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Summer is at its end and the last harvest is taken in. The cold season returns, all of nature seems to die and the nights become long. It is the beginning of Samon, the dark half of the year. The veil between the land of the living and the land of the dead...
Holidays >> Samhain
Beltane was a day representing many things to the Celtic people. It was the second of the four fire festivals. To most it celebrated the sun God, Baal(British)/ Bel(Irish)/ Beli(Welsh)/ Belanos(Pan-Celtic), although the sun appears to have been originally...
Holidays >> Beltaine
Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nas-ah), August 1st, is the first harvest festival in the Celtic and Neo-Pagan Year. Like all Celtic Fire Festivals, it begins on the eve of the actual day. Although it later became known as Christian Lammas, it still survives in...
Holidays >> Lammas
Apple Divination
We have all heard and used the expression "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." This expression is based on a very old superstition and is one of many associated with apples. I am quite sure that you have all held an apple in one hand and twisted...
Psychic Abilities >> Divination
King James Bible: Numbers, Chapter 31
Chapter 31 31:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people. 31:3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go...
Old Testament >> Numbers
King James Bible: Exodus, Chapter 25
Chapter 25 25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of...
Old Testament >> Exodus
King James Bible: Exodus, Chapter 37
Chapter 37 37:1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 37:2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a...
Old Testament >> Exodus

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The History of Handwriting -
Uncial writing was used by the Romans and Greeks from the 4th through the 8th century.
Learning to See…And Then Some
our guide, using uncial, half uncial and Carolingian scripts as our examples in learning how to see and how to analyze a hand.
“Writing is words made visible. In the broadest sense, it is everything
Half-uncials, mathematically proportioned to one-half the height of the Roman Square lowercase half-uncial letterforms are called Carolingian minuscules.
Latin Paleography
Feb 9, 2011 Next, the mixed hands of uncial and minuscule letters, known as Half-uncial writing, will be examined.
Notes and News
Ofthe other letters the L might be derived from Insular half-uncial scripts; the A could derive from either uncial or Insular half-uncial.

Suggested Web Resources

Uncial script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
half-uncial (calligraphy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Uncial was the most common script used to write books from the 4th to the 8th century ad.
calligraphy :: Uncials, half uncials, and cursive minuscule
Half Uncial
Nov 4, 2005 Medieval Writing. Half Uncial. Script Type : minuscule, with occasional majuscule letter forms.
Half Uncials - Textism: The Evolution of Writing
Roman Half-Uncial 5th century.

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