his own altar and a lamp

subtlebody:

"The Four Living Things" via Transcendental Magic

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The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

—Shylock, The Merchant of Venice Act III, Scene i

The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.

—Shylock, The Merchant of Venice Act III, Scene i

Large Numbers at MROB

This page begins with million, billion, etc., proceeds through Googolplex and Skewes’ numbers (organized into “classes” based on the height of the power-tower involved), then moves on through “tetration”, the Moser and the Graham-Rothschild number, on to lesser-known hierarchies of recursive functions, the theory of computation, transfinite numbers and infinities. If it’s a number and it’s large, it’s probably here.

ilovecharts:

I love cosmology and find myself dealing simultaneously with very large numbers and very small numbers.  To help get to grips with these extremes, I made myself this chart.  I find it both very useful and very pleasing to the eye…
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ilovecharts:

I love cosmology and find myself dealing simultaneously with very large numbers and very small numbers.  To help get to grips with these extremes, I made myself this chart.  I find it both very useful and very pleasing to the eye…

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myhistoryblog:

thoth by mym on Flickr.
Tramite Flickr: The god Thoth in his guise as an Ibis.  Things that caught my eye in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

myhistoryblog:

thoth by mym on Flickr.

Tramite Flickr:
The god Thoth in his guise as an Ibis.

Things that caught my eye in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

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biomorphosis:

Raccoon dogs look very similar to raccoons but have no genetic similarities between them. They belong to belong to the Canidae family, which are known to have distinct dog and wolf like characteristics and appearance. These animals are both carnivorous and omnivorous mammals.

They are monogamous and will mate for life. It is only if the mate dies or is killed, will the other search for a new mate. Two mates will hibernate in one den. During this period they will maintain close body contact to keep each other warm and will groom each other as well. This is a trait not practiced by canines, as dogs neither hibernate and nor are they monogamous in nature.

ancientpeoples:

Lucanian Calyx-Krater 
c.400 BC
Greek
Depicting Medea riding the sun chariot as Jason mourns their murdered sons.
Source: Cleveland Museum of Art

ancientpeoples:

Lucanian Calyx-Krater 

c.400 BC

Greek

Depicting Medea riding the sun chariot as Jason mourns their murdered sons.

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art

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oldbookillustrations:

Kindling a large fire, he roasted him and ate him for supper.
Louis Rhead, from The Arabian nights’ entertainments, New York, London, 1916.
(Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations:

Kindling a large fire, he roasted him and ate him for supper.

Louis Rhead, from The Arabian nights’ entertainments, New York, London, 1916.

(Source: archive.org)

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obsessedwithskulls:

Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and Death.

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antipahtico:

The Curse of Styria ~ Santiago Caruso 2014

(Source: santiagocaruso, via hermeticusmaximus)