Re-storying and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

Re-storying and belonging - by Sharon Blackie   "You don’t mess with the Cailleach ... she’s our very own Kali, dancing to create. Because it’s not death that she brings to the land with her dancing: it’s the renewal of sleep, the renewal of creativity as the hard bones of winter lay bare all that is inside … Continue reading Re-storying and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

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History Lesson

History lesson "I tried to explain history to the stones they remained silent I tried to the trees they kept on nodding I tried to the garden it gently smiled history is made of four seasons it said, spring summer autumn and winter now it is winter that’s coming"  ~ Sándor Kányádi From Poemas del … Continue reading History Lesson

Graeco-Egyptian Alchemy in Byzantium

Graeco-Egyptian Alchemy in Byzantium - Michèle Mertens, University of Liège The main concern of this paper will be with the problems raised by the reception of ancient alchemy in Byzantium. After a brief introduction, I will start from the study of a pre-Byzantine author, Zosimos of Panopolis, and deal with the following questions : How, … Continue reading Graeco-Egyptian Alchemy in Byzantium

Who am I? – All the World’s a Stage and All the Men and Women merely Players by Jaq White

All the World’s a Stage and All the Men and Women merely Players - Which part are you playing? - by Jaq White One of the questions many of us ask ourselves at some point in our lives is, “Who am I?" Throughout life, we take on many roles, each one relating to whichever situation … Continue reading Who am I? – All the World’s a Stage and All the Men and Women merely Players by Jaq White

Masters of Fire: Italian Alchemists in the Court of Philip II

MASTERS OF FIRE: ITALIAN ALCHEMISTS IN THE COURT OF PHILIP II WILLIAM EAMON NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY "Also present at Philip’s court, and presumably a member of Fioravanti’s circle, was an Italian aristocrat named Lorenzo Granita, a native of Salerno. Fioravanti claims that Granita, who he says was the equal of Ramon Lull, Arnald of … Continue reading Masters of Fire: Italian Alchemists in the Court of Philip II

The Fisher King, the Grail and the Goddess: Ted Hughes’s aquatic myths

The Fisher King, the Grail and the Goddess: Ted Hughes’s aquatic myths - by Yvonne Reddick, University of Warwick "Abstract: This paper presents some research for my PhD thesis on fluvial landscapes in the works of Ted Hughes and Alice Oswald. The thesis as a whole aims to explore the relationship between myths of the … Continue reading The Fisher King, the Grail and the Goddess: Ted Hughes’s aquatic myths

Just came across this wonderful blog post - synchronicity at its best!