Monday, July 25, 2005

A Spirituality of Lycanthropy

A Spirituality of Lycanthropy
Robert Eisler believes that the adrenaline rush and high emotions of early human hunters after the kill, having lead to the kill in the first place and leading to acts of brutality or a bestial display of eating the still-warm raw flesh of the animal, and all of this as a cultural memory and an affinity displayed by certain individuals in society, may be behind the manifestations of this archetype (the werewolf life as a state of battle-frenzy is witnessed in the Germanic ulfedhnar warriors, and the Greek term lussa, “wolfish rage”).
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some of the earliest werewolves proper are the lycanthropes (an exact Greek translation of werewolf—with “werewolf” beign Anglo-Saxon in origin, meaning “man-wolf”)

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However, an ambivalence also exists about werewolves. A good number of wolves figure as destroyers, especially in Norse eschatological myths in which Fenris will devour Odin, and other wolves will eat the sun and moon.

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The name [BISCLAVERET] can be analyzed more literally as “short pants,” which though it seems to not make sense, in reality would have been the equivalence of total nakedness in terms of dress in the eyes of a medieval French nobleman (similarly, “berserkir” may not mean “bear-shirt” as much as it may mean “bare-shirt”). READ ALL OF THE PAGE

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Falk ambulance in Jutland failed

Welcome to the East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust website: "Ambulance response times in rural areas are making giant strides, thanks to the introduction of Community Paramedics (CP) and teams of trained medical responders.

In Needham Market, where paramedic Maggie Cook took up a new post as a CP last year, the ambulance service's response to life-threatening emergency calls has increased dramatically.

In the year ending March 2004, 50 per cent of patients with a potentially life-threatening condition received a response within eight minutes. But over the same period last year this had increased to 76.15 per cent.

Paul Henry, associate director of emergency services for the East Anglian Ambulance Service (EAAS), said the introduction of rural CPs was the most cost-effective way of improving response times outside of the urban centres. "


A danish heart patient died on the Kongevej because no street number was known to the caller using his mobile phone to summon help
Theopereator guessed at Kongevej 1 in fact the patient was 5 km away and the ambulance took 29 minutes to find him

Experienced taxi dispatchers us house number 999 to mean "unknown" and then in the field firmanavn name of company write a description
like on the corner of x and y streets
nor not number 999 but 21a when the latter house number is missing from the system.

I blame those responsible for staff training for that death

Politiken.dk - det levende net: "Politiet i Slagelse har givet et ældre ægtepar en undskyldning, fordi alarmcentralen i første omgang afviste at sende en ambulance til den ældre mand, der havde fået en blodprop.

Først da ægteparrets søn ringede til politiet og insisterede på, at der skulle sendes en ambulance, bad politiet Falck sende ambulancen.

Så er der vand i lagunen

Politiken.dk - det levende net: Den 200 mio. kr dyre strandpark på Amager er ved at være færdig. I dag blev der lukket vand ind i lagunen, men det frarådes dog at bade i lagunen den næste måneds tid.