Tag Archives: Dr. John Dee

knowing the dancer from the dance

In “The Faerie Queene” Edmund Spenser tells a tale of “darke conceit” in which Prince Arthur, the future king, goes in search of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth. In each of the six books completed, Arthur representing Magnanimity- in Spenser’s system … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PRIVATE LANGUAGE and SACRED CONVERSATIONS

Encounters with robbers in the desert…No need for the cross of salvation?…..An esoteric language, an Aristolean network, an ambiguity, or “pentimenti”–changes of mind— of ¬†additional, multiple and complex narratives under the surface….. The mystery intrigues and continues to prevail…. The … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BAD MOON RISING: THE PEREGRINE PROPHECIES

”Shakespeare’s plays mirror the debate of his time between those who believed that the macrocosm of the stars influenced the microcosm of human life, and those who dismissed astrology as “excellent foppery.”¬†The phrase comes from Edmund in King Lear, who … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Miscellaneous, Visual Art/Sculpture/etc. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments