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Kabbalistic spiral periodic table

Kabbalistic spiral periodic table


I love this Helix Chemica scanned from a 1944 edition of Hackh’s Chemical Dictionary. Besides the usual information about atomic structure and periodicity of properties, this variant on the familiar table displays the natural abundance of each element in living organisms, the sun, the sky, the ocean, and terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks.


5 thoughts on “Kabbalistic spiral periodic table

  1. Mendeleev says:

    No doubt a charming rendition of the periodic table but contrary to what is stated in the caption it does not provide the “usual information about atomic structure”.

    For a full account of this subject see Eric Scerri’s recent book,

    The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance, Oxford University Press, 2007.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      …on what you consider “usual.” I would say that anything describing itself as a periodic “table” has to A) arrange the elements in order of atomic weight and B) group them according to the observed periodicity of their properties, which this graphic does. That was all I intended by “usual.”

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