Tag Archives: Religion

1349: Wound

Jean Le Noir: Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg, Duchess of Normandy (before 1349); this page shows the chest wound of Christ. (source) One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and … Continue reading

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1890: Oak and Mistletoe

George Henry and E. A. Hornel: Druids Bringing In The Mistletoe (1890) The painting follows the description of Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) in describing the ritual of oak and mistletoe: HISTORICAL FACTS CONNECTED WITH THE MISTLETOE The Druids—for … Continue reading

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17th Century: The Favorite Sounds of Finn

Binn sin, a luin Doire an Chairn! ní chuala mé i n-aird san bhith ceól ba binne ná do cheól agus tú fá bhun do nid. Aoincheól is binne fán mbith,— mairg nách éisteann ris go fóil, a mhic Arphluinn … Continue reading

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2014: Interwoven with Others

In a 2014 study, Tanya Luhrmann found that when people hear voices in their heads, the personae and tone of those voices are shaped by culture; in the United States, the voices are threatening and severe, but in Africa and … Continue reading

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1895: Procession

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo: The Procession (1892-1895)

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2009: Crumbs

D. R. McCoy: Crumbs (2009); “I have been studying the Book of Acts recently, which reminded me that gentiles like myself are only allowed into the kingdom because we are receiving the ‘crumbs’ discarded by the people in Jesus’ day. … Continue reading

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17th Century: Manual

Tantric Hindu Ritual Manual: Nepal, 17th Century (source)

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