Shud’a known better

Shud'a known better
I really should know better than to stick my nose into politics but I’ve been singing this all night… ‘Sitting on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon, Going to the candidates’ debate Laugh about it, Shout about it, When you’ve got to choose. Anyway you look at it, You lose..’ Mrs Robinson by Paul Simon ...

Metropolis 4

Metropolis
  Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic Metropolis was set in 2026… Not long now folks! I’ve always had a weakness for how the past sees the future; especially as it rapidly becomes the present. In the sprawling megapolis of Metropolis, aeroplanes fly between skyscrapers, there are elevated railways and automobiles choke multilane aerial freeways. It ...

Blood-Bath-ory

Blood-Bath-ory
  Due to her habit of bathing in virgins’ blood to rejuvenate her beauty, 16th century Hungarian noblewoman Elizabeth Bathory is known as Countess Dracula. Married at 15, Elizabeth took up residence at Cachtice Castle – the place she was to make infamous. As her husband was away for long periods warring against the Ottoman ...

An Occult Creation Myth 3

An Occult Creation Myth
In his book ‘Initiation to the Metaverse’, Horatio Grin discusses the legendary Liber Hermeticus Trimegistus (Book of Hermes Thrice Great) – a 6th century compilation of magical and alchemic works attributed to Hermes – the Ancient Greek messenger god identified with Thoth, the Egyptian bird-headed god of writing and magic. The Hermeticus Trimegistus is a ...

The magic of griffins 2

The magic of griffins
  A hybrid of lion and eagle, griffins are very ancient mythical beasts. They may have originated as symbols of the year, for the lion represented summer and the eagle winter. Although griffins were a combination of both animals, there was some confusion about what went where. Today griffins are shown with an eagle’s head, ...
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