The reptiles of the Indo-Australian archipelago / by Nelly de Rooij. on Flickr.

Publication info Leiden :E.J. Brill,1915-1917.
Contributing Library:
American Museum of Natural History Library
Biodiversity Heritage Library


Amsterdam-based artist Cedric Laquieze (previously featured here) recently completed a fascinating new series of his exquisite taxidermy Fairies. These delicate sculptures are primarily composed of parts from many different insect species, but if you look closely you’ll notice bones, seeds and even a few scorpion parts as well.

Visit Cedric Laquieze’s blog for many additional images and to check out some of his other enchanting creations.

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Peter Behrens, Behrens Antiqua, Initials, 1907. Published by Klingspor, Offenbach, Germany.

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"It is not strange that the erudite Moses, initiated in Egypt, should teach the Jews a philosophy containing the more important principles of Egyptian esotericism. The religions of Egypt at the time of the Israelitic captivity were far older than even the Egyptians themselves realized. Histories were difficult to compile in those days, and the Egyptians were satisfied to trace their race back to a mythological period when the gods themselves walked the earth and with their own power established the Double Empire of the Nile. The Egyptians did not dream that these divine progenitors were the Atlanteans, who, forced to abandon their seven islands because of volcanic cataclysms, had immigrated into Egypt—then an Atlantean colony—where they established a great philosophic and literary center of civilization which was later to influence profoundly the religions and science of unnumbered races and peoples. Today Egypt is forgotten, but things Egyptian will always be remembered and revered. Egypt is dead—yet it lives immortal in its philosophy, and architectonics.

It was these Serpent Kings who founded the Mystery Schools which later appeared as the Egyptian and Brahman Mysteries and other forms of ancient occultism. The serpent was their symbol, for they taught man the use of the creative energy which courses through Nature and his own bodies as a serpentine line of force. They were the true Sons of Light, and from them have descended a long line of adepts and initiates duly tried and proven according to the law. These have kept alight the divine truths through many generations of ignorance and thoughtlessness.” 

- Manly P. Hall


Owens Valley, CaliforniaJeff Lewis


Owens Valley, California
Jeff Lewis

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Charlie Chaplin/Melodysheep - Let Us All Unite!

In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich, and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls
Has barricaded the world with hate
We think too much and feel too little

More than machinery, we need humanity
More than cleverness, we need kindness
Without these qualities life would be violent
And all would be lost

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Speaker Mask, Eskimo, Point Hope, Alaska, 17th Century.


Speaker Mask, Eskimo, Point Hope, Alaska, 17th Century.

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Studies of human eyes
Charles Le Brun


Studies of human eyes

Charles Le Brun


Peter Behrens, Certificate for the Grashof Medal,1908. From the art magazine Kunst und Künstler. Via University of Heidelberg.