Postcard - ‘The Spiritual Brain'.
The head of this young man is in fact a diagram of the human mind. Not only does it indicate the seats of the five senses – Tactus, touch (index finger); Gustus, taste (mouth); Odoratus, smelling (nose), Visus, sight (eye) and Auditus, hearing (ear), but also the way through which God can communicate with man and vice versa. This can be achieved using the faculties of reason (Ratio), intellect (Intellectus) and mind (Mens). Above these three faculties we see a ‘communication channel’ that allows man to access the world of God and the angels. The physician, scientist and Rosicrucian advocate Robert Fludd (1574-1637) .
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x148 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection