Thursday, 11 April 2013

Steampunk Android Robots Paranormal Occult 'Hand of Glory'

Steampunk Android Robots Paranormal Occult 'Hand of Glory'

Steampunk Android Robots Occult 'Hand of Glory'
created by Boffins Bunker, Cornwall, UK
Before that nice chap Mr Isaac Asimov came up with the three laws of robotics

You know:-
  1.  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Well before Mr Asimov's three laws,  I feel sure there may have been a few rogue element robotic creations out there from the late Victorian era.  Not least amongst the darker scientific community of the late C19th, the ones tinkering with both science & the paranormal occult. The real inspiration for  Mr Jules Verne & Mr H G Wells writings, & possibly the good lady Mary Shelley too.

The idea of a severed hand having occult properties is old, very old.  The traditional 'Hand of Glory' associated with witchcraft & the paranormal folklore of Europe, including the United Kingdom over hundreds of years, was a fundamentally a  burglar's tool made from the fat of the hanged corpse of a criminal.  See here.

Image from Whitby Museum of their 'Hand of Glory'

When the  'Hand of Glory' was burning, all those asleep in a house were said to stay asleep & all those awake said to stay awake.  A handy little tool for a would-be thief.

Whitby Museum has one of the only known examples of a real human  'Hand of Glory' to have survived from the period of darker witchcraft & folklore in Europe.  It is on display in their museum. 

Forefront: Steampunk Android Robots Occult
'Hand of Glory'

The Steampunk Android Robots Occult 'Hand of Glory' featured here from the Boffins Bunker collection in Cornwall may have been removed from a convicted criminal robot (or not).  A bot that clearly must have broken the three laws (before they became the benchmark of robotic conduct).  It is a cross over between science & the occult by those seemingly meddling in the darker more sinister forces of nature, science & paranormal.

More images of Boffin Bunker creations from Cornwall can be found here on Pinterest

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