Saturday, 11 April 2009

yet more wonderful words..

This book is really challenging me!

Grimmerie: The Grimmerie (a variation on the words'Grimoire' and 'gramarye') is a fictional book of spells in Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Grimoire: A grimoire (pronounced /grɪˈmwɑr/) is a textbook of magic. Books of this genre, typically giving instructions for invoking angels or demons, performing divination and gaining magical powers, have circulated throughout Europe since the Middle Ages

numinous: A word first coined by a German theologian, Rudolf Otto in his work "The Idea of the Holy". It describes that sense of awe-inspiring wonder, which one might feel in certain places or situations where one senses the presence of God or spiritual beings - the sense of 'other-ness' about the situation.

1 comment:

Alan said...

Grimoire I know - too much Dungeons & Dragons in the olde days...

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