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Decrypting the Most Mysterious Book in the World

In the six or so centuries that it’s been floating around, bouncing from scholar to scholar and occasionally disappearing for decades at a time, the Voynich manuscript (as it’s come to be called) has yet to be translated. That might be due to the fact that it’s written in a language no one’s ever seen before or since.

But it does have some grounding in the reality that we know, namely via the dozens of familiar plant species sketched throughout the pages of this manuscript. And some researchers think these botanical illustrations are integral to cracking the code that, as one expert put it, has proven “academic suicide” for so many scholars throughout the ages. Click through for the full story! —MN

Ah, this tome is most tricky. I’ve downloaded it to my kindle and tried to decipher it. I’m still working at it. I think the key is that each letter isn’t really a letter, but a word. I’m not content with the explanation that it’s a forgery. It would’ve cost far too much to produce just for that purpose, whoever authored it was obviously wealthy back then.

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Michael Maier - Arcana arcanissima, hoc est, Hieroglyphica aegyptio-graeca (1614). Details.

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Michael Maier was a very notable Occultist and Doctor who changed the world, namely, but of his most notable contributions are the ones that outlived him. The contribution of his writings inspiring a young man by the name of Isaac Newton who grow up to be Knighted as Sir Isaac Newton and use his mystic practices and physical and mental alchemy to discover the three laws of motion and publish his ground breaking work on physics, entitled “Principa”.

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Examples of ancient idols of the West Slavs [x] [x

Places of discovery: (1, 2) Siegersleben, Börde district, Germany, (3) Fischerinsel (Fisher Island), Berlin, Germany, (4) Wolin, Kamień Pomorski district, Poland, (5) Merseburg (Mjezybor), Saalekreis disctrict, Germany, (6) Wolin Island, Kamień Pomorski district, Poland, (7) Svendborg, Fünen Island, Denmark and a drawing of (4) from Wolin, Kamień Pomorski district, Poland, (8) Gatschow, Demmin-Land, Germany, (9) Seehausen, Börde district, Germany, (10) Schwedt, Germany.

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I just saw a video ad for that new show “Salem: The Bell Tolls”, which is more Christian propaganda against Witches. “When Witches don’t fight, we burn”, even that show was better! But what’s even better is this video which depicts the psycho Christians of that epoch as the monsters. The difference is that this is an accurate depiction of those monsters and they need to depict Witches in a dishonest light to try to get their point across. Maybe they forgot that real Witches still exist and that we can speak for ourselves.

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"A comprehensive botanical A-Z of magical herbs and fungi for easy plant identification and application"

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The Quartz CrystalThough some may consider crystals to be lifeless, their extraordinary powers lie in their ability to heal, raise consciousness and shift frequencies. Quartz crystals have long been used by various ancient traditions and metaphysical practices as sacred and spiritual healing tools. Many are unaware that the properties of the human body resemble that of crystals. As we are composed of silicone and water, our structure is considered to be of crystalline form, which makes us highly receptive to the energetic powers of crystals. Aside from their ability to act as a conductor of energy, crystals can intensify our feelings, thoughts, and vibrations. Quartz crystals are thus used as intermediaries, helping to transpose energy and enabling us to connect with higher realms of consciousness. As living forms, similar to humans, crystals also have their own unique karmic lessons to fulfill and experience, which is why it is said that crystals have a way of finding their owners.

The Quartz Crystal

Though some may consider crystals to be lifeless, their extraordinary powers lie in their ability to heal, raise consciousness and shift frequencies. Quartz crystals have long been used by various ancient traditions and metaphysical practices as sacred and spiritual healing tools. Many are unaware that the properties of the human body resemble that of crystals. As we are composed of silicone and water, our structure is considered to be of crystalline form, which makes us highly receptive to the energetic powers of crystals.

Aside from their ability to act as a conductor of energy, crystals can intensify our feelings, thoughts, and vibrations. Quartz crystals are thus used as intermediaries, helping to transpose energy and enabling us to connect with higher realms of consciousness. As living forms, similar to humans, crystals also have their own unique karmic lessons to fulfill and experience, which is why it is said that crystals have a way of finding their owners.

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Liquid sage cleanser

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(For when you can’t burn sage)

1 1/2 cup distilled water
15 drops sage essential oil
1 quartz crystal
1 spritzer bottle

Mix all ingredients together and add the crystal to the bottle to add power and as a shaker.

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