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Neues Pflanzenraetsel
Eine neue Illustration, etwas frivol, inspiriert von einer Pflanze, welche mit der aktuellen Jahreszeit zu tun hat. Diese Pflanze heißt im Volksmund auch "Nacket Huren" und "Teufelsbrot". Sie zeichnet sich durch eine ungewöhnliche Entwicklung über das Jahr hinweg aus. Ihr gewöhnlicher Artname hat nichts mit Verlust zu tun, sondern kommt von einem altdeutschen Wort für "vorhersagen". Sie ist zwittrig. Als Geophyt bildet sie Knollen zur Überwinterung aus. Sie hat zudem eine überaus interessante Anatomie: ihre Blüte (samt den drei Griffeln) reicht tief in den Boden, denn die Eierstöcke befinden sich in der unterirdischen Knolle, anstelle über dem Boden, wie sonst bei Pflanzen üblich. Ihr wichtigster Inhaltstoff ist für den Menschen höchst giftig, wird jedoch in der richtigen Dosis nach wie vor zur Behandlung von Gicht eingesetzt. Da dieser die Mitose unterbricht, kommt er auch in der Pflanzenzucht zum Einsatz, um größere Zellen mit polyploidem Chromosomensatz zu erzeugen, was sich in größerem Wuchs und abnormal großen Früchten äußert; so genutzt z.B. bei Erdbeeren. Dabei entwickeln die so modifizierten Früchte nicht selten bizarre Formen. Derselbe Inhaltsstoff bildet die Grundlage für ein derzeit noch in der Entwicklung befindliches Medikament zur Bekämpfung der Vermehrung von Tumorzellen. Der lateinische Gattungsname ist im übrigen eine Anlehnung an einen Ort in Griechenland, wo einst eine berüchtigte Hexe gelebt haben soll, die diese Pflanze sowohl zum Giftmord als auch zur Heilung verwendet hat. Welche Pflanze ist gemeint?
Colchicum autumnale by wiebkerost
Colchicum autumnale
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

Dioscorides first mentioned a plant by the name Colchicum variegatum. The specific name autumnale refers to the time of flowering. The genus name Colchicum is derived from Colchis, the landscape on the Black Sea, most famously known for the witch Medea, who is told to have poisoned her enemies with the plant, but also restored youth with its help. In Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica,Medea rubs a salve on Jason’s limbs, which may have contained Colchicum. It is said this plant grew from the blood that tormented Prometheus spilled over the land, when the eagle picked his liver. However, the very same story is also often related to... read more

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Lunar Eclipse Phases by wiebkerost
Lunar Eclipse Phases
Composite of the different phases of Monday's lunar eclipse, consisting of 8 photos pasted into one image. Times and sky directions given for reference. Sadly it was not possible to photograph all stages, since clouds were covering the moon periodically as it was entering the earth's umbra. Photos taken 28 September 2015, at Sternwarte Radebeul.

For a large photo of the event see:…

Read the full article about Monday's Lunar eclipse here:…

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Venus, Mars, Jupiter by wiebkerost
Venus, Mars, Jupiter
Alignment of Venus (upper right), Mars (third from right) and Jupiter (lower left)

Another photo from Monday... parallel to the lunar eclipse in the South-West one could see Venus, Mars and Jupiter rise above the planetarium in the East. Read the whole article about Monday's lunar eclipse here:…

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Pillars Journal 1.III - 'The Ebon Kteis' is out now via Anathema Publishing and as of now there are less than 60 copies left.

The journal contains my very first published essay, Regina Amandrakina – Exploration of the Image and Strange Idol, in which I delve into the concepts and personal motivations behind one of my artworks. The topic is also inspired by the many question I keep receiving about the Mandrake. So now all those, who asked me questions, receive 11 pages food for thought - and of course everybody else is welcome to read this as well, because it’s a heart piece and will help you understand how and why I do what I do!

Concerning the journal: as with the previous Pillars issues, this one has become again a masterpiece of editing and type setting. It’s obvious there was put again a lot of thought into the editing and arrangement of the different contributions. Photos, art and texts by different authors come together and compliment each other seamlessly. Also the line breaks and paragraphs of written contributions are arranged thoughtfully. Besides this the bronze print on the cover compliments the vibe and aura of this tome just perfectly.

“‘The Ebon Kteis’ is a journey back into Darkness; somber in tone than its older siblings and aiming to be more of a visual feast to inspire Minds & spark the Sacred Flame Within.”

But it is not only the visual side that is utterly appealing about this publication. Anathema has specialised in bringing together artists, occultists and lonesome wolves, which, as different and individual each of them may be, share a mutual vision and idea of truth and searching. And there is another interesting aspect that emerges once you skim through the pages. The topic was given, but each contributor works independently and usually there would not be much interaction, yet each piece of art and writing seems to harmonize with the other, as if led and guided by the same spirits. This is the subtle magic of Pillars, which strikes me with each new release.

This issue is the last in the series (though a new volume, with different outfit is planned). There are once again 230 copies available, and as I'm writing it's less then 60 left. So better hurry, least you’ll have to spend ten times as much, once the sold out publication ends up on eBay!

Pillars 1.III – The Ebon Kteis | out January 2015 |via


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Wiebke Rost
Artist | Varied
2001-2006 study at medical university Dresden, tutor in anatomy, biology and physiology
2003 - 2005 freelance photograph and write for two german music magazines
2005 - 2006 relocate to Sweden, photograph for the band Dissection
2006 - 2009 illustrating books; topics: death, concrete spiritual working systems
2009 - 2012 begin working in other media; register as a self-employed artist
2012 - establish Teufelskunst (growing online art business), Pillars Periodical Journal I: illustrations
2014 - 'Magical Arte' London exhibition: photography and art; Pillars Periodical III: illustration, photography and conceptual writing

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Thanks for :+fav:ing one of my macros.
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Danke für den Fav^^
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grazie für den Fav

... muss man gleich ein Auge auf Deine Gallery werfen

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