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The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations,

Al-Farabi, Alpharabius, Zodiac chart. al-Farabi, Abu Nasr (c.870-950) Al-Farabi was known to the Arabs as the 'Second Master' (after Aristotle), and with good reason. It is unfortunate that his name has been overshadowed by those of later philosophers such as Ibn Sina, for al-Farabi was one of the world's great philosophers and much more original than many of his Islamic successors. A philosopher, logician and musician, he was also a major political scientist. Astrology.

Lady Monkey spinning. ‘The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 114r). Discarding images.

Three horses galloping across a bare landscape. Painted in gouache on paper. Perhaps from a manuscript illustrating the capture of Rakhsh by Rustam, as described in the Shahnameh. Mid 16th century, Persian (modern Iran).

Persian Zodiac Sagitarius // Persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - 'Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410).The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations, with each plate titled with “A discourse on..”, (a folktale, a sign of the zodiac)

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14thC and probably bound in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations.

The Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, 15th century This collection of texts on magic and fortune-telling in Latin and Middle English is one of four Bodleian manuscripts consulted by Alan Garner when he was writing The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Popularly known as the Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, it contains spells, conjurations, invocations, and ‘experimenta’ (true experiences) of angels. MS. Rawl. D. 252

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.) The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410)

The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy by Manly P. Hall