Zoroaster, Clavis Artis, MS. Verginelli-Rota, Roma, 1738.

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Iudicÿ uniuersalis paradigma Sacrae Scripturae testimonijs confirmatum : detail of Resurrection ; 1726 and 1738
Jehan Cousin ca. 1522-ca. 1593 
Pieter de Jode, 1570-1634 
The engraving (one of 12 sheets) reproduces a portion of the Last Judgment painted by Jean Cousin, le fils (Louvre, inv. 3345).  
20th Sep 201410:4745 notes


George Psalmanazar. Illustrations for his Description of Formosa. London. 1704.  

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I saw Joaquin's post about his show getting cut back. You had a show previously on KDVS?

You’re on Facebook? Lol yes, I used to way back in the day. Hell.. Between the ages of 15-20. It was mostly black metal, dark ambient, and some random sludge here and there. It was also called “Apocalypse,” but that was a long, long time ago (granted I’m only 24 now though..).


Devil. Ital. 14cent. Arsenal 539 BnF 
19th Sep 201402:0993 notes



"Join your hands, and put them in mine, and listen, my love.

I want to tell you, with the soft and soothing voice of an confessor giving counsel, how much our yearning to attain falls short of what we do attain.

There is no artist’s work that could have been more perfect. When I read line by line, the greatest poems has few verses that couldn’t be improved, few scenes that couldn’t have been told more vividly, and the overall result is never so good that it couldn’t have been vastly better.

Woe to the artist who notices this, who one day happens to think about it! Never again will he work with joy or sleep in peace. He’ll be a young man without youth, and grow old dissatisfied.

And why should anyone express himself? What little he may say would be better left unsaid.

If I could really convince myself that renunciation is beautiful, how dolefully happy I would always be!

For you do not love the things I say with the same ears I use to hear myself say them. Even my ears, should I speak loud, do not hear the words I speak in the same way as my inner ear hears the words I think. If even I, when I hear myself, get confused and am not always sure what I meant, then how much more other people are bound to misunderstand me!

What elaborate misconceptions from other people’s understanding of us!

The joy of being understood by other cannot be had by those who want to be understood, for they are too complex to be understood; and simple people, who can be understood by others, never have the desire to be understood.”

- Fernando Pessoa


Third Key, Basile Valentin.
15th Sep 201403:4761 notes

'Collectanea Chymica Leidensia' edited by Christopher Love Morley and Theodorus Muyckens, 1700.
4th Sep 201421:3374 notes

The Pope as Antichrist-Satan by Melchior Lorck
4th Sep 201415:37235 notes

Babalon image from the school of Bern. Artist unknown.
2nd Sep 201414:05237 notes
Opaque  by  andbamnan