Yay Jewish magic! Loved seeing this copy of Sefer Raziel, printed here in Amsterdam in 1701, showing diagrams of the angels Sanoi, Sansanoi, and Semangelof (who protect mothers and newborns from Lilith), and a magical alphabet for amulet writing. This and many more treasures at the Jewish Historical Museum!
26 August: In her first engagement since the summer break, Queen Máxima on Wednesday opened Laren’s Papageno House. The Papageno House teaches young people with autism to live independently and take part in work experience programs and daily activities.
The future of Pokémon may involve “flowers,” as we learned in an
interview with The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer
Marketing J.C. Smith, at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston,
Massachusetts this past weekend.
While discussing the future of the Pokémon, we asked Smith to offer us a cryptic tease of that future.
“And last but not least, can you just throw a cryptic word out there?
Just anything. Something will get me to scratch my head. That, like, in
eight months I’ll go, ‘That’s what he was talking about!’”
After a pause, Smith’s response was “Flowers.”
In Pokémon X and Y, Floette is a flower-centric Pokémon with a currently
unobtainable form integral to the main plot of the games. Additionally,
while its special form, Eternal Flower Floette, has not yet been
released officially, it can be obtained via cheat device. It could also
refer to something from a currently unannounced game, as Pokémon in 2016
was a major part of the interview.