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Habermel Compendium, Louvre Museum, Paris ~ Deborah Harkness facebook

Habermel Compendium, Louvre Museum, Paris ~ Deborah Harkness facebook

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 31 December 1590 (Chapter 18): This photo - "Image of the red elixir, Ripley Scroll, Beinecke Library Ms Mellon 41, Yale University" ~ Deborah Harkness facebook

SHADOW OF NIGHT real-time reading, 31 December 1590 (Chapter 18): This photo - "Image of the red elixir, Ripley Scroll, Beinecke Library Ms Mellon 41, Yale University" ~ Deborah Harkness facebook

All Souls College Sundial via Deborah Harkness,  Shadow Of Night, A Discovery Of Witches, All Souls Trilogy

All Souls College Sundial via Deborah Harkness, Shadow Of Night, A Discovery Of Witches, All Souls Trilogy

Astrology & Astronomy in Iran and Ancient Mesopotamia: Astrolabe: An Ancient Astronomical Instrument

Astrology & Astronomy in Iran and Ancient Mesopotamia: Astrolabe: An Ancient Astronomical Instrument

“The Venus/Earth orbital 3/2 ratio replicates the perfect symmetry we know as the Golden Mean. The 2/3 ratio of a Venus day to an Earth year replicates the harmonic interval known as the perfect musical fifth (3.2), which is considered as the most universally harmonic consonant."   - Detail from James Ferguson’s, Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton’s Principles, 1799 ed., plate III, opp. p. 67.

“The Venus/Earth orbital 3/2 ratio replicates the perfect symmetry we know as the Golden Mean. The 2/3 ratio of a Venus day to an Earth year replicates the harmonic interval known as the perfect musical fifth (3.2), which is considered as the most universally harmonic consonant." - Detail from James Ferguson’s, Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton’s Principles, 1799 ed., plate III, opp. p. 67.

Equinoctial dial (type of sundial). That's the Hebrew name of God in the upper left. Zodiac signs run across the top.

Equinoctial dial (type of sundial). That's the Hebrew name of God in the upper left. Zodiac signs run across the top.

“Here take my Picture; though I bid farewell,  Thine, in my heart, where my soule dwells, shall dwell.  ‘Tis like me now, but I dead, ‘twill be more  When we are shadowes both, than ‘twas before."    John Donne

“Here take my Picture; though I bid farewell, Thine, in my heart, where my soule dwells, shall dwell. ‘Tis like me now, but I dead, ‘twill be more When we are shadowes both, than ‘twas before." John Donne

an alchemical emblem of the sort Diana studies, from Elias Ashmole's Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum

an alchemical emblem of the sort Diana studies, from Elias Ashmole's Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum

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