This week it’s going to take some intense eye-bleaching and palate cleansing to get the gross taste out of your mouth. So here are some things to hopefully brighten up the rooms and windows of your mind. Future Imperfect by River Crow The future may be hopeful. The future may be fearful. The future willContinue reading “10 Cool Things I Found on the Internet #24”
I hope these things cheer you up or make you smile. They certainly made my day better when I found them. Bulgaria’s Kooky Kukeri Festival Each year, people across Bulgaria gather in Blagoevgrad to partake in the annual Kukeri Festival. Draped in elaborate costumes made from long goat hair, participants dance away the evil throughContinue reading “10 Cool Things I Found on the Internet This Week #22”
Samhain is a pagan religious festival that originates from the archaic Celtic spiritual tradition. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the time to usher in the dark half of the year. For us antipodeans, it’s the other way around and we welcome the light with open arms. Here in the unterland, we welcome flowers, frolickingContinue reading “10 Creepy Things I Found for Spooky Samhain”
Hiroshi Yoshimura: Green Barely known outside of his home country when he was alive, the legendary Japanese ambient composer Hiroshi Yoshimura has grown in popularity in recent decades. He is known as one of the pioneers of Japanese environmental music. Throughout his life, his work featured in TV commercials, art galleries and more. Originally releasedContinue reading “10 Interesting things I Found on the Internet This Week #18”
Lost Wisdom and its two other companion books Lost Crafts and Lost Lore are beautifully typeset and laid out. Their contents are a cabinet of curiosities – a wunderkammer of the same sort as the Book of Barely Imagined Beings, which I have mentioned in the past. Although in this case Lost Wisdom runs theContinue reading “Book Review: Lost Wisdom by Una McGovern and Paul Jenner”
According to the Romans, every sound and motion the bird made had a different meaning according to different circumstances, times of the year and other factors.
Today is the longest night and the shortest day in one of the most southerly capital cities in the world. There rain and hail is incessant and the amber glow of my salt lamp guides my thoughts towards reflecting on life, love, and the progress of time. Yule is a time to give thanks andContinue reading “Happy yule”
1. Moons of Nirn: A 90 minute atmospheric ambient mix An epic and transporting mix of emotional ambient music, along with stunning footage of the Aurora Borealis. This makes for an awe-inspiring background soundtrack to the rest of my top ten. 2. Wycrow: Finding Stillness Inspiring fellow blogger Wycrow talks about how to find stillnessContinue reading “10 Uplifting things I found on the internet this week #7”
The Greek goddess Athena had as her sacred animal familiar the owl, also known as the Athene Noctua in Latin. The Romans, fond as they were of stealing from the Greek pantheon, renamed Athena to Minerva. Athena and her owl are considered to be symbols of wisdom, in both cultures. Athene Noctua Athena’s owl orContinue reading “Ancient word of the day: Athene Noctua or Athena’s Owl”
If you are in love with language, storytelling, folklore or classical history then you will love this book. It’s short at only 162 pages. However Opening Pandora’s Box punches well above its weight in terms of quality with many amusing and shocking stories from classical history to enjoy.