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Mushishi Episode 2 Analysis

The preface to the first episode and now this one giving a brief description of Mushi suggests that they are an analog for spirits. If that was the case however, why have the entire work revolve around Mushi rather than spirits? 853 more words


The fruit of the world tree

It’s not a worm that is wiggling. It’s your uncomfortable soul that is writhing.

The wiggles sing of yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy fruit salad.

But oh Lordy. 259 more words


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Psychoanalysis Through Astrology

Welcome to all who find themselves here!

I created this blog as a place to share my observations on my lifelong love of mythology and psychology, as well as my fascination with astrology and various psychospiritualities that may or may not be of use to others. 177 more words


Ophelia's Flowers and Madness

By the end of act four, Ophelia has been shown to be quite mad.  She sings crazy songs, and gives flowers away to various characters.  When I was reading this part, my first feeling was that these flowers were not real, but imagined by Ophelia (such as when a child invites you to a tea party).   708 more words

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Here is a post by the blog "Summer Shakespeare at New Paltz" discussing Ophelia in Hamlet Act IV Scene V, when she hands flowers out to everyone, matching the symbolism with the respective personality/character. Head over to my Ravelry group thread to take part in the discussion, or leave a comment here to let us know what you think!


Man of Sorrows

Charles Hutchinson

October 3, 1828

August 9, 1893

Emily Smith Hutchinson

February 25, 1833

January 30, 1911

The Hutchinson monument in the Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois, displays a stylized bronze bas-relief of Christ surrounded by four attendants.  244 more words


Ritual: Body Prayer: Getting Started

I am, as you know, fascinated by liturgy and ritual. I use ritual a lot, value it, and would encourage you to try it, too. Experiment. 1,610 more words


Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Embarked on an architectural pilgrimage to Germany for six days, in a group of more than 50 students, we began exploring our first stop; the beautifully bustling city of Berlin. 440 more words