Apologies for skipping a couple days this week, but between huge health setbacks and mold remediation in the SWS house, things are a bit hectic.
Archive for undead
I rarely post so many excerpts from an article, but this is just too great.
Gankhüügiin Pürevbat, the founder of the Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art at Ulan Bator Buddhist University, told the Siberian Times, a news website: “The lama is sitting in the lotus position vajra, the left hand is opened, and the right hand symbolises of the preaching Sutra.
“This is a sign that the lama is not dead, but is in a very deep meditation according to the ancient tradition of Buddhist lamas”. Some experts on Buddhism said the monk could be in “tukdam”, a kind of deep meditative state that crosses over between life and death.
Dr Barry Kerzin, a monk and a physician to the Dalai Lama, told the website: “If the person is able to remain in this state for more than three weeks – which rarely happens – his body gradually shrinks, and in the end all that remains from the person is his hair, nails, and clothes.”
Local media said a 45-old-man had been arrested because the monk’s body had been stolen from a cave with the intention of selling it off. It was unclear in what circumstances it was originally found.
The mummified monk is generally thought to have died in the 19th century. His identity is unknown.
Long Forgotten, a one stop shop for the Internet’s most interesting and thorough Haunted Mansion history, recently announced the return of the beloved Hatbox Ghost.
It would have been amazing if they used actual props to create the face, as opposed to computer graphics…but they did stay pretty faithful to the original character (isn’t this one of the best ghosts ever?).
See more info and bonus facts on Long Forgotten.
And Everything Else Too posted a bizarre nursery rhyme that, if not the easiest to say, is most certainly memorable. I adore the accompanying illustration.
Whew…say that one three times fast.
Over the weekend I received the most amazing book as a gift. I think it’s safe to say to any readers of this blog…RUN, don’t walk, to procure this incredible edition.
If you’re not familiar with diableries, have a look at the book description:
In France, around 1860, from the loins of a traditional national fascination with all things diabolical, was born a new sensation – a series of visionary dioramas depicting life in a strange parallel universe called ENFER – Hell – communicated to an eager audience by means of stereoscopic cards, to be viewed in the stereoscopes which had already become popular in the 1850s.
This 3-D phenomenon, which fascinated a nation for 40 years, is now yours to share. This book, the fruit of half a lifetime’s study by three impassioned authors, brings every one of the published Diableries into the 21st century for the very first time. Some of them are so rare that at the time of writing there is no known complete collection of the originals of these masterpieces.
The book comes with a viewer called The Owl (invented by Queen guitarist Brian May. Who knew?), and every time I glimpsed an image through it, I gasped. These dioramas, in remarkable 3D, are truly a sight to behold. There are endless details to drink in; incredibly entertaining and well crafted. There is also a great deal of interesting supplementary information to read.
Thank you, my dear GD, for bringing these wondrous displays into my life!
I’m keeping the vintage theme going today with an amazing series of screenshots put together by My Monster Memories.
I might make a lot of enemies by saying this, but I’m rather tired of zombies (I even stopped watching The Walking Dead!). However, the original Night of the Living Dead is a classic film. Barbara certainly has her melodramatic moments, and the following images display a single brief emotional meltdown (as she recounts how she and her brother were attacked by zombies).
Excellent job, My Monster Memories!