UPG Is a Reconstructionist Practice

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UPG = Unverified Personal Gnosis. If you are not familiar with this term, or why some people have issues around UPG vs. Historical Lore, I recommend this article by John Beckett and this article from The Rational Heathen as background. I spend a fair amount of time on Academia.edu, a wonderful trove of well-researched, well-considered […]

One Nice Thing: The Royal Institution of Science, London

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Like most museums worldwide, the Royal Institution of Science building is closed to visitors. However, they offer a weekly lecture series with speakers from various sciences providing accessible and interesting science lectures. They also have a monthly online science book club, hosted by Jennifer Rohn of Lablit.com, reading “great fiction books with a science theme”. […]

Cultural Identity, Racism, and the Lens of “Us”

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My dear friend and honored colleague Corvid Longcoat pointed me to this piece on “Ethnic and Cultural Identity” as defined by archeology in the early Celtic period as part of a larger discussion about racism in modern paganism, and particularly in the Norse/Heathen traditions. We engaged in discussion, and this blog post is the result. […]

History Book List Updates, June 22, 2020

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The Medieval Podcast (part of Medievalists.net) has a new episode of book recommendations! The list is extensive, so I encourage you to visit their blog post for the entire thing. A few that stood out for me (and are now on order from my local Books, Inc.—also available through Bookshop.org or your local bookstore!) She-Wolves: […]

Shiny Objects and Ancestors

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The article is brief, but it does give credit where credit is due. The box of talismans and charms is the property of one of ten people found together in the ruins of Pompeii, all of whom are women or children, in a room in the servants’ quarters of a family home. The scientists speculate […]

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