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Sacred Caves and the Divine Feminine

Written by Simone Witney. Encounters with nymphs have been documented through inscriptions in the ancient Greek world. However, their existence not only informs us of a form of ancient sacred cult, but also the role of the divine feminine in religious practice.

The Varian Disaster

Written by Jenn Gosselin. “The air stank and tasted of iron, both sword and blood. I remembered how the forest floor ran red with the life-giving liquid, painting the landscape as macabre rather than beautiful.”

Review: Ratcatcher

Written by Sophie Comninos. Lynne Ramsay’s 1999 film, Ratcatcher, offers a humanised view of life in the tenement flats of 1970s Glasgow.


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