Nice Cover // by designer Eric White

Peter Mendelsund’s 16 Favorite Book Covers of 2012

Alchemical symbols on The Hand of Philosophy, from 1667. A salamander surrounded by flames can be seen on the palm.

Alchemical symbols on The Hand of Philosophy, from 1667. A salamander surrounded by flames can be seen on the palm.

What if the failures and mistakes where exactly what you needed to get you where you needed to be--smack dab in the middle of your destiny, of what makes your heart sing.

Ophthalmologists’ sign boards. / Tainan, Taïwan. / Photo by Wang Shuangquan,

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The Hand of Mysteries by Augustus Knapp? Gnosticism was huge in the century AD. According to gnosticism, there is a secret truth and if you know it, you move toward salvation. The secret is cosmic dualism - everything is immaterial or material.

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