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May 13th, 2004

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08:18 am - Couple of nifty talks:
Next week there will be two talks that should interest many of you with interests in Religion and Violence and/or Mediterranean Religions:

Hugh Urban:
The Menstruating Goddess: Ritual Violence and Sexual Transgression in the Worship of Mother Goddess Kamakhya

(I believe this will include footage of Vedic sacrifices that Hugh took while in India earlier this year; it should interest anyone who works on sacrifice)

Wednesday, May 19th, 3:30 PM
in University Hall 347


Radcliffe Edmonds III:
Who Are You? Mythic Narrative and Identity in the Orphic Gold Tablets

(the Orphic Gold Tablets give the souls of the dead instructions about to do in the Underworld)

Thursday, May 20th, 3:30 PM
448 University Hall
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: "God Don't Own a Car", -JB

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Date:May 13th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Vedic sacrifices? No such thing in India anymore sweet cheeks.
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Date:May 13th, 2004 05:56 am (UTC)
Haha. I didn't write the announcement. I just copied and pasted :)

Besides, I thought you might get a kick out of that.

BTW, Hugh's advisor at the University of Chicago was. . . .

Guess. . .

C'mon. . .

You know who. . .

Wendy Dongier!

Date:May 13th, 2004 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh joy.

"Hello. I claim to study India but I am an idiot and use the terms Vedic and Hindu interchangeably. Never mind that the two religions exist because one hated the other and that we should know better. Let us spread the Hindu nationalist propaganda and give this Narabali chick a more difficult time in honouring the Vedic Gods... I mean they're all the same anyway and no one is going to bother to actually research the subject past the Gita; hell I didn't!"

Anyone up for an angry mob? I would be... if I wasn't so tired. I think kicking your ass gave me your germs. Ewwww cooties.
Date:May 13th, 2004 06:38 am (UTC)
*falls out of her seat laughing*

Great rant!

Silly me, I just realized that you are Narabali from the yahoo dance guild email list. :P I'm glad everything seems to be going exteremely well for it!
Date:May 13th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Hmm, it would be interesting to post the thing about sacrafices on the ADF-Druidry list (have you been reading all the crazy posts?). Might spark some interesting conversation...

MIss you!
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Date:May 13th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Yes, I have. Those "crazy posts" are driving me up the wall because they're coming from one of my own godsdamned grove members.

*struggles to keep from rolling his eyes, then gives up*

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