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It's supernatural, naturally...

There is a great temptation in the modern mind to put things “in boxes.” We have our lives at work, at play, at home, within ourselves, and we tend to consider these separately, on their own terms… even though a realistic perception of one’s life would have one admit that all these dimensions are in fact interrelated. 586 more words

Black Hole

Consolation of Philosophy

By Boethius

This book is in five sections ;

Book 1: The sorrows of Boethius

Book ii: The vanity of fortune’s gifts

Book iii: True and false happiness…

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God

Degeneracy and Improvement

In order to know how to avoid degeneracy, it is important to understand the source from which it comes. It is easy to say, from a religious perspective, that immorality is simply an effect of sin and the fallen state of man. 1,276 more words

Philosophy

Haiku Wednesday: New Songs from 1000 Years Ago

Underground rivers
Course in ancient passages
Undeterred by time.

Neumes flow on the page
In forgotten passages,
Unheard—until now.

Carefully the notes
Are traced and coaxed from hiding… 303 more words

History

Cambridge 1,000 year old songs discovered and played for the first time

An ancient song repertory was performed for the first time in 1,000 years this week after being ‘reconstructed’ by a Cambridge researcher and a world-class performer of medieval music.  158 more words

News

Running from fate (Oedipus Rex)

One aspect of the story of Oedipus that has long intrigued me is that Oedipus, in a sense, brings his fate upon himself by attempting to run from it while simultaneously, if unconsciously, seeking it out. 268 more words

Greece

The Politics of Solomon and Saturn II

The Poems and Their Performance

The poem known as Solomon and Saturn II is long and rather messy with substantial sections missing from the ms. In tone and metrical irregularity it resembles Maxims I from the Exeter Book, which is also a wisdom piece. 2,242 more words

Anglosaxon Poetry - Interpretation