How to Love Mindfully: Just Ask a Dog!

By Douglas Green / 02.29.2016 Psychotherapist The term “mindfulness” can seem confusing. Isn’t the point of meditation to get out of one’s mind? To move past the endless chatter of daytime work-ethic honours-student intellect, and connect with something deeper and higher? Eventually, we grasp the seeming contradiction: the way out is through going within. Our[…]

Patterns of Desire in Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts and Books

These four volumes of German poetry are wrapped in manuscript waste materials written in Hebrew. / J. Paul Getty Museum By Dr. Kathryn M. Rudy / 09.19.2016 Senior Lecturer in Art History and Medieval Studies University of St. Andrews From Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts Introduction Manuscripts could have useful careers[…]

Mithraism and the Medieval Introduction of Tarot Cards

The graphic design artist who created this magnificent Tarot deck was Gioseppe Maria Mitelli (1634-1718) from Bologna, Italy. Etcher, painter and sculptor, and son of Agostino Mitelli, a painter of the Baroque period; best known as a fresco painter of quadratura, Gioseppe studied with several prominent Bolognese painters. He has created over 500 etched prints[…]

Ancient Minoan Religion

The peak sanctuary at Petsofas: reconstruction with a tripartite building and medium horns of consecration. / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Jeremy B. Rutter Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities Dartmouth College The Nature of the Evidence This consists of the following four broad classes, the last of which will[…]