Celebrating the End of Summer and Keeping the Old Gods Alive

Before launching into a long (and possibly boring if it’s not your thing) philosophical monologue I’ll start with the interesting bit, i.e. Halloween celebrations. Tomorrow night I’ll be celebrating in a most traditional, pagan fashion around a bonfire in the big field behind Vauxhall station. It looks absolutely amazing and it’s all free! To the … More Celebrating the End of Summer and Keeping the Old Gods Alive

When the veil lifts between the dead and the living

If you’re wondering why my posts have been so morbid lately, the short explanation is that I’m working on a BA dissertation on Gothic fiction and the grotesque and the abject are on top of my mind as a result of academic specialisation. There is also a longer, more thorough explanation that I should probably … More When the veil lifts between the dead and the living