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Greg Marcus

  1. Bureus and other random things.

    While I scraped Welling's Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum from Scribd and made my own pdf the other day, it wasn't the main reason I was there or the first title I stole that day.

    I had gone back to Franckenberg and his "Key to the House of David" the other day, with my focus on finding out what exactly Eliphas Levi said about it. What I really wanted to know if he had named the title it was from, and I had wasted all that time finding it myself. Searching from THAT angle, Eliphas ...
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  2. Geometrix and stuff

    When I started with the circle geometry back in the 90s, at first I just worked in Paintshop (with layers). Literally copying and pasting and placing circle after circle.

    My first program was in VB6:



    Actually, first.. for some reason I did an astrology program first.. Really just about plotting the planetary positions. The goal was to calculate when certain combinations would occur. I naively thought I'd just ...
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  3. Looking for... Ara Foederis Therapici from 1616?? (found)

    Everything I find is the 1618 publication. I found access to an old paper on the WayBack Machine archive, but of course, the pictures are missing. The author of the paper included much of the same information in a later book she wrote, but didn't include the image there:

    "From 1616 to 1618, Johannes Bureus produced no less than three Rosicrucian pamphlets building up to his claim about the secret of the Runes and their Gothic past. The first of these, the Ara Foederis Therapici
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    Updated 02-26-2019 at 05:53 PM by Greg Marcus

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  4. Harmonics

    So waves, especially sine waves, are geometric. A sine wave is basically a rolling motion along a straight line.. so circles and lines. At some point I started thinking about how the chords created by polygons inscribed inside circles look like parts of a waveform. So I cut it up and copy pasted the chord segments.. then reversed every second one to create a waveform:
    (I apologize in advance for the crappy graphics, I resized everything for 600px width)

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  5. Happy accidents

    Most of this is some older work. I've resized everything to 600 width, and they do lose a little bit compared to being full screen, but the effect is still there somewhat. Contrary to the title, the first few weren't accidents at all...

    This is probably my favorite thing I've done, a reproduction of Bruno's "Atrium Veneris". I like to think of it as a play on "4 dimensional cube", because there are four cubes of different dimensions:

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    Updated 02-22-2019 at 06:12 PM by Greg Marcus

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