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Friday, October 28, 2016

Bones in ink

After all else is gone, the bones remain. They last.
Relics and reliquary's come from the Latin word "reliquiae" which means "mortal remains". Across the globe almost every religion contains deep traces of a belief in the significance of certain bones. From the caves of our earliest ancestors to the building of cathedrals on bones of martyrs to the emblematic jewelry of the Eurasian gods, bones are seen to hold a mystic power to cure or divine messages from the spiritual realm. And it isn't just religious ritual. In the 19th Century scientists were swept up by Phrenology, an elaborate system of reading the shape and color of skulls to determine the spiritual supremacy of certain types of people.  While they were alive!
I've got a bone to pick
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