Ad for MICRA #3 by Lamar Waldron and Ted Boonthanakit, 1987.
The Magical Calendar is one of the most amazing pieces of art and information available in Western Hermeticism.
Published in 1620, the Magical Calendar contains tables of correspondences arranged by number from one to twelve. They are based in part on extensive tables in Agrippa, book 2, chapters 4-14 but go well beyond anything in Agrippa, especially sigils. The engraving was executed by the brilliant Johannes Theodorus de Bry who illustrated other important occult works such as those of Robert Fludd. The author was Johann Baptista Großchedel. Carlos Gilly has identified the original manuscript on which the printed Magical Calendar was based as British Library manuscript Harley 3420.
Adam McLean published a wonderful study of it in The Magical Calendar: A Synthesis of Magical Symbolism from the Seventeenth-Century Renaissance of Medieval Occultism (available via amazon.com)
“Counter-Production” at Generali Foundation - Henrik Olesen
Roberto Matta’s “non-euclidian” tarot conceived with Leonora Carrington in New York City in 1941 and completed with Charles Duits, featuring the last of four sets, The Blind Swimmer, and the final marriage of the opposites, the Prisoner of Light.
Source: VVV #2-3, 1943
Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta aka Santo “El Enmascarado de Plata (1917-1984)…luchador enmascarado
:O ‘Tikbalang’ or ‘Beneveolent Horse’
Tikbalang, huh? I definitely hadn’t heard of this one.
What we’ve got here, evidently, is a creature from Philippine folklore with—you guessed it—the head and limbs of a horse and the chiseled torso of a man.
Now, they’re either the evil transformations of aborted fetuses who live in the wilderness and spend all day luring travellers off the beaten path and into a lifetime of hopeless wandering,
they’re the secret guardians of elemental kingdoms who stand watch, keeping the ethereal realms protected and secret. They’re definitely one of those two things.
Watch your back, though. According to youtube, they’re out there waiting right now.