The Borley rectory writings on the wall is one of the most interesting manifestation of the famous Borley rectory haunting, which was probably the first case of ghost hunting in history. they believed the writings had come from a young deceased catholic woman who wanted her body to be discovered and receive a proper christian burial ceremony. she was trying to communicate with Marianne, wife of the reverend Lionel Foyster, the couple living in the rectory in October 1930. we can read “ Marianne… please help get” and “ Marianne light mass prayers”. Marianne wrote that she couldn’t understand some of the writings.
Detail from the section discussing meter (Book IIII) of Aldus Pius Manutius’ Latin grammar entitled Aldi Manutii pii Romani grammaticarum institutionum libri IIII (Venice: Aldus [Paulus Manutius], 1564). First printed in 1501 (Venice, Aldus), this book saw many editions and continued to be printed into the 17th century.
Piet Mondrian, posing for the phrenologist Alfred Waldenburg, 1909.
"This striking portrait photograph of 1909 is a document that Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) kept all his life. The picture was long thought to show Mondrian meditating or practising yoga, and to reflect his interest in theosophy. However, recent research by Lien Heyting has revealed that there is a different explanation for the artist’s bizarre stance: Mondrian was in fact posing for the phrenologist (‘skull measurer’) Alfred Waldenburg (1873-1942). Waldenburg believed that a person’s character and natural abilities were determined by the relative size of certain areas of the brain. According to him, there was a link between the length of the hands and the shape and size of the cranium; this photograph therefore seems to make some kind of point about Mondrian’s artistic talent." (source)