The Ptolemaic Universe

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The Ptolemaic Universe God The Geometer Slide 9-37: God the Geometer, Manuscript illustration. Clark, p. 52 We vowed to search heaven and earth for geometric art motifs. We'll done a pretty good job on earth, so now lets try the heavens, and what better place to start than with God creating the universe. It almost seems like Medieval man thought he laid it out with a pair of compasses, a notion which may be due to a passage from the Old Testament: "When he established the heavens I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the deep:" The Four Realms Lets look at a Medieval version of the universe, consisting of the Four Realms that we mentioned in our unit on number symbolism. Now lets group them into two sets of two; Two below the moon, or sublunary : Matter Nature and two above the moon, or Translunary : Celestial:
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Super-celestial The Nine Spheres of Heaven Slide 10-2: Giovanni di Paolo, Creation of the World & Expulsion from Paradise ,1445 Fisher, Sally. The Square Halo. NY:
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