Shamanism, myth and metaphor – and Wolverine

March 22, 2009

From this piece on the popular funny book character as shamanic figure: Myths, rituals and religion bind us together and can be seen metaphorically as the bones of our society. Our personal belief and value system can be seen as our soul’s set of bones. As we grow up we take on the beliefs and […]

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Quote of the day

March 20, 2009

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves […]

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What the hell is a News Felch?

March 13, 2009

Well, its a way for me to throw small but interesting news items up on a daily basis. It works using Twitter and LoudTwitter.com – with a little help from Tinyurl. It was inspired by the (now possibly moribund) Newskrusher threads at Whitechapel, and my old pal Dave Devereux‘s embracing of the whole Web 2.0 […]

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Inevitable Watchman post

March 13, 2009
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Need I emphasise, here be spoilers? I enjoyed it. And I didn’t miss the squid. It could have be so much worse. Whatever you say about Zack Snyder not being a great director  – and frankly, he really isn’t – his sheer love for every frame of the book overcame his shortcomings. Malin Ackerman didn’t […]

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Drinking the social network kool-aid

March 12, 2009
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Yep – I’m doing the Twitter thing. You’ll find me @catvincent. Be afraid… If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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You're a yellow bastard, Charlie Brown

March 11, 2009
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Wandered across this little gem – Charles Schultz’ Peanuts, in the style of Sin City-era Frank Miller (click the link to see the whole thing!): Blogged with the Flock Browser If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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God on the brain

March 11, 2009

What would otherwise have been a merely interesting article on neurotheology from Wired becomes a whole other thing when you add commentary from Bruce Sterling… Bruce’s bits in (((triple parentheses))): “In a way, this is a very cold look at religious belief,” said National Institutes of Health cognitive scientist Jordan Grafman, co-author of a study […]

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1,2,3…

March 11, 2009

Upgrades/new stuff continue. Since there appear to be no free WordPress apps for Mac OS X (while there are three different ones for my phone – go figure), I am experimenting with the Flock browser – a Mozilla ‘social’ browsing solution thingy. So far, it’s imported all my RSS feeds, linked to my Facebook and […]

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Testing…

March 11, 2009

Having a small flurry of upgrading software on my various gadgets. This was sent from my phone using WordMobi for S60. Posted by Wordmobi If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post […]

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What she said

March 10, 2009

Lupa’s latest post on her Therioshamanism blog underlines something I think is vital to remember about shamanic, magical and religious experience – that it’s subjective. All I can really say for sure is that my subjective reality is real to me, and that it is necessarily filtered through my subjective perceptions. I would wager that […]

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