An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for March 23, 2020
I hope you and yours are all doing well and weal in these times. I’m going to go ahead and make this particular Omnium Gatherum available for everyone, not just Patrons of any particular perk. Be safe and sane out there!
I wanted to mention that Crisis Text Line is an organization providing free, confidential support to people in crisis. Anxious about coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. In Canada, text 686868. In the UK, 85258. If you or anyone you know might be in need of someone to talk to about, about not just specifically about novel coronavirus, but other things that may be coming up right now, keep that number handy. I’m sure there are other resources available to you, but I know about that one and that is just a text away, in case you’re in need.
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out:
- #HomeTasking by Taskmaster—”Alex Horne here, the Taskmaster(s assistant), to make self isolating and social distancing slightly more bearable with #HomeTasking. Keep an eye out on Twitter for each task, send in your attempts, and you could feature in a highlight reel of all my favourites here on YouTube.” Be sure to watch the hashtag Hometasking for all the fun. It began today!
- Our Lady of the Coronavirus
- Yoga for Uncertain Times—”This collection of practices was assembled to support you in times of uncertainty. May this collection serve to remind you that you are not alone, to support you through unknown times, and to help you find peace through your home practice.”
- “Stoicism in the Time of Plague. The Story of Marcus Aurelius and the Antonine Plague.”
- A Prayer to Sekhmet for Our Times
- “What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about COVID-19, in four charts. One of the biggest pandemics in recent history shows the importance of social distancing.”
- “A Short Story About Social Distancing During the Black Plague (or “How I learned to stop going out and just stay home from a bunch of medieval sailors”)”
- The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic, due in Sept. No cover image there yet, so also see the publisher’s page.
- Tweet by Phil Hine, of Chaos Magic fame: “I’ve updated the pdf for my introductory Call of Cthulhu scenario “A Curiosity of Cats” – added some options and NPCs (7th edn rules). Feedback & Suggestions welcomed!”
- “At 67 Million Years Old, Oldest Modern Bird Ever Found Is Natural ‘Turducken’. Remarkable fossil hints at the traits birds evolved just before an asteroid wiped their nonavian dinosaur kin.”
- The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali by Spencer Dew
- Cats Is a ‘Medieval Morality Play’: 20 Highlights From Tom Hooper’s Strange Director Commentary
- Tweet by MIT CSAIL: “This robotic mouth chants algorithmically generated prayers”; see also Diemut Strebe / The Prayer
- “The people who have really made history are the martyrs.” -Aleister Crowley; quoted as “inspirational” at “Martyr’s Day (Shaheed Diwas) in India 2020: Here are some Inspirational quotes on Martyrdom’s Day. Freedom fighters’ list is uncountable but these three pillars can never be forgotten: Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru.”
- Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Spent Her Life Mapping Out the Underworld
- Beat icon William S. Burroughs reviews a Led Zeppelin show back in 1975
This post was possible because of support from generous ongoing Patrons and Members of the newsletter. Both Patrons and Members get Omnium Gatherum posts delivered immediately and directly to their email. On the blog, this will be exclusive to Patrons for one year, after which I’ll make it publicly available to everyone so they can see what they’ve been missing.