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Down the Nazi Occult Rabbit Hole

FROM NEUSCHWANSTEIN TO WAGNER TO NAZI OCCULTISM BY WAY OF WALTER JOHANNES STEIN Recently, while researching my W.I.P. (which, yes, involves Nazis and the Grail, among other things) I came across a coo ...

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Walking on Water with Madeleine L’Engle

it’s been many years since I first came across the work of the late great Madeleine L’Engle, author of the beloved A Wrinkle in Time. Back when I was a member of a much-missed Mythopoeic r ...

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Of Specialists and Polymaths

The pace at which scientists are breaking down their foci of expertise into increasingly narrower fields is breathtaking. Kinda like the way fictional genres become increasingly niche-ified. (Can you ...

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The Day I Fell in Love

I’m one of those who remembers little of early childhood. I have, however, a sun-bright memory of sitting rapt at my schooldesk in Mrs. Goluba’s second grade class, aged seven, as she read ...

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The Genius of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

by Susanna Clarke “Two magicians shall appear in England…” I tend to catch the tail-end of trends, like an enthusiastic gate-crasher at a party long since broken-up. When friends and family sugg ...

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Other Blogs

I’m setting up a small network of blogs on some of the topics mentioned above. As they go live, there will be links and excerpts here, so stay tuned and subscribe.

Meanwhile on Bardolatry:
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ON BRITTLE GLASS: RALPH FIENNES’ RICHARD III IN LONDON, 2016

One night this spring, my eldest daughter and I stayed up half the night, US West Coast time, to snag tickets the moment they went on sale for this production. Knowing that the theatre was small and the stars big, we figured tickets would go fast…

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holy-trinity-thumbENGLAND 2016: SHAKESPEARE 400

From June 6 – 22, 2016, four members of Clan Murphy toured southern England and Cornwall. We’d been plotting and planning the trip for almost twenty years, and it fell out quite by accident that we were finally able to make the journey during the 400th anniversary year…

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