"The eccentric, critical, changeful, intelligent hand." We like how the caption doesn't say this is the hand of a person who is eccentric, critical, changeful, and intelligent, but rather that the hand itself is all of those things. Therefore, the illustration is transformed into a talisman, akin to the Hand of Fatima. From New Discoveries in Palmistry by Joseph Bryant Hargett, 1901.
Do you deserve a nostalgic breather? Through the delicate workings of the music box, even the most dramatic compositions seem to play only for you. You’ll hear even a very familiar piece in a whole new way. Courtesy of home recording pioneer Ken Clinger, here’s today’s music box selection. It will sound surprisingly good even through built-in computer speakers, and it will cut through the ambient noise of the office without being distracting.
Featured in Today’s Music Box:
Symphony 3 - movement #3 (excerpt) (Beethoven) performed by Ken Clinger
If you could use another Music Box Moment, choose a piece:
One's life path is marked by crossroads and signposts. If you are confronted with making a choice today, perhaps the signpost displayed here will help to characterize your situation and guide you to make a decision. If you need more guidance, refresh this page for another symbol. If both signs are the same, perhaps any choice will lead to the same outcome.
The signs are inspired by a system of symbols entitled "Spiritual Diagnosis," developed by Dr. Robert McNary of Montana. Dr. McNary actually creates nine-faceted mandala charts for people and interprets the symbols with uncanny accuracy. Dr. McNary's web site is RockyMountainAstrologer.com.
You've noticed the phenomenon: stage magic so often has an undertone of seriousness, and ritual magic[k] is so often theatrical. Our friend Clint Marsh has dedicated his life to the misfits of magic, collecting and spearheading subtle yet wondrous wizardry for enchanting everyday life. In honor of his remarkable Fiddler's Green zine, we rolled our alphabet dice on a haunted mirror to see what mysterious messages might come through.