The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of embroidery in such rituals. The Myth and Magic of EmbroideryContinue reading “Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery”
“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny
The past few weeks I’ve been reading quite a few books on writing — specifically how to write faster and streamline your writing. This is mainly because I’ve found that I want to find a way to write at least the initial draft of a story faster and learn how to better outline my stories.Continue reading “Books about writing I’m currently reading”
“How astonishing that when I visit an old-growth redwood forest in California, I am visiting a place that may have been forested continually for fifty million years!”
“How can maps – mere pictures on paper or impressions in clay – change the world? … Through history, mapmakers have played on our instinctive belief in the truth of maps. Maps have been used as powerful propaganda, from Agrippa’s map of the Roman Empire to Hitler’s map of the Austrian Anschluss. Border can beContinue reading “Book Impressions: To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World”
If you’re searching for a book about lost worlds, mythical worlds, and the like, look no further than J.A. McLeod’s The Atlas of Legendary Lands: Fabled Kingdoms, Phantom Islands, Lost Continents and Other Mythical Worlds.
Visiting almost every region of the planet, [Levy] explores lost lands that have been associated with Atlantis and considers the importance of Lemuria, Mu and other lost and legendary places from Shambhala and Shangri-la to El Dorado and Hy-Brasil.
This book has been on my TBR list for quite a while and, at last, I got around to read it.
The tablets that have been translated in this book is from the library of ancient Nippur, and includes examples of liturgical compilation texts and various prayers.
All the sagas in this volume has been translated by Gwyn Jones. The sagas in this volume consists of: Hen-Thorir The Vapnfjord Men Thorstein Staff-struck Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey Eirik the Red Thidrandi Whom the Goddesses Slew Authun and the Bear Gunnlaug Wormtongue King Hrolf and His Champions The sagas in this volume areContinue reading “Book Impression: Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas”