By Daniel Florien
So someone says that you’ve turned them into a newt. What happens next? Lapham’s Quarterly has produced this handy flowchart derived from the Malleus Maleficarum, a fifteenth century witch hunter’s book written by Heinrich Kramer.
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By Clark Williams-Derry
Urban living can reduce your carbon footprint.
When it comes to the climate, are cities slicker than suburbs? Researcher Ed Glaeser says yes: city living can substantially reduce your carbon footprint, compared with a home in a distant suburb.
Americans who settle in leafy, low-density suburbs will leave a significantly deeper carbon . . . → Read More: Cities Greener Than Suburbs
By Susan Elizabeth Rivenbark
[Snip] There was a separate and unique code of honor and ethics for women living in Iceland during the Viking Age. What was female honor? Were Icelandic women expected to abide by a code of honor just like men? What were some main themes in this female code of honor? The . . . → Read More: Themes of Female Honor in the Icelandic Sagas
Celebrating Nature, Working Magic, and Honoring Deities
By John Halstead
Imagine that the Pagan community has not one, but multiple “centers”. Imagine each of these “centers” defines Pagan identity and authenticity differently. To begin with there is what I will call “earth-centered Paganism”. I realize this is a problematic term, because “earth” is a cultural . . . → Read More: The Three (or more?) “Centers” of Paganism
Reviewed by Geraldine Charles
The best quick overview of the book I can give you is the publisher’s own:
“The Bearded Goddess alludes to the ancient literary texts, describing the cult of a bearded Aphrodite. The famous Ayia Irini hermaphrodite (cover) is sometimes considered to be an image of Aphroditos, the name of the goddess . . . → Read More: The Bearded Goddess, by Marie-Louise Winbladh