Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Black Seal

"This folk," I translated to myself, "dwells in remote and secret places, and celebrates foul mysteries on savage hills. Nothing have they in common with men save the face, and the customs of humanity are wholly strange to them; and they hate the sun. They hiss rather than speak; their voices are harsh, and not to be heard without fear. They boast of a certain stone, which they call Sixtystone; for they say that it displays sixty characters. And this stone has a secret unspeakable name; which is Ixaxar."

- Arthur Machen, "The Novel of the Black Seal"

Mike Jenkins brings us this reproduction of the infamous Black Seal that lead to such tragic misfortune for Professor Gregg. Some secrets are not meant for the eyes of modern science.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice :)