RM2FP02XH–Black Virgins - Guadalupe The radiant image of the Black Virgin of Guadalupe at Villa Guadalupe, Mexico City. The virgin is said to have appeared four times to Juan Diego, in 1531. annual ceremonial of Las Mananitas on 12 December.
RMMEX4GA–Astrology Zodiac Signs Cancer the Crab
RMMEX4G8–The figure of Urinaphatons the King of Piymeorum The demon Urinaphaton, the King of the Pygmies - Gnomes. Detail from an ancient magical manuscript.
RMMEX4G9–Witches in Hell - from A Booke Declaringe the Fearfull Vexasions, of one Aexander Nyndge - 1573
RMMEX4GH–The tomb of Sir Roger Smith Knight at Edmondthorpe church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Alabaster effigies of Sir Roger and his two wives, Jane nee Heron (d.1599) and Anne nee Goodman (d.1652) below him. His son Edward (d.1632 aged 34) and grandson Roger (d.1646 aged 19) are shown either side. The effigy of Lady Ann Smith, has a red stain on the wrist. She was considered to be a witch who could turn herself into a cat.
RMMEX4G1–WITCHCRAFT sky-clad wiccan priestesses preparing for the ritual of Drawing Down the Moon. Highly distorted image.
RMMEX4GD–Witches Galore shop, Newchurch-in-Pendle, Pendle, Lancashire, England
RMMEX4G3–Open claw of bird of prey, mounted on wooden ball base with Arabic coin (Hijri date 1371, 1951 in Gregorian calendar), bearing pentagram, stuck to centre of claw. 17 cms in height. c. 1950s, or older in part. Thought to have been used in the process of invoking djinn by bating them into a trap.
RMMEX4G4–Astrology Zodiac Signs Scorpio - a conjunction of man and scorpion The sign rules the sexual regions and elimination
RMMC6F0N–FIRE Mediaeval woodcut showing the fabric asbestos resisting the flames. From an early 16th century 'Hortus Sanitatis'
RMMC6K2K–I CHING - Material prepared for an I Ching reading, with sticks and a woodblock printed copy of the I Ching text in Chinese
RMMC86WB–PREDICTIONS AND PROPHECY Sibyl of Erythrae. The prophetess (Sibyl) from the Greek city of Erythrae (an Ionian settlement) in Asia Minor. From the 1972 edition of Jacopo Guarana's Oracoli, Auguri, Aruspici, Sibille, indovinia della Religione Pagana
RMMC6G5A–STRANGE PHENOMENA - CHRISTIANITY The 'miracle' of two children [hence the word Gemini, meaning Twins], born with the magnetic power sufficient to open locks. The woodcut, illustrating this power, is a visual argument that if this may happen then why should not the miracle of the virgin birth also occur. The quotation is from Albertus Magnus, De Motibus Animalium. Woodcut from Franciscus de Retza, Defensorium inviolatae virginitas Mariae, 1471.
RMMC86EM–The Great Wall of China (Wan Li Chang Cheng) at Badaling, north of Beijing
RMMC86FK–Girl practising candle magic, with candle in exotic holder
RMMC6FEC–COMETS AND METEORS - Donati's Comet. Long-tailed comet (The reappearance of Donati's Comet in 1858) seen over the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, London. Colour wood engraving in Agnes Gilberne's Sun, Moon and Stars, 1881
RMMC6K39–Cabbala Sephirothic Tree and Creative Hand Sephirothic Tree of the Cabbalisitc system overlaid on the famous detail of the hand of God touching that of Adam Cabbala n : sometimes called Kabbalah has two meanings; the first being a body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, which are based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The Cabbala is also known as a secret doctrine resembling these teachings. A traditionally secret esoteric or occult matter The Sephirothic Tree consists of ten globes of luminous splendor arranged in three vertical columns and conne
RMMC6H3W–MAGICIANS - The Lady Latifa transforms Prince Almas into the form of a deer. After an illustration by H J Ford to 'What the Rose did to the Cypress'
RMMC6JJ9–OCCULTISTS - ROGER BACON
RMMC6K4M–Zodiac Signs. Pisces Detail of Pisces from the modern zodia on the window of the Astrology Shop in Neal Street, London
RMMC6EJB–MAGIC SYMBOLS - MAGIC SQUARES - SUN The Tabula Solis, or Magic Square of the Sun, based on a 6 x 6 square, the single linear addition of which is 111, in any direction. The square is surrounded by various names and sigils of angels and demons related to the Sun. From Athanasius Kircher, Oedipus Aegyptiacus, 1652-4. The structure, and some of the angel lore, is derived from the Magic Squares published by Cornelius Agrippa.
RMMC6PB2–Ritual dance performed by wiccan group, wearing masks. The central figure is playing a shaman drum. Solarized.
RMMC6FBW–WITCHCRAFT - The Witch of Eye - mezzotint from the Mercurii edition of 'The Familiar Astrologer', c. 1835
RMMC6NPJ–The 'from life' picture is to the right. Pinned to this, for identification, is the spirit photo. Taken by William Hope, in England, during 1920. The speckles and dirt are on the original print.
RMMC6FCF–DOWSING - PENDULUM Using a pendulum during a session of colour healing (patient being absent) on chart bathed in complimentary colour to healing colour, which is projected on to the image. 'Prometheus' centre, Yorkshire
RMMC6HF8–Ley Lines. The original ley hunter, Alfred Watkins, lived in Hereford. He showed that the cathedral tower marked the centre of several important leys connecting ancient sites.
RMMC6EJD–MAGIC SYMBOLS - MAGIC SQUARES - JUPITER The Tabula Iovis, or Magic Square of Jupiter, based on a 4 x 4 square, the single linear addition of which is 34, in any direction. The square is surrounded by various names and sigils of angels and demons related to Jupiter. From Athanasius Kircher, Oedipus Aegyptiacus, 1652-4. The structure, and some of the angel lore, is derived from the Magic Squares published by Cornelius Agrippa.
RMMC6NE6–India.1 113. Konarak. Statue of the Sun-god, Surya, on top of the Temple of the Sun at Konarak.
RMMC86T5–REINCARNATION The repeated earth-lives of Bran, who is here, dwelling in his avatarformas a Salmon. Illustration by Arthur Rackham for Stephen's 'Irish Fairy Tales'
RMMC6EW9–ANGELS - Angels as bearers of the Arma Christi. Painted wooden panel in the Abbey Church, Hexham
RMMC86CK–WITCHCRAFT Transvection on a goat by the witch Babin. Lithograph from the 1926 edition of Carron's La Vie Execrable de Guillemette Babin, Sorciere
RMMC86H8–Torture Witchcraft Woodcut showing the Scottish King James VI, later James I of England, overseeing the torturing of witches at Edinburgh, circa 1590. From the 1591 edition of 'Newes from Scotland'
RMMC6KX2–Homeopathy - Hahnemann. Sculpted portrait of the homeopathist and mason, Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), by Charles Henry Niehaus. In the Scott Circle, Washington DC
RMMC87PC–Crystals Quartz crystals on bark. The occult design jewellery is viennese designed by Rheinhart Emmerling
RMMC6H3M–Seven Ages of Man Adolescence departing and mature age approaching - automata personifications moving around the static image of death, on the astrological tower of the cathedral at Messina, Sicily. The seven ages are represented
RMMC6HA3–PHYSIOGNOMY - MERMAIDS The physiognomy and appearance of the sub-human monster Caliban, in this illustration by Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933) for Shakespeare's play, The Tempest (1901) fits all the requirements of the traditions attached to art of Physiognomy, but probably also owes something to the teaching of Darwin. The ape-like subhuman quality of Caliban is contrasted with the delicate semi-human mermaids, thus reflecting the dichotomy of Shakespeare's own Island theme.
RMMC6P1C–ALPHABETS - SYMBOLS - ENOCHIAN SYMBOLS Hand-drawn detail from the centre of Dr. John Dee's enchantment table, the Tabula Sancta, with 12 of the Enochian symbols. From the frontispiece to Meric Casaubon, A True and Faithful Relation of what passed for many years between Dr. John DeeÃ and some Spirits, 1659. The sigils to the left of the 12 Enochian symbols do not appear to be from the canon of symbols drawn up by Dee, to communicate with spirits: they are derived from the Seal of Aemeth, drawn by Dee in a notebook which is still preserved in he British Library. [This Seal is available in
RMMC6N0T–Remains of the so-called Temple of Hadrian on the sacred way at Ephesus, Turkey.
RMMC6MYT–Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor I do begin to perceive that I am made an Ass from Act V colour woodcut and lithograph from The Library Shakespeare illustration by John Gilbert Geo Cruikshank and R Dudley 1885
RMMC6H56–THEOSOPHY - THOUGHT-FORMS - ASTRAL PLANE [Top] The upper form is seen by the trained occultist when someone determines to solve a problem - the first stage of an intention to know. The lower, twisted form, is a development of this determination to know, or understand something. The more this resolution to understand is strengthened, the more the astral thought-form resembles an orange corkscrew. [Bottom] Occult vision of what explosive anger looks like on the astral plane: the emotion is something akin to warring with the whole world, rather than being angry with a single individual, or grou
RMMC8650–CHRISTIAN - Last Judgement. Detail of central boss of the 10th century 'South Cross' at Monasterboice, with The Last Judgement theme. Christ holds the cross and the flowering rod. Below is Michael with the scales. The cross is 18 feet high, sometimes called Muiredach's cross
RMMC6JXH–WITCHCRAFT - Faust and Mephistopheles (of Goethe's poem) in the witches hut, surrounded by demons, monsters and black magical images. Faust drinks the witch's draught. 19th century print
RMMC6H28–SPIRIT CAT. Ghost cat, captured in a photograph, taken by Alfred Hollidge in 1974. For details, see Visions of the Occult, Fred Gettings
RMMC884X–Moods of nature. Autumn woods
RMMC870X–THIRD EYE - Giant with developed third eye - 'Diarmid seizes the giant's club'. Illustration by H J Ford to Andrew Lang's The Pursuit of Diarmid, in the 1902 edition of 'The Book of Romance'
RMMC852E–Italian Astrology Personification of Jupiter with his wand of office sitting on the zodiacal Centaur bowman (symbol of Sagittarius, over which he has rule) with the fishes of Pisces alongside Doge's Palce Venice
RMMC6PA8–Witches hanging, with their reputed familiars inthe foreground. Artwork from a tract onthe Chelmsford witchcraft trials of 1589.
RMMC6FKD–Simple diagram of the Sephirothic Tree, with the 22 paths between the Sephiroth. This diagram is one of several related patterns, used in cabbalistic meditation.
RMMC87H8–ROBERT FLUDD occult philosopher and astrologer;
RMMC88CF–Psychic art Psychic artist with one of her psychic pictures
RMMC6G8R–MAZES - LUCCA The thirteenth century maze on the outer fabric of Lucca Cathedral is of a pattern that was widely used in the mediaeval period: for example, it is very similar to that found in the Cathedral at Chartres. However, neither of these is strictly speaking a maze, but a dancing ground: once having embarked upon its pathway, there is no chance of becoming lost. What makes the Lucca maze unique is the Latin inscription alongside the entrance side. This inscription reminds us that the labyrinth in Crete was built by Daedalus in order that anyone who entered would be trapped perman
RMMC8814–Late 19th century medal with relief images of the 12 zodiacal signs of the Chinese zodiac. Purchased in Beijing
RMMC85X3–INCENSE Wiccan incense holder. Victorian ink well, with replacement lid in silver and blood stone, used to hold incense on a Wiccan altar. Four linked serpents and four male faces. private collection, Toronto
RMMC6MJ0–FAIRY TALES - PETER PAN Illustration by Gwynedd M. Hudson, for J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy, no date, but circa 1930. 'It was the pirate dinghy.' The pirates arrive, with Smee and Starkey, and their captive, Tiger Lily.
RMMC6NRN–Astral - Astral human form
RMMC6G7E–I CHING - HEXAGRAM No. 57 - SUN The fifty-seventh hexagram of the sacred Book of Changes, or I Ching, or The Book of Chou, used in China both for divination and as a source of philosophical enquiry. This double page sets out the beginning of the reading for this hexagram in the second column from the left, of the right-hand page: the two pages are from a tenth century Chinese printed blockbook. This hexagram is one of the eight double-trigrams: the six lines are made from the meeting an upper Sun (or 'Penetrating Wind') with a lower Sun, and is followed by the traditional rationale pertaini
RMMC6FXH–Leopard at Sunset
RMMC6EYW–OBSERVATORIES - Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, c. 1723 AD. The Chakra Yantra, made of seven alloys, used for determining the time when the Sun passed the meridian
RMMC6EGT–Stones - Avebury complex of circles, with village seen from the air
RMMC6GBH–ANIMALS Mouse British wood mouse. Lithographic print - plate from J G Millais, 'The Mammals of Great Britain'
RMMC877G–Figurine of the so-called 'snake-goddess' found by Evans in the royal apartments of the remains at Knossos. it is now thought to be a medical image, related to the healing serpent cult of Asclepius
RMMC6NMN–The mythological twins of the ancient world, from an eighteenth century star map. Castor was the mortal one of the twins, Pollux the immortal.
RMMC6P6P–Stones - Avebury complex of circles, with village seen from the air
RMMC873N–ANIMALS - Salamander, derived from an heraldic device, on the walls of the Chateau at Blois. 17th century design
RMMC6HC8–Chinese Mythology - bronze amulet used to invoke good fortune. Such amulets are hung upin rooms, often over, or near to, doorways
RMMC6HEN–Ley Lines. Castlerigg prehistoric stone circle in Cumbria. Many of the orientation points are not marked by outliers in the traditional way, but by declivities and high points in the surrounding mountains.
RMMC6FX4–Dormouse, Hare and Mad Hatter - detail of the Lewis Carroll memorial window at Daresbury
RMMC6FHT–astrology The Mexican sun god, Tonatiuh, standing befgore a temple to receive adulation and worship. Artwork based on the Codex Cospi, in the Universioty Library at Bologna
RMMC8898–NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN 'Moment of Peril' - engraving by H C Balding after the statue by Thomas Brock. Engraved 1883
RMMC87WY–Constellations and star maps Detail of Orion and Lepus (the hare) with Taurus to the upper left A loose late 18th century plate from an English subscription book of Constellation Charts
RMMC6K4H–Zodiac Signs. Pisces (1917) Zodiacal sign Pisces as a pair of Fish. Froma Dutch book on astrology, publishes in 1917
RMMC877W–The medieval sanctuary knocker in the Boston Stump. The head is in the image of a lion, the handles in the form of salamanders
RMMC851A–The original serpent of demonic lore - Apep, a spirit of darkness. From the lithographic copy of the papyrus of Hunefer, in Wallis Budge's 'The Egyptian Book of the Dead.'
RMMC85E6–'Claude the Clown' an automato made by the Vichy Firm, circa 1890. This clown plays the concertina, taps his toes and moves his eyes. From the Museum of Automata, York
RMMC6KRH–Hinduism. Upper tier of a Hindu temple near Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
RMMC86EA–VOODOO The Vever of Agwe. Preparing a vever, or magic symbol, on the floor in advance of a dance of healing ritual. This vever is the sigil of Agwe, the Loa of the Seas
RMMC6EMW–Chinese dragons Marble bas relief of fighting fu-dragons on the old gate to the avenue of animals at the Ming Tombs, at Shi San Ling, near Beijing
RMMC85TY–GLASTONBURY Coat of Arms of the Abbot Bere, in rebus form, in St Benignus church, Glastonbury
RMMC6HP1–Indian fakir meditating.
RMMC6F6P–Invocation circle of the fourteenth century, with the magic AGLA in the outer periphery, and the name of God, the Tetragrammation, inside the circle. The historian, C.J.S. Thompson, claims that this pentacle, designed to evoke angels, is the earliest of its kind.
RMMC6JHR–ALCHEMY - Lion Eating Snake. The lion of Sulphur devouring the snake Mercury, with the secret alchemical fire of Calcination. From Maier's 'Tripus Aureus', 1618
RMMC6KK0–Hauntings - 'The Haunted Hotel''. a novel by Wilkie Collins, created new conventions in the ghost genre.The semi-human face hovers above the sleeping form of the Countess'
RMMC87RK–Chakras Late 19th century diagram derived from Theosophical Sources after the work of Leadbeater describing the relation between the seven chakras and the spinal cord
RMMC6EB7–Celtic mythology: Cromcruac, a Celtic god-demon with the magical horn summoner. By Gordon Wain
RMMC6FWP–Cat with fish in its mouth. Relief carving above the entrane to what was probably a restaurant, in Cologne, Germany
RMMC6HR8–Roman Mythology. Life sized bust of the deified Augustus. From the Lapidary Museum, Arles.France.
RMMC85EC–Cartomancy. Four indian playing cards (from Kashmir). Series of lithographic cards related to the Tarot tradition, from J.K. van Rensselaer, 'The Devil's Picture Books', 1892.
RMMC6MDC–FAIRY TALES - LEWIS CARROLL. The author Carrol with the young Alice. Detail from the stained glass window dedicated to Lewis Carroll, in which his fairytale characters appear. Daresbury parish church
RMMC6H3R–MAGICIANS - FAUST Illustration (hand-coloured) by Harry Clarke for the 1925 edition of Goethe's poem 'Faust'
RMMC86NR–Automatic script After the facsimile of the Automatic writing forcasting the coming of the First World War, obtained 1909-12 through John Alleyne, from F. Bligh Bond's 'The Hill of Vision', 1919
RMMC6KCC–Astrology Zodiacal Signs Aries on the Mellon Memorial Fountain in Washington DC
RMMC6MD1–FAIRY TALES - Illustration by F Richardson to Weaving The Magic Cloak, c. 1907
RMMC6MEY–PALMISTRY - FAMOUS HAND PRINTS The print (made on smoked paper) in 1894 of the hand of the journalist and psychic researcher, William T. Stead (1849-1912), who was drowned on the sinking of the Titanic. The print was made by the palmist 'Cheiro' (Louis Hamon). From Cheiro's Language of the Hand, 1897. The client's signature will be of interest to those interested in Graphology.
RMMC87F7–UFO - unidentified flying object photograph of Ufo taken hovering around the Empire State Building in June 1963. Photographed by Milton B.
RMMC6J0B–Roman Mythology Al Res Remains of the ancient Roman theatre of the 2nd century at Arles France
RMMC6GMC–AUTOMATON - TEMPLE DOORS. Diagram of the automaton machinery used to open (as though by magical agency) the doors of a temple. Hot air from fire forces water into a bucket, which in turns pulls at the ropes. After the description given by hero of Alexandria. c. 65AD
RMMC6KYK–Holy Men. Fakir contorting his body in difficult yogic poses. Katmandu
RMMC6NT0–ENGLAND - WHITBY ABBEY
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