Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Memento Mori

Just a promotional post about a new anthology on all things 'death' in which I have a chapter - "Demeter’s Wrath: How The Eleusinian Mysteries Attempted To Cheat Death." Memento Mori is a unique feast of offerings exploring a variety of magical and mythological perspectives on death, dying, mortality and beyond. With contributions from sixteen international writers, this collection gathered together by Kim Huggens, offers a great diversity of both historical and contemporary perspectives. It includes experiential accounts and scholarly research for readers interested in magick, paganism, mysticism and mythology.The influence that death and the ancestors had and continues to have on religion, magick and everyday life is reflected and honoured in the prayers, poems, songs and artwork included in this exceptional anthology.

- Introduction By Kim Huggens
- Communicating With The Blessed Dead By Tina Georgitsis
- Eating With The Dead:  Funeral Meal Practices By Tylluan Penry
- Cultivating The Dead: The Path Of Lilies And Water By Chad Barber
- Don’t Fear The Reaper:  The Evolution Of The Death Card In Tarot By Emily Carding
- Behind The Glasses Of Ghuedhe: Life In Death And Love In Both By Kyle Fite
- The Death Of Baphomet By Julian Vayne
- Papa Gede, Petit Gede: Spirits Of Death In Haitian Vodou By Sophia Fisher
- The Truth About Zombies, Or: How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse By Kim Huggens
- Traditional Craft And The Cult Of The Dead By Michael Howard
- The Setian Way Of Death By Mogg Morgan
- Demeter’s Wrath: How The Eleusinian Mysteries Attempted To Cheat Death By Caroline Tully
- Dogs And Death  – Guardians, Omens And Psychopomps by Ivy Kerrigan
- Tomb-Cults, Caves, Stars & Blessed Isles: Heroic Interactions With The Otherworld & Life After Death By Karen F. Pierce
- “Now I Am Harvested And I Die”:  The Theatre Of Sacrifice In The Book Of The Provider By Peg Aloi
- Ascending To The Imperishable: Star Lore And Death In Ancient Egypt By Dave Moore
- Ars Moriendi By Humberto Maggi
- Prayer For The Good Spirits From the Book of Saint Cyprian (
Translation from the original Portuguese, and Introduction by Humberto Maggi )Death And The Lady (19th Century English broadside ballad)
Death, Be Not Proud From Holy Sonnets (Sonnet 10) by John Donne
I Am Stretched On Your Grave (Anonymous Irish poem, 17th century)
O, Death (American folk song, date unknown)
- To His Coy Mistress By Andrew Marvell
- Dèy Traditional Haitian song of mourning Translated by Kim Huggens