A man wearing a demonic mask stokes a bonfire during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. People from the north Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren dressed up in bizarre and terrifying costumes created mayhem and maximum noise levels to symbolically awaken the earth for the oncoming spring.
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Philosopher’s stone as pictured in Michael Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens Emblem 21.
According to legend the Philosopher’s Stone is a tool in alchemy capable of turning base metals into gold and is believed to be the elixir of life promising health and immortality. Legend states that the thirteenth century Saint Albertus Mangus had discovered the tool and passed it on to Saint Thomas Aquinas. The 17th century alchemy textbook Mutus Liber (Silent Book) by Isaac Baulot supposedly gives the instructions on how to create the Philosopher’s Stone, however it is outlined in a series of 15 mystical illustrations (called plates) which have yet to be accurately translated.
See: McLean, Adam. A Commentary on the Mutus Liber (Hermetic Research Series). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Phanes Press, 1991.
Capgras delusion is a disorder in which an individual believes that a friend or family member has been replaced by an identical imposter. It is most commonly found in persons suffering from schizophrenia, but can also be found in those suffering from dementia. The delusion is named after Joseph Capgras, a French doctor who first described the experiences of one of his patients, a woman in 1923 who believed that her family members were replaced by other people.
The guidestones (Image source).
The Georgia Guidestones is a large monument in Elbert County, Georgia (USA), comprising of six granite slabs six meters high and weighing over 100 tons. Who commissioned and built the guidestones remains a mystery, though some have alleged it was Ted Turner.
Sailing stones, or moving rocks, is an unexplained natural phenomenon of rocks moving in long tracks across a surface, typically in a desert, without any assistance from humans or animals. To date nobody has seen the rocks actually move therefore nobody knows at what speeds they are moving, people only notice the tracks that are left behind. These tracks are often puzzling and non-linear. Sometimes the tracks suggest a rock was at one point moving north for a period of time with a sharp 90 degree shift to the east or south at a certain period.
The Well-Stocked Kitchen, and Jesus in the house of Martha and Mary in the background by Joachim Bueckelaer, 1566. Rilksmuseum.
During the Middle Ages the majority of European peasantry lived on a very home-grown diet, or what today might be called a “whole foods” diet. For most people of the lower classes, meals consisted of rye or barely bead, some type of stew, dairy products such as cheese and milk, and meat such as beef or pork. Most meals were vegetarian, and consisted of fresh vegetables. If peasants lived near a stream or lake, they fished. Peasants also harvested berries and nuts in the forests.
See: Henisch, Bridget Ann. The Medieval Cook. Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2009.
“Manhattanhenge” refers to an occurrence where the setting sun aligns with the main east and west streets of Manhattan. The term is derived from Stonehenge. The biannual occurrence usually takes place on May 28 and July 12 or 13.
Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest fresh water lake in the world with a length of 395 miles, a width of 49 miles, and a maximum depth of 5,390 feet. It is the oldest lake in the world, over 25 million years old, and is the home to more than 1,700 species of plants and animals. It is a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.