The Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants available for free online

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I have this book in my library, and was glad to have been able to buy it before it became near impossible to find. But now it’s available for free online. It’s not an especially good book, but it has great art, in the Golden Guide tradition, and is […]

Giordano Bruno – highly readable review of a new biography

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I always think a good review can be as useful to read and absorb as a book, in this modern age of information compression, sorting, and filtering. If you are interested in the history and character of Giordanao Bruno, this page is worth visiting.

I find the emphasis on […]

Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians from the 16th and 17th Centuries

Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians from the 16th and 17th Centuries – from Bibliodyssey

The Kalighat Pictures of Indian Gods – Kali

Visit bibliodyssey to see larger versions of this image and others… Bibliodyssey page on the Kalighat Pictures of Indian Gods

Voynich Manuscript Further Examined

This is what the Voynich Manuscript is – a mysterious book, now believed to be a forgery created by John Dee to swindle a king out of $50,000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

An older scientific american article By Gordon Rugg showing a method by which the VM might have been created by Edward Kelly (made famous by […]

“The Most Holy Three-fold Wisdom”

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2006/12/la-trs-sainte-trinosophie.html

From the BIBLIODDYSSEY web site:

“Either the Count de Saint-Germain or Cagliostro is considered to be the author of ‘La Très Sainte Trinosophie’ (The Most Holy Three-fold Wisdom), from the latter half of the 18th century. It has been called “the rarest of occult manuscripts”1 and the only surviving copy is owned by […]

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His argument is based on the fact that for more than 99 per cent of human evolutionary history, we have lived as hunter-gatherer communities surviving on our wits, leading to big-brained humans. Since the invention of agriculture and cities, however, natural selection on our intellect has effective stopped and mutations have accumulated in the critical “intelligence” genes.

“I would wager that if an average citizen from Athens of 1000BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues,” Professor Crabtree says in a provocative paper published in the journal Trends in Genetics.

“Furthermore, I would guess that he or she would be among the most emotionally stable of our friends and colleagues. I would also make this wager for the ancient inhabitants of Africa, Asia, India or the Americas, of perhaps 2,000 to 6,000 years ago,” Professor Crabtree says.

“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.

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