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Symbolic designs on the lid of the Pastos in the vault of the Adepts, c Featured Afterlife, Folklore, Supernatural & Witchcraft Image

Symbolic designs on the lid of the Pastos in the vault of the Adepts, c

RGL212699 Symbolic designs on the lid of the Pastos in the vault of the Adepts, c.1895 (coloured ink on paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pastos was the tomb in which lay the mythical figure of Christian Rosencreutz, the legendary, perhaps allegorical, founder of the Rosicrucian Order; these symbolic designs show two aspects of the Christ, the lower in the form of the Crucified Jesus and the upper in the form of Alpha & Omega; the meaning of the symbols was explained to each new Adept in the Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical Rosicrucian order active in Great Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Adepts constituted the third and highest rank in the organisation of the order; Pastos A©tait la tombe dans laquelle reposait le personnage mythique de Christian Rosencreutz, le lA©gendaire, peut-A?tre allA©gorique, fondateur de l'ordre de la Rose-Croix ; ces dessins symboliques montrent deux aspects du Christ, le bas sous la forme de JA©sus crucifiA© et le haut sous la forme d'Alpha & Omega ; la signification des symboles a A©tA© expliquA©e A? chaque nouvelle adepte de l'ordre de la Golden Dawn, un Ordre rosicrucien magique active en Grande-Bretagne au cours de la fin du XIXe et du dA©but du XXe siA?cle; les Adeptes constituent le troisiA?me et plus haut rang dans l'organisation de l'ordre;); English, out of copyright

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Cats thrown into the bonfire in the Place de Greve, Paris Featured Afterlife, Folklore, Supernatural & Witchcraft Image

Cats thrown into the bonfire in the Place de Greve, Paris

CHT163124 Cats thrown into the bonfire in the Place de Greve, Paris, during the night of the summer solstice, illustration from Le Bon Roi Henri by Abel Hermant (1862-1950), c.1900 (colour engraving) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville, Jacques (1858-1931); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; (add.info.: Bucher de chats sur la place de Greve lors de la nuit de la Saint-Jean; reign of Henri IV (1553-1610); fete de la St Jean; les feux de la St Jean; belief that every 22 June, summer solstice, cats participated in a great sabbath conducted by the devil; so cats were burnt to prevent this; ); A© Archives Charmet; French, out of copyright

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Fettered demon of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. (oil on canvas) Featured Afterlife, Folklore, Supernatural & Witchcraft Image

Fettered demon of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. (oil on canvas)

1126741 Fettered demon of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. (oil on canvas) by Silveira, Bento Coelho da (1617 - 1708); Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, Tarouca, Portugal; (add.info.: Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas In its time, this was one of the largest Cistercian monasteries in Portugal, having been given vast areas of land in the surrounding region with the express duty of tilling and populating them.
Construction work began in 1155, immediately after the Order had been given the lands by Egas Moniz, the tutor of D. Afonso Henriques, and his wife Teresa Afonso. It was consecrated in 1255, when the complex of monastic buildings was complete;
); Prismatic Pictures ; Portuguese, out of copyright

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