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Heracles, Alcestis, and the Determined Human Heart’s Heroic and Relentless Path Through This World

Below is a fourth century Roman catacomb image of two courageous people who followed their hearts right into the very jaws of death: Heracles and Alcestis. The basic story from Greek mythology (and which Euripides made into a play) goes like this: … Continue reading

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Mental Health Break: Viva Viagra with Naughty Nudie Graces!

I think that Camille Paglia would like this Lucas Cranach painting—with its sheeny, armored Apollonian males and naughty nudie graces. These two males have paused, dangerously, in the pagan wilderness, and like Mars, are about to be relieved of their clothes … Continue reading

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