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Today — December 5, 2016

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The spook in the modern gallery.  From Die Muskete, 1925.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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The Right Word (permalink)
Here are some uncanny mystical ciphers from Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1856.
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
Have you ever dreamed of giving a speech and discovering that you were undressed?  Imagine the living nightmare of being a book entitled Public Readings -- and without a cover, no less.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
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Postcard Transformations (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click to turn day into night.

U.S. Treasury, Washington, D.C.
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Presumptive Conundrums (permalink)
We see too little spider mathematics.  Here's an equation from American Spiders and their Spinning Work by Henry C. McCook, 1889.  You can check the answer according to the techniques revealed in our Presumptive Conundrums: Rhetorical Math Questions (+ Answers).
* Learn more about Presumptive Conundrums at Amazon.com.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
One is reminded of Woman Has Two Faces: Re-examining Eve and Lilith in Jewish Feminist Thought.  From a 1940 yearbook, as scanned by Miami University Libraries.


[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From c. 1890.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
. . . read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .


Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The dance of death: the masquerade.  Colored aquatint by Thomas Rowlandson, 1816.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From the Edward F. Dibble Seed Catalog, 1895.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
. . . read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .


Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
. . . read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .



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