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The best truth is secret truth

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks, 1582
16901947

The best truth is secret truth

Obsidian Mirror

Obsidian Mirror

John Dee1400
The Key of Solomon, Book 1

The Key of Solomon, Book 1

Author Unknown

Spells for finding hidden treasure, binding love and summoning angels

1400
George RipleyPortrait of George Ripley

George Ripley

Nothing is what it seems in the search for the Philosopher's Stone

1415-1490
Four Castles Gold Disk

Four Castles Gold Disk

John Dee1560

It is by the straight line and the circle that the representation of all things may be demonstrated.

Monas Hieroglyphica

John Dee1564
Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 1, 2, 3)

Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 1, 2, 3)

George Ripley1570
Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 4, 5)

Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 4, 5)

George Ripley1570
Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 6, 7)

Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 6, 7)

George Ripley1570
Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 8, 9, 10)

Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 8, 9, 10)

George Ripley1570
Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 11, 12, 13)

Ripley scroll (Beinecke version, panels 11, 12, 13)

George Ripley1570
Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disks

John Dee1582
Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk

Sigillum Dei, Wax Disk

John Dee1582
The Compound of Alchemy

The Compound of Alchemy

George Ripley

Divide your elixirs and make the Projection

1591
The Cosmic Rose

The Cosmic Rose

1595
The Alchemist’s Laboratory

The Alchemist’s Laboratory

1595
The Hermaphrodite

The Hermaphrodite

1595
The Four, the Three, the Two, and the One

The Four, the Three, the Two, and the One

1595
John DeePortrait of John Dee

John Dee

The man who summoned angels

1527-1608

Therefore one day it will come to pass, that the mouth of those vipers will be stopped and the triple crown will be brought to nought

The Rosicrucian Manifestos

1616
Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae, Cover

Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae, Cover

1775
The Magus, Book 1

The Magus, Book 1

Francis Barrett

The rarest of the 19th century grimoires

1801
The Faces of Wrath, The Magus p.55

The Faces of Wrath, The Magus p.55

1801

Next movement: RococoOpulent, playful embrace of the ornate — 18th century swag.

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