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Shimmering Magic: Cross-cultural Explorations of the Aesthetic, Moral, and Mystical Significance of Reflecting and Deflecting Shine
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)
This introduction lays basic theoretical groundwork that helps tie together these different articles on ritual uses of shimmer. Contributors examine not only how contemporary technologies of mass production (tinfoil, plastic ...
Better Horrors: From Terror to Communion in Whitley Strieber's Communion (1987)
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)
Trauma, Trick, and Transcendence in the Life of a Horror Writer: The Case of Whitley Strieber. This essay treats the theorization of horror in Whitley Strieber's Communion (1987). It also pushes us to consider more honestly ...
Interoception, contemplative practice, and health
(Frontiers Media, 2015)
Interoception can be broadly defined as the sense of signals originating within the body. As such, interoception is critical for our sense of embodiment, motivation, and well-being. And yet, despite its importance, ...
Christian Ritual Magic in the Middle Ages
This article gives a brief introduction to the area of medieval ritual magic, outlining the main kinds of texts likely to be understood as belonging to the category – image magic, necromancy, and theurgy or angel magic. ...
Occulture in the Academy? The Case of Joseph P. Farrell
"Why Can't I Be Both?": Jean-Michel Basquiat and Aesthetics of Black Bodies Reconstituted
(The Pennsylvania State University, 2013)
This essay explores the nature and significance of blackness in relationship to an aesthetics of meaning, a method that offers insights into how religion, or the quest for complex subjectivity, is articulated through the ...
For the love and respect of the service: Applied aesthetics and palliative care
(Scientific Research, 2013)
In this article, the author discusses her experiences as an artist in residence in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Emphasis is placed ...