photo credits

Index thumbnail images constructed from the following (all digitally altered):

Hexen by Hans Baldung [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Illustration from “The Magus” by Francis Barrett, R. Griffith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Still Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Pentagram with one point down by de Guaita [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Book illustration in “Quinta Essentia” by Leonhart Thurneisser zum Thurn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Anatomical Man by Limbourg brothers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Scan of cover of The Purpose of Love by  Richard Gardner.

Scan of “Wheel of Life” illustration by Tammo de Jongh, originally published in The Purpose of Love.

Ruth Roland M.J. Moriarty Playing Card by Movie Souvenir Card Co., Cincinnati, Ohio (M.J. Moriarty Playing Cards) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Symbol for gay men and male homosexuality by Bazi (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Waylon Jennings RCA promotional card by RCA Records derivative work: GDuwen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Engraving from La Nouvelle Justine ou Les Malheurs de la Vertu, ſuivie de l’Hiſtoire de Juliette, ſa Sœur by Donatien Alphonſe François, Marquis de Sade [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Farmer and Pig By Franco Folini [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Title page of the “Discorso” from Elia Morpurgo (1740-1830 by Elia Morpurgo (d. 1830) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

“Bring Out Your Dead” A street during the Great Plague in London, 1665, by Wellcome Images, Wellcome Trust, [CC BY 4.0 ( ], via Wikimedia Commons – cropped.

Side bar images:

Top image includes photo of Boer Goat by By Benjamint444 (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of illustration from Atalanta Fugiens taken and cropped by Mo Batchelor.

Public Domain image of part of Diptych of Saint John and Saint Veronica, via Wikimedia Commons.

Spencer Reed and Alessio Romero Folsom Street Fair by torbakhopper (titan men tying each other up) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons. Cropped and digitally altered.

Image of Amaryllis by Mo Batchelor.

Background image: Donjon du Château de Vincennes – marquis de sade By Chatsam [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, from Wikimedia Commons, cropped.


Any images from Bear Rupture used with permission, copyright Luke Darko, credited on post used on.

Images in public domain unless otherwise stated.


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