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God The Mother
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, we are all familiar with the concept of a male god, whether the idea comes from Christianity, Judaism or Mohammedanism. When we think of a male god, at the back of our minds is a picture of an old man in the sky, who has a certain set of...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
A View on the Wiccan Rede
I was listening to radio evangelist Bob Larson talk to a witch on his radio show. The witch mentioned the Wiccan Rede "as you harm none, do as you will." He snorted and ridiculed the idea that such a simple idea could be a legitimate basis for...
Paganism & Wicca >> The Wiccan Rede
Today we'll consider Gebo, the seventh rune in the first aett. We're now almost a third of the way through the futhark! An alternative Common Germanic name for this rune is Gybu. Derivations of both names show up in later Germanic languages, such as Gothic (Gi...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Our Pagan Village: The Importance and Persuit of Honor
Candlelight flickers over the Beltaine revels. Food is laid out in the circle for the feast. Only one rule – no one can feed themselves. Each is dependent on friends and loved ones for sustenance, joy and delight. After an hour of laughter and revels and way...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
I am Pagan
I am Pagan. I am a part of the whole of Nature. The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Elements, and Stars are my relatives. Other humans are my sisters and brothers, whatever their races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities, religions,...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Astronomy in Ancient Civilisations
It is a pity that the myths of ancient civilisations are so easily dismissed as the musings of savage minds, as it is subsequently easy to overlook the fact that many of their myths were encryptions of their astronomical knowledge. The best example of this...
Modern Science >> Astronomy
Our rune for this month is known in reconstructed Common Germanic as *Wunjo, and is used for the sound represented by the English letter W. After the Anglo-Saxons began to write with a modified form of Roman Script (the letters being used to write this...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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Kent Nagano, Back At Symphony Hall, Remembers His Formative Days In Boston
As the young conductor of the Berkeley Symphony, he first encountered the composer Olivier Messiaen, whose disciple he became, and, living with Messiaen and his wife, assisted the composer in his preparations for the world premiere of his operatic ...
Box office boo-boo but a great performance
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is regarded as a standout among 20th Century composers. He produced a unique style of atonality by ... You may also share the composer's practice of equating harmony with colour.
Music in the dark makes the case against visuals
In Berkeley in January, the St. Louis Symphony partnered the photographs of Deborah O'Grady with the highly pictorial music of Olivier Messiaen. Director ...
Science Meets Art: Music to Fight Global Warming
CO2 controls tempo, temperature rise controls pitch and harmony, solar radiation controls distortion and density, and ocean PH controls form. “As the CO2 is increasing, the piece starts going faster,” Walker said.
Diversity, color key South Bend Symphony Orchestra's chamber concert of early

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