midwiferie working document

Sources on Midwiferie: Flügge, Sibylla (1998). Hebammen und heilkundige Frauen: Recht und Rechtswirklichkeit im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt: Strömfeld Verlag. Giladi, Avner (2010). "Liminal Craft, Exceptional Law: Preliminary Notes on Midwives in Medieval Islamic Writings". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 42 (2): 185–202. doi:10.1017/s0020743810000012. Green, Monica (1989). "Women's Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe". Signs. 14 (2): 434–473. doi:10.1086/494516. Green, … Continue reading midwiferie working document


The blurred line between Magick and Medicine

A Satorarepo charm from a fifteenth century medical amulet- bottom row, left of center.  The text in the circle surrounding the square reads: "Show this figure to a woman giving birth and she will be delivered." ("Hanc figuram mostra mulierem in partu et peperit") Reproduced from Alphonse Aymar, Contributions a l'etude du Folklore de la … Continue reading The blurred line between Magick and Medicine

OB/GYN from the Trotula

Source: The English Translation by Monica Green Trotula : a timeline (simplified) 1070-1080 Constantine translates Viaticum 1100s  Trota authors Practical Medicine According to Trota, Treatments for Women (De Curis Mulierum), Conditions of Women (Liber de Sinthomatibuis Mulierum), and Women's Cosmetics (De Ornatu Mulierum); contributing author of the Salernitan compendium On the Treatment of Illness 1187+ … Continue reading OB/GYN from the Trotula

Dirty Harlot (a collection of prostitution as it relates to my persona)

Please note: This page currently exists as a working document and is not formatted nor complete.  As this page grows and evolves, it will come to more closely resemble something useable and presentable.   Depictions of Sex Workers in Medieval Art: Painted Mural, The Ignominious Stripe: three young women condemned to prostitution, saved by Saint Nicholas, … Continue reading Dirty Harlot (a collection of prostitution as it relates to my persona)

Class Notes: Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer (KWDMS)

Disclaimer: Eastern Dance, as the sources exist today, is left open to broad interpretation based on artwork from the period.  Short of something akin to Playford's 1651 The English Dance Master, we are left with snapshots in time to interpret a moving, ethereal, and DYNAMIC performance medium.  It is because of this lack of notes … Continue reading Class Notes: Be Dynamic! A Hafla Primer (KWDMS)

Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources

Period Sources on Witchcraft, Demonology, and the Occult This is when I wish I could read Latin..... (1599-1600) Magicarum Disquisitionum (in three tomes) by del Rio Available here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1600-WITCHCRAFT-Witch-HUNTING-Occult-VELLUM-Manual-MAGIC-Demonology-EXORCISM-/172694273815?hash=item2835617f17:g:hn4AAOSwuLZY0ORu Martin del Rio from Wikipedia:  Martinus Antonius Delrio, Martín Antonio del Río, or Martin Antoine del Rio (17 May 1551, Antwerp – 19 October 1608, Leuven) … Continue reading Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources

Stierbach Baronial Birthday and Investiture (June 2017)

Peer Review: Bring your work in progress, your “thesis” project that keeps growing, that project that has you stuck. Receive feedback like that which you’d receive in a competition, but here, everyone is a winner! Tokens are encouraged. Feedback forms will be provided, but please bring a notebook to accompany your submission. Draft documentation strongly … Continue reading Stierbach Baronial Birthday and Investiture (June 2017)

Culture Exchange and Trade Research Document

http://www.muslimheritage.com/article/viking-and-muslim-world A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim World by: Cem Nizamoglu and Sairah Yassir-Deane   Abstract: Dating back to March 2015, news regarding the discovery of a ring found on a Viking woman in an ancient burial ground with the inscription 'For/To Allah' erupted in mainstream media. The mystery surrounding how … Continue reading Culture Exchange and Trade Research Document