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  • 1757 FINGERS PALMISTRY Study of Each FINGER of the HAND 257 Year-Old German Book by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF; Michael Gottlieb Griessbach 1757 FINGERS PALMISTRY Study of Each FINGER of the HAND 257 Year-Old German Book
    Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF; Michael Gottlieb Griessbach

    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.] Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits. LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT. Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5" x 7.25". Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages) +312 numbered pages +[24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces. Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with…

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    ABHANDLUNG VON DEN FINGERN, deren Verrichtungen und symbolishe Bedeutung, in so serne sie de deutschen Sprache Zusatche geliesect aus aller Art Alterthumer erwogen... by Friedrich [Fabian] GROSCHUFF [sometimes also attributed to Michael Gottlieb Griessbach.] Rare study of the aspects of the hand, finger by finger, with historical, literary, scientific, and occult references to our digits. LEIPZIG & EISENACH (Germany): Michael Gottlieb Griessbach, 1757. GERMAN TEXT. Later Plain Paper Wrappers, 5" x 7.25". Pagination: [14] prelim pages (title page and introductory pages) +312 numbered pages +[24] Register and Errata. Illustrated with Engraved Printer's Device on the title-page and on the last page of Errata, and with a few head and tail pieces. Condition: The pages are toned / lightly browned with age, there is some foxing throughout (heavy on only a few pages), overall the pages are bright and the printing is clear and fully legible. A nicely maintained 257 year old book. About FRIEDRICH GROSCHUFF (from a German Internet site): ****** Groschuff (1700-1784), German philologist. He studied theology and law at Konigsburg and Leipzig and then tutored several noble families. He was the secretary of Prince Wilhelm of Hesse-Philippstahl, governor of Breda. He afterwards served as a lawyer and counselor. He published a number of works on various subjects, including two on hands and fingers******

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  • 1889 CARRIER DOVE - OCCULT SPIRITUALIST MYSTICAL FEMINIST REFORM Weekly 52 ISSUES Published in San Francisco by Julia Schlesinger, editor and publisher 1889 CARRIER DOVE - OCCULT SPIRITUALIST MYSTICAL FEMINIST REFORM Weekly 52 ISSUES Published in San Francisco
    Julia Schlesinger, editor and publisher

    THE CARRIER DOVE - AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO SPIRITUALISM AND REFORM. Volume VI, Numbers 1 - 52, 1889. Edited by JULIA SCHLESINGER.

    A rare Occult, Spiritualist, Mysticism, Feminist, Suffragette journal, edited by the quite incredible woman Julia Schlesinger.

    This Volume VI contains 52 weekly issues for the full year 1889.

    Published by Julia and Dr. L. Schlesinger, [the Library of Spiritual Experience], San Francisco, California, January 5, 1889 through December 28, 1889.

    Hardcovers, full brown Morocco leather, decorated in gilt on both the front and rear cover and spine, professionally rebacked (large portion of original spine laid in), patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Pagination: [6], 830 pages (issues paginated consecutively)..

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers are…

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    THE CARRIER DOVE - AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO SPIRITUALISM AND REFORM. Volume VI, Numbers 1 - 52, 1889. Edited by JULIA SCHLESINGER.

    A rare Occult, Spiritualist, Mysticism, Feminist, Suffragette journal, edited by the quite incredible woman Julia Schlesinger.

    This Volume VI contains 52 weekly issues for the full year 1889.

    Published by Julia and Dr. L. Schlesinger, [the Library of Spiritual Experience], San Francisco, California, January 5, 1889 through December 28, 1889.

    Hardcovers, full brown Morocco leather, decorated in gilt on both the front and rear cover and spine, professionally rebacked (large portion of original spine laid in), patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Pagination: [6], 830 pages (issues paginated consecutively)..

    VERY GOOD condition: The covers are rubbed and scraped along the edges and the boards have some rubbing, the board of the front cover is slightly bowed, overall the covers are quite attractive, sturdy with bright gilt. Internally the pages are mildly toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, attractive, very presentable copy.

    RARE and IMPORTANT collection of issues relating to Spirituality, Occultism, and Women's Rights in San Francisco and California. Almost impossible to find in its original edition.

    About The Carrier Dove gathered from various online sources):

    ******In September 1883, The Carrier Dove was started in Oakland, by Mrs. J. Schlesinger, as a lyceum paper. It soon became a first class illustrated magazine. It was the first spiritual magazine in the world that made a specialty of publishing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent Spiritualists.

    After being issued for three and a half years as a monthly, it was changed into a weekly (circa 1887)...The Dove continued until 1893...when the name was changed to the Pacific Coast Spiritualist. The publication ceased not long after.

    The Carrier Dove was strongly in the feminist reform camp and itself functioned as an example of the move towards fields in which women could support themselves financially, in the case of the journal as job printers. (The Carrier Dove was printed by the "Women's Co-Operative Printing Union" in San Francisco.). In its last years the journal carried regular articles by E.D. Babbitt, W.E. Coleman, Helen Wilmans, Moses and Mattie Hull and Lois Waisbrooker, each volume containing pictures and biographies of leading spiritualists, novelettes, poetry, letters from readers, all supplemented by exhortations on woman's suffrage and the wonders of socialism and utopianism led by women. Each issue also contained numerous advertisements of the day, some rather interesting.******

    ******Mrs. Julia Stevens Fish Schlesinger, editor and publisher of The Carrier Dove, formerly a Spiritualist weekly for children, expanded her Oakland publishing business to San Francisco in the 1880s. The Women's Co-operative Printing Union landed this plum commission. Soon, The Carrier Dove was second only to Emily Pitts Stevens' The Pioneer, the first suffrage publication in the West, as a journal promoting women's rights. The Dove, therefore, pushed forward women's right to vote in California.******

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  • 1903 SERMONS by REV. GEORGE W. ALLEN - MYSTICAL ESOTERIC DREAM-STATE CHRISTIAN by Reverend George W. Allen 1903 SERMONS by REV. GEORGE W. ALLEN - MYSTICAL ESOTERIC DREAM-STATE CHRISTIAN
    Reverend George W. Allen

    WONDERFUL WORDS AND WORKS : SERMONS on the PARABLES and MIRACLES of JESUS. By the REVEREND G. W. ALLEN (GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN). A book about preaching from one's own spiritual insights rather than from teachings learned in a seminary or from other preachers.

    From the Preface: "To hear a great subject treated by a mind that is essentially little is distressing; and especially so if the mind does not know its own littleness...Perfunctoriness is another vice of the made, not born preacher; he utters what he has been taught, not what he really feels. Of such sermons one feels that all that the preacher knows of Theology he knows from hearsay. He has been carefully trained in the views…

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    WONDERFUL WORDS AND WORKS : SERMONS on the PARABLES and MIRACLES of JESUS. By the REVEREND G. W. ALLEN (GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN). A book about preaching from one's own spiritual insights rather than from teachings learned in a seminary or from other preachers.

    From the Preface: "To hear a great subject treated by a mind that is essentially little is distressing; and especially so if the mind does not know its own littleness...Perfunctoriness is another vice of the made, not born preacher; he utters what he has been taught, not what he really feels. Of such sermons one feels that all that the preacher knows of Theology he knows from hearsay. He has been carefully trained in the views of some particular school...And men who know life, and that it is ever new, new in its interests, its outlook, its lessons, get wearied; and either endure it for the sake of propriety, or stay away from the Church altogether...Sermons should touch life, and human interests, and the human heart, at every point. It should include both theory and practice...To learn life, read...Ruskin, Walt Whitman, Goethe, Carlyle...read such Mystics as Jacob Boehme, St. John of the Cross..."

    Published by Skeffington & Son, Publishers to His Majesty the King, London, 1903.

    Hardcover Book, blue cloth covered boards, gilt titling and design to the spine, page edges speckled with red, 5x7.5 inches (12x19 cm), xvi + 229 pages.

    Copy of GEORGE W. SOUTHWICK, noted collector of theological books, with his signature on the front pastedown..

    GOOD condition, The covers bottom corner tips are bumped and there is a bit of pushing at the top of the spine, else the covers are solid and attractive with bright spine gilt. The top page edges have browned. Internally, there is the signature of George W. Southwick on the front pastedown, as noted above, some offsetting and light foxing to the first few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, very presentable copy.

    Quite Rare.

    About the author REVEREND GEORGE WILLIAM ALLEN (from various Internet sites):

    ******Reverend George William Allen was an important figure in the esoteric religious and cultural movements that swept North America and Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. He had significant influence over the movements that determined the cultural and religious avant garde of the Western world from 1880 to 1914, including mystical theosophy. Allen's dream theory, contemporary to Freud's, emphasized the notion that ordinary reality was a false state and that the waking up process was linked to mystical connections and thus the one sure way to self knowledge. Allen's influence lasted well into the twentieth century, even affecting poets such as Yeats and Pound. There has recently been renewed interest in G.W. Allen. A biography on Allen was published in 2019 written by the noted philosophy professor Jeffrey Lavoie titled: George William Allen and Christian Socialism.******

    About the previous owner: GEORGE W. SOUTHWICK (from the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center website):

    ******George W. Southwick, b.1918 d.2006, was a well known figure in Pentecostal churches in Southern California. He held ordination in four different bodies: International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; Assemblies of God; Whosoever Will; and Apostolic Holiness. He was a Bible teacher and noted collector of theological books and periodicals. Southwick developed a significant collection consisting of 4,000 books, as well as numerous periodicals, tracts, pamphlets, photographs, and other archival materials, much of it quite rare. After his death...his collection was donated to the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center "FPHC". Southwick held to Oneness, Anglo-Israel, Calvinist, and Latter Rain beliefs, and much of his collection represented those minor traditions within Pentecostalism. This important collection includes many publications that are not otherwise accessible to researchers.******

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  • 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century by Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century
    Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo

    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding,…

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    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding, the spine covering is chipped and peeling, the boards are worn at their edges and have some scratches and rubs. Internally, the pages are toned along their edges, there is a previous owner's signature on the first blank page, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete copy of this SCARCE 1904 work on the Freemason and Occultist, Cagliostro, by the noted historian Henri d'Almeras.

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  • 1913 Vintage Mysticism RARE OCCULT Message Of The East EARLY HINDU SPIRITUALITY Swami Paramananda VEDANTA MONTHLY The Message Of The East: Volume II by Edited by Swami Paramananda 1913 Vintage Mysticism RARE OCCULT Message Of The East EARLY HINDU SPIRITUALITY Swami Paramananda VEDANTA MONTHLY The Message Of The East: Volume II
    Edited by Swami Paramananda

    1913 VEDANTA MONTHLY The Message Of The East: Volume II. Number 1-12 (January - December 1913).

    Published by The Vedanta Centre, Boston, MA. Edited by Swami Paramananda. 1913, First Edition, 12 bound monthly issues, one full year. Original publisher's hardcover brick-red cloth binding with gilt printing on the spine, 7.5" x 5", 196 pages, plus Index to Volume II. VERY GOOD Condition: light wears to the covers, light signs of age and use, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Very Scarce, no copies held in the OCLC.

    THE VEDANTA Centre of Boston was founded in 1909 by Swami Vivekananda's youngest disciple, Swami Paramananda (1884-1940) the pioneering Hindu Mystic, Ramakrishna monk, poet, Guru and spiritual innovator. In 1912 he founded the…

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    1913 VEDANTA MONTHLY The Message Of The East: Volume II. Number 1-12 (January - December 1913).

    Published by The Vedanta Centre, Boston, MA. Edited by Swami Paramananda. 1913, First Edition, 12 bound monthly issues, one full year. Original publisher's hardcover brick-red cloth binding with gilt printing on the spine, 7.5" x 5", 196 pages, plus Index to Volume II. VERY GOOD Condition: light wears to the covers, light signs of age and use, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Very Scarce, no copies held in the OCLC.

    THE VEDANTA Centre of Boston was founded in 1909 by Swami Vivekananda's youngest disciple, Swami Paramananda (1884-1940) the pioneering Hindu Mystic, Ramakrishna monk, poet, Guru and spiritual innovator. In 1912 he founded the "Message of the East" the first Vedanta periodical published in the United States. He also established a monastic community for American women. His first disciple was Sister Devamata (Laura Glenn (1867-1942)). She became his assistant in 1910, and is known for her literary works, her editing of both Swami Vivekananda's and Swami Paramananda's lectures, and as chief editor of the Message of the East. In 1915, Swami Paramananda opened a Vedanta Centre in Los Angeles, dividing his time between Boston and L.A.

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  • CARL JUNG: PERSON, PSYCHE UND PARADOX Special Issue of "DU" German Magazine 1995 by Carl Jung CARL JUNG: PERSON, PSYCHE UND PARADOX Special Issue of "DU" German Magazine 1995
    Carl Jung

    DU : Die Zeitschrift der Kultur / The Magazine of Culture, Issue Number 8, 1995, the CARL JUNG issue. TEXT IN GERMAN, with a 4 page introductory "selective summary of the contents" in English. This issue is entirely on CARL JUNG, with the issue titled CARL GUSTAV JUNG / PERSON, PSYCHE und PARADOX. Softcovers, magazine style, 9x13 inches (23x35 cm), 108 pages. VERY GOOD condition: there is a crease to the bottom corner of the rear cover and the last few pages, there is a two page fold open photo that has an edge crease, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy. Please see my images for the complete table of contents.

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  • HYPNOSIS 1780-1900 : MESMERISM, ANIMAL MAGNETISM, BRAIDISM, HYPNOTISM, FREUDIAN HYPNOSIS THERAPY by Maurice M. Tinterow HYPNOSIS 1780-1900 : MESMERISM, ANIMAL MAGNETISM, BRAIDISM, HYPNOTISM, FREUDIAN HYPNOSIS THERAPY
    Maurice M. Tinterow

    FOUNDATIONS OF HYPNOSIS : From MESMER to FREUD, by Maurice M. Tinterow. Published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 1970. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1970 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9", 606 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers are bumped at their bottom corner tips, the inner pages are toned at their margins as is normal for this book, and are lightly creased at their bottom corner; overall the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a bit of creasing to its spine ends and edges. A solid, very nice copy of this book and dj. The four sections…

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    FOUNDATIONS OF HYPNOSIS : From MESMER to FREUD, by Maurice M. Tinterow. Published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 1970. First Edition, First Printing, with the date 1970 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 6x9", 606 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers are bumped at their bottom corner tips, the inner pages are toned at their margins as is normal for this book, and are lightly creased at their bottom corner; overall the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a bit of creasing to its spine ends and edges. A solid, very nice copy of this book and dj. The four sections of the book are: The Era of Animal Magnetism 1780-1834; The Era of Cerebral Physiology and Mesmerism 1843-1851; The Age of Braidism 1843-1860; and Hypnotism in the Late Nineteenth Century. An important work on the early history of hypnosis. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy book that will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them. Thanks.

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  • JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE by Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609 JEWISH MYSTIC, KABBALAH SCHOLAR Deluxe Illustrated Book of the Exhibition RARE
    Alexandr Putik, editor and curator of the exhibition

    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The 7th of September…

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    PATH OF LIFE : RABBI JUDAH LOEW BEN BEZALEL 1525-1609. Large, beautifully produced, fully illustrated CATALOGUE for the Exhibition of the same name that took place at the PRAGUE CASTLE, Czech Republic, in 2009. The exhibition was conceived by Alexandr Putik, who also edited this deluxe catalog. English edition, translated from the Czech.

    Contains numerous essays on Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel by Jewish scholars.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket as issued, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), 520 pages. ILLUSTRATED with hundreds of color and b&w photographs.

    Published by Jewish Museum in Prague / Academia, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A lovely copy.

    From the Publisher:

    ******The 7th of September 2009 was the 400th anniversary of the death of Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known both as the Maharal and Rabbi Loew. This exquisite book was published by the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Academia Publishing House for a prestigious exhibition of the same name at Prague Castle. It features a substantial selection of the exhibited items from the museum's collections and from numerous other Czech and foreign cultural institutions. However, it is more than a mere catalogue for the exhibition, as it PROVIDES INSIGHTS into the AUTHENTIC LEGACY of the MAHARAL, WHICH FOR THE MOST PART HAS UNTIL NOW REMAINED CONCEALED.

    About Judah Loew ben Bezalel (from Wikipedia):

    ******Judah Loew ben Bezalel, born ca.1512-1526 d.1609, also called Rabbi Loew (aka Löw, Loewe, Löwe or Levai), widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague or simply The Maharal, was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who, for most of his life, served as the leading rabbi in the cities of Mikulov in Moravia and Prague in Bohemia.

    Within the world of Torah and Talmudic scholarship, Loew is known for his works on Jewish philosophy and Jewish mysticism and his work Gur Aryeh al HaTorah, a supercommentary on Rashi's Torah commentary. He is also the subject of a 19th century legend that he created the Golem of Prague, an animate being fashioned from clay.

    Maharal's numerous philosophical works have become cornerstones of Jewish thought. His writings tried to make the ideas of the Kabbalah (which he held to be the most deeply true of all the Torah) understandable to the average educated reader, by presenting them in a rigorously philosophical form, couched in terms accessible to the public. He felt that only the greatest of Torah scholars are able to perceive the full intent of the Kabbalistic works in their complex entirety, but much could be comprehended by the general reader if presented in a rational and philosophic form. His main kabbalistic influences appear to have been the Zohar, Sefer Yetzirah, and traditions of the Chassidei Ashkenaz.

    Miharal was in favor of scientific research, but believed the Talmudic, Midrashic, and Aggadic teachings refer to matters far beyond the sphere of natural science.

    The Maharal is the subject of the legend about the creation of a golem, a creature made out of clay to defend the Jews of the Prague Ghetto from antisemitic attacks. He is said to have used mystical powers based on esoteric knowledge of how God created Adam.

    Rabbi Loew is buried at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague in Josefov, where his grave and tombstone can still be visited.******

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