Paintings of Flowers. 'For
centuries, flowers have been used to express emotion.' 'Their scent,
behaviour in response to
nature and physical attributes such as thorns, have led to their
association with many different
states of mind and being.' 'Find out more about some of the themes
linked to the tulip,
sunflower, lily and rose.' Death, love, power, religion, all through
flowers in art.
'Since 1994 Professor Copper
Giloth has assigned her students in Art 271, Introduction to Computing in
the Fine Arts, the task of
illustrating the traditional Aesop's fables along side their
own retellings of the fables in a
modern setting. This collection gathers together artwork from several
semesters.' Not all of the
fables have a contemporary version, but this is a nice site nonetheless.
England: A Photographic Journey
Among the Stones. 'In late March 2004, Wonderella artists Clint
Marsh and Jeff Hoke traveled to
England for a week among the ancient mystical sites of Cornwall and the
West Country. Photos from
their trip, along with commentary from Clint, are now available to
Troubles. 'The Troubles
refers to the period of violent conflict in Northern Ireland
beginning with the Civil Rights marches
in the late 1960s to the political resolution enshrined in the 1998
Good Friday Agreement. During
that time more than 3,000 people were killed, most of them civilians.
Explore the history of the
period through articles, video footage, audio clips and photographs. '
Eighteenth-Century European Dress.
'Dress of the eighteenth century is not without anachronisms
and exoticisms of its own, but that
singular, changing, revolutionizing century has become an
icon in the history of fashion. The
eighteenth century was a time not without memory. Its masques and
remembrances of the seventeenth
century were vivid, if occasionally comical. If we observe the traffic
that colonialism and world
markets built, we know that cultures of dress were converging and each
culture was gaining from the
observation, whether admitting it or not ... '
Soviet Sports Wars.
'The great wars that had
devastated Europe were over. Mother Russia had suffered unimaginable
losses. Over 20 million of her
people had died in World War II alone. Now the fire of war had grown cold,
very cold, cold as the
steppes of Siberia in winter, and so had the spirit of a passionate and
strong people. How to
rekindle that spirit? In 1952 the Soviets challenged Capitalism at
the Olympics. Their athletes
would carry the torch of a new ideology into an arena where their
strength and will would define
that spirit. But how would these Olympian men and women survive under
such a great pressure? How
would they reconcile their achievements as unique individuals with
their ideology of being equal to
all? For many of them, this conflict, along with their experiences
in America, would lead them to
question the very ideology they represented. Now, for the first time, hear
their side of the story
Gardens. 'Japan has many
landscape gardens, probably as many as any other country in the world.
Landscape gardening in Japan has had a 1,300-year history, so naturally
come in many different styles. This issue's special feature looks at the
Japanese love of
gardening, and what it is about landscape gardens that people find
especially appealing ... '
Chortens in Amdo: A
Photographic Album. 'Architectural reliquaries housing relics are
known in Tibetan as chortens,
and in Sanskrit as either stupas or chaityas. In the region of northeast
ethnographic Tibet known as
Amdo, there are chortens in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. Some
are monumental and have a
huge presence in the landscape. Some are confined within the walls of
a monastery, and house the
relics of famous lamas. Other small ones are within personal shrines, or
are painted on walls or
ceilings. In the Buddhist culture of Amdo, chortens are particularly
prominent. Here is a selection
of chortens photographed between January and March 2002 by Rob Linrothe,
mainly in and around Rongwo
(Chinese: Tongren) in the region of Amdo known as Rebgong (Chinese:
Huangnan), with Dr. Linrothe's
comments. Click on each photograph to see a large version.'
Woman's Mysteries of a
'This is an ethnography of the Iboibo, a Nigerian tribe. Written by a
pioneering English woman in
the early 20th Century, this book focuses on the ritual life of women.
Despite the naïve colonialist
attitude, it presents a female perspective which was seldom seen in the
ethnographic literature of
the period. '
Canada's Aquatic Environments.
Environments was produced by the CyberNatural Software Group at the
University of Guelph. We are dedicated to the improvement of educational
materials available to
schools, postsecondary institutions, and the general public through the use
of interactive digital
Spinning the Web. 'Spinning
the Web brings together
for the first time a unique collection of some 20,000 items from the
libraries, museums and archives
of North West England which tell the story of the Lancashire Cotton
Industry. Spinning the Web
invites users to search the collection (see Help to find out how) or
to explore these extraordinary
times through a series of themes ... '
among the junk mail and spam
that fills our Internet e-mail boxes are dire warnings about devastating
new viruses, Trojans that
eat the heart out of your system, and malicious software that can steal the
computer right off your
desk. Added to that are messages about free money, children in trouble, and
other items designed to
grab you and get you to forward the message to everyone you know. Most all
of these messages are
hoaxes or chain letters. While hoaxes do not automatically infect systems
like a virus or Trojan,
they are still time consuming and costly to remove from all the systems
where they exist. At CIAC,
we find that we spend much more time de-bunking hoaxes than handling real
virus and Trojan
incidents. These pages describe some of the warnings, offers, and pleas
for help that are filling
our mailboxes, clogging our mailservers, and that generally do not have
any basis in fact.'
Station V3. Web comic.
'Station V3 is a rest stop and
refueling station in a system where few people visit and fewer people
need to rest or refuel ... '
'The range is broad, shifting
slowly, constantly over time. But a few things remain foundations ... art
and photography, design,
applied digital technology, environmental issues, local New Mexican
'color,' smatterings of
political rhetoric [when I can stomach it]. In short, eclecticism whilst
searching for originality
of style, perception and utterance. '
Word It. 'Word it is your opportunity to express in as many words, and
as many other graphic elements as you need, what best describes each
monthly topic.' Via MonkeyFilter.
D-Day. Special selection of articles from the Guardian.
Letters from combatants, the
celebrated war correspondent Martha Gellhorn's view, how the Guardian
reported the landings, anti-Semitism in Britain 1933, Dachau
concentration camp from a 1934 report, the invasion of Ethiopia, the
German bombing of Westminster Abbey, and much more.
Piper, a local politician who like us hails from the Black Country,
has a damn fine and interesting
Private Tolkatchev at the Gates of Hell. ' "I did what I
had to do; I couldn't refrain from doing it. My heart commanded, my
conscience demanded, the hatred for fascism reigned." In these words,
artist Private Zinovii Tolkatchev embodies the creative essence of one
who arrived at the gates of hell in Red Army uniform. '
'Tolkatchev's art was charted on the wings of the Bolshevik Revolution,
created in conviction of its justness. Simultaneously with enlisting his
art for the revolution, Tolkatchev the artist began to search for an
additional expressive mode to manifest personal layers in his works.
Tolkatchev was drawn to printing techniques and created several series
of illustration to the works of many authors and poets. These works
embody an epic breadth and monumentalism of a different kind. In 1941,
shortly before the outbreak of Operation Barbarossa, Tolkatchev
completed a large-scale series titled "The Shtetl" based on the stories
of Sholem Aleichem. In this series he depicts ? with great power ? the
suffering of the Jewish people under Czarist rule. These works reveal
another important side of Tolkatchev's creative impetus ? his bond with
the Jewish people.'
'With the USSR entering the war in June 1941, Tolkatchev volunteered to
join the front. However, only towards the end of the war, in Autumn
1944, did Army officials respond to Tolkatchev's request, and he was
sent to serve in the Political Department in the First Ukrainian Front,
which at the time was stationed in Lublin, adjacent to the Majdanek
extermination camp. "Hatred guided my brush, urged me on, the brutal
reality inflamed my imagination." Horrified by the scenes he witnessed,
Tolkatchev, in a spiritual whirlwind, immersed himself for thirty-five
days with hardly any food or sleep, in painting the Majdanek series.
Tolkatchev showed his initial works to a member of the Polish-Soviet
Nazi Crimes Investigation Commission, who urged him to finish the series
before November 27, 1944, the opening day of the Majdanek camp
commanders' trial. The exhibition opened the day before the trial, at
the Lublin Art Museum and was reviewed extensively in the Polish press.
alone, 128,000 tickets were sold, and from there, it traveled to other
cities. In the Majdanek series, Tolkatchev's was able to create, as if
from nowhere, a set of symbols that express the horrors of the Majdanek
extermination camp. The fact of the matter is that Tolkatchev enlisted
those same capacities already encountered in his earlier works, that is,
his ability to synopsize and focalize. However, now Tolkatchev was
painting neither in the service of the Revolution, nor of the author-
poet; rather, he bluntly presented his viewers with the hard and brutal
reality that he experienced and which had stricken his people, Soviet
and Jewish alike ... '
St. Peter's Church, Barton-
upon-Humber. 'Welcome to the web site of the St Peter's Church
project. St Peter's church, Barton-upon-Humber is one of the most
architecturally important churches in the north of England. Now in the
care of English Heritage, it was excavated and the standing structure
recorded between 1978 and 1985. This web site will bring you the results
of the continuing post excavation work until the project is finally
published ... '
History of Barton.
The excavation. 'St Peter's church was closed in
1970, thereafter St Mary's became the parish church of Barton. In view
of its national importance, the church was taken into public
guardianship by the Department of the Environment in 1978. Repairs would
be necessary over the next few years and a program of archaeological
undertaken alongside these works ... Between 1978 and 1984 seven seasons
of excavation were conducted within and around St Peter's church,
accompanied by structural recording and investigation of the above-
ground fabric of all parts of the building. The restoration of the
fabric has been completed, and the building has been opened to the
Memorial database. 'This is the record of all the church memorials as
recorded by the St Peter's project.
Information is provided as it was recorded. Due to the state of some of
the monuments some incriptions are damaged or incomplete. No attempt has
been made to standardize spelling or add punctuation ... ' Name after
name, inscribed on gravestones.
Clinton Valley Center. '
Located in Pontiac, Michigan, this former state psychiatric hospital was
Michigan's second oldest. When it opened on August 1, 1878, it was known
as the Eastern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, later shortened to
Eastern Michigan Asylum. In 1911, it became the Pontiac State Hospital,
and in 1973 it was renamed Clinton Valley Center.' 'CVC was closed by
the State of Michigan in October, 1997, and demolition began in January,
By June of 2000, all of the buildings where gone.' These pages were
created to document the buildings and history of the Clinton Valley
Giorgione and the High Renaissance in Venice. 'A search for luminous
color and intuitive responses to nature -- a pursuit, above all, of the
sensuous -- occupied painters in Venice for centuries. While artists in
central Italy concentrated on the more intellectual aspects of form and
structure, Venetian painters, beginning with Giovanni Bellini and his
students, focused their attention on the surface of things, on color and
texture, even on the paint itself ... '
Georgian Family. An exhibit from the Georgian Museum of
Photography. 'Within Georgian frescos of the Middle Ages there are
many famous picture of family groups in Khobi, Tsalenjikha, Nekresi and
etc. They are lined up frontally and performed in plane manner. In the
middle of XIX century, pictorial group portrait of Nikolai Mukhran-
Batoni's family was created. It was performed by a Georgian painter
within the traditions of fresco painting. '
' When the photography appeared, it became possible to be photographed
with whole families. Almost immediately photography became very famous
occupation taking into account traditionally close family relations. On
frontal photos, complicated structures of Georgian families are
depicted; besides parents and children they include relatives, parents
of head of the family and his wife. According to the wish of customer,
absent members of family were included in a family group with the use of
other photos. Some people were photographed with the photos of deceased
family members ... '
'Ayrshire is a county on the west coast of Scotland, on the shores of
the Firth of Clyde. It has not been an administrative unit since 1975,
when, under regionalisation, it became part of the Region of Strathclyde
and was divided into four districts: Cumnock and Doon Valley;
Cunninghame; Kilmarnock and Loudoun; and Kyle and Carrick. In 1996,
under a further reorganisation of local government in Scotland,
Strathclyde region and its Districts were swept away, and Ayrshire was
divided into three districts: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South
'The subject matter of the Ayrshire History Web Site is the history of
the county and its people, and the local history of its parishes, towns
and villages ... ' Articles.
Shanghai in Images. 'Photography in China was born of an
historical coincidence. When the treaty ports in China were opened to
international trade in 1842, photography was newly born, and ready to
become of universal use throughout the world. In China, the recording of
scenes, places and events was extensive from the beginning and these
images are now an invaluable source of information on the period.
Progress was fast and both technological and cultural changes allowed
the already strong position of photography to be dramatically
strengthened again in the twentieth century. The images that reached us
are of all kinds, from the straight photographic print to the glass
slide or the book or journal illustration and postcard. Likewise,
photographs were commercial or private, the work of professional or
amateur photographers, created and/or collected by Chinese or
foreigners. What they all have
in common is that most of what is shown in the early photographs of
China, either the way of life or the architecture, is now history
The Papers of Sir Joseph
Banks. 'Born in London into a wealthy family, on 13 February 1743,
Joseph Banks received his earliest education at home under private
tuition. At age nine he attended Harrow School and was then enrolled at
Eton School which he attended from the age of 13 until 18. In 1760 he
entered Christ Church at Oxford University as a gentlemen commoner. His
passion for botany and dedication to Linnean precepts had developed to
such an extent that, unable to study botany at Oxford, Banks employed a
private tutor, Isaac Lyons, from Cambridge. As was usual for members of
his social class, Banks did not take out a degree. He came down from
Oxford in 1763 an independently wealthy man following the death of his
father in 1761.' 'As an independent naturalist, Banks participated in
a voyage to Newfoundland and Labrador in 1767. Although he did not
publish an account of this expedition, he allowed others full use of his
collection. In the same year he was elected a Fellow of both the Royal
Society and the Society of Antiquities. In 1778 he was elected President
of the Royal Society, a position he held with varying degrees of
support, until his death in 1820. He remains the longest serving
President in the history of the Royal Society, founded almost 350 years
ago.' 'He successfully lobbied the Royal Society to be included on
what was to be James Cook's first great voyage of discovery, on board
the Endeavour (1768-1771). This voyage marked the beginning of Banks'
lifelong friendship and collaboration with the Swedish naturalist Daniel
Solander, one of Linnaeus' most esteemed pupils, and the beginning of
Banks' lifelong advocacy of British settlement in New South Wales. The
Endeavour had sailed into Botany Bay in April 1770 and proceeded up the
east coast and through Torres Strait, charting the east coast of
Australia in the process. ' 'Frustrated in his attempt at a second
voyage to the
South Seas, again with Cook, Banks set off in July 1772 for Iceland, his
only other venture outside Europe ... '
Spider Geometry (Mygalomorph Patterns). 'Consider a race of spider-
beings named Mygalomorphs who spend their days spinning webs upon
circular frames. Status in their society is based on the beauty of their
webs. To create the web patterns, the spiders string a straight piece of
web from one point on the circle to another. Usually the patterns are
dull and uninspiring, and therefore most spiders are relegated to lower
societal classes. ' 'One day, a rather intelligent Mygalomorph let a
straight web piece amble around the circumference of the circle, the
front end going six times as fast as the rear. In other words, every
time the rear of the straight web moved one space, the front end moved
six. After a few moments' contemplation, the Mygalomorph realized that
by the time the fast end has completed one trip around the circle, the
slow end had traveled just a sixth of the the way around. His web
grew ever more intricate as he continued weaving. His forelimbs moved
back and forth with lightning speed. ' 'When he stood back and gazed
at his creation, it was not some complicated, meaningless pattern but
rather a five-lobed object which mathematicians on Earth call a
ranunculoid (Figure 9.1 in Keys to Infinity). Amidst the intricate
beauty of the strands, a ghost of the ranunculoid seemed to materialize
as if out of thin air! ' 'After many experiments, the Mygalomorph
noticed that if one end of its web strand went n times faster around the
circumference of a circle as its other end, then the web created a curve
with n-1 lobes. So beautiful were his patterns, that the wise
Mygalomorph soon became King of the Spiders ... '
Square Reality. 'How many squares can you count in this window? I
recently designed and created this stained glass window in gorgeous
color, and my brainy colleagues always give different answers! Show this
to friends, as no two friends will give you the same answer -- and this
is precisely why the puzzle plays with our perception of consensus
Rembrandt: Myself. An
exhibit of his self-portraits. 'When scholars began to study Rembrandt in the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries they were surprised by the large number of self portraits. It was discovered
that he had painted himself on at least forty occasions, had etched himself thirty-one times, and
made a handful of drawings. This segment of his oeuvre is unique in art history, not only in its
scale and the length of time it spans, but also in its regularity. New self portraits appeared
almost annually, and sometimes several times a year. The magnificent variety of both painted and
etched self portraits demonstrates that Rembrandt saw them as experimental forcing-grounds for his
painterly and graphic adventures ... '
St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen.
'Captain William Cole and the others responsible for creating the town of Enniskillen in the years
following 1611 chose the higher of the two hills on the island of Enniskillen, to build the church
... . ' History and photo tour.
Osaka Cyber Museum. 'This book is an
attempt to fix in photographs the forms of some of the objects that the Japanese people of the past
devised from natural materials and passed on to us. Although the basic ideas for many of these
objects came from China or elsewhere, Japanese hands re-worked and altered them to suit the
geographic setting, the climate, the customs, and the ways of living our islands. Many of the things
of the thing shown the book originated in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when
the increasing wealth of the urban merchant class was undermining the ancient social structure. They
therefore reflect the tastes and talents of a vigorously active level of urban society.' Index: dolls, gardens, masks,
tea ceremony, paper lanterns, etc.
The Code of Handsome Lake.
'Handsome Lake (1735-1815) was a religious reformer among the Iroquois, the prominent alliance of
New York tribes. His 'Code', presented in this book in full, attempted to simplify the spiritual
practices of the Iroquois, preaching temperance, a strict moral code, and self-determination. It
also contains some startling prophecies: Handsome Lake believed the world would end (by fire) in the
year 2100; he predicted the destruction of the environment, famines, and war; and one of his visions
(see section 93) appears to describe the destruction of the ozone layer. This book also contains
invaluable descriptions of Iroquois religious rituals and myths at the turn of the twentieth
Century.' 'Arthur Parker (1881-1955) was an anthropologist who at the beginning of the 20th
Century studied the Iroquois, gaining full access to their culture and language. Highly respected
both by academics
and the Iroquois, he wrote numerous works on their material culture, linguistics, folklore,
archeology and ethnology. '
The English Merlin: The World
of William Lilly and the 17th Century Astrologers. 'William Lilly
(1602-81) was the most successful and influential astrologer of 17th
century England. His career spanned the turbulent years of the English
Civil Wars, Cromwell's Protectorate and the Restoration of Charles II.
His almanacs and pamphlets had a tangible effect on public opinion, his
clients included many of the leading political and military figures of
an age when most people naturally believed that the stars and planets
had a direct influence on human affairs ... '
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravures. 'Karl Blossfeldt's training began
with the study of industrial arts and design at the Kunstgewerbeschule
in Berlin. In 1890, along with five other students, he received a
scholarship to work in Rome with one of the instructors, Mortiz Meurer.
Meurer assigned him the job of casting models of botanical specimens,
ultimately to be used by industrial craftsmen and manufacturers. In
addition, the group photographed plants based on a method developed by
Meurer. Blossfeldt acquired a keen interest and special talent in this
task and continued to photograph plants for the remainder of his career
'Drainspotting is all about paying attention to your surroundings.
Manhole covers, drains, grates, trench covers--someone had to design all
of these. Functional and ornamental, there's a lot of interesting stuff
happening down by your feet. Check it out. '
America: 1908-1973. An 'LBJ timeline'. 'You are invited to embark on
a walk through history, the history of America through six decades of
the twentieth century. These years - 1908 to 1973 are not chosen at
random. They are the years that comprise the life and public career of
the thirty-sixth President of the United States of America. '
Campaign 2000. 'This small exhibit in the lobby of the Herbert
Hoover Presidential Library-Museum features political pins and other
political memorabilia almost exclusively from the Museum's collection.
Although the entire exhibit is housed in one case, it features rare and
special items from campaigns from Abraham Lincoln to Al Gore and George
W. Bush. A selection of some of the items in the exhibit can be viewed
below. Enlargements of the photos and descriptions of the items can be
viewed by clicking on the thumbnail photos.'
Vincent - the Full Story.
'Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak presents a landmark story
of the life of Vincent van Gogh. Over three programmes, he follows the
turbulent road the artist took, physically and mentally, revealing the
truth behind iconic works such as Sunflowers, his enduring relationship
with his brother Theo, and his suicide.' 'On this website, we pick up
clues to his personality, such as his manic daily walk to work across
London in his early career as an art dealer, and the use of symbols such
as the empty chair. Leading from Vincent's career progression, we also
discover the double lives of other artists, go back to school to learn
art terms and offer a bluffer's guide to becoming an artist, selling and
buying art ... '
Thomas Bateman's Ten Years' Diggings. 'The antiquarian Thomas
Bateman, of Rowsley, Derbyshire, excavated more than 200 barrows in the
Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District between 1843 and his death in
1861. He published his work in two volumes, Vestiges of the Antiquities
of Derbyshire (1848) and Ten Years' Diggings (1861). '
'Appreciation of the results of Bateman's work, which was crude by
modern standards, is fundamental to a grasp of the early Medieval
archaeology of the Peak District, the territory of the elusive Pecsætna
of Tribal Hidage. Presented here is Bateman's own account of his
excavations of some the 7th century barrow burials of the Peak Dwellers,
extracted from Ten Years' Diggings and Vestiges.'
Yaron Livay. 'An eighth-generation
Israeli born in Tel-Aviv, Yaron's first loves were art and writing.
While serving in the navy he produced a shipboard newspaper. Later he
wrote regularly in the Israeli press and had his own column, illustrated
with cartoons, in a major daily newspaper. His cartoon book, Around
Africa, about a sea voyage from Haifa to Eilat was published and, aged
24, Yaron was awarded first prize in a national short story competition.
However, with growing family responsibilities, he felt that he needed a
more secure career. He built a very successful accountancy business,
always knowing that a day would come when he could leave it all behind
and devote himself to his real calling ... '
Kobe.Photographs. 'At 5:45 AM on January 17th, 1995, a violent
earthquake struck the city of Kobe. In the 30 second quake, 5000 people
lost their lives, and billions and billions of dollars were lost. '
'However, to this day, specialists say that Kobe was lucky. If the quake
had struck 30 minuets to an hour later, the death toll would have been
50000. If the quake had struck any time between 8 am to 9 pm, the death
toll would have been around 150,000 because of the crushed office
buildings, the packed subway system, and the ever crowded streets and
'But for those who lost family, friends, and neighbors, no one felt
lucky. The fear is engraved, and the sorrow is to remain.'
Klimt. 'From his early works, Klimt caused uproar.
His works were frequently taken down; the Nazis burnt
some of them. His technique is fairly classical, but
his subjects were scandalous; naked girls mingle with
skeletons, sexuality expressed in all its forms.
Ornament is all-pervasive in his work; from this
background the bodies struggle to the surface. He was
witness to the decadence of an entire society and the
fantastic world that his paintings occupy testify to
this by their collection of sex and death, while the
audacity and freedom of his graphic style foreshadow
modern art. ' Gallery.
Konstantin Kalmakoff. 'Of Russian and Italian
parentage, Kalmakoff spent his childhood in Italy
where he also briefly studied painting. In 1903, he
rejoined his family in Russia and became involved in
Diaghilev's Mir Iskusstva (World of Art). He designed
numerous theatre sets; his 1908 design for Oscar
Wilde's Salome was censored for its overt sexuality.
In 1920 Kalmakoff travelled to Helsinki, Brussels and
southern France, finally settling in Paris circa 1924,
where he is said to have become actively involved in
occult rituals. After the failure of a 1928 exhibition
of his work, Kalmakoff became a recluse. He was taken
into a hospital for indigents in Chelles and stopped
painting in 1947. An exhibition of his works was held
in 1970 at Hartnoll and Eyre, London. ' Gallery.
Voices. 'Voices is a unique BBC project, capturing
the stories of unheard voices across the UK. Now you
can hear Ulster-Scots voices speak the 'braid Scots
tongue'! Ulster-Scots is spoken by an estimated
100,000 people in Northern Ireland. Listen as speakers
from the Ulster-Scots community talk about their
My East Galleries
'in Bangkok are noted for genuine sculpture and
ceramics from South-East Asia and China displayed
together with fine decorative art and crafts from the
and Funeral Customs among the Omahas, 1889. 'The
approach of death is believed to be foreshadowed in
various ways. There are not only intimations received
by the person about to die, but there are men and
women who are supposed to have a supernatural gift and
can foresee death coming to one. Those persons who
possess this gift receive it through the medium of
visions or by having passed through an apparent death
or swoon. This and other powers are sought for by
means of solitary fasting and chanting the one tribal
prayer to Wa-kan-da, who alone can give the desired
gift. Many days and nights are often spent in this way
by seekers for the gift, but those who meet with
success are very few. The unsuccessful ones are,
however, not without comfort, because they have faith
and believe that their prayers will be heard by the
hearer of prayers, who will not let them go
unrewarded. Clay is put upon the head and face, and
very little clothing is worn. The time for such
sequestration is in the summer time, when all animals
are active and in the full power of life, when the sun
is hot and the thunder sounds through the air. The
supplicant appeals to all the powers that surround
him, as through these he expects his cry to be
answered ... '
Good Life. 'The rich have at their whim a thousand
ways to relax, some methods involving rocks and a
combination of diapers and pounding. A surprise gift
certificate in hand, Rosecrans Baldwin initiates
himself in the rites of a day spa.'
the Fucking Manual 'An anthology of new work from
seventeen writers with Web sites, including many
writers published here and in better places. Available
for free as a downloadable PDF – it's the book to be
seen with this season.'