The economist brings us another article of interest to fans of Tim Powers. This one concerns local beliefs in the Jinn among the people of Somalia and Afghanistan.
THERE is a cleft in a stone hill outside Qardho, in northern Somalia, which even the hardest gunmen and frankincense merchants avoid. In the cool dark, out of the bleached sunshine, there is a pit, a kind of Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole, which is said to swirl down into the world of jinn. Locals say jinn—genies, that is—fade in and out above the pit. Sometimes they shift into forms of ostriches and run out over the desert scrub.
USA Vermont Morrisville, 24 March 2013
Here is a clipping from the San Francisco Examiner of 17 April, 1979. It mentions RuneQuest, Greg Stafford, and Chaosium. Click here ...
WW1 Pin - Shipyard Volunteer Pin Stuff I Collect - Militaria Labelled "Shipyard Volunteer". Reverse: "Whitehead &...
Done by my co-workers a few years back, because of my then habit of having an egg, carrots, and chicken for lunch every day.