Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thomas M. Easterly
Big Mound during destruction, "The last of the Big Mound". , 1869
Easterly Collection 76.
Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collection.
(Photograph by David Schultz, 1994. NS 17087. Photograph and scan)
mound builder cultures
Mann, C. C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. Knopf, 2005.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Because I can swim in the immense
Because I can swim in all forms
Because I am the launch woman
Because I am the sacred opposum
Because I am the Lord opposum
I am the woman Book that is beneath the water, says
I am the woman of the populous town, says
I am the shepherdess who is beneath the water, says
I am the woman who shepherds the immense, says
I am a shepherdess and I come with my shepherd, says
Because everything has its origin
And I come going from place to place from the origin...
Álvaro Estrada, María Sabina: Her Life and Chants, Ross-Erikson Publishers, 1981. Recorded July 21-22, 1956, by R. Gordon Wasson in Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca (Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico, Folkways Records, FR 8975)
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"...medieval scholars would have located sensory perception in the brain (Siraisi, 1990; McIlwain, 2006). However, they would have perceived the five senses as active entities conveying information about the outside world to the internal senses of common sense, imagination, judgement, memory and fantasy (the ability to visualize).
Scholars differed considerably over how this worked in practice: for example, were rays emitted from the eyes towards the viewed object or was it the other way round? Either theory allowed for these rays to influence both viewer and object, thus explaining the widespread concept of the evil eye, or a belief still current in the 18th century that what a mother saw affected her foetus. The brain, however, was not the only sensitive organ of the body."
Woolgar, C. M. The Senses in Late Medieval England. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2007.
via The Frontal Cortex
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