THE LAMENT CONFIGURATION
"The Box Of Sorrows"
Photo by Max Lichtor, Curator - Pyramid-Gallery
LeMarchand's first and
arguably most classic, puzzle construct.
Its complexity was managed by expanding on the design of a similar box
designed and constructed by Albertus Magnus in the thirteenth century.
When operated properly, a pleasing melody issues from within which
belies its true nature.
- excerpted from "Tucker's Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers" -
Brass wind up music box plays the tune "Dark Eyes"
|Music Box Price:
$180 + $20 S&H
Solid museum style display piece features brass plates on solid wood body.
|Non- Musical Box
$125 + $20 S&H
"The boxes, known in
circles as LeMarchand Boxes, were each one of a kind
creations which were also puzzles, with the answer to one's ultimate hearts desire as
their solution." - excerpted from "Tucker's Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers" -
."The box is
itself more than just a key to a doorway to hell; the box
is a masterfully
constructed puzzle box. It is the embodiment of forbidden knowledge;
a secret that can only be solved through obsession.
With it's secrets solved and it's pieces in final place the puzzle
reveals something that was not evident before - the reality of hell."
- Isadore Klauski "Of Hell" 1928, Leviathan Press
The circular dial,
LeMarchand's notes as The
Schetrum of the
Vamacharins is now
a movable/wind up feature in Pyramid-Gallery's musical replica of The Lament Configuration.
"Each box is unique
each person, a different puzzle requiring a different solution,
a solution that is a ritual. It can never be easy to solve the box; it is something someone
has to work at, and something someone has to want."
- excerpted from "Bolinger's Encyclopedia of the Occult" -
"It is believed that
constructed more than 270 of his puzzle boxes before he
boxes change hands rapidly, as is expected, though there are a few collectors, who are interested in the boxes
as objects of admiration, and have no interest in working their wonders."
from "Tucker's Encyclopedia of Mass Murderers" -
Photo by Alex Reed Images
"...By his 88th
year, Phillip LeMarchand had gone far beyond that first small puzzle.
He had become one of hell's most prolific prodigies, eventually returning to his architectural
education to design entire buildings that were puzzles in themselves."
- Valentina Sprague, Architect of the Damned. Pentacle, June 1967
persons in order to construct his first box.
Photo by Alex Reed Images.