Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set.
'A remarkable collection of French couture including Chanels, Lanvins,
Vionnets, and Schiaparellis donated to the Museum in 1946 captures the
rapturous elegance of café society in the frivolous, extravagant years
immediately preceding World War II. Dating from 1935 to 1940, this group
of evening gowns formed part of an earlier exhibition in 1940 organized
by Lady Mendl and chaired by the Duchess of Windsor to benefit French War
At the Edge.
'At the Edge was launched as a 40+ page A4 magazine in February 1996.
The final issue, No.10, appeared in June 1998. The aim was to 'walk on
the cracks' between archaeology, mythology and folklore and provide
accessible insights for all with an interest in the latest and most
innovative ideas about past and place. Contributions came from both
academics and 'non-professional' researchers. '
Kowanyama. An Aboriginal community in
far north Queensland.
Wangden Meditation Weaving.
'Wangden was once famous throughout Tibet for its unique style of carpet
weaving, practiced nowhere else in Tibet, and in great demand by
monasteries from Lhasa to Amdo to Ladakh. Wangden carpets were used as
meditation mats by the Fifth Dalai Lama, and every year a new set of
Wangden runners was woven for use by monks participating in the Great
Monlam Prayer Festival in Lhasa, the first and largest religious
gathering of the Tibetan Buddhist year.'
Lewis Carroll's Game of Logic.
'Lewis Carroll's fame is universal. I can easily cite a couple dozen
books that mention him or quote from his books. Temptation to quote from
Alice's experiences with which so many people can identify, is indeed
great. But the trend may be reversing. In the introduction to a book I
have recently come across, the author found it necessary to mention that
in the whole of the book there is not a single reference to either Alice
in Wonderland or Through the Looking Glass - the two books that made the
name of Lewis Carroll a household item the world over. However, his
other works are either forgotten or known far less. In real life he was
a mathematician C.L.Dodgson with deep interest in symbolic logic and
logical reasoning. On these pages, I have described one of his
probability and the doublets puzzles.'
'The next few pages will be devoted to his Logic Game, an invention that
competes with a device for solving logical problems known by the name of
Venn Diagrams - bequested to us by another otherwise very little known
mathematician J.Venn. Naming of the diagrams after Venn is as universal
as it is controversial. As a tool for solving logical puzzles, the
diagrams become of little value with the number of conditions in access
of 3-4. To Venn's credit it can be said that his research grew into a
respectable branch of Combinatorial Mathematics of which you can learn
from Internet references below. Lewis Carroll's Logic Game is all but
Photographs of Petworth, West Sussex.
'Pictures taken in and around Petworth, West Sussex including photos of
Pulborough, Pullman coaches, Petworth Park, Arundel, railway stations,
landscapes, and streets. '
Oniko Goes to Japan. Travelogue.
'I'm 'Oniko', and this website features the diaries from my annual trips
to Japan... it lets me share my adventures with friends and family, and
I figured there might be a few others out there, perhaps like you, who
would find this page both fun and useful. Planning a trip to Japan, or
just want to find out more? Then you're in the right place! '
The Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy.
'This is a text from Jamaica, written during the 1920s by a proto-
Rastafarian preacher, Fitz Balintine Pettersburg. The text primarily of
historical significance. Along with The Holy Piby, the RPSBS is today
recognized as one of the root documents of Rastafarian thought. It is a
rambling, surrealistic stream-of-consciousness polemic against the White
power structure, a 'found' palimpsest of Afrocentric thought, brimming
with rage and energy. '
Buffalo Creek Flood 1972.
'Buffalo Creek in Logan County has had its share of coal mining
tragedies. In February 1958 the Amherst Coal Company's mine at Lundale
had a slate fall that killed six miners. Ten years later, in December
1968, the Buffalo Mining Company had three killed in a mine fire at
nearby Lyburn. '
'Yet the most devastating disaster occurred on February 26, 1972. After
a rain soaked impoundment dam of the Buffalo Creek Coal Company
collapsed, 138 million gallons of black waste water cascaded down the
narrow hollow. By the time the water subsided at the Guyandotte River,
125 persons were dead, another 1,000 were injured, over 500 homes were
completely demolished, and nearly 1,000 others were damaged. Property
damage exceeded $50 million. Yet, these sobering figures do not begin to
describe the human suffering from such a catastrophe. '
'This is the story of the Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster of 1972. '
Yale: Building a University 1919-1940.
'Building a University, 1919-1940 is a five-part exhibit celebrating the
architecture of Yale University. The exhibits are part of University-
wide recognition of its tercentennial in 2001. Building a University
exhibits through 1999 in the Memorabilia Room, Sterling Memorial
Library, Yale University. '
Arctic Expressions. Inuit art.
'Sculptures from the many Inuit communities that dot the Canadian Arctic
landscape are expressions of the artists who reside in Canada's northern
environment. Transformation imagery illustrates the power of the shaman
to assume the guise of any one of their spirit helpers. The spirit of
the family is depicted in the sensitive portrayals of mothers and their
children while the spirit of the never ending hunt comes out in works
showing hunters as wellas the various animals that sustain the Inuit.
Rendered in the serpentine of Baffin Island or the multi-hued steatites
of the other regions as well as caribou bone, antler and increasingly
rarely seen whalebone, this exhibition is a testament of the spirit of
'The "tail-devourer" is the symbolization of concepts such as completion,
perfection and totality, the endless round of existence, etc. It is
usually represented as a worm or serpent with its tail in its mouth. '
Photos of Cambridge, England.
'Photographs in and around Cambridge, England featuring photos of
Trinity and King's Colleges, punting on the River Cam, markets, Strawberry
Fair and more! '
Photos of Edinburgh.
'Edinburgh street scenes, bridges, railway stations, parks, stores,
architecture, castles ...and rain! '
Dead Letter Office!
'Recently, we at GeorgeWBush.org happened to notice that our mail server had
a default "catch-all" mailbox, which for the past several months had been quietly gathering any
and all e-mails addressed to [INSERT-ANYTHING-HERE]@georgewbush.org. We felt the need
to share ... '
Sur La Lune Fairy Tales.
'A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 27
annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across
cultures, and over 1,000 illustrations. '
'Welcome to VintageViews! This page is a gateway to a suite of four
websites with over 3000 pages. There are three sites based on my
postcard collection, and an Illustrated History of my hometown,
Rochester, NY. '
Paintings and Scrolls by Montu Chitrakar and
Others of West Bengal.
'The contemporary scrolls and paintings of Montu Chitrakar come from the
distinct patachitra scroll tradition in the state of West Bengal. The
patachitra scrolls may portray stories from the great Hindu epics, such
as the Ramayana, and Sufi traditions which are also sung frame by frame.
The scrolls by the young painter Montu Chitrakar venture even further
into current affairs, history and other subjects outside of the
traditional canon. His subjects include not only the Ramayana but the
recent Gujerat earthquake and bloodly Hindu/Muslim religious riots, and
incongruously even the story of the French Revolution. '
Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite
'This is a pioneering, long-lost, work of Afrocentric history. Drusilla
Dunjee Houston, (1876-1941) was a teacher, journalist and self-taught
historian. Inspired by W.E.B. DuBois' The Negro, Houston undertook a
life-long quest to discover African history from an African-American
perspective. Today it is clear that conventional historians' fixation on
'Dead White Men' misses huge parts of the historical picture. Africa had
several advanced civilizations in antiquity which flourished at the same
time as the better known European and Asian ones. However, at the time
that Houston wrote, history was viewed through a Eurocentric perspective
and any mention of advanced African cultures was considered on a par
with Atlantis ... '
Bay Area artist.
'After staring for what seemed like hours at canvas after canvas of a
cartoony dead boy ("x"s for eyes) and his adventures I decided to put
money where my gaping mouth was and bought a piece called "The Golden
Banana Peel." Soon after I hung my first real piece of art on my studio
apt's overly white walls, I decided to find out more about these dead
boy portraits and the artist responsible for me blowing most of my
paycheck that week, Bay Area arist Brian Behnke ...'
'Richard Saunders was born in 1922 and became interested in photography
while growing up in his birthplace of Bermuda. A local photographer whom
he used to follow around gave him some old equipment to experiment with.
When he was eight years of age, Richard Saunders and his family moved to
the United States, where he put his early training to use while still in
school. At the start of World War II, the family returned to Bermuda
where he worked as a photographer with the police department. During the
1940s, Saunders returned to the U.S. and took up photography training at
Brooklyn College and the New School for Social Research in New York
City. Through his friendship with Gordon Parks, he acquired a job as a
photographic lab technician, which enabled him to study and learn the
techniques of the top photojournalists at Life magazine ... '
'George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (January 13 / January 14, 1866? - October
29, 1949), the Greek-Armenian mystic and 'teacher of dancing' born in
Alexandropol, Armenia (then of the Russian Empire, now Gumri, Armenia),
traveled to many parts of the world (i.e. Central Asia, Egypt, Rome)
before returning to Russia and teaching in Moscow and St. Petersburg in
1913 ... '
'Well - it's our game; that's the chief fact in connection with
it; America's game; it has the snap, go, fling of the American
atmosphere; it belongs as much to our institutions; fits into them
as significantly as our Constitution's laws; is just as important
in the sum total of our historic life.'
- Walt Whitman.
Photos of Santorini.
'Photographs from the beautiful volcanic island of Santorini in the
Aegean Sea, with images from Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Ia, Akrotiri
and more! '
Photos of Brighton.
'A collection of personal photos of Brighton, East Sussex, UK, including
beach scenes, promenades, piers, stations, storms, signs and
BBC Social History.
'Track the social impact of key events and turning points in British
'What were the effects of social change on the Victorians? How did the
Home Front face up to the privations of World War Two?'
'These exhibits trace evolutionary thought as it has developed over
time, pausing to ponder the contributions of scientists and thinkers
including Aristotle, Darwin, Wallace, and many others. '
Tourism in Australia.
' "The exhibition is a sample of what is available and helps show the
range and depth of the holdings at Monash. For example there are some
fascinating and rare guide books giving people tours of Melbourne and
suburbs in 1870's and 1880's," said Mr Richard Overell, Rare Books
' "Seeing how we Australians have promoted ourselves to others at
various times in the past provides us with some intriguing insights into
how tourism has evolved, not to mention the strangeness of seeing
familiar places in unfamiliar times." '
'"Yellowbacks" were a publishing phenomenon in the second half of the
19th century. They were popular books, simply bound in boards, with
highly-coloured graphics on the covers. The designs were lithographed
onto paper, pasted over boards. The profusion of Victorian
advertisements, printed inside the book, forms another interesting
feature of the yellowback.'
'This exhibition centres on two of the less-well known areas of the
Monash Rare Book Collection: - a collection of American Science-fiction
magazines from the 1920s to the 1960s; and our collection of
'The science-fiction magazines carry such titles as Astounding,
Startling, Amazing, Thrilling Wonder Stories etc., and their eye-
catching covers ensure that they live up to expectations. As well as
being key texts in the study of science-fiction as a genre, these
publications also tell us much about the attitudes between the sexes;
society's fears of otherness projected onto the concept of "the alien";
and, when we arrive in the 1950s, they throw an interesting side-light
onto the cold war, showing among other things, Stalin's role in the
proliferation of UFOs above America at that time.'
English Literature to 1800.
'This exhibition features material which forms the nucleus of the Monash
University Library rare Books Collection. From 1961 when the University
began, Monash Library has specialised in collecting seventeenth and
eighteenth century English literature, history and theology.'
'This exhibition spotlights classic rock-'n'-roll performers and their
pervasive influence on fashion. '
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.
(2001) 'To mark the 40th anniversary of her emergence as America's first
lady and explore her enduring global influence on style, the Metropolitan
Museum's Costume Institute celebrates Jacqueline Kennedy with an
unprecedented special exhibition of her iconic fashions. '
St. Pancras Railway Station. Photo gallery.
'A set of photos of the disused Midland Grand Hotel and St Pancras
railway station, London. '
'This incredible, High Victorian Gothic tour-de-force was built by Sir
George Gilbert Scott, between 1868-76.'
'The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics,
many capturing scenes of history and everyday life. Some mosaics were
bought 'off the shelf' as a standard design, while the wealthy villa
owners could afford more personalised designs. Some of the finest Roman
mosaics in Britain can be seen at Fishbourne Roman Palace and Bignor
Archives of Western Esoterica.
'In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks, ending the Byzantine
empire. This date also marks the beginning of the Renaissance, since
the waves of Greek refugees spread knowledge of Greek throughout
Europe. Included with the newly available Greek manuscripts were the
Corpus Hermetica, Plotinus, and the works of the Neoplatonists.
' 'Shortly thereafter in 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the
Jews from Spain. This sent waves of Jewish refugees throughout Europe,
spreading knowledge of Hebrew and of the Kabbalah. ' 'Renaissance
philosophers sought to integrate these traditions with the view of
unifying the rapidly disintegrating religious factions and also ending
the constant political strife. Thus they are the forerunners or
prophets of the Rosicrucian and Illuminati movements. '
The Bush Years
in Cartoons by Patrick Chappatte.
'We're happy to present a special collection of cartoons by Swiss
cartoonist, Patrick Chappatte. Patrick has a new book out. From
disputed U.S. presidential elections to transatlantic disputes, from a
global war on terror to global warming, from Cheney to Chirac, this
120-page cartoon collection is an invitation to smile back at four
years that changed the world through Chappatte's best editorial
cartoons published in the International Herald Tribune from 2000 to
2004. Patrick Chappatte signs a twice-weekly cartoon in the
International Herald Tribune. He works also for Le Temps in Geneva and
the Neue Zurcher Zeitung in Zurich. In New York, he was a contributor
to The New York Times, and he created a comic-strip for Newsweek
'TalkReason provides a forum for the publication of papers with
well-thought out arguments against creationism, intelligent design,
and religious apologetics.'
Boat Anchor. Online comics.
'In a world where computers dominate work, school, and even
entertainment, follow the lives of software developers who seem
destined be anchored to their desks and never see the light of day.
Watch as they struggle against broken software, failed attempts at an
outside life, and a man-eating giant window! So sit back and join them
as another victim of the marvel that is your computer!'
'Hi, this is masamania who create this page, MasaManiA.com. This page
is made up of photos I actually take in twon. .I hope I can show and
tell you the real, true Japan that cannot be seen in other mas media.
I am living in Tokyo, Japan. I was born in Japan, grown up in Japan,
study English in Japan. This is the reason I can speak Engrish. Some
people complain that my updating and email response is slow. And other
people conplain that my englsih is poor. '
Dunhuang Art: Through the Eyes of Duan Wenjie.
'The Dunhuang Grottoes are both a rare national treasure of China as
well as a unique cultural heritage of all mankind. They stand out among
the art treasures of the world by virtue of their colossal scale, the
centuries-long span of history of their creation and preservation, the
kaleidoscopic richness and variety of their contents, the consummate
skill of the artists, and not the least, the remarkably good condition
in which they have been preserved.'
The Joan of Arc Archive
'is a large online collection of some 500 pages of information
concerning Joan of Arc [Jehanne d'Arc or Darc in medieval French];
including biographies, trial excerpts and commentary, letters and other
such documents. English translations and transcriptions of the original
languages are provided. '
La Hougue Bie, Jersey.
'A Neolithic burial mound, dating back 5,500 years dominates this
tranquil site. Following recent excavations, the entrance to the tomb
has now been restored to its original glory. Two tiny chapels top the
mound, and in addition, there are geology and archaeology galleries and
a World War Two German bunker. The bunker now houses a unique memorial
to the memory of the slave-workers in the Channel Islands during the
Second World War...'
New York Shipbuilding Company Historic Site.
'This website began in October of 1998, as part of the New York
Shipbuilding In WWII Project. The goal of the project was to call
attention to the great contribution made by the men and women of the New
York Shipbuilding Corporation in support of the war effort. The project
included a museum exhibit, which opened at The Camden County Historical
Society on December 7, 1999, a year that also happened to be the 100th
anniversary of the founding of the New York Shipbuilding Company. An
oral history program was also started, as a means of preserving the
memories of those who worked in the shipyard ... '
The Real Women Sculptures.
'The Real Women Sculptures are a limited edition of thirteen bronzes
created in the lost wax process. They were commissioned to provide real
evidence of the real bodies of women in contrast to the illusion of
Barbie. They are the same size as the popular doll. The limited edition
sells for $50,000. The hope of the founders of the Real Women Project is
that these sets of bronzes will be used by teaching and healthcare
organizations to focus and facilitate experiential learning regarding
body image and self-esteem.'
'The ancient fortress city of Seringapatam (now called Srirangapatna or
Srirangapatnam) was the capital for the Muslim rulers of the kingdom of Mysore, Haidar Ali
(c.1722 - 1782) and his eldest son, Tipu Sultan (1753 -1799). It was located on an island in
the Cauvery (Kaveri) River approximately 14.5 km (9 miles) from Mysore and 120 km (75
miles) from Bangalore. The name is derived from the ancient Hindu temple of Sri Ranganatha
Swami which is located at the western end of the the island. The city became the site of two of
the most famous sieges of the Anglo-Mysore Wars (in 1792 and 1799).'
'The assault against the island fortress in 1799 was a joint military operation involving two
British armies totalling approximately 40,000 troops (including contingents of troops sent by the
Nizam of Hyderabad). The campaign strategy was based upon the need to approach the city
simultaneously from the east - the Grand Army, under the command of General George Harris
[1746-1829] (from Madras), and from the west - the Bombay Army, under the command of
Lieutenant-General James Stuart [1741-1815] (from the Malabar coast). '
'This campaign culminated in the storming and capture of the city on 4 May 1799, and the
death of Tipu Sultan. As a direct consequence of this victory the British were able to secure
control of all of southern India, and thereby lay the foundations of English rule throughout India
and the establishment of the future British Raj ... '
About Stonehenge dot info.
'You have wandered upon an educational website not as old as
Stonehenge, but certainly one of the oldest and very likely the first
covering all aspects of this mystical monolithic structure. This
website was originally started in 1994 and over the years has gone
through many names and domains. During that time we have educated over
3.5 million students and individuals about this mysterious monument
and have worked toward becoming a "one stop Stonehenge spot." ...''
Formatting the Word of God.
Virtual exhibit tracing the history of the Bible.
"He who reads the Bible in translation is like a man who kisses his
bride through a veil." Geddes MacGregor quotes this saying of Hayyim
Nachman Bialik (1873-1934) to remind us of the limitations inherent in
all translations. "Still," MacGregor continues, "when a veil there
must be, the translator's task is to make it as gossamer-fine a veil
as may be. Indeed, the face of even the most beautiful of women may be
enhanced by a veil, if only the veil be worthy of her beauty"
Microscope Image Gallery.
'Come explore familiar and unexpected views of the microscopic world
with these colorized images from electron microscopes at the
University of Hawaii. To begin, please click any image to enlarge and
learn more. '
History of an Indian
Musical Instrument Maker.
'At about the same time that the last Mogul Emperor Bahadur Shah II
was to witness his final days on the throne, a Bengali named Damodar
Adhikari was born into a family of brahmin priests in Calcutta.
Although these two events have no significant connection, the end of
the Mogul Empire and the stabilization of British rule and discipline,
interfaced with a Bengali renaissance, brought about conditions
favorable to a thriving and enthusiastic artistic environment. It was
during this time that Damodar Adhikari grew up; and although music was
not part of his family heritage, it was not unusual that he took an
interest in both sitar and surbahar. Although he never became well
known for his musicianship, his engagement in the musical arts led him
to investigate the manufacturing of the popular instruments of his
time; namely, sitar, surbahar, and veena. In 1882 he established a
workshop with the assistance of three or four other instrument makers.
As he had no knowledge of instrument making at this time, he took the
assistance of one Natabar Lal Das, son of Anantalal Das, one of the
best instrument makers of the time ... '
Open Hearts / Closed Doors: The War Orphans
'During the horror of the Nazi Holocaust, European Jewish families
were torn apart. Childhood became a time of fear and a struggle for
'After the war, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada
from the devastation of Europe as part of the War Orphans Project.
Using their own words and artifacts, this virtual exhibit tells the
story of the orphans' courage and resilience and of the tireless efforts
of the people who helped them.'
Children of the Andes.
'Children of the Andes (COTA) was set up in 1991 in response to a
television programme made by the late Desmond Wilcox which portrayed
the plight of children living on the streets and in the sewers of
Bogotá, Colombia. The response of the British public was phenomenal.
We have supported 25 partner organizations and helped over 25,000
Colombian boys and girls in the last twelve years, thanks to our
supporters' unfailing collaboration.'
Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed. Gallery
'Over time and across cultures, extraordinary manipulations of the body
have occurred in a continuing evolution of the concept of beauty. This
exhibition will offer a unique opportunity to see fashion as the
practice of some of the most extreme strategies to conform to shifting
concepts of the physical ideal. '
From Haven to Home:
350 Years of Jewish Life in America.
'From Haven to Home is a Library of Congress exhibition marking 350
years of Jewish life in America. The exhibition features more than two
hundred treasures of American Judaica from the collections of the
Library of Congress, augmented by a selection of important loans from
other cooperating cultural institutions. '
A Marxist perspective.
'For over 300 years Algeria was an autonomous province of the Ottoman
Empire - after the empire helped overthrow Spanish captivity of
Algeria in 1518. The autonomous Algeria was very powerful, with a
fleet that ruled all the Mediterranean while European nations payed
taxes to cross it - those who refused to recognize Algeria's claim to
the sea would have their ships captured and ransomed off. As
capitalism advanced throughout Europe, international trade began to
slowly develop in earnest, and property claims over water was a
fundamental enemy. In 1815, the United States sent a fleet across the
Atlantic to battle Algeria, with mixed results. The following year the
English and Dutch sent a second, combined fleet to crush Algerian
might but were unable to beat algerian tactical supremacy. In 1830,
the French invaded and successfully suppressed Algeria, capturing the
capital port city of Algeirs and by 1834, Algeria was annexed as a
colony of France ... '
Contemporary Tibetan Painting.
'Tibet is in a state of flux and change that impacts all of its
inhabitants and cannot help but catch the notice of the many visitors
and tourists that come in increasing numbers to the high plains of
this magical land. Tibet's artists are at the cutting edge of this
evolution: it is they who are constantly dealing with the
contradictions and rapid change of their treasured home. The sense of
cultural tension and excitement that is at the heart of life in Lhasa
is reflected in the vibrant paintings created by the artists featured
in the show.'
Live from the Mount Wilson
'Welcome to the night sky above Mt. Wilson Observatory located in
California, USA. The below picture is the latest taken by the fisheye
CONtinuous CAMera (CONCAM) in operation there. '
The John MacLean Internet
'John MacLean (1879-1923) was a Scottish schoolteacher and Marxist
educator. His Marxist evening-classes produced many of the activists
who became instrumental in the Clyde revolts during and after WWI.
MacLean was appointed both an Honorary President of the first Congress
of Soviets and Soviet Consul to Scotland in recognition of his
consistent socialist position on the imperialist war and his tireless
work in support of the Bolshevik revolution. '
'MacLean was at odds with much of the British left and dismissive of
the newly-formed Communist Party of Great Britain. He had already
turned his back on economism and the syndicalism favoured by the Clyde
Workers' Committee, had recognised the nature of British imperialism
and come to the conclusion that revolution could only come about
through the destruction of the British Empire. '
Arts of the
'The Arts of the Ethnosphere Gallery will feature an eclectic grouping
of works from Neolithic times to present. Included will be Neolithic
Chinese, Native American, Pre-Columbian sculpture, textiles and
jewelry, Mexican masks, Central and Southeast Asian textiles and
sculpture. This is, or course, only a partial listing. Our criteria
for choosing and showing this work is the successful combination of
authenticity and formal beauty to create objects of spiritual power.'
'Carrie Art Collection has selected from
among Haiti's finest artists, representing
various schools and mediums.
Browse now and discover
the magic of Haitian art.'
The Shundai Zatsuwa
(A Japanese Philosopher).
'This book is an exposition of orthodox neo-Confucian thought from
Tokugawa Japan. Kyus lived from 1658-1734, and the Shundai Zatsuwa
was compiled and published posthumously by his grandson in 1750.
According to Knox, the work is not considered to be a classic, but it
was well respected and "[i]n the Shundai Zatsuwa of Kyus Mur we have
the ruling ideas of the Japan that has forever passed away." In
addition to philosophy, the book has many anecdotal stories from
Chinese and Japanese history illustrating the results of the virtuous
conduct of the Confucian sage and the honorable samurai. This
translation was originally published in the Transactions of the
Asiatic Society of Japan, volume 20, part 1  under the title A
Japanese Philosopher. The remainder of that issue (60 more pages) was
also taken up with discussions relating to this article, which are not
presented in this iteration.'
Passion of Our Lord Jesus
'This is an account of the events leading up to the Crucifixion of
Christ by a 19th century German stigmatic and visionary, Anne
Catherine Emmerich. This obscure book recently achieved a much higher
profile because it was used as an inspiration for the screenplay of
Mel Gibson's controversial movie, The Passion of the Christ. A
riveting 'you are there' account of this pivotal event, the story is
told with great attention to small details, many not mentioned in the
Gospels. This is not a novelization; it is a narrative of Emmerich's
ecstatic visions, which were reputedly accompanied by painful and
mysterious physical torments. '
'Some readers will note passages which by contemporary standards might
be considered anti-Semitic, particularly in the way that the Jewish
population is presented as having collective responsibility for the
death of Christ. Of course, without apologizing for this in the
slightest, it is to be noted that religious and secular institutions
of the time sanctioned anti-Semitism in one form or another, so this
view was not atypical. On the whole, however, the account considers
each of the numerous actors in the drama, Christian, Jewish, or Roman,
as individuals with particular motivations, strengths and weaknesses.
Jain Monuments of
'The Jain religion is contemporary of Buddhism, believes in cycle of
rebirths and consequently regards life as painful, longing for
liberation (see an Introduction to Jainism). It came to Karnataka four
centuries before the Christian era. The Gangas, Kadamba, Chalukyas and
Hoysala kings had encouraged the Jainism. They have left innumerable
shrines, Bastis (a.k.a. Basadis), Gomata statues and stambhas
(pillars). The following is district-wise brief account of important
Jain monuments of Karnataka. '
'These are texts relating to the philosophy of Thelema, many of them
written by the occultist Aleister Crowley who founded the organization
A.'. A.'. (Argentium Astrum -- the Silver Star) as well as others by
members of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis -- Order of the Eastern
Temple) (founded by Theodor Reuss and Karl Kellner in 1895). These two
organizations work together to promote Thelema. '