scriptie : alchemy & graphic design 2012 , by corbin mahieu
In addition, as indexical generators of a contemplative type of alchemy, some of Fludd’s images were meant to integrate the viewer into their imaginary world, causing a spirital and intellectual alchemy to occur in the moment of viewing the image
When the viewer emerged from the trance - like state induced by participation in visions, he was (perhaps) transformed, like base matter, into spiritual gold.
”—Szulakowka, Urszula. The alchemy of light ” Geometry and Optics in Late Renaissance Alchemical Illustration” ( 2000 ) p.04-05