Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.
Journals, articles, books & texts, on folklore, mythology, occult, and related -to- general anthropology, history, archaeology.
Some good and/or interesting (or hokey) ‘examples’ included for most resources.
tryin to organize & share stuff that was floating around onenote.
Journals (open access)
— Folklore, Occult, etc
- Culutural Analysis - folklore, popular culture, anthropology
— The Mythical Ghoul in Arabic Culture
- Folklore - folklore, anthropology, archaeology
— The Making of a Bewitchment Narrative, Grecian Riddle Jokes
- Incantatio - journal on charms, charmers, and charming
— Verbal Charms from a 17th Century Manuscript
- Oral Tradition
— Jewish Folk Literature, Noises of Battle in Old English Poetry
- Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
— Nani Fairtyales about the Cruel Bride, Energy as the Mediator between Natural and Supernatural Realms
- International Journal of Intangible Heritage
- Studia Mythologica Slavica (many articles not English)
— Dragon and Hero, Fertility Rites in the Raining Cave, The Grateful Wolf and Venetic Horses in Strabo’s Geography
- Folklorica - Slavic & Eastern European folklore association
— Ritual: The Role of Plant Characteristics in Slavic Folk Medicine, Animal Magic
- Esoterica - The Journal of Esoteric Studies
— The Curious Case of Hermetic Graffiti in Valladolid Cathedral
- The Esoteric Quarterly
- Mythological Studies Journal
- Luvah - Journal of the Creative Imagination
— A More Poetical Character Than Satan
- Transpersonal Studies
— Shamanic Cosmology as an Evolutionary Neurocognitive Epistemology, Dreamscapes
- Beyond Borderlands
- GOLEM - Journal of Religion and Monsters
— The Religious Functions of Pokemon, Anti-Semitism and Vampires in British Popular Culture 1875-1914
- Correspondences - Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism
— Kriegsmann’s Philological Quest for Ancient Wisdom
— History, Archaeology
- Adoranten - pre-historic rock art
- Chitrolekha - India art & design history
— Gomira Dance Mask
- Silk Road
— Centaurs on the Silk Road: Hellenistic Textiles in Western China
- Sino-Platonic - East Asian languages and civilizations
— Discursive Weaving Women in Chinese and Greek Traditions
- MELA Notes - Middle East Librarians Association
- Didaskalia - Journal for Ancient Performance
- Ancient Narrative - Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions
— The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel
- Akroterion - Greek, Roman
— The Deer Hunter: A Portrait of Aeneas
- Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
— Erotic and Separation Spells, The Ancients’ One-Horned Ass
- Roman Legal Tradition - medieval civil law
— Between Slavery and Freedom
- Phronimon - South African society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities
— Special Issue vol. 13 #2, Greek philosophy in dialogue with African+ philosophy
- The Heroic Age - Early medieval Northwestern Europe
— Icelandic Sword in the Stone
- Peregrinations - Medieval Art and Architecture
— Special Issue vol. 4 #1, Mappings
- Tiresas - Medieval and Classical
— Sexuality in the Natural and Demonic Magic of the Middle Ages
- Essays in Medieval Studies
— The Female Spell-caster in Middle English Romances, The Sweet Song of Satan
- Hortulus - Medieval studies
— Courtliness & the Deployment of Sodomy in 12th-Century Histories of Britain, Monsters & Monstrosities issue, Magic & Witchcraft issue
- Annual of Medieval Studies at CEU
- Medieval Archaeology
— Divided and Galleried Hall-Houses, The Hall of the Knights Templar at Temple Balsall
- Medieval Feminist Forum
— multiculturalism issue; Gender, Skin Color and the Power of Place … Romance of Moriaen, Writing Novels About Medieval Women for Modern Readers, Amazons & Guerilleres
- Quidditas - medieval and renaissance
- Medieval Warfare
- The Viking Society - ridiculous amount of articles from 1895-2011
Journals (limited free/sub/institution access)
- Al-Masaq - Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean
— Piracy as Statecraft: The Policies of Taifa of Denia, free issue
- Mythical Creatures of Europe - article + map
- Folklore - limited free access
— Volume 122 #3, On the Ambiguity of Elves
- Digital Philology - a journal of medieval cultures
— Saracens & Race in Roman de la Rose Iconography
- Pomegranate - International Journal for Pagan Studies
- Transcultural Psychiatry
- European Journal of English Studies
— Myths East of Venice issue, Esotericism issue
Books, Texts, Images etc.
— Folklore, Occult etc.
- Magical Gem Database - Greek/Egyptian gems & talismans [x] [x]
- Biblioteca Aracana - (mostly) Greek pagan history, rituals, poetry etc.
— Greater Tool Consecration, The Yew-Demon
- Curse Tablets from Roman Britain - [x]
- The Gnostic Society Library
— The Corpus Hermeticum, Hymn of the Robe of Glory
- Grimoar - vast occult text library
— Grimoires, Greek & Roman Necromancy, Queer Theology, Ancient Christian Magic
- Internet Sacred Text Archive - religion, occult, folklore, etc. ancient texts
- Verse and Transmutation - A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry
- The Internet Classics Archive - mainly Greco-Roman, some Persian & Chinese translated texts
- Bodleian Oriental Manuscript Collection - [x] [x] [x]
- Virtual Magic Bowl Archive - Jewish-Aramaic incantation bowl text and images [x] [x]
- Vindolanda Tablets - images and translations of tablets from 1st & 2nd c. [x]
- Corsair - online catalog of the Piedmont Morgan library (manuscripts) [x] [x]
- Beinecke rare book & manuscripts
— Wagstaff miscellany, al-Qur’ān—1813
- LUNA - tonnes from Byzantine manuscripts to Arabic cartography
- Maps on the web - Oxford Library [x] [x] [x]
- Bodleian Library manuscripts - photographs of 11th-17th c. manuscripts
— Treatises on Heraldry, The Worcester Fragments (polyphonic music), 12 c. misc medical and herbal texts
- Early Manuscripts at Oxford U - very high quality photographs
— (view through bottom left) Military texts by Athenaeus Mechanicus 16th c. [x] [x], MS Douce 195 Roman de la Rose [x] [x]
- Trinity College digital manuscript library
— Mathematica Medica, 15th c.
- eTOME - primary sources about Celtic peoples
— Folklore, Occult etc.
- Demonthings - Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project
- Invocatio - (mostly) western esotericism
- Heterodoxology - history, esotericism, science
— Religion in the Age of Cyborgs
- The Recipes Project - food, magic, science, medicine
— The Medieval Invisible Man (invisibility recipes)
- Morbid Anatomy - museum/library in Brooklyn
- Islamic Philosophy Online - tonnes of texts, articles, links, utilities, this belongs in every section; mostly English
- Medicina Antiqua - Graeco-Roman medicine
- History of the Ancient World - news and resources
— The So-called Galatae, Gauls, Celts in Early Hellenistic Balkans; Maidens, Matrons Magicians: Women & Personal Ritual Power in Late Antique Egypt
- Διοτίμα - Women & Gender in Antiquity
- Bodleian Library Exhibitions Online
— Khusraw & Shirin, Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-Place of Cultures
— folk studies, witchcraft, mythology, science tags
- Atlas Obscura
— Bats and Vampiric Lore of Pére Lachaise Cemetery
Damn right you’re iron, and do you know where iron comes from? Do you know how iron gets here? Let me tell you.
It does start with a star, but it’s not some dismal castoff from an eternal beauty, it’s so much more. Everything that makes our world came from stars, but nothing had as much effect on that star as iron.
See the sun burning in the sky? The light you see and the heat you feel are created when the sun fuses elements, the building blocks of our world, into new and heavier elements. The sun lives because more energy comes from that process than is needed to support it.
UNTIL IRON COMES ALONG.
Fusing iron — burning it to make a star shine — is nigh on impossible. Iron is strong and iron is heavy. Iron is so strong and so heavy that to make new elements from iron takes more energy than it produces. The star can’t keep up, it starts to die.
The iron that flows through your veins KILLED A STAR.
Those other metals that we so value, like gold, owe their existence to iron. As the star died it collapsed, crushing itself and making gold and platinum and other precious and powerful things. Then it exploded and scattered those metals throughout space.
Chief among them was iron. The iron whose formation was the death knell of the star. The iron whose intensity made other metals possible. The iron that was the last thing the living star could make.
Stars lived to make iron.
Stars died to make you.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are."
danielle laporte (via realdwntomars)
Glyph: [EVERYONE IS JUST AS FUCKED UP AS YOU ARE]
Anonymous asked you:
November 4th 2013, 12:30:00 am
I’m afraid that between being not all that attractive, getting older, and being both really smart and really weird I’m not going to be able to make a lifelong connection with anybody. Everyone I’ve ever met smarter than me has everything else together better than I do and that also makes me insecure, like where do you people get off having your game all together at once
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.
Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.
Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.
Tweenbots by Kacie Kinzer:
Given their extreme vulnerability, the vastness of city space, the dangers posed by traffic, suspicion of terrorism, and the possibility that no one would be interested in helping a lost little robot, I initially conceived the Tweenbots as disposable creatures which were more likely to struggle and die in the city than to reach their destination. Because I built them with minimal technology, I had no way of tracking the Tweenbot’s progress, and so I set out on the first test with a video camera hidden in my purse. I placed the Tweenbot down on the sidewalk, and walked far enough away that I would not be observed as the Tweenbot––a smiling 10-inch tall cardboard missionary––bumped along towards his inevitable fate.
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.
Man this is still one of my favorite little social projects/experiments.