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1/2) An ancient “magician”: Before Spartacus another slave led a huge revolt; the charismatic Syrian slave Eunus gathered tens of thousands of followers to his uprising, attracted to the 'prophet' by his magical powers; most notably breathing fire as he spoke to the gods!.. Image
2/2) Unfortunately, Eunus' amazing hotline to the gods wasn't as magical as it seemed. Later writers outed his trick: igniting a perforated and sulphur-filled nutshell hidden in his mouth, which then emitted fire and sparks as he spoke! Eunus' slave revolt was defeated in 132 BC. Image
The career of the amazing Eunus is described by Diodorus Siculus (The Library, 35.2) as well as by Florus (The History of Rome) and Livy (Epitome 2.7) #magic #magiccircle #mentalism #religion #psychology @DerrenBrown #roman #history
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To summarize this week by @dbellingradt as the @Tweetistorian in residence, let's bring all the threads together. First, the introduction to #bookhistory. ~tw 1/5
Secondly, a thread on the connections between #pizza (also beer), #magic, and #bookhistory. 2/5
Next, why does the Roman God Mercury matter to Early Modern European #bookhistory? From once being the messenger of the Gods, he was now re-envisioned as a letter boy for human customers, as illustrations aplenty attest. 3/5
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Let me tell you this story of a #pizza. To start with, the term pizza was likely first be recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript, but when was pizza delivery invented? And what is the connection to #bookhistory, anyway?
Well, do you like #magic?
If you follow my account (@dbellingradt) you may have noticed that I co-wrote a small book in 2017 about a famous collection of 140 magical manuscripts: the Leipzig collection. By the way, this is the book:…

The #pizza story, I mentioned in this thread, is one of too many fantastic stories these 140 manuscripts offer. Conjuring spirits, traveling through time and space, marrying nymphs, you name it, it is all here. Fancy an open access look on all mss:…

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@CathyCathyFox & @CzebotarJessie#exposing the #WorldwideTheatreShow for all to see

💯Thx to them for making my life easier🙏
I walk out of my front door into a #SatanicWorld

Over 8yrs years people thought I was🤪#MeToo but now others see it too #WelcomeToMyWorld ImageImageImageImage
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BNF : Above 21700 expecting a 850 point upmove ( view negates below 21500)
NF : Above 10380 expecting a 240 point upmove ( view negates below 10290)
"Above" means trading cleanly above these levels even on intraday basis for around 30 mins or breakout with a large significant volume.
If you are asking what happens if we gap down, sorry to say you do not understand breakout trading. This view is valid ONLY IF we cross those levels. For those asking for stops, the "view negates" is you stoploss figure
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1/n. Slow-moving thread on a series of related, relaxing puzzles. They all involve this game:

Label all vertices and edges of a graph. Use each number 1,2,3,... exactly once (don’t miss any). At each vertex the sum of its label and its incident edge labels must be a constant, h. Image
2/n The labeling is called “total” because vertices AND edges are labeled.

It’s called “vertex magic” because we form a sum at each vertex, and—magically—get the same result (called the magic constant) each time.

The 2 examples suggest questions, eg: which constants are ok&why? Image
3/n With the “weight” of a vertex being the sum of its label with its incident edge labels, we maximize the sum of all weights (and therefore the magic constant) by placing the biggest labels on the edges.

-Different magic constants are possible. 12 would be the largest for C_3. Image
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Ancient Artefact of the Day: An eroto-magical amulet dating to the 1st-3rd Centuries AD, from Tarsus in Cilicia. The stone is ancient, but the gold setting is a modern addition. #AAOTD #Magic

Image: BnF (Inv.58.2208)
The use of 'magnetic stones' is well-attested in ancient magic, and there have been claims that the design of this piece may be linked to certain spells in the Greek Magical Papyri, such as Ogden's claim (2009: 262, 'Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds)...
... that this piece may be connected with PGM IV.1716-1870, or the so-called 'Sword of Dardanos' spell. This is primarily informed by the sexual position adopted by the couple, as the spell specifies engraving "Aphrodite sitting astride Psyche".
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You cannot ignore.....
Our inability to understand and grasp something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

#mystery #cognitiveload
West has yet to understand paranormal phenomenon.

Ancient civilizations has achieved so much that still today we are unable to understand and comprehend.

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We #Live #eviL in #WorldwideTheatreShow & we are the #participating #audience in the #SatanicSystem
What is #Satanism?
Is it full of #Devil #worshiping #maniacs who #sacrifice #children?
Lets have a look⬇️
10 Forms Of Satanism That Exist Around The World…
10. #thesatanictemple

#SatanicWorld #SantanicSystem #WakeUp
'The Satanic Temple is an organization that probably wouldn’t fit most people’s idea of what a Satanist is'

The Satanic Temple
9. #Luciferianism #

'#Luciferians are rather similar to #LaVeyan #Satanists. Most of them are nonreligious and simply treat #Lucifer as a #symbol'

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Been down the rabbit-hole of #Croatian #folklore - here's a #thread of what I found:


This one is especially close as its my family island.
'From #Folklore to Fiction: Early Literary Manifestations of the #Vampire Motif'

Fun fact: the term 'vampyr' first appeared in an 11th century Slavic manuscript vilifying #Bogomils, a #Gnostic dualist heresy that was endemic to the #Balkans
'#Witches' Zoopsychonavigations and the Astral Broom in the Worlds of #Croatian Legends as (Possible) Aspects of #Shamanistic Techniques of Ecstasy (and Trance)'…
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I've only recently started studying Western magic, but I'm struck that, unlike in religion (!) belief is quite central to it. It's often referred to as intention but it's belief. In religion you can get away with metaphors, magic requires a stronger commitment to metaphysics 1/n
It might be that Anglo-American contemporary magic is influenced by Protestant focus on personal conviction, but #magic does rest on focusing the mind and believing in what one does. I've heard a senior magician saying that too much scepticism makes magic impossible. 2/n
Intention in #magic is not focused attention (e.g. I want X) rather it's an intention 'sent' to the universe/unconscious etc. that bypasses the rational mind, that's why I think it's more correct to talk about #belief rather than intention, in the sense of 'belief in' 3/n
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The Rothschild Surrealist Ball of 1972 featured imagery that was meant to look “Satanic”(psyop) but to a more discerning eye, actually is mocking all religion. It features many sick examples of the infamous banking family mocking the rest of humankind #truth #SaturnDeathCult
more, do you see the Saturnian symbolism?
Why are the #Illuminati so obsessed with symbolism? Especially regarding horned gods, black cubes and the planet Saturn? #truth #SaturnDeathCults #NWO #awake #woke
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@realDonaldTrump “King Solomon from the tribe of Judah , was selected by Yahweh to receive the keys to divine wisdom and secrets of #Heaven
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS King Solomon also known as Sulayman, Siliman and Jedidiah, was the son of the famous King David of Israelites, who reigned in the land of Canaan with Jerusalem as its capital as the third king of the Israelites from 970 to 931BC.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS He is considered as a Major Prophet of God, and known as the great King Sulayman son of King Daowd [David]. He was a great soul, who came to this material world to define the true justice to Mankind through the attribute of divine wisdom....
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We have the gold , in what form ?

raw earth gold or have we developed nuclear transmutation ?

If so , do we have the mercury ?…
Are Nuclear power plants secretly making #Gold ?

I call it #IndustrialAlchemy , you can call it whatever you like.

Have new technologies also be being hidden from this same process ?

China would most certainly love this ?

Could this be affecting #Gold prices ?

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It's #MythologyMonday and today's theme is WITCHES!
There are two Greek gods who are commonly associated with witchcraft and magic. Most of you will know Hekate as the goddess of witchcraft but Hermes has his sticky fingers in everything, so obviously he dabbles in magic as well.
Illustration of #Hekate by Victoria Francés…
#Hekate is a titan goddess with power over heaven, earth, and sea. Her name means "worker from afar" implying the workings of magic, but her name is also an epithet of #Artemis as one who shoots from afar. In Roman times, Hekate formed the lunar triad of Hekate-Artemis-Selene.
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The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Arcadia'

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Arcadia
The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Arcadia' - #수빈 (#SOOBIN)

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Arcadia
The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Arcadia' - #휴닝카이 (#HUENINGKAI)

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Arcadia
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The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Sanctuary'

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Sanctuary
The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Sanctuary' - #수빈 (#SOOBIN)

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Sanctuary
The Dream Chapter: MAGIC - Concept Photo 'Sanctuary' - #휴닝카이 (#HUENINGKAI)

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#투모로우바이투게더 #TOMORROW_X_TOGETHER #TXT #TheDreamChapter #MAGIC #Sanctuary
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Happy birthday, Language on the Move!

We started blogging #OTD in 2009 🎂🥂🎉🎀 - still going strong! 😊… Image
Our #1 top most popular blogpost of all time examined the role of #English as a lingua franca in #ASEAN…
Our #2 top most popular blogpost of all time also examined the role of #English as a global #language, this time in #Europe…
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Some of the #teamies, i.e. me, can't be there which is really sad but for a wonderful reason, granddaughter-sitting-Sadie-Rose. So I thought in celebration of the launch, I'd share some photos from the art exhibition that ran alongside the conference.
What better place to start than with the art exhibition team: @10PYusuf, The Dame and @Rodkippen.

There will be more!
#myboys😊 Image
@10PYusuf @Rodkippen As with many stories there was of course a #backstory - @DrDeeMichell and me(!) met at the Foundling Museum for a pre-conference chat where talked all things orphans and #CEP. Dee had travelled with hubby to be at the conference.

#careexpconf ImageImage
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So it is #perplexing to read #newsreports that @TheJusticeDept is searching for a #path to #inclusion of the #citizenship #question.

Why is this a #puzzle for you?
The @uscensusbureau must do the best it can to accurate #ascertain #both the #number of #persons and the #number of #citizens.
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After the #MetPolice tried & failed to frame me & after ex #MetPoliceUK turned private investigators @Surelock_ tried & failed to frame me & my mum, attempt number 3 was #EE & #UKMail. I had never used @EE but they made me their customer

#SwitchtoO2 #o2 #Vodafone #Three #LBC
#EE said I had ordered mobile phones & sim cards & #UKMail said they had delivered them to me (with me showing my passport) at home. I did neither. I didn't order any mobiles & I didn't receive any mobiles. It was a complete stitch up

#dontbuythesun #c4news #r4today #itvnews
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I have many #GreenNewDeal Dreams. Today, because of GREAT NEIGHBORS here in Lexington, Kentucky...I got to make one of those Dreams = Reality💚🔐🥇😊 Here I am with one of my Great Neighbors. We are SMILING because...
One Ton of Biodynamic Worm Compost arrived.
Yep, Two Thousand 🇺🇸 Pounds of Biodynamic Soil Health Booster Shots.
Worm Compost = The @Tesla of Compost.
I am so Blessed.
Here’s Brian the “Pup Truck” Driver.
As you will see...Brian is an Ace🥇😎
Unloading Curbside
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights.… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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