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A female demon copulating with a giant penis.
The flying throne of star-taught Sulaiman, from Across the Border by Edward Emmerson Oliver, 1890.
Moon Shine Through The Clouds
Planetary chart from The Magus; A Complete System of Occult Philosophy
Pierre Subleyras, Charon Ferrying the Shades
"On Silver Spine the Self endures
Turning within to find the cures.
O! Sun of Gnosis warm the Soul
Leed me through darkness, make me whole.”
This paper has a remarkably soft texture.
Io. Gottlieb Heineccii … Operum as universam iuris prudentiam, philosophiam, et litteras humaniores pertinentium. Tomus primus [-undecimus] Neapoli, Impensis D. Campi, 1759-1777. By Johann Gottlieb Heineccius.
Call number K340.8 .H4 1759
The Egyptian Temple of Esna, south of Luxor.
Erected in the Ptolemaic Period, this temple was the last Egyptian temple to be decorated with hieroglyphic texts.
The site was an important cultural center in the Ptolemaic Period, although archaeological evidence dates from as early as the Middle Kingdom. […] It was erected in the Ptolemaic Period and enlarged with a hypostyle hall, decorated mainly in Roman times. The temple was dedicated to an androgynous, nameless, omnipotent creator god, which manifested itself as both the male god Khnum/ Khnum-Ra and the female deity Neith.
Nothing more than the hypostyle hall has survived from the temple. Its walls are decorated with some unique ritual scenes, such as the dance of the pharaoh before the gods, and the catching of fishes and birds with a clap net. The temple’s columns, decorated mainly with inscriptions, display the only temple ritual known from ancient Egypt that is preserved in its entirety. The inscriptions are written in Middle Egyptian with some Demotic influence.
[…] The existing temple of Esna was built during the reign of Ptolemy V (205-180 BCE) and decorated by his successor, Ptolemy VI (180-145 BCE), during that ruler’s coregency with Ptolemy VIII and Cleopatra II (170-163 BCE).
The shown relief in the fourth photo is from the north side of the temple, and shows Roman emperor Trajan subduing the enemies of Egypt -a traditional Pharaonic image in Egyptian art.
Photos taken by Brian Ritchie.
Yves Tanguy, 1930, Neither Legends nor Figures