The Macabre and the Unusual

Codex Seraphinianus

“I really desire this book. I’m sure it is probably a sin of some kind to want something that much.”

The Codex Seraphinianus, AKA the Codex Serafini is one of the great inpenatrable tomes of our time. An encylcopedia written in an invented language that slightly resembles tamil . and detailing every aspect of a place that vaguely resembles earth, from chemistry to clothing, and especially zoology.
I know what it is to sinfully desire a book. I get shivers just thinking about it. I’m considering taking something from one of it’s volumes as a tattoo. I think it captures my ascetic of humor, mystery, science and transcendance greater than any other work. At the very least I want sections of it written all over my flesh in wet ink so I can be photographed lurking naked in dillapidated old victorians.


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