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A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

A fascinating blog essay by Franziska Kohlt on Lewis Carroll, Victorian science, and the perception of fairies.

Franziska Kohlt is a DPhil Candidate at Brasenose College at the University of Oxford, and a graduate tutor in English literature at St Anne’s College. 39 more words

Critical Thoughts

No, really …

I chose to take a step. I went to church yesterday and dared myself to wonder, “What if this is more real than what I see with my eyes, and touch with my hands?” 318 more words

Perfect You

I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking. 11 more words

Inspiration

Words for the Newlyweds

From my talk at my niece’s wedding.

I would like to point out to those who don’t know me that I am not merely an aunt, but that I am in fact, The Sainted Aunt. 928 more words

Adventures

Fear is not your master!

“My boy,” I answered, “there is no harm in being afraid. The only harm is in doing what Fear tells you. Fear is not your master! 12 more words

Literature

The 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!'

I came upon this atmospheric poem whilst reading a book on the seasons, I think it conveys the mood of Autumn perfectly and seeing as it is now October I thought that it would be appropriate to share it. 164 more words

Perspectives on Fairy-Story: Tolkien, Lewis, MacDonald, Chesterton & Clark

“The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.” – J.R.R.

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Essays