Hittite/Hurrian Mythology The Hurrians occupied the land between the Hittites and Assyria, having descended from the mountains south of the Caspian Sea. They ruled the kingdom of Mitanni. In the late 15th century B.C. the Hittite empire's beginning is marked by an influx of Hurrian names into the royal family. Tudhalyas I (1420 B.C.) reunited Western Anatolia under Hittite rule, and retook Allepo but lost the Black Sea coast to the Kaska tribes. After some difficulty with the Mittani the Hittites resurged under King Suppilulimas around 1344-1322 taking a firmer hold on Syria. With Egypt, they dominated the lands of Canaan and the Levant during the 1200's.
Satipatthana The "four foundations of mindfulness" (Pali cattāro satipaṭṭhānā) are canonically described bases for maintaining moment-by-moment mindfulness and for developing mindfulness through meditation. The four foundations of mindfulness are: mindfulness of the body (Pali: kāya-sati, kāyagatā-sati; Skt. kāya-smṛti)mindfulness of feelings (or sensations) (Pali vedanā-sati; Skt. vedanā-smṛti)mindfulness of mind (or consciousness) (Pali citta-sati; Skt. citta-smṛti)mindfulness of mental phenomena (or mental objects) (Pali dhammā-sati; Skt. dharma-smṛti)
Folk Culture Online There's a lot of hand wringing over what the digital age may be doing to us and society as a whole. And though you may not think LOLCats and auto-tuned politicians are high art, Thursday's guests contend the internet is a vibrant platform for human expression. Lynn McNeill and Trevor Blank are folklorists and they say people have been telling stupid jokes and complaining about government long before the web. They join Doug to talk about digital culture and what we can learn about ourselves from it.
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Ancient astronauts Ancient astronauts or ancient aliens is a pseudo-scientific hypothesis that posits intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity and prehistory. Proponents suggest that this contact influenced the development of human cultures, technologies, and religions. A common claim is that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrial in nature, and that such visitors' advanced technologies were wrongly understood by primitive men as evidence of divine status. Proposers subscribing to the resultant paleocontact hypothesis proposal have popularized, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, include Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G.
Born Digital Folklore and the Vernacular Web: An Interview with Robert Glenn Howard Robert Glenn Howard What do pet cloning websites, YouTube videos of fans playing AC/DC’s “Gone Shootin'”, and discussions of the end times on UseNet all have in common? Answer: Robert Glenn Howard has studied and written about all of them in his ongoing study of the vernacular web. Robert Glenn Howard is the Director of Digital Studies and a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Meme Magic- How you can influence the public narrative Warning: A moderate level of autism is contained in the text below. Turn back or continue reading about meme magic. In the last few months we’ve seen many ideas, expressed through memes, becoming reality. Coincidentally you might’ve heard the term “meme magic” before. I’ve noticed that most people who browse meme hubs are memetically active in that they share the memes they like. Even so, not everyone is memetically aware. Great Books Lists: Lists of Classics, Eastern and Western As seen in A Guide to Oriental Classics, Whole Earth magazine, Winter 2002. (A revised version of the article is available at author Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site.) This page: Introduction | Western Canon | Eastern and World Canons | Contemporary Canon | Other Lists of Great Books | My Reading Lists | Indexes to these Great Books Lists Introduction Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) What are the Great Books?
Grimm Brothers' Home Page compiled by D. L. Ashliman © 1999-2013 Archaeoastronomy Archaeoastronomy (also spelled archeoastronomy) is the study of how people in the past "have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena and what role the sky played in their cultures." Clive Ruggles argues it is misleading to consider archaeoastronomy to be the study of ancient astronomy, as modern astronomy is a scientific discipline, while archaeoastronomy considers symbolically rich cultural interpretations of phenomena in the sky by other cultures. It is often twinned with ethnoastronomy, the anthropological study of skywatching in contemporary societies. Archaeoastronomy is also closely associated with historical astronomy, the use of historical records of heavenly events to answer astronomical problems and the history of astronomy, which uses written records to evaluate past astronomical practice. Archaeoastronomy can be applied to all cultures and all time periods.
Clifford Geertz - Thick Description: Toward and Interpretive Theory of Culture From: Clifford Geertz  The interpretation of cultures: selected essays. New York: Basic Books, pp. 3-30 In her book, Philosophy in a New Key, Susanne Langer remarks that certain ideas burst upon the intellectual landscape with a tremendous force. They resolve so many fundamental problems at once that they seem also to promise that they will resolve all fundamental problems, clarify all obscure issues.