- Canadian psychiatrist Dr. R.M. Bucke from his seminal Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind (1901).
Not that you guys care, you just want more vaguely occult imagery with tits in it.
Moreover, something is or seems,
That touches me with mystic gleams,
Like glimpses of forgotten dreams—
Of something felt, like something here;
Of something done, I know not where;
Such as no language may declare.
—Lord Tennyson (1842)
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a stunning book binding depicting the crucifixion. According to the caption on Flickr, the book dates from the twelfth century, but this binding is much later. Can you spot the engraved 15—-49 above the cross? This suggests the binding was produced around that time. Isn’t it beautiful?
Image source: Creative Commons licensed by e-codices via Flickr.
Nev stumbled into his hotel room, a headache brewing right in between his eyebrows. He grimaced as he made his way to the bed, impatient to throw himself on the clean sheets. The moment his body had contact with the downy material, he sighed a sigh of relief and comfort. He toed off his shoes, eyes closed as sleep slowly became more imperative.
spoiler alert: they fuck and it’s badly written and you should read this
God is day night, winter summer, war peace, satiety hunger, assuming various forms, just as fire when it is mingled with different kinds of incense is named according to the smell of each.
—Heraclitus of Ephesus
The Countries around Chaldea, Public Domain Zénaïde A. Ragozin. No Map Credit. Publisher T. FISHER UNWIN, PATERNOSTER SQUARE.
Chaldea or Chaldæa was a nation extant between the 10th and 6th centuries BC, located in the marshy land of the far south eastern corner of Mesopotamia which came to rule Babylon briefly. Tribes of Semitic migrants who arrived in the region from The Levant during the 10th century BC became known as the Chaldeans or the Chaldees. The Hebrew Bible uses the term כשדים (Kaśdim) and this is translated as Chaldaeans in the Septuagint. The short-lived 11th dynasty of the Kings of Babylon (6th century BC) is conventionally known to historians as the Chaldean Dynasty, although only the first four rulers of this dynasty were positively known to be Chaldeans, and the last ruler, Nabonidus and his son and regent Belshazzar, were known to be from Assyria. The region in which the Chaldeans settled was in the south eastern portion of Babylonia, lying chiefly on the right bank of the Euphrates. Though the name later came to be commonly used to refer to the whole of southern Mesopotamia for a time, Chaldea proper was in fact only the vast plain in the far south east formed by the deposits of the Euphrates and the Tigris, extending to about four hundred miles along the course of these rivers, and about a hundred miles in average width.