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A Sprinkling of Science

Emma Gee

in Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190670481
eISBN:
9780190670511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670481.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how the journey-revelation paradigm we discern in afterlife texts manifests itself in Plato’s Phaedrus. The author argues for points of contact between the Phaedrus and the ... More


Katie, the Gold Leaf Lady

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter, which presents the case of the “gold leaf lady,” a Florida woman whose body would break out spontaneously and at close range in a golden foil that turned out to be brass, investigates ... More


Inner Purity and Pollution in the Beyond: The Evidence of the Gold Leaves (OF 488–491 (= Graf/Johnston nos. 5–7, 9))

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 12 focuses on the ‘Orphic’ gold tablets OF 488, 489, and 490, found in Thurii and dated to the beginning of the fourth century BC, and OF 491, found in Rome and dated to AD 260. In the first ... More


A Painted King

Glenn Wharton

in The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834951
eISBN:
9780824871260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834951.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter describes the monument of King Kamehameha—the chief celebrated for uniting the Hawaiian archipelago in the late eighteenth century and who later became Hawaii's first ... More


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