WHOOOO ARE YOU?… MEDIEVAL MORTUARY CHESTS HOLD THE ANSWERS
On my recent trip to the UK as noted in my last post, I spent the better part of a day in Winchester Cathedral. Although I’ve visited this magnificent structure many times in the past, I’ve learned there’s always something new for me to discover and this visit was no exception. Back in Chicago in […]
A RARE FACE TO FACE MEETING WITH 12TH CENTURY ECCLESIASTICAL TRAPPINGS
As I write this post, I’m currently ensconced in one of my favorite English cities, Oxford, where tomorrow I’ll be tramping around what remains of Godstow Nunnery just outside of the city and the setting for book #3 in my ‘Flight Through Time’ historical mystery series. While I’m looking forward to this, two days ago […]
EARLY GRAFFITI ARTISTS~BORED MEDIEVAL MONKS AND NUNS!
Not every young medieval man (or woman for that matter) was thrilled to be packed off to the monastery or nunnery. Aside from those who ‘felt the call’ of dedicating their lives to the glory of God, more often than not religious houses served as an answer to a family’s dilemma; what to do with […]
12TH CENTURY REVENGE-MAGIC AND IMPOTENCE!
In researching various sites and references for historical gems to authentically flavor my 12th century historical mysteries, I sometimes discover things that I (and probably few others) would ever have thought of. Such was the case recently when I stumbled upon a footnote reference to the 2009 dissertation of a PhD candidate at the University […]
LEO’S NEW MOON-TIME TO WORK FROM THE HEART WITH HELP FROM DR. BACH’S WILLOW AND WALNUT FLOWER REMEDIES
Friday, August 17th calls in the new LEO moon, the roaring lion of the zodiac. Inside of a month, we’ve now traveled from the opposite, expansive full moon in Aquarius, that urged us toward courageous, revolutionary thinking with regard to our creativity and perceptions. Now we have come half way around the circle to the […]