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Witches' Knots: Their Origin, Connection to Wild Hunt Folklore, and Spread to America

Posted May 27th, 2013 at 09:59 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated July 18th, 2013 at 01:54 PM by ghostexorcist

Note: This is a work in progress. I just want to get my thoughts out in the open so others may take note of my research. I will post a proper article complete with citations at a later date. Interested persons can contact me about the sources I've consulted.
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Witches' Knots: Their Origin, Connection to Wild Hunt Folklore, and Spread to America

By Jim R. McClanahan

I posted an article a couple of months ago in which I debunked...
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Archive #6 - The Letter of the Karaite Elders of Ascalon

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 06:35 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated November 30th, 2012 at 07:01 AM by ghostexorcist

Archive #6: The Letter of the Karaite Elders of Ascalon

The Letter of the Karaite elders of Ascalon (c. 1100) was a communication written by six elders of the Karaite Jewish community of Ascalon, Israel and sent to their coreligionists in Alexandria, Egypt after the fall of Jerusalem in 1099. It is important to the study of the first crusade because it dates only 9 months after the siege, making it one of the earliest primary sources on the subject (most European accounts date...
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Scholar of Emptiness: The Manjusri Mural from Guangsheng Monastery

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 11:04 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated September 17th, 2012 at 01:03 PM by ghostexorcist

Scholar of Emptiness: The Manjusri Mural from Guangsheng Monastery

By Jim R. McClanahan

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“Wenshu, Bodhisattva of Wisdom, at a Writing Table” (China, 1354, glue tempera on mud and straw wall, Cincinnati Art Museum) is a large wall mural which depicts the Bodhisattva Manjusri (Ch. Wenshu, 文殊) sitting at a writing table with a calligraphy brush in hand, poised to write...
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Archive #5: The 1663 Stone Inscriptions

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 05:43 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated April 4th, 2012 at 05:50 PM by ghostexorcist

Archive #5: The 1663 Stone Inscriptions

The 1663 inscription is engraved on the front and back of a single limestone stele. Here are the scans for both sides. Again, I had to use my scanning wand to do these, so some may appear slightly warped.

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Chinese Characters

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Archive #4: The 1512 Kaifeng Stone Inscription

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 07:57 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated May 28th, 2012 at 07:25 AM by ghostexorcist

Archive #4: The 1512 Kaifeng Stone Inscription

I have to apologize for how some of the scans came out warped. I had to use my scanning wand because my printer scanner is on the fritz. They are not too bad, though.

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