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Give Your Story As An Offering

–by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Sep 12, 2014)

Wait till you feel your own story like a dream, like a possibility, and then give it to the Earth as an offering. 311 more words

WednesdaysOnFridays

Witchcraft and Knowledge

From the 15th to 18th centuries in Europe, questions about the action of witchcraft in the physical world were subject to learned debate (Clark, 2005:1). While previously, such early modern theories of witchcraft may have been only perceived as superstitious, a shift in perceptions of the history and philosophy of science has enabled witchcraft knowledge to be seen in new light (Clark, 2005: 6). 306 more words

Delicious Unity

A reader of this blog, if he were paying close attention, might have observed certain inconsistencies in the photographs. I have moved around quite a bit over the last few years, but the pictures (and the beer reviews that go with them) have lagged behind. 843 more words

American Beer

Bruno Touschek, a pioneering physicist

Bruno Touschek, born in Vienna in 1921, was a Glasgow graduate and lecturer in Natural Philosophy from 1949 to 1952 who invented the storage ring for high-energy elementary particles. 139 more words

Europe

Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson

Volume One of the Baroque Cycle (2003). This is an amazing, literate, and intelligent historical novel. It is literate because of its style, even occasional poetic passages, and because of its concerns with the philosophy and morality of its time. 1,455 more words

Historical Novel

The Study of Nature as Devotional Practice

In the Winter issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Peter Harrison considers the “Sentiments of Devotion and Experimental Philosophy in Seventeenth-Century England… 453 more words

History Of Science