Tag Archives: esoteric

Far from a Dilettante, He Was a Master of All He Did–Farewell, Umberto Eco

On special request from reader Sara Priebe, my tribute to Umberto Eco… In a 2011 Washington Post review of The Prague Cemetery, Michael Dirda described him as half savant, half bon vivant. And he was every bit the scholar and proliferate author of nearly two dozen nonfiction books and another six highly popular novels.  First on

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Holy Terror series: Antiochus of Commagene Horoscope of the Lion

December 14, 2015: Everyone, the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah (Hanukkah) ended this evening at sundown. The holiday actually ties into this special feature written by Thomas Gazis of Greece. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thomas, thank you again for honoring the site with your appearance and this wonderful article

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