An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for March 30, 2020
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out:
- “Register here for this 10 week course—Introduction to Indian Astrology with Kenneth Miller and Gary Gomes. 5% discount for earlybird registration.” Starts April 19th via Kepler College.
- “The Moment the Myth of Alien Abduction Was Born. Betty and Barney Hill Took an Interesting Trip to the Doctor’s Office.”
- “Harry Potter is influencing a new wave of witch stories. Why J.K. Rowling’s series is like Star Wars for the creators of Legacies and Motherland.”
- The Peep Show Guide to Self-Isolation
- How to recognize that the quarantine is becoming dangerous.
- “Albert Camus novel The Plague leads surge of pestilence fiction. Author’s daughter explains 1947’s book’s renewed appeal during coronavirus lockdown.”
- Brazil’s Bolsonaro exempts churches from quarantine. Also: “Brazilian church wins court battle to remain open despite coronavirus. Pastor said church would remain open as Bolsonaro dismissed virus as media ‘fantasy’, while Brazil has 654 confirmed cases.”
- Not since the Black Plague have Jerusalem’s holy alleys fallen so still.
- “Sigil Magic for results! A two-part digital workshop on the 7th and 14th April.”
- “What Americans Are Doing Now Is Beautiful. The public’s response to the coronavirus will stand as a remarkable moment of national mobilization.”
- “How the Pandemic Will End. The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”—”One could also envisage a future in which America learns a different lesson. A communal spirit, ironically born through social distancing, causes people to turn outward, to neighbors both foreign and domestic. The election of November 2020 becomes a repudiation of “America first” politics. The nation pivots, as it did after World War II, from isolationism to international cooperation. Buoyed by steady investments and an influx of the brightest minds, the health-care workforce surges. Gen C kids write school essays about growing up to be epidemiologists. Public health becomes the centerpiece of foreign policy. The U.S. leads a new global partnership focused on solving challenges like pandemics and climate change.”
- “Coronavirus, anxiety, and the profound failure of rugged individualism. The coronavirus is making us all more anxious and depressed. Here’s what we can do about it.”—”A species of individualists would have died out on the savannas of Africa… One of the things we’re going to learn in this crisis is that there is such a thing as society —and there always was. We are a social species. We stand or fall together.”
- “Be smart. Be like Odin.”
- The Coronavirus Daemon
- “People Are Using ‘Sex Magic’ to Get What They Want. There are many reasons why we love to orgasm , with the most obvious reason being that it feels damn good. Masturbation that ends with a big O can be a therapeutic tool to relieve anxiety, and orgasms that happen during sex are a great way to bond with your partner.”
- “Is Modernity a History of the Unwritten?. An exhibition at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, explores writing’s role in embodiment and spiritual grounding.”
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