Color: Fascination Pigment

•December 15, 2022 • Leave a Comment

A Visit in the capital of Korea, Seoul brought forth a new fascination for me. This happened by accident when I visited some Artist stores to buy some paints, paper or brushes. I stumbled upon a huge selection of powdery colors or Pigments. In Asia, so it seems, artists prefer to buy the raw pigment and make their own color. This gives you the freedom to make the paint as you wish. Watercolors, Gouache, Acrylics, Oil, Tempera, you name it, you can make them all. On top of that you have full control on your paints quality.

Since we are talking pure pigment, the powders are incredibly vibrant. It is quite extreme to look at these totally pure colors. So I ended up buying a beginners set and some gum arabic to make watercolors.

Japanese Pigments

This is the beginning of a quite magical journey into human history, magic colors, secret pigments, trading and materials higher in price than gold.

Thats me.

•May 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment


In the middle you can see me after receiving a blessing before going over the Thorung La Pass (5416m). As you can see it is a photo of a photo since I do not have the negative.

Thats around 20 years ago.

Vintage phone Bakelite Ericsson DBH 1001

•March 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Dario Puggioni’s Silent Art.

•March 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I had to reblog this!



Fascinatingly strange portraits from Italian born, Berlin based painter Dario Puggioni that portray, according to Puggioni, subjects that exist in a world of complete silence. The result of this existence is an evolutionary step that is also silent: subjects growing plants from their bodies. See more of Puggioni’s paintings below.




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My Study

•February 2, 2015 • 1 Comment

IMG_2068This is a picture of a part of my Study. Here I have accumulated a lot of Books around my subjects of interest. On the left you find Philosophy starting from the presocratics to the more modern thoughts. Below this is a large section of Freemasonry and to its right you find Theology and the right shelf is almost all Occultism and Magick. The lowest shelf is part of my RPG collection starting with Call of Cthulhu, all of In Nomine, 90% of GURPS 3rd Edition and GURPS 4th Edition ending with my Gary Gygax signed AD&D Section.



Webpage Found: Alchemy Moon

•November 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

AlchemyMoonRecently (for the last year or so), I started doing a little magic for my Kids. Rewarding as this is by itself, I also stumbled across a nice community of so called “Bizarre Magicians” who mix magic (as in slight of Hand, trick and presentation) and magick as described by people like Crowley or Austin Osman Spare.

The Bizarre Community collects and builds really astonishing props for their magic shows and there is always a blend between showmanship and “the real thing”. On this Borderline the Alchemy Moon community is based. At this webpage you can buy handmade props for a good bizarre magic show OR you can buy Kadar Cards and do the real thing with these TAROT like cards. Obviousely a lot of things are needed by stage magicians and magicians alike, like a really cool leather bound book or a creepy wooden box to store your tarot cards in.

Also find the Blog here:

All of this and a lot more can be found here and I am quite excited to know about this little community.




Travel-Ing.: Russian impressions, Galich

•June 27, 2014 • 2 Comments


Every now and then I write Posts with the Title “Travel.-Ing.: “. This title is a Denglisch=Germanenglish pun. “Dipl.-Ing.” is a title which stands for an engineer with an university diploma. So there are a lot of puns like “drink-ing” or “drive-ing” and “travel-ing”. Since I travel a lot for my work and to a lot of differenet places I found “travel.-ing.” quite fitting.

To travel for work is very different to privat travel, first of all you travel to places where a tourist will almost never go. Then you are not there for site seeing but for work and last but not least you work together with the locals for a couple of weeks or even month.

All in all I worked more than a quarter of a year in Russia, but I also work in a lot of different countries. Currently I work mainly in Sweden so maybe there will be a post about that soon.

The following impressions and pictures where taken from a visit to Galich (Га́лич) which is located in the  Kostroma Oblast area. To get to Galich, you can ether drive by car the M8 from Moscow to Kostromar where you cross the River Wolga and then onward on smaller roads in more and more deserted country side or you can take an over night train.TagebuchRussland

This was my third or fourth visit and we decided to go by car which was a good idea. My last visit was only 6 weeks before and then it was still snowing and cold, but this time summer had arrived and it was nice and warm. Just after Kostroma, we where taking a short break (Biological Reasons). There we wittnessed a beautiful display of Nature. Thousands and thousands of white Butterflies suddenly fluttered around us. Some died then and there on the ground, lots of others fluttered off. We  watched the whole natural spectacle  for a while before we got back on the road. The picture on the right shows this experience together with one of the Butterflies in my Diary.

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How to clean the beaches

•June 24, 2014 • 4 Comments

97612fb85a559e4d3c592634ec314f5cI stumbled upon this great Project and their Webspace. Our Oceans are full of plastic trash, unfortuantely the people who produce the trash are very rarely the once to clean their own mess.

So here is a creative way to clean the beaches and make the best out of the trash.

Please visit Ocean Sole for more Details on this great  Project to clean the beaches in  Kenya and creating Art and Toys.

How to use Grannys Egg Coddler

•June 5, 2014 • 1 Comment


When I was a kid, my parents made this special egg for Sunday Breakfast we called “Eiertöpfli”. This was always our special and I have never seen it anywhere else. Today I prepare our sunday breakfasts and (apart from Grapefruit, selfmade stonebaked bread, self made marmelade from my wife and Coffee from our La Pavoni) I sure make “Eiertöpfli” for my three sons and my wife.







So here it is, optimized to my taste over around 30 years. Continue reading ‘How to use Grannys Egg Coddler’

Facsimile Edition of the Voynich Manuscript Now Available

•May 6, 2014 • 1 Comment

Tales from the Bookworm's Lair

DSC_0663 Who hasn’t wanted to own their own copy of a genuine, mysterious occult tome? I’ve previously posted here and here about the mostly still unknown Voynich Manuscript housed at Yale that’s been puzzling scholars and occultists for a long time. It’s clearly a beautiful physical artifact as much as it is a source of knowledge. Ambush Printing is a publishing house that specializes in hand-made reproductions of historical documents and they have decided to produce copies of the Voynich Manuscript for purchase. They have a complete copy of the Manuscript available for $200, printed on vellum and bound in leather, just like the original, as well as an 18″ by 24″ print of one of the illustrations also on vellum that is normally $25 but appears to be on sale for $10 currently. Check them out here .

1006231Please note: I have no affiliation with Ambush Printing and have not…

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