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Lo Pan
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The Newberry Library has an ancient spell book that they need help translating – they are seeking input from people online:

http://publications.newberry.org/dig/rc-transcribe/charms
Lo Pan
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Oops - I see that Morgaine already posted this info - but hey, nice to know that there are still a few of us looking for new topics huh 😃
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Hmmmmm, reminds me something...
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Download the .pdf; you will see quite a bit of this is handwritten in "Olde Englifh," difficult to read due to the hand but still quite legible. The Latin parts are no doubt copied from various manuscripts, as are many of the other things. This is a Magician's notebook, with a variety of diagrams, sigils, spells, incantations, rituals and other assorted weirdness. Haven't gone through it all but this is the real deal. It's actually so real it looks fake, like a Bizarre prop. The high quality of the scans makes it as legible as if you were holding it.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's 3rd Law

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