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  • artmastered:

    Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818, oil on canvas, 94.8 x 74.8 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Source

    The painting that defines the art of the German Romanticists, Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog is a depiction of the artist surveying a mountainous landscape bathed in fog from a rocky vantage point. The viewer is encouraged to immerse themselves in the sublime beauty of nature, just as Friedrich is doing, and to take a step back from the corruption and hollowness of modern society.

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    fuckyeahpaganism:

    The feminine goddess par excellence in ancient Egypt, Hathor was a pre-Dynastic goddess who gained enormous popularity early on. Her name is translated as “the House of Horus”, which may be a reference to her as the embodiment of the sky in her role of the Celestial Cow, being that which surrounds the decidedly sky-oriented hawk-deity, Horus, when he takes wing. If Horus was the god associated with the living king, Hathor was the god associated with the living queen.” (x)(x)

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    obviologist:

    Just a triangle, nothing special, just a deep space triangle found by Hubble telescope. This afternoon in fact. it was quite a surprise to everyone involved. I think this means the invasion will begin soon but you never can tell. 

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    hierophage:

    Happy Feast Day of St. +Robertus de Fluctibus!

    From Sabazius’ Invisible Basilica:

    Robertus de Fluctibus


    (1574-1637 e.v.)



    by T. Apiryon 
    Copyright © 1995 Ordo Templi Orientis. All rights reserved. 

    Robert Fludd was a Kentish Anglican alchemist, Paracelsist physician, mathematician, astronomer, cosmologist, Qabalist, Rosicrucian apologist, and alleged 16th Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion. Fludd was considered by Crowley to be an Adeptus Exemptus. Fludd was a prolific writer, and many of his works on alchemy, Rosicrucianism, occult medicine, the “magnetic” philosophy and various scientific theories survive. The illustration of a “Design suitable for top of altar,” Plate 2(b) of Book IV, Part III, is from Fludd’s Utriusque Cosmi Historia. Fludd was allegedly a member of the committee which drafted the “King James” translation of the bible in 1611.

    His thirteen published works include A Compendious Apology for the Fraternity of the Rosy Cross (1616), The Apologetic Tractatus for the Society of the Rosy Cross (1617), Utriusque Cosmi Historia (1617-19), Summum Bonum (1629), and Clavis Philosophiae et Alchymiae (1633).

    References:

    Baigent, Michael; Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln; Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Dell, NY 1982
    Godwin, Joscelyn; Robert Fludd: Hermetic Philosopher and Surveyor of Two Worlds, Phanes Press, Grand Rapids, MI 1991
    Huffmann, Wm. H.; Robert Fludd and the End of the Renaissance, Routledge, London 1988
    Mackey, Albert G.; Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Masonic History Co., NY 1909
    McIntosh, Christopher; The Rosicrucians, the History and Mythology of an Occult Order, Crucible, Wellingborough 1987
    Turner, Robert; Elizabethan Magic, Element, Longmead 1989
    Waite, Arthur Edward; The Real History of the Rosicrucians, London 1887
    Yates, Frances; The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, ARK, London 1972/1986

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