Greetings loyal subscribers!
I would like to take a moment to apologize for my prolonged absence. I recently decided to pursue a career that is conducive with my passions – philosophy and history. For this reason, I’m back in school and have little free time for personal studies. Hence, my two month hiatus.
I have, however, been periodically studying and taking notes. My latest efforts produced a re-write of Cultural Diffusion, which I posted earlier. I invite each of you to read this and provide feedback. It’s far more robust than the first version, and I’m quite excited since it leads perfectly into the next section. Sadly, I’m not sure when I’ll be done with the next section.
I will attempt to post quick thoughts and perhaps quotes in between my larger works, so as not to lose your attention. Also, I will make a concerted effort at visiting each of your sites where I hope to re-engage with you.
Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind each of you that we have a fantastic celebration just around the corner! In April, a festival that celebrates the vernal equinox will occur – that of Atys. A tree representing that which Atys’ mutilated body fell under shall be carried to the Palatine Hill in Rome. Upon the second day all shall search for Atys’ body, accompanied by bursts of trumpet blasts. On the third day – The Day of Blood – the devout shall wound themselves in the shade of a pine tree. The fourth – The Hilaria – shall mark Atys’ spiritual resurrection. On the fifth day, all shall rest. And finally, on the sixth day the image of Atys shall be taken to the Almo brook, rinsed, and then brought back to the Palatine hill; marking the end of the festival.
Thought that was appropriate for Easter Sunday.
Happy belated vernal equinox!