Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It seems that there are a variety of books, blogs, and even websites dedicated to the various subjects on my list to write about. Scattered across the information highway like litter; neither cohesive nor easy to research. I've tried and found myself spending countless hours searching through various online engines and printed materials in hope of gaining a broader knowledge base.
This was chiefly derived from my own fascination with the Victorian culture beyond the fashion, science, inventions and literature. All wonderful venues of our ancestors, those who came before us at the height of a new century on the horizon. My admiration comes partly from the romanticized ideals of the time, life in what seems to be simplicity yet in its depths far out weighs our own in so many ways, or perhaps the fact that my own generation and those of my time have welcomed in a new century as well.
Since childhood I have been drawn to the Victorian era, my initial exposure at the age of 6 was a hard back copy of Jules Verne's 'A Journey to the Center of the Earth'. It opened my eyes to whole new world, I was hooked. Soon followed more wonderous tales by H.G. Wells, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among many other fantastic writers. Cinema furthered my love as I became more entranced into my escape from a harsh and at times abusive childhood.
Despite the rigorous Christian upbringing, I was fascinated by many occult subjects. Vampires, Werewolves, paranormal and even superstitions, all fueled my hunger to know more. As I grew older I finally delved headlong into research to fully understand the myths and beliefs that captivated the Victorians. Now I share all that I have and shall discover on this blog with you.