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Themes in Art

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Grimoires, Themes in ArtRipley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 8, 9, 10)

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
Social Realism, Themes in Art

Social Realism

Abstract Art, Themes in Art

Abstract Art

Unshackled from the figure

The Nude in Art, Themes in Art

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

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