Wunderkammer. Stupor mundi.

***** This is a bizarre/macabre/surreal/arty/hermetic/medieval/creepy blog. I try to keep things weird around here.

***** "Unicorn skulls" is a reference to "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami. I also like Nabokov and David Mitchell and, well, Georgette Heyer. You should read "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman if you like my Tumblr.

***** Blanket warning: I try not to post images that strongly imply rape, and never real-life gore (I usually instantly unfollow for that, tbh), but I do post a lot of eyes, strange animated gifs, exposed anatomical structures, blood, etc., so this is not a blog to follow if you need a lot of specialized trigger warnings. Not because I don't care, but because you would probably be bothered by the majority of what I post, and there's so much along those lines that even if I tried to tag it all, I'd miss stuff. Nudity does get tagged "nsfw".

***** I don't use Tumblr for fandom blogging, but I follow some fandom blogs, mostly Death Note, mostly L. I'm not into any of the fandom's popular ships, and I don't think of changes made for the anime as being canon.

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Time to study


Time to study

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The Emblematic Hand of the Mysteries (in Antiquitas explanatione et schematibus illustrata) or hand of the philosophers. http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta18.htmhttp://www.rexresearch.com/hollhand/hollhand.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabazioshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_de_Montfaucon


oh, so when tumblr feminists embroider swear words and occult symbols onto things, it’s “subversive” and “edgy,” but when I do it, I’m a “terrible surgeon” whose being “sued for malpractice.”

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Yes, it’s a French-speaking parrot (among other things). Something fun to start your week.

Read the full poem here and more about it here.

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Rayberry aka Raymond Lee Berry (American, 1952, 2010) - The Earth Is Halfway Between Light And Dark, 1986      Mezzotint on Copper


Rayberry aka Raymond Lee Berry (American, 1952, 2010) - The Earth Is Halfway Between Light And Dark, 1986      Mezzotint on Copper

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State Bed



In the style of Daniel Marot, this bed was made for Thomas, Baron Coningsby (1656–1729), for Hampton Court, Herefordshire, where it remained until 1925. The curtains, counterpane, headcloth, and some of the trims are modern copies of the originals. (MET)