Illustration: Liberal Arts folio from the Hortus Deliciarum by Abbess Herrad, c. 1167-95. The Hortus deliciarum is a medieval, illustrated encyclopedia compiled by Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace. The book is a compendium of perrenial philosophy and mysticism gleened from Arab and other classical sources. Divine Sophia is the Ruler of the Planetary Powers,Continue reading “Sophia and her Seven Feminine Aeons”
Listening to Christopher Hitchens.
Yesterday I visited Podolsky Church of the Intercession, one of my favourite churches in Kyiv. Completed in 1772 the church is a wonderful example of Ukrainian Baroque. But yesterday I was most struck by this fresco near the rear entrance of children being lapped by flames about to consume them; presumably because of their sinfulContinue reading “Burning child sinners”
The other day I was shocked to discover that the man I was photographing for a book project had been murdered in his own home. Vyacheslav Geraskin’s throat was allegedly slit while he was sleeping. I’m currently trying to find out more details and visit his grave. R.IP. Vyacheslav Geraskin