An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for Feb 11, 2020
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out:
- Donald Robertson is offering $50 off his course Marcus Aurelius: Life and Stoicism through Sunday.
- Oh, Daily Mail. smh. Apparently a woman looking for the toilets wandered into a meeting of AMeTh Lodge. And DM does a hatchet job, like they’re want to do.
- Is this the original board game of death?—”Senet boards may have begun to take on religious overtones at least 400 years earlier, according to ancient Egyptian texts. The slow transformation from secular to religious board fits with what we know of the evolution of games, which tend to exhibit long periods of stasis and sudden pulses of rapid change, perhaps over just a few decades, says Jelmer Eerkens, an archaeologist at the University of California, Davis. “This is unlike what we expect for other kinds of technologies,” Eerkens says. Cookery pot designs, for instance, evolve more gradually and steadily, he says.”
- Secrets of Self-Mastery by Mitch Horowitz, a new release
- Call for Papers: International Society for Heresy Studies New York Conference
- Aleister Crowley in India: The Secret Influence of Eastern Mysticism on Magic and the Occult by Tobias Churton
- Quartz Daily Obsession: Kali
- Interview with Margaret V. Haines—”Haines’s forthcoming book On Air: Purity, Corruption and Pollution is a narrative biography of Marjorie Cameron and pairs Haines’s formal archival work with a wider analysis of the contemporary moment and an alignment with the tangential and apophenic.” See also Revisiting the proto hybrid techno/eco feminist ideas of Californian occultist Cameron in the multidisciplinary art of Margaret Haines
- “Ban on Aleister Crowley lecture at Oxford University – archive, 1930; 4 February 1930: Disciplinary action will be taken against university Poetry Society if Crowley is allowed to give talk on a 15th century magician.”
- “Ill-wishing Well Dozens of Curse Tablets Found Down a 2,500-year-old Well in Athens; Thwarted by a new law from placing their hexes in tombs of the untimely dead, Athenians sought a new avenue to the underworld gods.”
- Pigspurt’s Daughter: A Mythic Dad / A Legacy of Lunacy by Daisy Eris Campbell
- Pluto’s Icy Heart Makes Its Winds Go Round—”Pluto’s icy heart is not mere eye-candy, but also creates an atmospheric pulse that regulates the circulation of winds on the dwarf planet”
- Irish Cursing and the Art of Magic: 1750–2018 by Thomas Waters
- Mysterious Egyptian artifact from the Bronze Age found off Israeli coast
- Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use—”Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others.” See also Paris Museums Put 60,000+ Historic Photos Online, Copyright-Free
- Giordano Bruno Novels by S J Parris—”Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University”
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