Spiritual Exercises

“Spiritual exercises” it is a free and printable workbook with various visual activities and riddles. Each of 22 pages freely corresponds to 22 plates presented in Splendor Solis, the illuminated alchemical text from 1582 attributed to Salomon Trismosin.

The activity book is based on the research project ‘Spiritual Exercises.’ This project was conducted in collaboration with the Fine Arts Academy in Katowice and was supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for young researchers. The project’s main focus was to create a publication containing interviews with contemporary artists from Poland, where we discussed the magical and esoteric themes present in their art practices.

While creating the activity book, I aimed to explore how to translate the knowledge included in magical thinking, magical symbolism, and correspondences into a form accessible through the art process.

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