Athanasius Kircher’ was born in Rome 02 May 1601 and enjoyed a long life
. He was a Jesuit and Orientalist. He was a brilliant and highly eccentric scholar and explorer. For the times he was avant garde, discussing chakras and decoding ancient Egyptian and translating Coptic texts.
He was interested and highly knowledgeable of the Hermetic Philosphy, Kabbalah, Astrology and Sacred Geometry. He published close to forty books, including some on Geology and Medicine
Below are his tables for the Coptic Mansions of the Moon.