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#1 Sheperdess

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:38 PM


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#2 wren

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:55 PM

Who drew the magic circle on the right? It shows up everywhere in media depictions of magic.

Edit: man, I feel stupid, it was in the video.

Edit edit: except when I looked up the grand grimoire, that circle wasn't in it.

Seriously, who drew it? It's obviously modern, but I'm curious why that one circle is so popular.

Edited by wren, 28 November 2017 - 12:13 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:57 AM

It begins with the Voynich manuscript. I couldn't watch any further.

I would love to get some serious hardcore Satan people and give them a stack of actual grimoires, then wait while they read the books. Almost all of the grimoires begin and end with God talk: faith, purity, angels, all that stuff your grandma loved. Somehow these are still "Dark Magic Books" after being widely available for hundreds of years and anyone who reads so much as a page can see they are nothing so wicked as all that.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:38 AM

How would they know the Voynich manuscript is nefarious if scholars cannot decipher what it says lol

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:26 PM

View Postwren, on 27 November 2017 - 11:55 PM, said:

Who drew the magic circle on the right? It shows up everywhere in media depictions of magic.

Edit: man, I feel stupid, it was in the video.

Edit edit: except when I looked up the grand grimoire, that circle wasn't in it.

Seriously, who drew it? It's obviously modern, but I'm curious why that one circle is so popular.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

Thanks Old Man, but that's not the first. The circle with the triangle in the middle with the three little bulbs on the outside is very commonly used on sites like deviant art. It's a stand alone thing beyond this particular piece. Often it is shown glowing in blue. Just curious about it, since it is so much more popular than actual, historical magical circles, or even particular original magical circles designed in modern media contexts.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:54 AM

View Postwren, on 28 November 2017 - 08:52 PM, said:

Thanks Old Man, but that's not the first. The circle with the triangle in the middle with the three little bulbs on the outside is very commonly used on sites like deviant art. It's a stand alone thing beyond this particular piece. Often it is shown glowing in blue. Just curious about it, since it is so much more popular than actual, historical magical circles, or even particular original magical circles designed in modern media contexts.

If you read in the comments, it mentions that she used a set of free brushes for photoshop. So you can find the individual parts in those free packs.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

Thanks. I looked for attribution of stock image usage, didn't see it and moved on.

The source is here for anyone else curious about it. http://www.obsidiand...ategory/brushes

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:44 PM

View PostAurum, on 28 November 2017 - 06:38 AM, said:

How would they know the Voynich manuscript is nefarious if scholars cannot decipher what it says lol
I think the jury is still out on Voynich as to whether it was composed in medieval times or c.1908! I dont think it belongs in the genre of the other books featured.

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