Monthly Archives: June 2012

Something

“Anti-modernism lives in our pomo Zeitgeist as an insatiable hunger for something that seems to be lacking, something that we believe we once had but have lost, something we feel deeply nostalgic about and something that we hope to rediscover” – Craig J. Thompson

[In caz ca cineva incearca sa afle care naiba e relatia intre marketing (aka, domeniul meu de interes) si barbologiile despre “dezvrajiraea” lumii & all that crap pe care le tot scriu pe aici. Ceea ce incerc pana la urma sa fac este sa inteleg ce reprezinta acel something: what was it, why / how we lost it… Si nu am destul curaj sa spun ca, poate, intr-o zi, we hope to rediscover it. Fara eticheta, fara pret.]

Turificati (II)

“The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.”

Galadriel

Parintii pre-niceeni au scris in repetate randuri impotriva folosirii tamaiei in scopuri cultice. Putem gasi astfel de exemple in Epistola catre Barnaba, la Iustin Martirul si Filosoful, Atenagora atenianul, Clement alexandrinul, Tertullian, Origen, Lactantius sau Arnobius*. Ei considerau aceasta practica “a vain abomination”, una care “was introduced to humanity by wicked angels”. Este mai bine sa suferi martiriul “rather than to take incense in three fingers…” Nu doar a arde tamaie, ci si a comercializa-o era un lucru interzis crestinilor. In Evanghelii, Magii „offered to the then infant Lord that frankincense and myrrh and gold, to be, as it were, the close of worldly sacrifice and glory, which Christ was about to do away.”

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