Here's a great quote from the age of the Polymaths.
" All of nature in its awful vastness and incomprehensible complexity is in the end interrelated - worlds within worlds within worlds: the seen and the unseen - the physical and the immaterial are all connected - each exerting influence on the next - bound, as it were, by chains of analogy - magnetic chains. Every decision, every action mirrors, ripples, reflects and echoes throughout the whole of creation. The world is indeed bound with secret knots." - Valentine Worth, from Athanasius Kircher's 's' Magneticum Naturae Regnum
Here's an interview I just did for mark antony raines blog. It's a great blog with lots of interesting articles. Here's the link - http://ghostmanraines.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/mike-hardcastle-interviewed-by-mark.html?spref=bl or click on the image.
Lori Stewart speaks about her father, Robert Guenther's fossil collection which was included in the Columbus Museum of Art exhibition " Objects of Wonder ". She also talks about his other Interests and his craftsmanship. The Objects of Wonder exhibition was inspired by the age-old cabinet of curiosities
Here's a nice 18th century painting by Jacques de Lajoue of a French Wunderkammer or Cabinet of curiosities. This ones called the Cabinet of Joseph Bonnier de La Mosson. I love the ornate woodwork.
Here's two interesting videos showcasing two cool looking Cabinets of curiosities
Some of my interests include the Victorian era naturalists scientists and explorers such as Richard Owen, Nikola Tesla and Percy Fawcett also subjects such as Cryptozoology, Tesla inventions, and Victorian Era Natural History. I'm also a Biblical Unitarian and a artist