Friday, June 12, 2015

Mathematical Magick

Complete title: Mathematical Magick, or, The wonders that may by performed by mechanichal geometry: in two books, concerning mechanical powers [and] motions. Being one of the most easie, pleasant, useful (and yet most neglected) part of Mathematicks. Not before treated of in this language.

A treatise by the English clergyman, natural philosopher, polymath and author John Wilkins (1614 – 1672). It was first published in 1648 in London, another edition was printed in 1680 further editions were published in 1691 and 1707.

Mathematics and magic may seem a strange combination, but many of the most powerful magical effects performed today have a mathematical basis.

Mathematical Magick:

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