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Fantasy Tropes & Theory: Oaths in The Domains of The Chosen

The idea of the oath, promise, or word of honour is prevalent has been prevalent in Fantasy fiction for some time. The roots of these oaths are the divine promises of mythology and religion as well as the deep bonds of faith and trust required in feudal societies. 513 more words

Fantasy Tropes And Cliches

Women, politics and the 1723 oaths of allegiance to George I

I’m very pleased to announce that my article entitled ‘Women, politics and the 1723 oaths of allegiance to George I’ has been accepted for publication by The Historical Journal. 51 more words


What lies ahead?
I don’t know.
All I know is that I love you.
You’ve made my time here so much better.
You made me laugh when I was depressed. 184 more words

Stack of Bibles!?You Swear?

Have you ever heard someone say, “I swear on a stack of Bibles?”

Well I must confess I have a stack of them myself, and this is a small portion of my stash. 787 more words

Hubert Writes

Ritual Work, The Season of Repose con't

The creation of the ritual conitinues:

May the light of consciousness fill my being

May the light of life fill my soul

May the light chase away all darkness within… 7 more words


Surah Noor (24) 06/13/2015

With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 24 (The Light)

Keep to your plighted word

Verse 23: “Let not those among you who are endued with grace and amplitude of means resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen, those in want, and those who have left their homes in Allah’s cause: let them forgive and overlook, do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? 126 more words



What’s your opinion on swearing, either of the above sort, or the “I solemnly swear” variety? Perhaps more to the point, what’s your practice?
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Deborah Makarios