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Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 75 - VON JUNZT by darkalfar Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 75 - VON JUNZT by darkalfar
Plastic Wax Factory Vol 06 75 - VON JUNZT

FRIEDRICH WILHEIM VON JUNZT, (1795-1840). Noted explorer and author of Unaussprechlichen Kulten. Friedrich was born in Cologne in 1795 to Ava and Heinrich von Junzt, a family rich in the coal industry. (Solar Pons' claim that von Junzt was a baron remains unsubstantiated.) The birth of his brother Augustus in 1804 led to his mother's death. This led Friedrichs father to seek out spiritualists in a quest that was to affect von Junzt for the rest of his life. Despite his young age, he was also inducted into a Miltenberg fraternal order, inspiring a love of secret societies and their lore that would last throughout his life. Von Junzt entered the University of Berlin in 1814, meeting his friend Gottfried Mülder the following year. The two of them spent some time after their graduation travelling through Asia, after which von Junzt returned to Germany and completed his doctoral thesis, "The Origin and Influence of Semantic Magical Texts." He taught at the University of Württemberg for four years, after which he travelled through Europe, the Americas, and Africa, investigating and joining as many secret societies as he could discover. At one  point, his wanderings took him to Paris, where he would meet Alexis Ladeau, with whom he travelled for a short time. During this time he published two short monographs, Les Vampires (1827) and Les Lupines (an 1828 treatise on werewolves), but in 1835 he returned to his family's estate and began work on his magnum opus, Unaussprechlichen Kulten (or Nameless Cults) which was published in Dusseldorf in 1839. After the completion of his manuscript, von Junzt set out for parts unknown.
Years later, upon his return from an expedition to Mongolia, von Junzt secluded himself in a locked and barred room in Düsseldorf, writing a manuscript whose exact nature remains a mystery. A few months later, he was killed in his lodgings with the marks of talons on his throat and the chamber's locks still intact. Alexis Ladeau, a Frenchman who had been von Junzt's best friend in life, took the mutilated pages of the manuscript and put them together. Having read them, he then burnt the manuscript and cut his own throat with a razor. Following these events, frantic owners burned many copies of the Black Book.
Von Junzt's research was exhaustive and comprehensive. He is known to have infiltrated many different religious sects and secretive cults in order to write about their practices. Von Junzt was able to access many secret collections of books, and was one of the few who had seen the unexpurgated Book of lod, the Ghorl Nigral kept at Yian-Ho, and the Necronomicon's Greek translation. (Rumor has it that the German scholar made a German translation of the latter entitled Das Verichteraraberbuch, published posthumously in 1848.) Though his stories seem unbelievable to many, subsequent scholars in the field of medieval metaphysics have been able to substantiate many of his findings. Since his time, von Junzt has attracted considerable controversy. Many call him a pioneer in the fields of anthropology and religion, while others point out his rambling style of writing and outrageous claims as evidence of mental instability. The debate over von Junzt's writings is one to likely continue far into the future. To add fuel to the fire, some even insist that von Junzt survived his supposed death and still walks the earth via sorcery.

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Agura-Nata Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!
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darkalfar Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
many thanks dear friend xx
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