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Biblioteca Arcana

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U-M Fantasy and Science Fiction Website Welcome one and all to the University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages. We hope you find this page a valuable resource. These pages are dedicated to assisting scholars of all types all over the world. The Voices of Demons: The True History of The Necronomicon Necronomicon ex Mortis. The Book of the Dead. Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, this ancient Sumerian text contained bizarre burial rights, funeral incantations, and demon resurrection passages; it was never meant for the world of the living. With these words in the opening sequence of ARMY OF DARKNESS, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) described the most famous book of evil of all time. This is also, I believe, the version of the Necronomicon horror film fans are most immediately familiar with. The actual history of the Necronomicon, however, is as strange and twisted as any piece of fiction ever birthed from the mind of man.

The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. Captioned, includes follow-up questions and other support. ArchetypesThis Google Doc lists and describes types of heroes, quests, stages, characteristics, and symbols.

Emerald Tablet of Hermes Sacred-Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next The Emerald Tablet of Hermes History of the Tablet History of the Tablet (largely summarised from Needham 1980, & Holmyard 1957) The Tablet probably first appeared in the West in editions of the psuedo-Aristotlean Secretum Secretorum which was actually a translation of the Kitab Sirr al-Asar, a book of advice to kings which was translated into latin by Johannes Hispalensis c. 1140 and by Philip of Tripoli c.1243. Other translations of the Tablet may have been made during the same period by Plato of Tivoli and Hugh of Santalla, perhaps from different sources.

Analemma In astronomy , an ( / ˌ æ n ə ˈ l ɛ m ə / ; from Greek ἀνάλημμα "pedestal of a sundial ") is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun ) from its on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. Leave it Out, Leviticus (Aries, W.O.W. #8) Sacred Texts Index Previous Next Sponsored Links: Internet Book of Shadows, (Various Authors), [1999], at The following article appeared in Web of Wyrd #8. Leave it out Leviticus by Aries You know, I'm not too sure that it's safe for me to be associating with you guys all things considered: "We have allowed the legalising of abominations like witchcraft, homosexuality and abortion." And to think I was fooled into believing that you were mostly harmless except for an interesting approach to sing-songs 'round the camp-fire and a strong attachment to strange jewellry.

Greek Gods Family Tree Doing homework? Your teacher has already seen this. See Theoi; it has properly-sourced information. Known errors: Generally inconsistent sourcing. This chart was made in 2004, and Wikipedia was treated as a primary source. Hyperion is also a Titan. The Alternative Genesis - Lost Bible Pages - Dead Sea Scrolls . . . and the ruah of the Shining Ones hovered over its waters IN THE BEGINNING - Bere'sit - how elusive a word is Beginning! Are the opening words of the Bible referring to the Creation of the Universe, revealed to Man by divine edict; or do they refer to a new Beginning after Man was already established on this Earth?

Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB) Heritage of the Printed Book in Europe (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) The HPB Database (previously called the Hand Press Book Database) is a steadily growing collection of files of catalogue records from major European and North American research libraries covering items of European printing of the hand-press period (c.1455-c.1830) integrated into one file. This makes it possible for information to be retrieved in one single search across all files.

Secret Names of God Shemhamphorae The Secret Names of God A link is only provided where clicking on the name of the angel would provide you with more information about the name. Otherwise, all that I know, at this time, is that it is one of the secret names of God. Simple Symbol Meaning Simple Symbol Meanings This page on simple symbol meaning is an attempt to lay a foundation for very basic visual symbols, like circles, triangles, squares, etc. For example, if we look at the triskelion, we can visually whittle down this motif to a triangle shape. Therefore, by contemplating the triangle, we gather more insight into the message of the triskelion (as well as other symbolism drawing on the power of three).

Shrine of the Book The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it. The striking juxtaposition of the white dome and black basalt wall, precise and opposing geometrical shapes, creates a monumental effect and an extraordinary phenomenon in the Israeli landscape. Here are the many ways to learn more about and experience the Dead Sea Scrolls: Interactive Virtual Tour of the Shrine of the Book

The National Library of Russia: OPAC GENERAL ELECTRONIC CATALOGUE new! Catalogues of Books in Foreign Languages: Catalogues of Books in Russian: Catalogues of Journals/Serials in European Languages: Foreign Journals/Serials