Flammeus Gladius

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Tag: necromancy

Subtle Language

Subtle Language

I learned the subtle language of the dead.
All living languages are blatant things,
comparatively speaking. Filled with dread,
I learned the subtle language of the dead.
Hey, now I’m filled with confidence instead!
I know the strength that resignation brings.
I learned the subtle language of the dead.
All living languages are blatant things.

–Tom Riley

Raise a Spirit

Raise a Spirit

 

Boldly, I raised a spirit from the dead.
He made the same old boring conversation
He had in life. Though warned, I went ahead
Boldly: I raised a spirit from the dead,
One I had known. Did I recoil in dread?
Not at all – but my yawns knew no cessation.
Boldly I raised a spirit from the dead.
He made the same old boring conversation.

 

–Tom Riley

 

John Dee and Edward Kelly Summoning the Dead, 19th Century . . . — Buy this… | The magicians ...

Messages

Messages

 
“I have just had a chat with the dead.”
“Tell us then, sorceress, what they said.”
“Nay, the tales that they told
Left my very bones cold!”
“Well, it’s hot in here now. Go ahead.”

 
–Tom Riley

 

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William Blake, The Witch of Endor Raises Samuel