The Local Horizon

We know how to tell many lies that sound like truth, but we know how to tell the truth, when we wish.

Revising the Voynich Manuscript

geisterseher:

Georg von Welling. Opus mago-cabalisticum et theologicum : vom Uhrsprung und Erzeugung des Saltzes, dessen Natur und Eigenschafft, wie auch dessen Nutz und Gebrauch … (1719)

geisterseher:

Georg von Welling. Opus mago-cabalisticum et theologicum : vom Uhrsprung und Erzeugung des Saltzes, dessen Natur und Eigenschafft, wie auch dessen Nutz und Gebrauch … (1719)

(via ffactory)

Ialdabaoth

Ialdabaoth

Fishing for Leviathan

Fishing for Leviathan

medieval:

Hildegard of BingenLiber Divinorum Operum: Second Vision, German Romanesque1173Lucca, Bibl Governativa Ms. 1942, folio 9r

medieval:

Hildegard of Bingen
Liber Divinorum Operum: Second Vision, German Romanesque
1173
Lucca, Bibl Governativa Ms. 1942, folio 9r

losservatoredonato:

Father Kircher’s Laser Beam - Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, strikes again with this 1671 print of “burning mirrors” envisioned as secret weapons.  This illustration is taken from Kircher’s important work on optics entitled Ars magna lucis et umbrae, printed by Jansson-Waeberge,Amsterdam (1671). 

losservatoredonato:

Father Kircher’s Laser Beam - Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, strikes again with this 1671 print of “burning mirrors” envisioned as secret weapons.  This illustration is taken from Kircher’s important work on optics entitled Ars magna lucis et umbrae, printed by Jansson-Waeberge,Amsterdam (1671). 

Various maps showing Prester John on his throne in Ethiopia. 

Thomas and Leonard Digges, A prognostication everlasting, 1605. 

Thomas and Leonard Digges, A prognostication everlasting, 1605.