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  • Liminal Band, take 2.
    BUMPITY BUMP! So, I've been meaning to get back into music for a while after all the fun we had last year. And lo and behold, just a few days ago one of my ...
    41 comments Most recent by Grotto of NolteJune 2012Music
  • Occupy Wall Street
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has got my Commie Sense tingling like it hasn't tingled in a long time.It's still somewhat small and amorphous, but it's been growing and taking shape over time.  ...
    174 comments Most recent by XKMay 2012Politics
  • Privilege 101
    It seems a lot of us want to talk about privilege. Whether that's addressing abuses of it by others or asking about the careful management of our own. It seems we want to ...
    81 comments Most recent by SekhmetMay 2012Politics
  • Stop this nonsense AT ONCE! (a music discussion)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cd7SxWW4rU“I dreamed,” said Lady Mary, “that I went yestermorn to your castle, and I found it in the woods, with high walls, and a deep moat, and over the gateway was written: Be Bold, Be Bold. “But ...
    30 comments Most recent by grantMay 2012Music
  • Remixing Culture vs. Misappropriation (was 2nd Cultural Misappropriation topic)
    this seemed like the best place to ask this question.when is it cultural misappropriation, and when is it simply the morphing of a symbol in the human consciousness that occurs as we change ...
    39 comments Most recent by revmeupApril 2012Politics
  • STARS.
    My sweetie and I went out to look at stars last night, and we saw Eta Persei for the first time, and I saw Castor(I, II, and III) through a telescope for the ...
    6 comments Most recent by entityApril 2012Science
  • Folk music. Music for and by folks.
    Lateshift segued into talk about a folk music thread, so here goes! I'll start with a couple of songs from Norway. The first one is a typical traditional mouth harp solo number:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxOapWidM1M&Next up ...
    32 comments Most recent by genlobApril 2012Music
  • TED Talk - Elizabeth Gilbert on Genius
    Hello! I am very new to LN and this is my first post, but I saw this talk from TED on a friend's live journal, and once I'd finished weeping and rebounding from all ...
    16 comments Most recent by EmberLeoApril 2012TV and Film
  • Superstition and Magical Thinking
    This NYT article promoting a book resonated with me on the advantages of magical thinking;For instance, in one study led by the psychologist Lysann Damisch of the University of Cologne, subjects were handed ...
    2 comments Most recent by Grotto of NolteApril 2012Magic Theory
  • Mashups
    I'm not often taken with mashup mixes beyond an the initial thrill of novelty, but this is really rather lovely.  It also seems to be a little interactive when it's embedded - you ...
    5 comments Most recent by FeverfewApril 2012Music
  • Game of Thrones books - spoilers
    I've just finished reading George "Rumpelstiltskin Rastafari" Martin's "A feast for crows", and want to talk about the books and their themes with other people who have read them. I haven't read the ...
    10 comments Most recent by Gypsy LanternApril 2012Books
  • The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, by Mark Leyner
    There are no indications outside of my mind that this book will have much, seriously, to do with magic. But I bought it today in the hope that it will.It's about an unemployed ...
    5 comments Most recent by EmberLeoMarch 2012Books
  • Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights
    I just read this review in the New York Times, written by Harold Bloom (a kabbalist), about a book by Marina Warner (whom Bloom describes as a "veteran magus") about the Thousand and One ...
    5 comments Most recent by mardolMarch 2012Books
  • China Mieville
    1) He has the best name in literature2) The Scar and Perdido Street Station were utterly compelling reads. I could not put them down or do anything else until finished. 3) I'm about ...
    12 comments Most recent by DustoMarch 2012Books
  • The Parasites
    This is a thread for the parasitic, for all those things that feed on their living hosts. So I was in that weird part of the Internet again and I accidentally found ...
    15 comments Most recent by EmberLeoMarch 2012Science
  • Weird words, jarring jargon, language lectures This thread is for all those pedantic language discussions. Have opinions on the proper spelling of "Kether"? Trying to pronounce ancient names of Netjer? Can't tell Seidh from Sidhe? Bring it on! --Ember--
    47 comments Most recent by grantMarch 2012Magic Theory
  • Climate Change and Weather Witchery
    Who's better at predicting the future: A meteorologist, or a mage?As is probably obvious to most people, climate change is already happening (in the really real world), average temperatures around the world are ...
    21 comments Most recent by IdentFebruary 2012Magic Theory
  • John Michael Greer's work
    The Archdruid Report is a blog which is gathering up some folks interested in culture and future. He discusses themes related to peak oil, energy conservation, and strategies for economic survival and energy ...
    94 comments Most recent by wonderlandFebruary 2012Magic Theory
  • Gamelan and Balinese music
    A close friend is working on this project and I feel personally invested in seeing it succeed.Pak Terip, a gamelan teacher of (I'm told; I don't have much context for comparison) incredible skill, ...
    5 comments Most recent by grantFebruary 2012Music
  • Outcome Unknown, Results Indeterminate, Interpretation Open
    This has come up a couple of times on Liminal Nation, so it made me think that we might need a topic for discussing it and posting clips. In a nutshell, it's a topic ...
    9 comments Most recent by grantJanuary 2012Music