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  • PEOPLE OF THE SONGTRAIL is here! May 26, 2015
    It’s out!  It’s out today!  We’re so excited.  Hope everyone enjoys it!
  • #Culture. Is there an inversion of values going on in America? May 26, 2015
    American culture is undergoing a dramatic shift of values. Or is it?  What do you think?  Read More:   http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418830/sea-alien-culture-where-normal-defined-deviant-quin-hillyer
  • #VIKING MAGIC, THE 10TH CENTURY SEIDUR TRADITION @History/Vikings May 25, 2015
                                         MAGIC IN 10TH CENTURY VIKING CULTURE:                                                          THE SEIDUR TRADITION   Since PEOPLE OF THE SONGTRAIL is coming out on Tuesday, we thought we’d talk about the Viking magical tradition called Seidur or Seidr.  There are […]
  • This is the worst cultural heritage emergency since WWII. May 25, 2015
    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/545458d4-fae9-11e4-9aed-00144feab7de.html This is the worst cultural heritage emergency since World War II.  ISIS’ blatant attacks on ancient archaeological sites in the Cradle of Civilization are efforts to cleanse Islam of foreign elements that it believes corrupt the religion.  But profit is also a big motivator for ISIS, because they sell the items they loot on […]
  • Burial rituals in Neolithic Italy were a loving tribute to the dead May 24, 2015
      Cleaning the bones of the dead at Scaloria Cave in Neolithic Italy was a difficult and time-consuming process of preparing your loved one for the afterlife.  https://www.academia.edu/12081435/Cleaning_the_dead_Neolithic_ritual_processing_of_human_bone_at_Scaloria_Cave_Italy