SECRETS of BLACKMOOR

The Fellowship of the Thing is raising funds for SECRETS of BLACKMOOR: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons on Kickstarter!

Volume 1 -The Evolution of Fantasy Role Playing Games (RPG’s)
— Read on www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretsofblackmoor/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons

–for the truly nerdy among us (including yours truly), a history of DnD that is not Gygax-centered. I’m eager to see this.

Harmony in Discord

“Rising from the concrete to the abstract, Greek geometry disengaged the intelligible essence from the particular observable details, or accidents, as such particulars were later to be called. In this it exercised the proper function of intelligence: the faculty of abstracting, of grasping the unity of a concept in a number of particular cases, the constancy of relationships and permanence of structures amid the diversity of sensible patterns; in a word, finding unity in multiplicity and harmony in discord. With the Greek language was born the language of abstraction.”

p6, The Genius of the West

What makes us all civilized is that ability to move from specifics to the abstract, in all spheres.

Our New e-press: Spirit of cecilia books

I am extremely proud to announce and launch our ebook publishing concern, SPIRIT OF CECILIA Books.  As with the website, St. Cecilia is our patron, and we will be publishing several books a year–dealing with art, culture, film, biography, science fiction, music, etc.

Our inaugural book, Reflections on Reflections: A Close Reading of Edmund Burke, is now available at amazon.com as a Kindle version.  We will soon be releasing it in other e-book formats.  The price is $2.99.  Please support us with your purchase.

The Gates of Vienna ~ The Imaginative Conservative

The organ is typically associated with bland church music, less favorite arrangements of Christmas carols, and haunted houses. But Mozart himself called it “the king of instruments,” and if the daring listener wishes to venture into solo organ music for the first time, then R. J. Stove’s “The Gates of Vienna” is an ideal starting point… (essay by Stephen Klugewicz)
— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/12/gates-of-vienna-baroque-organ-music-hapsburg-empire-robert-james-stove-stephen-klugewicz.html

Under the Watchful Sky ~ The Imaginative Conservative

Good fiction deals with powerful themes and does so by embedding them in the plot line and character arc—so the word becomes flesh. This is the power of great drama and fiction: that we get caught up in the story and the emotion opens our heart, and as our heart is opened so is our mind. Author Roger Thomas understands this and delivers powerfully and effectively in his heart-thumping, page-turning novel with strong Christian themes, “Under the Watchful Sky”… (essay by Dwight Longenecker)
— Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/12/under-the-watchful-sky-roger-thomas-dwight-longenecker.html

Music, Books, Poetry, Film

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