Church of Reason

the misadventures of a sea hag possessed by witching metal.

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National Museum of Denmark - Drømde mik en drøm i nat

crayonic:

For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.

The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.

This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.

The more you know.

The feeling I got when hearing this reminded me of that Simpsons episode where Homer and Lisa sneak into the museum to find the ancient Egyptian device that turns out to be a music box.

My second thought was “Hey, this kinda sounds like ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’”.

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malformalady:

Leeches feeding on blood at the International Medical Leech Centre — the largest leech farm in the world — in Udelnaya, Russia
Photo credit: Jeremy Nicholl

malformalady:

Leeches feeding on blood at the International Medical Leech Centre — the largest leech farm in the world — in Udelnaya, Russia

Photo credit: Jeremy Nicholl

edificiosmayas:

Chichén Itzá, Yucatán

edificiosmayas:

Chichén Itzá, Yucatán

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memoiremiroir:

Francis Picabia

memoiremiroir:

Francis Picabia

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decadentiacoprofaga:

From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first offering an invitation to the children from the Sunderland Council Blind School, to handle a few of the collections. They were so successful that Deas went on to develop and arrange a course of regular handling sessions, extending the invitations to blind adults.

Second picture: “Models made by the blind children on visits to Sunderland Museum, in which they were allowed to touch the exhibits.The models were made 5 weeks later and made at Sunderland Council Blind School.”

Sources: Public Domain Review, 2. The pictures belong to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (and I recommend you to check the entire album).

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“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown. And, in between, there are doors.”

—   William Blake (via loveage-moondream)

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magictransistor:

Robert Fludd. Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica. 1617.

Contd. from here

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absurdonio:

Religious sculptures damaged during the Spanish Civil War in Toledo.
Photographer: Pelayo Mas Castañeda

Eduardo Sánchez Butragueño (Flickr)

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gin85:

Sleepwalker by Maxmilian Pirner

gin85:

Sleepwalker by Maxmilian Pirner

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fuckyeahnorsemythology:

Veit ek at ek hekk  |  I know that I hung

vindga meiði á  |  upon a windy tree

nætr allar níu  |  for nine whole nights,

geiri undaðr  |  wounded with a spear

ok gefinn Óðni  |  and given to Othinn,

sjálfr sjálfum mér  |  myself to myself for me;

á þeim meiði  |  on that tree

er manngi veit  |  I knew nothing

hvers hann af rótum renn  |  of what kind of roots it came from.

[trans]

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magictransistor:

Alberto Martini. Illustrations for the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 1909.

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sakrogoat:

Hans Thoma - Die Hexe

sakrogoat:

Hans Thoma - Die Hexe