Touched by an angel. Or demon.
The 16th-century alchemist and mathematician John Dee spent years documenting his conversations with what he believed to be angels.
40 years after his death, the scholar Méric Causabon published Dee’s records, arguing that Dee had been talking to evil spirits all along. So what are you reading this weekend?
Title page from “A True and Faithful Relation …,” 1659, Méric Causabon. Getty Research Institute.
September, the month to harvest grapes, isn’t just for the modern Virgo.
Zodiacal Sign of Virgo, about 1170s, Unknown. German, Hildesheim. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Woman Harvesting Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of a Libra
A Man Treading Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of Libra, early 1460s, Workshop of Willem Vrelant. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Plowing and Sowing; Zodiacal Sign of Scorpio, 1510-1520, Workshop of Master of James IV of Scotland. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Лунный свет Барк
Чарльз Груши (британский, 1873-1958)
Холст, масло, 102 х 127 см. Искусство и археология в Линкольншире (Usher галерея).
From George Albert Smith’s "A Visit to the Seaside" (1908), the first film exhibited in Kinemacolor.
Neptune, seen from the Keck Observatory in the infrared (wavelength 1.17-1.3 microns), 11 August 2004. (Program ID N19N2.)