Love the face of this statue. I find the Egyptian sculpture galleries soothing and calming. A good place to go to get recharged.
I love this woman. A major influence in the development of photography. Julia Margaret Cameron took photos in the way that she wanted. Exhibition opens today. http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2013/julia-margaret-cameron
Channel 4, tonight! This programme should be interesting. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/a-very-british-witchcraft
The British Museum has Elizabethan magus John Dee's obsidian mirror on display. It's no longer in use. Officially. The sceptic would say that the mirror has never been in use and that Dee imagined the angels that appeared within it. Whatever your viewpoint, John Dee was a remarkable man. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/article_index/d/dr_john_dee_1527-c1608.aspx
Arthur and Kate Dee were John Dee's eldest children. Their adventures with the obsidian mirror and in twenty first century London are documented in this ebook http://www.amazon.co.uk/ZiyZo-The-Magicians-Fire-ebook/dp/B00A284XP8
4 months late, but I've just seen this interesting article re Shakespeare's true identity. I favour Christopher Marlowe myself. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/apr/23/william-shakespeare-authorship-birthday
Philosophy is odious and obscure,
Both law and physic are for petty wits;
Divinity is basest of the three,
Unpleasant, harsh, contemptible and vile.
'Tis magic, magic that hath ravished me.
Christopher Marlowe / Doctor Faustus
Yes, I know, this might be sarcasm on Marlowe's part i.e . the foolishness of Faust. Still love it.
The Golden Dice. Ancient Romans & Etruscans, a fight to the death. Love and war in Italy, 4th century BC
The workings of fate. Lovers and warriors. Read my review of this amazing book http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R159NV5EYHWA5C/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
But I could only find clouds. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8598680/Streets-of-London-really-are-paved-with-gold.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-23487493 Further mysteries under the Leicester car park, built over the burial site of Richard lll
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/24/mystery_of_19thcentury_dead_walrus_found_in_london_graveyard/ My imagination is on overdrive!
My ideal job description would be Merlin’s