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Persian Demons from a Book of Magic and Astrology (1921)

- October 24, 2019 in astrology, demons, devils, ghosts, iran, magic, occult, persian, zodiac

Watercolours from an early twentieth-century book of spells depicting Persian demons associated with the zodiac.

Various Apocalyptic Scenes from the Prophetic Messenger (ca. 1827–61)

- October 23, 2019 in astrology, future, occult, prophecy, raphael

Apocalyptic lithographs from the 19th century golden age of astrology, helmed by several astrologists writing under the name Raphael.

The Astrologer of the Nineteenth Century (1825)

- October 23, 2018 in astrology, geomancy, ghosts, magic, necromancy, occult, spirits

Guide to astrology and the occult by the mysterious “Raphael”.

Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)

- July 25, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, cosmography, diagrams

Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.

Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)

- July 25, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, best of celestial, cosmography, diagrams

Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.

The Sky: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

- May 24, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, moon, planets, sky, sun

Short educational film on what can be seen in the night sky through a telescope, including a look at constellations, the mountains of the moon, the planets, and the sun.

The Sky: A Film Lesson in “Nature Study” (1928)

- May 24, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, moon, planets, sky, sun

Short educational film on what can be seen in the night sky through a telescope, including a look at constellations, the mountains of the moon, the planets, and the sun.

Aratea: Making Pictures with Words in the 9th Century

- March 14, 2017 in aratea, astrology, astronomy, calligram, constellations, pictures made of words, pictures with words, stars, zodiac

Some of the earliest examples of calligrams found in a 9th-century astronomical manuscript on the constellations.

Aratea: Making Pictures with Words in the 9th Century

- March 14, 2017 in aratea, astrology, astronomy, calligram, constellations, pictures made of words, pictures with words, stars, zodiac

Some of the earliest examples of calligrams found in a 9th-century astronomical manuscript on the constellations.

A Mongolian Manual of Astrology and Divination

- February 3, 2015 in astrology, astronomy, buddhism, Curator's Choice, Featured, mongolia, Public Domain

Michael J. North, Head of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts in NLM's History of Medicine Division, takes a look at one the highlights of the Library's Turning the Pages project, a Mongolian manuscript concerned with interpreting the heavens.