Cosmic landscapes painted by Don Dixon

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Paleontological paintings by Zdeněk Burian

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Farben-Kugel by Phillip Otto Runge, 1810
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Farben-Kugel by Phillip Otto Runge, 1810

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Selected plates from the Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1810

"Modern natural science sees darkness as a complete nothingness. According to this view, the light which streams into a dark space has no resistance from the darkness to overcome. Goethe pictures to himself that light and darkness relate to each other like the north and south pole of a magnet. The darkness can weaken the light in its working power. Conversely, the light can limit the energy of the darkness. In both cases color arises."

—Rudolf Steiner, 1897

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(Mercury Emerging from the Sea) Plate from Wunder-Materie by J.E. Muller, 1707
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
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(Mercury Emerging from the SeaPlate from Wunder-Materie by J.E. Muller, 1707

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Plate from Magia Naturalis by Giambattista della Porta, Nuremberg, 1680
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
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Plate from Magia Naturalis by Giambattista della Porta, Nuremberg, 1680

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Frontispiece to Lumen Novum Phosphoris Accensum by Heinrich Cohausen, Amsterdam, 1717
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
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Frontispiece to Lumen Novum Phosphoris Accensum by Heinrich Cohausen, Amsterdam, 1717

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Frontispiece to De Chemia Senioris by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
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Frontispiece to De Chemia Senioris by Zadith ben Hamuel, 1566

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Frontispiece to Mythologiae by Natalis Comes, 1616
A modern coloration by Adam McLean
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Frontispiece to Mythologiae by Natalis Comes, 1616

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Plate from Das Glüchbuch by Petrarch, Augsburg, 1539
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Plate from Das Glüchbuch by Petrarch, Augsburg, 1539

A modern coloration by Adam McLean

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Plate from the Philosophia Reformata by J.D. Mylius, Frankfurt, 1622
A modern coloration by Adam Mclean
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Plate from the Philosophia Reformata by J.D. Mylius, Frankfurt, 1622

A modern coloration by Adam Mclean

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Float designs for the 1910 “Comus” Mardi Gras by Jennie Wilde

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Float designs for the 1910 “Comus” Mardi Gras by Jennie Wilde

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Etidorhpa, or, the end of the earth: the strange history of a mysterious being and the account of a remarkable journey by John Uri Lloyd, 1895

Illustrations by J.A. Knapp

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Selections from the Golden Dawn Notebooks by W.B. Yeats

The Order of the Golden Dawn, which WBY joined on 7 March 1890, was a society dedicated to the study of Rosicrucianism and ritual magic. (Rosicrucianism was a seventeenth century movement, based on Christianity, which gave rise to several secret organizations devoted to alchemy, mysticism, and esoteric spiritual beliefs). 

The Order evolved an elaborate system of symbols and rituals and also an elaborate hierarchy — members studied and underwent examinations to move from level to level. They used Tarot cards to prognosticate about the future, performed magical ceremonies to access archetypes and in some instances deities, and engaged in the practice of magic. 

During the 1890s, the organization, which was based in London, had over 300 members. These included WBY, his uncle George Pollexfen, Maud Gonne, Florence Farr, Annie Horniman  and Georgina Hyde-Lees, who later became WBY’s wife.

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