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    Winterthur

    The family Pfau from the swiss town of Winterthur was famous for their constructions of tiled stoves. One of them was mentioned by Fulcanelli and Canseliet. Jean Laplace and others wrote a whole book about it.





    There are interesting reinterpretations of some of the imagery attributed to Valentine's 12 keys and the Splendor Solis.

    Family Pfau did many more tiled stoves and other things. On this stove for the town council of Zürich are interesting tiles too:



    Last edited by Florius Frammel; 04-16-2019 at 02:39 PM.

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    Thanks, Florius!

    This is pretty awesome...

    Okay, call me biased, but I'm always delighted to learn about fellow Swiss alchemists. And this one has some profound symbolism to share.

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    I like those images. Does that say "wisdom is the guardian"? I should have paid more attention in Latin. Also weird block shapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    I like those images. Does that say "wisdom is the guardian"? I should have paid more attention in Latin. Also weird block shapes.
    "Wisdom is the guardian of all things."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Sternbach View Post
    "Wisdom is the guardian of all things."
    Thank you Michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    Thank you Michael.
    You are welcome.

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    Here is the first book that made the connection of an oven from Winterthur to alchemy. It was published 1912 in Paris and it's very likely that Fulcanelli read it.
    The book is in french:

    http://livres-d-hermes.com/PDF/ESQHE101.PDF

    The author differs between the alchemical and hermetic explanation/interpretation of the tiles and gives both. They are on the last two pages.
    Last edited by Florius Frammel; 04-24-2019 at 03:42 PM.

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