litera et cetera – Sunai Institute

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litera et cetera

Rosaleen Norton

meanwhile in London…

…at Kings Cross to be perfectly precise. Well, ok not exactly meanwhile – but let’s just take a somewhat relaxed perspective on the concept and linearity of time, shall we? By mere chance I came across this article in the Guardian that introduced me to the work of Rosaleen Norton – the ‘infamous witch of …

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The Pornographic Imagination by Susan Sontag – a recommendation

Susan Sontag was an American political activist, writer, teacher and film maker. She wrote mostly essays, on a variety of topics including photography, culture, human rights, and leftist ideology. Though some call her controversial, Sontag is clearly an incredibly influential critic- one that is just as thought provoking now as she was decades ago. Having …

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The Complaint of Nature (de planctu naturae) – a recommendation

At times we find inspiration in the most unexpected spots. This post is an example of such. For purposes unrelated to the Sunai Institute the author has looked at religious sources of humanity’s somewhat imbalanced relation to nature in general and fellow sentient beings in particular. In doing so two things came to mind which …

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Chokmah to Sophia

Assaulting Sophia, Protecting Sophia: the Female Body as a Symbolic Artifact in Gnostic Mythology – a recommendation

“A sudden blow: the great wings beating still Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill, He holds her helpless breast upon his breast. How can those terrified vague fingers push The feathered glory from her loosening thighs? And how can body, laid in that white …

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