Sunday, October 30, 2016


A spooky illustration from a spooky book for a spooky time of year:

Frederick Simpson Coburn — frontispiece for 1899 Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Voyages Extraordinaires

A fantastic inspiration from the 1860s for Edgar Rice Burroughs' later Pellucidar series.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Superimposing Change

And this is the sort of residence that an alchemist would have resided in (or perhaps STILL resides in), inhabiting a cold dark room with a single window on the upper floor lit by a lonely light deep into the night, ever attempting to alter elements or at least effect a superimposing change upon self.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Great Pleasure

Alchemists took great pleasure in studying what came before.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Impossible Tasks

If I've had past lives, and I feel that I have, I was an alchemist in one of them. I probably wasted a lot of time chasing after impossible tasks, which is pretty much what I'm doing in this lifetime.

Hooray! Hallowe'en—is—a—Coming

The Sorrows of Satan