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the-darkest-of-lights:

The sixth and pentacle of the moon should be engraved, drawn, or written on the day an hour of the moon. One of its many uses is to bring rain when it is most needed as well as allowing the magician to engage the spirits of the moon for change and for astral travel.
When properly used it is said that the sixth and pentacle of the moon can bring you the rain and water that will nourish the body and the fields. This usage is is common practice to engrave it on a piece of silver which is then placed under water as long as the pentacle remains submerged in water it will reputedly continue to fall. The sixth pentacle of the moon can also be used to commune with the spirits of the moon and seek answers to the unknown from them. During the hour of the moon at night when the moon is waxing or full , the user should draw the pentacle on parchment in silver ink. Again, in the hour of the moon when it is waxing, the magician should hang the sigil from his neck. the magician should draw the circle of arte and proceed to invoke to come forth. when the presences is thick the magician should seek their answer using direct words of interrogation.
—Father P.I.E.V. The Witches Almanac
awesomefractals:

Labyrinth of Radiant Light by JP-Talma

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"

- Isaac Asimov (via mofobian)

(Source: liberatingreality, via holy-mountaineering)

teacakery:

Finished this one earlier. Forgot to post it. #art #illustration #drawing #painting #pencil #graphite #sketchbook #moleskine #ink #clouds #eye #swords #arrows #rays #occult #teacake #teacakery #teacakeart
jtotheizzoe:

The first ever picture of the Mandelbrot set, from this 1978 paper by Robert Brooks and J. Peter Matelski.
For comparison, here’s a more modern representation of this fractal wonder: 

(via Cliff Pickover)
ihavenohonor:

By arranging the four letters of the Great Name, (I H V H), in the form of the Pythagorean Tetractys, the 72 powers of the Great Name of God are manifested. ● = I = 10 = 10 ● ● = H I = 5+10 = 15 ● ● ● = V H I = 6+5+10 = 21 ● ● ● ● = H V H I = 5+6=5+10 = 26 The Great Name of God = 72

ihavenohonor:

Statue of Artemis of Ephesus

Marco Prins

Naples, Museo archeologico nazionale

(via mythologer)

momentofmoore:

Karl Meersman’s Portrait Of Alan Moore
(via The Ephemerist)

pankurios-templeovarts:

A very few works of the maestro Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). Here u find a comprehensive gallery - u can sort the works alphabetically or chronologically. The last pic was 1948 taken by Philippe Halsman and shows the maestro himself in action ;)

 

(via occultlair)


The brachistochrone
This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: the brachistochrone challenge.
If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?
Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.
Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics, calculus of variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in quantum mechanics and other fields.

"Time is a fractal, or has a fractal structure. All times, moments, months and millennia, have a pattern; the same pattern. This pattern is the structure within which, upon which, events “undergo the formality of actually occurring,” as Whitehead used to say. The pattern recurs on every level. A love affair, the fall of an empire, the death agony of a protozoan, all occur within the context of this always the same but ever different pattern. All events are resonances of other events, in other parts of time, and at other scales of time."

- Terence McKenna discussing his Timewave Zero theory.

(Source: brightandmorningstar)