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Rev. Guillermo Briceno (Guimo)
I'm a Philosophy major, spiritual researcher and amateur metaphysicist.
I'm a Philosophy major, spiritual researcher and amateur metaphysicist.
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Sunday Reading: Did three shipwrecked English sailors really travel by foot from Florida to Nova Scotia in 1569?

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A very curious little book concerning a poet named Uriah Jewett, a sea serpent, the disappearance of a cheat named Hoyt, and the possible illegitimate child of Prince Arthur born in the forests of Canada. Read it here: http://buff.ly/2qH8s9K
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A page from the Book of Wonders, an Arabic astrological, astronomical and geomantic manuscript from the 14th century. More of its pages here: http://buff.ly/2pK8Yam
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The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither, who died today in 1667: http://buff.ly/2oTMyD0
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Happy birthday to Athanasius Kircher, the 17th-century polymath who was hailed as the last Renaissance man and “the master of hundred arts”. Read John Glassie's essay on one of Kircher's great masterworks Mundus Subterraneus (1664) and how it was inspired by a subterranean adventure Kircher himself made into the bowl of Vesuvius: http://buff.ly/2qAkSj5

(Pictured here: Kircher's vision of underground fire canals)
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The Over-Incubated Baby — A cautionary tale for tech enthusiast parents from 1901: http://buff.ly/2ppkcO2
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Originally published in 1876, this book is remarkable not only for being the first major work in contemporary chromotherapy, but also for its unique appearance. True to the ideas held within — that blue light is bearer of unique and special properties — the book is entirely printed with blue ink on blue paper. Its author, a retired US Civil War general named Augustus James Pleasonton, proposed that isolating blue wavelengths from the sun could benefit the growth of both flora and fauna, and also help to eradicate disease in humans. The science was shaky at best. Read it here: http://buff.ly/2o50yGF
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Happy Monday! One of more than 30 exquisite watercolours depicting various demon figures, from an 18th-century book on magic and demonology. See more here: http://buff.ly/2nZpCS4
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