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Commonplace book #28

Posted by Erik on May 10, 2010

There are books, that one has for twenty years without reading them, that one always keeps at hand, that one takes along from city to city, from country to country, carefully packed, even when there is very little room, and perhaps one leafs through them while removing them from a trunk; yet one carefully refrains from reading even a complete sentence. Then after twenty years, there comes a moment when suddenly, as though under a high compulsion, one cannot help taking in such a book from beginning to end, at one sitting: it is like a revelation. Now one knows why one made such a fuss about it. It had to be with one for a long time; it had to travel; it had to occupy space; it had to be a burden; and now it has reached the goal of its voyage, now it reveals itself, now it illuminates the twenty bygone years it mutely lived with one. It could not say so much if it had not been there mutely the whole time, and what idiot would dare to assert that the same things had always been in it. – Elias Canetti (thanks to Philip Carr-Gomm for sharing this!)


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Call for submissions – Cernunnos devotional

Posted by Erik on April 26, 2010

Rick over at Of Oak And Ivy 2 Torches and 7 Tines just announced that he is accepting submissions for a devotional to Cernunnos. The announcement follows. Read the rest of this entry »

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PSA: books about the Gods

Posted by Erik on April 2, 2010

Two quick items:

1. The editors of the forthcoming Zeus devotional from Bibliotheca Alexandrina have extended the submission deadline until the end of April, so there’s still (a little) time to be included. Read the rest of this entry »

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reminder: Zeus devotional still open

Posted by Erik on March 6, 2010

Just wanted to remind everyone that the Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional volume for Zeus is still accepting submissions until the end of March; your words are still needed! (I’m hoping to have a submission in this one myself, if I can find the time and inspiration.)

There are also devotionals in the works for the Dioskouroi (Castor and Pollux) and for Pan that are open until July 1.

Details on all of these can be found here.

(And yes, I really am still working on this blog, I’ve just been overwhelmed this week… I hope to finish up this long post I’m working on tomorrow, if I can find ten minutes together!)

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kids’ Greek mythology comic books

Posted by Erik on February 24, 2010

We’ve come across a few recent items that we found very appealing – in very different ways – that I’d like to share. Read the rest of this entry »

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New devotional to Hekate released

Posted by Erik on December 8, 2009

Forwarded from Sannion:

I am very happy to announce the release of Bearing Torches: A devotional anthology for Hekate Read the rest of this entry »

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More pagan-friendly picture books

Posted by Erik on November 11, 2009

This is a belated discovery on my part…

A number of years ago Robert Sabuda, best known for highly intricate pop-up books (including the incredibly gorgeous and nature-awareness-enhancing Winter’s Tale – Druid parents particularly will like this one), wrote a regular picture book called Tutankhamen’s Gift. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tamao, again

Posted by Erik on November 10, 2009

Back in the spring I mentioned this excellent online Shinto-based fantasy novel I’ve been reading. Well, it keeps getting better, and the author is considering offering the option of an on-demand hard copy edition if demand is high enough. I want to see this happen, so I’m encouraging any of you who think you might enjoy such a story to go check it out (you can also read some brief reviews, including mine, at WebFictionGuide.com).

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Two new NA anthologies – call for submissions

Posted by Erik on October 5, 2009

Two new devotional anthologies are now under development, one for Father Zeus and one for the Dioskouroi (Castor and Pollux). The full text of both advertisements is printed below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Very disappointing

Posted by Erik on September 23, 2009

Having thoroughly enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I was… well, frankly, doubtful that the joke would extend to a second volume, but willing to give it a try. I’m sad to report that I didn’t get very far. Read the rest of this entry »

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