Category Archives: Study

The Heliand (The Being in the Crypt part 2)

One of the many cool, fun, and interesting things about being on this course is some of the texts I stumble upon. For my last paper, one of those was The Heliand. The Heliand is a great 9th C Saxon … Continue reading

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Returning (or “The Taxi Driver, the Pigeons, and the Cat”)

For this MA we need to do a creative project and I wanted to do some painting for mine. The red-eye arrived at Heathrow on Sunday afternoon. With me were my two heavy checked bags full of paints and my … Continue reading

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Theurgy

I am working on my first essay. Out of the dozen or so topics, I chose to work on one that has me analysing one or two texts using the four fold hermeneutic. Which is a fancy way of saying … Continue reading

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There Is A Dead Body In The Library

I have been spending a lot of time in the library, retrieving books, journal articles, and papers. The library is very new (2009 or 10). The dead body is that of a young man. He’s been there for about 1700 … Continue reading

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Reasonable

It is not “reasonable” and it’s okay that it’s not reasonable. We are not trying to be reasonable. There is a place for both the reasonable and the unreasonable/intuitive. As I write this, I realize that I have written this … Continue reading

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Solitude and Thinking

I have been alone here now for a little over a week. It feels strange to live alone again for the first time in many years. Because I am trying to live as simply as I can while I do … Continue reading

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