EFM 0038 | A fourfold fire-ball

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Postcard - ‘A fourfold fire-ball’. 

Alchemists recognize four kinds of fire of quantitative and qualitative difference: slow and tepid, moderate and tempered, big and strong, seething and vehement. Michael Maier (1568-1622) describes phases from the alchemical process in Atalanta fugiens, 1618.

EFM 0038
There is a brief explanation of the image on the reverse of the card.
Size: 105x150 mm
© EFM/Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection