I'm just curious: where did the neopagan "triple moon
" symbol come from? I have yet to find an origin for it after much googling and peering into reference books.
posted by Nyx
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I've noticed some recurrent patterns in music videos (use of numbers, colors, etc.) that have piqued my interest. I'm wondering if any industry insiders can shed any light or if anyone has explored this concept academically or otherwise. [more inside]
posted by xenophile
on Feb 27, 2013 -
What is the relationship between the ritual and the algorithm? Are all rituals algorithmic? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 17, 2012 -
This is a slightly strange one, so bear with me if you will!
I have been building a rubber-band ball ever since I read the Warren Buffett biography "Snowball". I wanted something in my office that symbolized the snowball idea -- little achievements that gradually grow into something big -- and that I had made myself. It is growing pretty big right now.
It occurred to me the other day that a successful strategy requires a dual approach. So now I am thinking that slow and steady is only half the picture. The other half is impulse, intuition, go-with-your-gut and, as my handle indicates, seat-of-my-pants!
My question: What can I put in my office that symbolizes this spontaneous trait. The ying to the yang of snowball. The quantum-leap approach, if you will!
I want to have something that is either interactive or made by myself so that it is not just an inanimate glump sitting on a shelf.
Thank you for indulging me and I look forward to your insights.
posted by seatofmypants
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Please help me identify this plant, or what is the meaning behind my potential tattoo? (yes, these two are the same question) [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on May 18, 2011 -
I was a guest in a house where a feather or a few feathers were hung above the doors. [more inside]
posted by justlisa
on Apr 10, 2011 -
What on Earth is going on with this video
of a woman on a pink bed in her jammies making creepy symbols and signs?
posted by ~Sushma~
on Mar 13, 2011 -
I'm making a website about sticking to personal resolutions (i.e. exercising every day) and I'm trying to come up with a mascot/logo that represents "tenacity". Help me think of animals or objects that are associated with sticktoitiveness!
posted by the jam
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I want to do something similar to this London artist's idea...but when I think about it I quickly get mired in the logistics. Can you help me decide if I could do something like this that would be environmentally correct plus not cost me money personally? "Art bin" [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow
on Feb 5, 2010 -
What's the current state of thought regarding symbolism within psychological analysis (ie Freud and Jung)? I have only a slight knowledge of psychology, but I understand that both Freud and Jung have been widely discredited. Has there been any advances in symbolistic psychology since Freud and Jung's time? Is it still considered a valid tool with which to analyse the human mind and, in a wider context, the workings of the world? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon
on Sep 2, 2008 -
A friend of mine has just returned from Mongolia and was describing roving mad-max style gangs of men using Nazi symbols, with apparently limited understanding of their meaning in the west. Where can I read more about Mongolian Nazis? Is this really prevalent? How did they come to hear about Nazis in the first place? Do they get along with western neo-nazis (despite being ethnically Mongolian)? [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Aug 16, 2008 -
Did anybody else notice all of the Stars of David in the movie the Mothman Prophecy? If so, what did you think it meant? [more inside]
posted by Raichle
on Jun 14, 2008 -
Whenever I dream, stairwells, elevators, and large buildings with multiple levels always figure prominently. There'd be nothing strange about this except a) my daily life does not involve stairwells, large buildings, or elevators in any way, and b) they're in absolutely every dream I have -- no exceptions. This has been going on for at least a year, possibly longer. What could be possibly be causing this?
posted by coizero
on May 23, 2008 -
How common is it for couples to get married without an expensive engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by mpls2
on Nov 19, 2007 -
Mythology (?) question: I'm looking for a story or creature that must destroy or consume itself in order to either become stronger or to reveal its true form/essence. [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty
on Jun 28, 2007 -
Can anyone identify either the name, or the purpose of a piece of headwear in this pastel by symbolist artist Lucien Levy Dhurmer? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings
on Feb 26, 2005 -
What's the story behind rolling one leg of sweatpants/warm-up pants up? Is it just fashion, or does it signify something? [more inside]
posted by me3dia
on Jan 6, 2004 -