it is in the hands of a being called God, or process . . .


... The Cosmic Man as Image of the Goal of the Individuation Process and Human Development.
ML von Franz -'At the Edges of Death'.

 

When acquainted with the fascinating work of AndreasVesalius, a standard piece of education at the Academy, with the purpose to learn about the anatomy of the human body, and so  to be able to work in the right  proportions on the appearance of the human being, 'The Second Plate of the Muscles'  from the book 'De Humanis Corporis Fabrica' -  by Vesalius - was found  the most intriguing.  The dissection of man, the determination to learn about himself, the magnificent outcome to the medical world and science in general, is also the beginning of this work. I had discovered a second picture in the Plate : the position of the arms and the  hands, as depicted by Vesalius seemed to copy the famous gesture of Hermes Trismegistus, pointing to the Cosmos and the World/Himself  and thus saying: 'As above, - so below'... and I have reason to believe this was intentionally done  by Vesalius.

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