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  1. The Keys of Mercy and the Secrets of Wisdom

    This is a manuscript from the World Digital Library, which has the following description:

    "This manuscript is an invaluable source for understanding alchemical doctrines and practices in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages. Its author, the polymath Mu‛ayyad al-Dīn al-Tuġrāī, was born in 1062 AD in Persia (present-day Iran) and worked as a secretary in the Seljuk court. He later was appointed vizier in Mosul (present-day Iraq), but his career came
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  2. very cool miniatures

    Found in a 15th/16th century manuscript, miniatures from Virgil's Aeneid.




    The best of a series of 4 featuring the Anemoi. Before the cardinal compass points were a thing, the 'Winds' would be marked on maps. Bigger maps would feature a network of connecting winds, like a web.

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  3. stick-to-itiveness

    That is such a nonsense word. That it's in the mainstream makes me feel like we're literally living in the Idiocracy. There's much better words.. resolve.. perseverance, persistence, determination, etc. But I digress.

    After probably about 5 days of work, I finally have the complete english translation of the zohar parsed from PDF and the verses inserted into a database. 17000+ verses. It would have been easy if the formatting was standardized. There's a combination of commentary ...
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  4. 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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  5. ElixirMixer goes to the Dentist

    The dentist just rocked my little world. Brutal to say the least.

    I haven't been to the dentist since I was 15 years old. I had so much hardened plaque built up on my teeth that I actually thought that is WAS my teeth. All this time I thought that bits of my tooth were chipping away and that I was slowly losing my bottom row of teeth, but it turns out it wasn't my teeth at all, but just a hard layer of plaque, calcium and bacteria that had formed a brittle kind of shell around my ...
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