A Ganglion Gone Awry

A Ganglion Gone Awry A confession is a statement – made by a person acknowledging some personal fact that the person would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden. Wikipedia   Research When visiting Belgium in 2019, I was guided around Tourinnes-la-Grosse by my friends Bart, Sofie and Frederic. We made a stop at the church of…

Assorted Agues and Afflictions

Assorted Agues and Afflictions Psychoanalysis is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related to the study of the unconcious mind, which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders. The discipline was established in the early 1890s by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud. Wikipedia   Wetplate by Julie Loen Ague a fit of fever…

’ tis the Wind and Nothing More

’ tis the Wind and Nothing More   A demon is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythologi and folklore. Wikipedia   The Demon I created the Demon many years ago. I wanted to build something special for him, but wasn’t sure exactly what. I let this creature rest…

All over bouquets of roses, O death!

All over bouquets of roses, O death! Post-mortem photography (also known as memorial portraiture or a mourning portrait) is the practice of photographing the recently deceased. Various cultures use and have used this practice, though the best-studied area of post-mortem photography is that of Europe and America. Wikipedia     Wetplate by Julie Loen  …

If you could see me now

If you could see me now “One of the main reasons why poisoning became such a common means of murder in the Victorian era was, quite simply, ease of access…” From Arsenic, Cyanide and Strychnine – The Golden Age of Victorian Poisoners, British Library: https://blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2014/09/arsenic-cyanide-and-strychnine-the-golden-age-of-victorian-poisoners.html Handtinted wetplate by Julie Loen. The Bad Mice… My favorite…

I think we have everything under control

I think we have everything under control Female hysteria was once a common medical diagnosis for women. It is no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for hundreds of years in Western Europe. In Western medicine hysteria was considered both common and chronic among women Wikipedia…