ARKANE Research

J.F. Penn
Research for my ARKANE novels ranges across religion, psychology, art, archaeology, history and international locations.
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vintagenatgeographic:    Neo-gothic castle on the Black Sea in Ukraine  National Geographic | May 1987

vintagenatgeographic: Neo-gothic castle on the Black Sea in Ukraine National Geographic | May 1987

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History

One of the more controversial aspects of many religions is a history of preserving "relics," or pieces taken from the bodies of saints. Here are some of the most unusual examples of these macabre objects of veneration.

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

The former capital of Montana is now a ghost town state park

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History

The Bizarrely Beautiful World of Relics in Religious History- kinda weird.

Tombs of the Prophets, Israel

Tombs of the Prophets, Israel

Image Credit: Paul Koudounaris

Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints

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