Hildegard of Bingen
Liber Divinorum Operum: Second Vision, German Romanesque
Lucca, Bibl Governativa Ms. 1942, folio 9r
Father Kircher’s Laser Beam - Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, strikes again with this 1671 print of “burning mirrors” envisioned as secret weapons. This illustration is taken from Kircher’s important work on optics entitled Ars magna lucis et umbrae, printed by Jansson-Waeberge,Amsterdam (1671).