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Art during the Age of Faith
The Age of Faith is the one thousand medieval years from 400 A.D. to 1400 A.D. It must be noted though that faith was not a uniquely medieval phenomenon as medieval pursuits were not purely geared towards faith only.
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Poetry & Fable >> Short Stories
14 - Art
The word Art refers to the alchemist art of transforming matter through purification from an imperfect state into a perfect one. This was done by first analysing and transforming the different elements and then mingling opposites in the right proportions. But...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Our Mother Who Art In Heaven
(First some Excerpts from an article by Richard Owen in The Times, London September 10, 1999 ) THE Pope, who this year said that God was not "an old man with a white beard", went a step further yesterday and referred to "God the Mother"....
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Autonomous Spirituality and the Art of Being Your Own God
As we continue to develop in our religious thinking, we have begun to move away from the old mythological, doctrinal and heteronomous, externally controlling religions, and towards autonomous religion, totally relevant to the individual who develops himself...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Candle Magick: A Basic Guide to the Art
Research your spell– colours, herbs, gems, moon and astrological phases. Create a visualisation for your intent, a symbol, maybe a rune? Light incense and cast your sacred circle. Invoke the deities needed for your work. Relax, ground and centre. Now you need...
Spells >> Charms

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Sri Astari Rasjid: Contemporary art rooted in Javanese
Javanese students return to their roots
The school also invites traditional Javanese artists like sinden (female vocalists for gamelan), batik artists, craftsmen of Javanese daggers and traditional dancers to familiarize students with the Javanese arts.
On Java, a Creative Explosion in an Ancient City
All of Java's courtly arts, including shadow puppetry and classical dance, first flourished here.
Art Preview: Sri Astari Rasjid muses on mothers in retrospective
Review: Man Tiger strikes!
As Anderson rightly perceives, Kurniawan is deploying traditional forms of Javanese oral folklore and storytelling for his own (largely playful) ends; to label this 'magical realism' is to fail to come to terms a most important point.

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