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Read An Ebook Week Bargains in Osteria

Hello Fans of Osteria!

I recently found out yesterday that 1 to 7 March is Read an Ebook Week, which means you can get huge savings on loads of ebooks over the next seven days at various ebook retailers including my e-book publisher,  235 more words


Myth, Science and Music at the Early Royal Society

When it was founded in 1660, the  Royal Society was the first institution in England dedicated to the study of natural philosophy (what we’d today call ‘science’). 1,117 more words

Early Music


Content Warning:  There’s gonna be some discussion of a modern-day prominent religion in a format differing from the usual online treatment of these points.  Please don’t be offended. 1,791 more words


The Age of Explanation: Syriac References to America in 708 A.D.

“There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but its good” – Stephen Colbert

These days we feel compelled to emphasize two generally accepted facts: (1) Columbus was not the first non-Native American to set foot in the Americas, and (2) Columbus was a jerk.  1,165 more words


ABC's of Slavic Mythology - Bannik

He was the divinity of the washhouse (banya) or sauna. It is said that Bannik permitted three groups to use this facility, then it was his turn. 232 more words


Djinn and Sidhe

Michael Mock asked: Right, so… Djinn. Also Ifrits, and the like. How much are they like the Sidhe (later called Faeries) of the British Isles? 1,596 more words

Snapshot #2- The Temple of Hidimba Devi, Manali

The temple of Hidimba Devi sits in some woods just outside of Manali. The trees themselves are something to see; ancient deodars of enormous height, that have escaped destruction because of their sheltering proximity to the temple. 564 more words

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