Creed of Iron - Wotansvolk Wisdom by Ron McVan

By Ron McVan

The 14 observe Press crew brings dynamic Wotanist paintings, historical past and notion to Wotansvolk around the world. This collaboration deals a wealth of accrued gnostic teachings, religious concentration and ancestral delight, a folkish course for at the present time and destiny generations. The consummate advisor booklet for the Euro-ethnic pagan.

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In 1984 I returned to BYU as chair of the English department, a position I held until 1991. Many of my colleagues supported this appointment because they had come to believe that a folklorist actually had something to offer the department. As chair, I worked hard to hire new faculty trained in contemporary literary theory and especially to establish a strong emphasis on cultural studies. I also worked hard to support the legitimate research efforts of department members in all areas of our discipline, not just in those related directly to folklore.

The 1999 Mormon Arts Festival—also a very good program featuring firstrate artists—received financial support from the Mormon Arts Foundation and the BYU College of Fine Arts, but none from the Utah Arts Council. I suspect, though I do not know, that Mormon Arts Festival directors did not even ask for Utah Arts Council money because they assumed they would not get any. Again the problem has been lack of consistency. The Utah Arts Council can give money to religious groups, so it has been argued, not to promote any particular religion, but to support artistic components of religious programming.

We must understand that art includes the expressive behaviors of ordinary people, like my railroader relatives, as they respond creatively to the circumstances of everyday life. If we will look, we will find art all around us—in the things we make with our words (songs, stories, rhymes, proverbs), with our hands (quilts, knitting, rawhide braiding, piecrust designs, dinner-table arrangements, garden layouts), and with our actions (birthday and holiday celebrations, worship practices, playtime activities, work practices).

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