Guest Article: London: A Legacy – A Maiden London Walking Tour (abridged)

I am thrilled to say that I can present something very special today: a Maiden themed self-guided city walk through London! This is an abridged version; to access the full version (for free), please visit London Beyond Time and Place. As mentioned before, I have teamed up with Philipp Röttgers of London Beyond Time and … Continue reading Guest Article: London: A Legacy – A Maiden London Walking Tour (abridged)

Medieval History: Mysticism, Gnosticism, and the Siege of a Castle Atop a Mountain in Southern France

“Montségur” (Dance of Death, 2003) is not only based on a historical event, namely the siege of a castle in France of the same name followed by a massacre, but also the myths surrounding it. As I will show, it is as well deeply rooted in the belief system of the Cathars, the owners of … Continue reading Medieval History: Mysticism, Gnosticism, and the Siege of a Castle Atop a Mountain in Southern France

Guest Article: The Ides of Icarus and Alexander: Iron Maiden & Greco-Roman Antiquity

I am very happy to say that Dr. Jeremy J. Swist of Brandeis University has kindly contributed to this blog. Not only is he literate in Latin and Ancient Greek, as he teaches both languages as a lecturer at university, he is also an expert in the reception of antiquity in heavy metal. His research … Continue reading Guest Article: The Ides of Icarus and Alexander: Iron Maiden & Greco-Roman Antiquity