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September, Virgo to Libra by the Tropical Zodiac

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-- Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:55 --

The Worship of Priapus, a page from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, featuring nineteen women and five men. In the foreground, priestesses sacrifice an ass beneath the phallic god’s herma.

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Venice: Aldus Mauntius, 1499 (source: Internet Archive).

Public Domain Review essay on the Hypnerotomachia by Demetra Vogiatzaki: here!

-- Fri, 30 Sep 2022 17:42 --

Stage at the Blue Moon Theatre in Second Life decorated with palm trees, inflatable water sprinklers and flamingoes.

Stage for a DJ set at the Blue Moon Theatre in Second Life. Backdrop by me, props, inflatable unicorns, sprinklers etc. courtesy of Sath Gandt.

-- Tue, 13 Sep 2022 13:58 --

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Such were the mystic rites, ceremonies, and incantations used by the ancient Theurgists to burst asunder the bonds of natural order, and to obtain an awful intercourse with the World of Spirits-.

Magic Ceremonies. Such were the mystic rites, ceremonies, and incantations used by the ancient Theurgists to burst asunder the bonds of natural order, and to obtain an awful intercourse with the World of Spirits-.”

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: The Necromancer. Awful Invocation of a Spirit.

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: The Seventh Bullet. Der Freischutz. The Grand Scene of the Incantation.

Mezzotint plate from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Edward Kelly, a Magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster.

Necromancy. Edward Kelly, a Magician, raising the Ghost of a Person lately deceased, in the Church Yard of Walton-le-dale, Lancaster.”

Page, illustrated with a print, from The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, 1825. Text reads: Original Fragments. Relative to the appearance of Apparitions, and the Secrets of the Invisible World, and none of which have ever been published. Communicated. By Raphael, the Astrologer.

Original Fragments. Relative to the appearance of Apparitions, and the Secrets of the Invisible World, and none of which have ever been published. COMMUNICATED. By Raphael, the Astrologer.”

Raphael, The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century, London:Knight and Lacey, 1825 (source: Internet Archive).

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 22:50 --

Digital drawing. Two figures stand next to each other. One has a cavalier beard and moustache and rapier at their hip. They are wearing a sweater and sweatpants, on the sweater is Hangul text from a soju advert. The other figure is wearing a chicken mask, poncho and shorts. On the poncho are soju bottles. They are carrying a shopping basket, inside of which is an enormous beetle with a human face.

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 15:39 --

Photo of a sixties modern courtyard.

-- Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:00 --

A person with an owl's head and magenta wings, wearing a witch-hat. They are stirring a cauldron with a tree-staff.

Close up of the owl-face. Three coloured spheres occupy the positions of eyes and mouth, linked by a triangle.

The Owl Demiurge.

-- Sun, 11 Sep 2022 17:23 --

Set of stickers showing various scenes and characters from the 80s adult horror anime, Call Me Tonight.

Sticker set included with the soundtrack to Call Me Tonight /Call Me トゥナイト (1986), Rumi Natsumi and Hiroyuki Watanabe.

-- Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:20 --

Boat Race, oil painting by Anders Zorn. Two girls sit on a jetty, watching a boat race between two boys.

Anders Zorn, Kapprodd, watercolour on paper, 1886 (source: Wikimedia Commons).

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