Tag Archives: Amulets

Marina van Koesveld, magical thinker

We were having coffee at the Meltemi looking towards the sea when I saw a woman with long dark hair bending down to pick up objects from the beach.  Even without seeing her face, I knew it was Marina.  Because … Continue reading

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Scriptural Amulets

Originally posted on Ertegun House:
Preserved by the dry desert sands of Egypt, innumerable manuscript fragments written on parchment and papyrus have been discovered by archaeologists since the eighteenth century. Largely recovered from the rubbish heaps, these ancient documents provide…

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Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages

Originally posted on Aliens in This World:
This is the sort of book that I’d really really like to get my hands on. Unfortunately, it’s a bit expensive (40 bucks even in paperback), so I’ll have to look around to…

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Earrings for Paul McCartney’s ears

If you were listening to the radio while in New York October of 1969, you might have heard someone named “Tom” call in claiming that the real Paul McCartney was dead. As proof of Paul’s death,  “Tom” cited hidden clues … Continue reading

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Sheila Paine, textile collector

Sheila Paine is an expert on tribal societies and textiles and is the author of Embroidered Textiles: Traditional Patterns from Five Continents and the trilogy The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad, The Golden Horde: Travels from … Continue reading

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