ObeliskThemes in Art
, Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 8, 9, 10)

Grimoires

— Forbidden knowledge

I am one of those gods, the Powers who effect the triumph of Osiris over his adversaries on the day of the Weighing of the Words : I am thy kinsman, Osiris.

The Book of the Dead

1550 BCE
The Compound of Alchemy, George Ripley

Divide your elixirs and make the Projection

The Compound of Alchemy

George Ripley, 1591
The Key of Solomon, Book 1, Western Esoteric Art

Spells for finding hidden treasure, binding love and summoning angels

The Key of Solomon, Book 1

Author Unknown, 1400
The Magus, Book 1, Western Esoteric Art

The rarest of the 19th century grimoires

The Magus, Book 1

Francis Barrett, 1801
More Themes in Art
Artist Letters, Themes in Art

Artist Letters

From the heart to the pen

Abstract Figures, Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

Self-portraits, Themes in Art

Self-portraits

The canvas mirror

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