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Bishop Shayler, in his own words

This week’s #52ancestors prompt is ‘At worship’ so I’ve opted for an update on the early life of Ernest Shayler, who became Bishop of Nebraska. I have already written about him at… 1,030 more words

Family Stories

Indigenous Attitudes: Magic and Germanic Belief

The “Lex Salica” or “Salic Law” represents one of the earliest recorded collections of Germanic customary law. In this case the Law Code reflected the laws of the Salian Franks and their Merovingian aethelings on the eve of Clovis’ conversion to Catholicism and some 50 years after their settlement in the northern region (Neustria) of the former Roman province of Gaul. 1,732 more words


A couple of days ago, IGN posted 13 minutes of gameplay from the game. It looks good and follows our – humankind’s – ancestors in an age where we could’ve been extinct by the wildlife at that time. 67 more words


Out and About in North Carolina

Day 201

Saturday, hubby and I trekked up to Boone, NC, to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. They were having a wildflower walk and native plant sale. 640 more words


Into The Cosmos of Ourselves

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. — Alan Watts

You are enough, because we are many.

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The Personhood of Rivers

In the essay on the meaning of animism, we spoke of rocks, plants and animals as being persons. It is a notion that has caused some controversy, as some readers have remarked to us that they considered ‘personhood’ to be a notion which by its very definition is restricted to human beings alone. 962 more words


A common misconception about ancient ancestors resolved + a personal story

The other day I saw an intriguing video entitled “Are all Europeans descended from Charlemagne?”. I had known that Charlemagne, who lived around the year 800 CE, was an ancestor of many royal and noble lineages in Europe, but the thought of him being a common forefather of many millions of people seemed impossible. 561 more words