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A collection of images featuring the esoteric, arcane, occult, mystical, hermetic, cosmic, hæresiarchal, magickal, and metaphysical.

Jul 31
Title page for Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheé (Jean Delville, 1912).

(via Stanford Presidential Lectures)

Title page for Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheé (Jean Delville, 1912).

(via Stanford Presidential Lectures)


Jun 21
Image from Trippy Tales (Alan Aldridge, mid to late 20th century—published in 2009).

(via Mr. Musichead)

Image from Trippy Tales (Alan Aldridge, mid to late 20th century—published in 2009).

(via Mr. Musichead)


Apr 20
Engraved title page of Martín Antonio del Río's Disquisitionum Magicarum (artist unknown, 1608).

(via St. Louis University Library - Special Collections)

Engraved title page of Martín Antonio del Río's Disquisitionum Magicarum (artist unknown, 1608).

(via St. Louis University Library - Special Collections)


Lemniscates Chart (published by Annie Besant & Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater, 1919—created by Sir William Crookes, late 19th century).

(via Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater ‘s Occult Chemistry)

Lemniscates Chart (published by Annie Besant & Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater, 1919—created by Sir William Crookes, late 19th century).

(via Mahatma C.W. Leadbeater ‘s Occult Chemistry)


Apr 19
Dietrich (Theodoric the Great) Catches the Dwarf Alfrich (xylograph published in 1901 by the Dahn Family—originally engraved by Johannes Gehrts, 1883).

(via Wikipedia)

Dietrich (Theodoric the Great) Catches the Dwarf Alfrich (xylograph published in 1901 by the Dahn Family—originally engraved by Johannes Gehrts, 1883).

(via Wikipedia)


Satan shows the Book of Sins to St. Augustine (Michael Pacher, 15th century).

(via Pinterest)

Satan shows the Book of Sins to St. Augustine (Michael Pacher, 15th century).

(via Pinterest)


Panel from Mind MGMT #6 (Matt Kindt, 2012).

(via Son of Ultron-Empire)

Panel from Mind MGMT #6 (Matt Kindt, 2012).

(via Son of Ultron-Empire)


Apr 18
Photograph of S.L. MacGregor Mathers, in Egyptian garb, performing the Ritual of Isis as part of the Rites of the Golden Dawn (photographer unknown, early 20th century).

(via Getidan)

Photograph of S.L. MacGregor Mathers, in Egyptian garb, performing the Ritual of Isis as part of the Rites of the Golden Dawn (photographer unknown, early 20th century).

(via Getidan)


50watts:

Popiersie (Rycina ze Znakiem Editions Marquet) (color lithograph on paper by Roland Topor, late 20th century).

50watts:

Popiersie (Rycina ze Znakiem Editions Marquet) (color lithograph on paper by Roland Topor, late 20th century).


Apr 17
Album sleeve for Hawkwind’s “Warrior on the Edge of Time”—based upon the works of Michael Moorcock (Comte Pierre D’Auvergne aka Pierre Tubbs, 1975).

(via Collectible-Records — цоллецтибле рецордс)

Album sleeve for Hawkwind’s “Warrior on the Edge of Time”—based upon the works of Michael Moorcock (Comte Pierre D’Auvergne aka Pierre Tubbs, 1975).

(via Collectible-Records — цоллецтибле рецордс)


Page 75 of the Voynich Manuscript (written in indecipherable language by unknown creator, early 15th century)

(via Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Page 75 of the Voynich Manuscript (written in indecipherable language by unknown creator, early 15th century)

(via Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)


Page from Codex Seraphinianus (Luigi Serafini, 1976-1978—published 1981).

(via Dangerous Minds)

Page from Codex Seraphinianus (Luigi Serafini, 1976-1978—published 1981).

(via Dangerous Minds)


Apr 16
Page 1035 of Les Oeuvres: Figures and Portraits of Anatomy, Surgical Instruments, and Several Monsters (engravings by unknown, but possibly by Giullis Horbeck / written by Ambroise Paré, published 1585).

(via The National Library of Medicine)

Page 1035 of Les Oeuvres: Figures and Portraits of Anatomy, Surgical Instruments, and Several Monsters (engravings by unknown, but possibly by Giullis Horbeck / written by Ambroise Paré, published 1585).

(via The National Library of Medicine)


Cover text to BEZOAR Vol. 5, #Whatever (Fred Buck, Paul Kahn, & Thorpe Feidt, February 1977)

(via BEZOAR: a literary magazine)

Cover text to BEZOAR Vol. 5, #Whatever (Fred Buck, Paul Kahn, & Thorpe Feidt, February 1977)

(via BEZOAR: a literary magazine)


Apr 15
Printer’s mark of Christophe Plantin aka Christoffel Plantijn (Christophe Plantin, mid to late 16th century).

(via The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford)

Printer’s mark of Christophe Plantin aka Christoffel Plantijn (Christophe Plantin, mid to late 16th century).

(via The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford)


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