Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon talks about the role of Sufi women in the medieval period. Ridgeone examines positive and negative portrayals of Sufi women in a wide range of texts. VIDEO: Female Sufis in the Medieval Period – Medievalists.net http://www.medievalists.net/2016/05/20/video-female-sufis-in-the-medieval-period/ Published on Mar 1, 2016 Dr Lloyd Ridgeon – Reader in Islamic Studies, The University of Glasgow.
Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority,
“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous. Far from it. This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. As they fell prey to the American atomic program in
Medieval Jewish music of Spain. Beautiful. Exotic to our ears, ethereal and rhythmic. Above is a long playlist of 26 pieces of Spanish Sephardic music. The first performances are by “Ensemble Fontegara”. They are period pieces featured at the beginning of the playlist. I have not listened to the entire list, I love their work. It
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh, now in his 88th year, is a gentle, humble monk
I love portrait photography. This one is striking and of an interesting man. He is Dobri Dobrev, a 100-year-old beggar shown here in a threadbare coat. “Grandpa” Dobri, is already celebrated as a saint in Bulgaria: The Saint of Bailovo — a symbol of goodness in a country ravaged by poverty and corruption. RS “The good will
We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words. But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014. “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post on her @DrMayaAngelou Twitter account on May 23. from
“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination. The Shoa: The Holocaust. We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked against them. We have seen the photos, films, heard the