Death; holding a scythe, standing to right; an hourglass on a tree stump at right; the body of two men on the ground; woodcut illustration from the title-page to 'Ein Kampfgesprech zwischen dem Todt und dem Natürlichen Leben'. ~ Woodcut made by Anonymous, Printed by Hans Wandereisen, Nuremberg, Germany, 1538.
This fiendishly forbidden book and tarot card deck draw upon Le Dictionnaire Infernal (Infernal Dictionary), a legendary tome originally published in 1818 by French occultist Jacques Auguste Simon Collin. Working from centuries of arcane magical texts, Collin described ancient daemons and organized them into hellish hierarchies. Now Ariana Osborne has reinterpreted Collin's classic text for today's audience and created a divination system to identify the unique strengths and specialties of 69 of