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June 14th, 2009
01:58 pm
[wake_up_2008]

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МАГИЧЕСКИЙ ЯЩИК ДЕМЬЯНА ЛЕНКОВА

Демьян Ленков - потрясающий художник, давно интересующийся герметизмом. Его картины в сумеречных красно-коричневых тонах могли бы служить иллюстрациями к Лавкрафту и Майринку, если бы не имплицитно заложенная в них усмешка автора. Его персонажи - нищеброды всех мастей изо всех возможных городов и пригородов, никогда как будто и не проехавшие ни метра допотопные авто, недобрые, живущие своей жизнью дома, населенные часами с несколькими стрелками, вращающимися в разные стороны, и многими другими предметами, неподходящими для привычного употребления. Все персонажи вроде бы узнаваемы, но вроде бы и нет. Это онейрические портреты и пейзажи, выдернутые изо сна вдумчивого собутыльника. Его материалами в меньшей степени были привычные холст и картон. В большей - деревянные доски, куски ржавого железа, старые, вышедшие из употребления часы и Бог знает что еще. Три года назад некоторыми из работ Демьяна был проиллюстрирован 23 No. "Бронзового Века".

     И вот Демьян задумал электромеханический театр МАГИЧЕСКIЙ ЯЩИКЪ ЭЖЕНА КАНСЕЛЬЕ. Первыми исполнителями в этом театре соделались столь любезные сердцу Демьяна нищеброды - отщепенцы и отбросы общества. Пьеса, в которой они сыграли носит название "Дым над водой". И это неслучайно. Ведь дыма без огня не бывает. А субъект наш, крайне жалкий на вид, "бомж дядя Вася" - единственный, кто, кажется, способен на Философское Делание. Ведь он сам и есть Философский Камень в его неприготовленном виде.

Олег Фомин


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March 11th, 2009
08:51 pm
[odette_river]

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Mary Magdalene fst
Medium: Books
Fandom: The Bible
Subject: Mary Magdalene
Title: Make Sure I Breathe
Warnings: This got a lot more Mary/Jesus shippy than I intended it to be. You've been warned, if that's not your thing.
Notes: Made for the current challenge at fst.


i never thought i'd come to this, what's it all about?

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August 6th, 2008
01:41 pm
[tattermuffin]

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Sts. Maries de la Mer
Because of my interest in the Mary Magdalene, during our three weeks in France (which were spent almost entirely in the northern part of the country) my mother and I drove down from Cluny (which otherwise would have been as far south as we'd have gone) to Sts. Maries de la Mer - just so I could see the church (well ok, and so I could dip my toes in the Mediterranean!) After leaving Cluny and driving most of the morning and afternoon, we arrived in Sts Maries by 4pm. We were able to park, see the church, and get out again before dark.

Sts. Maries is a summer resort town – very very similar in feel to Santa Cruz – with this massive fortress/church in the middle. The church looks like a fortress on the outside complete with ramparts through which you can drop burning oil, and on the inside is a sweetwater well for when the town was under siege. The inside of the church is Romanesque with all sorts of kitcsch.

Truly, it’s the weirdest place when you consider you're in France not California. ;) There are bits and pieces all over, a variety of altars and pictures and artwork, and even a pagan altar (which is marked as such!). The crypt has the relics of St. Sarah, whose origins are unclear but who many believe may have been the daughter of Christ by the Mary Magdalene, and who is the patron saint of the gypsies.

It was very warm in the crypte with all the candles burning. Overall I found the church amusing and delightful and am glad I went to see it. The Maries, it turns out, are the aunts of Jesus not the Magdalene or Mother Mary, although the Magdalene is said by some to have landed there along with Joseph and possibly Lazarus. The stories aren’t totally straight. Go figure. ;)

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10:42 am
[tattermuffin]

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More Vézelay and Autun Cathedral
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July 22nd, 2008
09:26 am
[tattermuffin]

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Feast of the Mary Magdalene
Anyone doing anything special today? I wish I was in Vezelay today, here's the schedule of events (in French), although I'll bet the village is packed with people, so maybe not ... :)

Today I'm wearing the Magdalene pendant I bought there in Vezelay, but that's all the outward recognition of the day I'm doing. My spiritual path is not one heavy on processions or rituals, it's very internal, but the Magdalene does play a strong part in weaving my spiritual self into the Christian-based culture I'm immersed in daily.

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June 10th, 2008
08:20 am
[tattermuffin]

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Vézelay
Last October my mother and I went cathedral-hopping in France for three weeks. Well, cathedrals and other churches. In 20 days we toured 28 churches (14 of which were cathedrals), 6 museums (including two days in the Louvre), and went up the Eiffel Tower.

I'm finally to the end of processing the 6,000 photos I took, and will be sharing here ones from places to do with the Magdalene (Vezelay, Autun, Sts. Maries de la Mer, The Magdalene in Paris, etc.)

Starting today with the first set of pictures from Vézelay (I have more pictures from our second day there, but those aren't uploaded yet - later this week!)



Vézelay is a darling little town on the side of a hill. It has its mediaeval feel still, with modern additions such as electricity wires and the occasional satellite dish. We parked down in the free parking, then walked up the hill toward the church. Somewhere during the climb I found out the church is dedicated to the Mary Magdalene and that spurred me upward. I got to the top of the hill and stopped, somewhat dismayed. The façade was pretty ugly – clunky and green with moss. I took some pictures and entered the narthex, which was better, clean stone and some lovely vaults. Took a few pictures there, and of the tympanums that are inside, then Mum walked over to the door into the church and called me to come see.

It took my breath away, it is so lovely. Light, airy, with high vaults that were made of alternating lighter and darker coloured stone so that each arch was striped. The feel of the place is a happy one, a joyous one, and it brought tears to my eyes to see such beauty after such a façade. I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there about the beauty of the Magdalene hiding behind the crap reputation the Church gave her for so many years and the potential other story of her life that some people believe … but I’ll leave it at that for now. There is a lovely statue of the Magdalene, holding a chalice, tears running down her face – and in the crypt there is a reliquary with what is said to be one of her ribs. I know too much about relics in the middle ages to really believe that any relic is truly what it’s purported to be.

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January 1st, 2008
07:10 pm
[truthseeker7]

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Wow
I joined this group a little while ago, hoping that it would pick up. I haven't seen anything since I joined, so I just wondering...is there anyone still around?

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November 27th, 2007
04:44 pm
[artemis42]

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Introductions and a recommendation..
Greetings to all, just found the community and wanted to pass along a book recommendation. I've just been reading Tau Malachi's book, St. Mary Magdalene: the Gnostic tradition of the Holy Bride, and I've found it to be a wonderfully inspiring collection of teachings and stories passed down in a Gnostic oral tradition.

Here's an article by the author that talks about going beyond the Da Vinci Code to understand the Magdalene: http://www.llewellynjournal.com/article/1136/

I'm also a fan of the songs Tori Amos has written in recent years on this and related topics, Marys of The Sea and Original Sinsuality. She mentions her relationship with the Magdalene in her book Tori Amos: Piece By Piece, as well.

May the rekindling of the divine feminine traditions bring healing and love to all.

-Me.

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October 17th, 2007
05:22 pm
[charliestavern]

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Some of you may remember me. I used to be spartaca. There seems to still be living interest stirring about in this community. It's a pity that there has not been much activity as of late! I'll try to help contribute more often! My interest in Mary Magdalen has recently been rekindled.

I actually have a request. Does anyone have any Magdalene icons they would be willing to share? I know there used to be icons available in earlier entries, but they have since disappeared!

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May 4th, 2007
01:10 pm
[tattermuffin]

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Wow.
Code on Rosslyn Chapel decoded: it's music.

Listen to it here. It's lovely! I'd listen to it in the car :)

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