Ichabod’s so-called “Egyptian hieroglyphs” literally identifies itself as “Murmur” written in the Latin alphabet! It’s right there! Blarg! I’m not sure if my eyes aren’t still a little bit stuck from how hard they rolled at that back then.
Later on in 2017, I note all these and more in my review of Straw Boss
, a supplement for the Fate RPG system, where Murmur also appears.
It’s always interesting and fun to notice these cameos when they happen. There’s a few of the Goetic entities that show up a lot, and others that even I tend to forget about until I see them again, like when I’m editing a page about them!
Richard Kaczynski posts on social media whenever he sees cards from Crowley’s Thoth deck in the media. But, I’m not sure anyone’s doing that for Goetia. (As an aside, I also remember catching the use of Theban glyphs in the library window
in the show The Witches of East End.) It’s fun to catch stuff like that which isn’t particularly called out or highlighted.
(As an aside, one of the most fruitful versions of this kind of project to notice things I’ve found is to look for instances of the Runes
. They show up everywhere, since they are essentially shapes that occur, both in human made stuff but also naturally, all the time. It occurs to me that the Geomantic figures
might also, but I’ve not tried noticing them. Might be worthy of an experiment!)