Tag Archives: astrology

I Want to Ragnarok All Night

I just recently finished reading the Eternals Saga from Marvel’s The Mighty Thor, which originally ran from 1979 through 1980. Comics Recommended gives a good overview of the saga in three parts, but I’m going to say a bit about … Continue reading

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It’s a Serqet to Everybody

I was born under the sign of Scorpio, the constellation identified with a nasty little insect with pincers and poisonous venom. People with my sign are supposed to be mean, crafty, and passionate; or something like that. If everyone born … Continue reading

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I Have Seen the Face of God, and I Have Dearly Paid

The last proper studio album released by Frank Black with the Catholics was Show Me Your Tears from 2003. Released around when the artist was in the process of divorcing his first wife, the title allegedly coming from his therapist’s … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Science Circus

I’ve been on a few ghost tours, and there always seem to be a few people in the group who are True Believers, and I don’t mean fans of Marvel Comics. There’s definitely a major trend in entertainment toward paranormal … Continue reading

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Say No to Nostradamus

It’s hard to get any authentic details of the life of Nostradamus, because different sources contradict each other. Still, we know that he lived in sixteenth-century France, and his real name was Michel de Nostredame; he Latinized it in the … Continue reading

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Celsus and Paracelsus

I’ve already discussed Paracelsus in connection with his belief in elementals, but there was more to him than that. I suppose he was what would be considered a Renaissance man, with interests ranging from medicine to astrology and alchemy. While … Continue reading

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Helen and the Twins

Since the sun is now in Gemini [1], it’s as good a time as any (and better than some) to discuss the mythology associated with the constellation. The twins represented in Gemini are known in Greek as the Dioscuri, Castor … Continue reading

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