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Written by Jude Cowell

July 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

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Frankenstein: The Most Misread Novel?

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Jude Cowell:

‘Fraid I’ll have to stick with ‘bad science’!

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

Start with the basics: there is a world of difference between Mary Shelley’s original 1818 novel Frankenstein and the countless films that have been inspired by it. Even Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 adaptation, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adds much to Shelley’s original vision and in doing so takes much away. Its title may signal fidelity to the original, but it ends up performing a hatchet-job on Shelley’s book, and is led to desperate attempts to stitch together the disparate pieces to form a coherent, and living, whole. The result is, if not quite a monster, then at least a mess.

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But then the book is always accompanied by misreadings or misapprehensions, such as the famous conflation of the creator with the (unnamed) creature (so people talk of ‘Frankenstein’ instead of Frankenstein’s monster), or the belief that the creator is ‘Doctor Frankenstein’ (not so: in the book he is but a humble student). It is…

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August 31, 2015 at 7:15 pm

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Five Fascinating Facts about Mary Shelley

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Jude Cowell:

an intriguing lady!

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

Five facts about the life and work of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein

1. Her most famous novel, Frankenstein, is widely considered the first science fiction novel. Brian Aldiss certainly thinks so. It’s worth mentioning here that two other leading science (fiction) writers, Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, argued that the honour of ‘first science-fiction novel’ should go to a much earlier book: Johannes Kepler’s Somnium (‘The Dream’), first published in 1634. But Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus (Wordsworth Classics) is considered the first work of what we can confidently label modern SF. It was published in 1818, when Shelley (1797-1851) was just 21, and came out of the famous ghost-story competition at Lake Geneva, which involved Shelley and her husband (the poet, Percy), Lord Byron, and Byron’s physician and travelling companion, John Polidori. Polidori’s contribution, The Vampyre (1819), claims the honour of the first vampire novel.

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August 31, 2015 at 7:11 pm

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Greek Mythology: Atlas / Poem: “Atlas ♁”, by Eva Xanthopoulos.-

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Originally posted on La Audacia de Aquiles:

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atlas2 “Atlas holding up a celestial map”. Sculpture by Artus Quellinus. (17th century). Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

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Atlas (which means ‘very enduring’), was one of the Titans. He was son of  Iapetus (a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaia), and the Oceanid Clymene.

Atlas´ brothers were Prometheus (meaning ‘forethought’, the Titan who gave the human race the gift of fire and the skill of metalwork), Epimetheus (meaning ‘afterthought’. He was Pandora´s husband) and Menoetius (meaning “doomed might”).

Atlas was married to his sister, Phoebe (Titan and Goddess of Prophecy). 

He had numerous children, including  the Pleiades (the stars that announced good spring weather), the Hesperides (the maidens who guarded a tree bearing golden apples), the Hyades, (the stars that announced the rainy season), Hyas (Brother of the Hyades, and spirit of seasonal rains), the nymph Calypso, Dione (Goddess of the Oak and the personification of a more…

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August 31, 2015 at 7:09 pm

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Crown Point Historic Site

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Jude Cowell:

History!

Originally posted on Imponderabilia:

IMG_6702Recently, on a road trip home from Shelburne, VT (and yes, I will be writing about the lovely Shelburne Museum very soon), I happened to spot a sign just off of the NY State Bridge that indicated I was very near to an Adirondack historic site that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for quite some time. Chris and I hurriedly pulled off the road, anxious to explore the Crown Point Historic Site. It was an incredibly hot day, and we were happy just to get out of the car for a little while and enjoy the lake breeze.

Found at the south end of Lake Champlain (and not all that far from the much more famous Fort Ticonderoga), Crown Point has a similarly episodic history.

The first occupation of the site was French, and began with the construction of Fort Frederic (1734–1759).  This limestone fort stood approximately four…

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August 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

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Horary – Why do I keep hiring the wrong astrologers?

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Originally posted on Anthony Louis - Astrology & Tarot Blog:

Why browsing online recently, I came across the following horary question posted by ‘athenian200’ on astrologyweekly.com: “Why do I keep hiring the wrong astrologers?”

The querent complained in the post that:

“I’ve found that every time I try to pay for a chart reading of some kind, I don’t get anything out of it except a lighter wallet. What keeps happening is that I pay for a reading, and then the Astrologer gives me very vague hints about what they think is important.
They also have a tendency to act as though reading the chart is mentally draining for them, and takes them a long time. They always want to stretch the readings out as long as possible in order to get me to pay for multiple hours and sessions. It feels like they are deliberately giving me as little for my money as possible in some cases…

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August 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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Solar Eclipse of September 13, 2015 (New Moon)

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Jude Cowell:

In the 18 North Saros Series with themes of high stress and overtaxing of strength…

Originally posted on Grandtrines:

Chatter about a so-called “Blood Moon” eclipse has been increasing, and it refers to a series of Lunar Eclipses.  Lunar Eclipses are associated with Solar Eclipses and the New Moon of September 13, 2015 is the Solar Eclipse that precedes the fourth and final Lunar Eclipse of this “Blood Moon” Tetrad.  While the NM does have some interesting qualities, it is not necessarily the most interesting NM of the year.  (That title would likely go to the Algol NM in May.) [Apologies to iPhone users in advance: this is a LONG post.]

We present the chart filtered first for T-Squares:

2015-09 New Moon (Blood Moon Eclipse) T-Squares

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The most significant T-Square is the opposition of Chiron (Pisces) to the Eclipse (Virgo) and squared by Pallas.  This involves issues of both healing and innovation (possibly military innovation).

Both Grand Trines and a Kite are present:

2015-09 New Moon (Blood Moon Eclipse) Grand Trines

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2015-09 New Moon (Blood Moon Eclipse) Kite

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We see opportunity…

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August 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm

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SINCERITY IN OUR ACTIONS

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Originally posted on INNER THOUGHTS :

SINCERITY IN OUR ACTIONS

Sincerity of purpose is one of the best positive qualities of an individual. Sincere dealings may be in our homes, in our workplace, in our day to day dealings with our peer groups, with formal and informal interactions, etc. If we are sincere in our actions then we need not care about the results of our actions. Sincere actions are self-rewarding and can be attested at all situations.

A sincere person always thinks the welfare of others over his own. The prime-movers for this fellow are uprightness and honesty attached. Temptations have no place in his / her scheme of things. In fact that person is flawless in his behaviour and is self-realized one. Similarly, that person gives more credence to others’ needs and aspirations rather than his / her own needs.

A person whose work ethics is cemented with sincerity as one of the main…

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August 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm

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