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  • Opet Again
    Just popping in to remind everyone that with the Opet season upon us again, the Emboatening Crew is still rolling to support Kiva loans. (My office renovations are going well if slowly, so who knows if that means I’ll get more work done when they’re done.)
  • CowOfGold Moving
    An update on my previous post: Cow of Gold will have a new home here when the maintainer has a chance to put up the site again (with some revisions, apparently).
  • Minor Call for Nerdy Action
    I know I’ve been profoundly absent for a while – my research stuff has gone a bit by the wayside – but I wanted to bring something to people’s attention: The Egyptian mythology/symbology resource “Cow of Gold is hosted on Wikispaces, which is Going Away. Not all of the pages of Cow of Gold are […]
  • Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country
    The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, "It was like this then, so it would be like that now." The process of deciding what needs […]

Radical Bones and Traditional Flesh

(I have a couple of large things in my head and I’m going to write out chunks of them in the hopes of getting them more or less bite-sized.)

My current movement history project has been trying to map the history of the modern Craft, more or less – which lines have connections where, not […]

There is Art in my Head and I Know It

And I Feel Thwarted.

And now I have to write about it after reading Felix Warren’s recent interview and some related ruminations.

I feel like I’m right on the brink of a half-dozen things if I could only find the time to focus and get on it and work on coaxing them out. And some […]

Pagan Blood Fetishism

Provocative enough title for ya?

There’s a lot of talk about ancestors and ancestor veneration and the religion of one’s ancestors going around on and off, and a lot of it has a whole lot more to do with mythology than reality. There is a whole lot of mythology about ancestors. Not in the ‘sacred […]