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Me doing some weird research

I am glad to see myself digging deep into the red clay for this stuff.  I am reminded of the Gnostic sect I described in Daemonomania.



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Jun. 8th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
This googleganger really does sound like you:
"Crowley explains the lull between books on the tight-lipped community and his inherent drive to leave no reference unturned. It took years, Crowley said, to gain the trust and travel to meet with various church members and leaders in Indiana, Texas and Tennessee."

Jun. 8th, 2011 10:29 am (UTC)
Googleganger! Best new word of the month.
Jun. 8th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Wish I could claim credit for it, but it came to me out of the Cloud. (not the universe of nineweaving but somewhere in cyberspace.
Jun. 8th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
In the long dry spell (for us readers) that came between when I first met your work in about '95 and Daemonomania, when I would grab for anything find by you that I could find, that John Crowley was a constant presence, along with a couple of others, as a hit on search engine queries.
It feels so strange to remember how not so long ago one would look for signs of new interesting books by reading review sections and thoroughly inspecting the stock of bookstores -- used and new books. Then those years in between, when it felt like if the internet had opened new routes into the wilderness of never-before-heard-of-and-never-read-by-anyone books. And nowadays, a time when you buy a book for your daughter to give as a birthday gift to her friend and you are immediately barraged with unrequested recommendations for further teen angst vampire whatevers.
Jun. 8th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Mind some pedantry? While this Georgia native appreciates the red clay reference, it's not quite accurate in this case. Valdosta is deep in the coastal plain, hard by Florida. The soil there is all sand and marsh mud. Red clay's mainly a feature of the northern part of the state.
Jun. 8th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Do I mind pedantry? I do not mind pedantry. I rejoice in pedantry. Thanks for the note.
Jun. 8th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
And even though Two Seed in the Spirit Baptists have long been a standard joking reference in Southern newspaper columns, this is the first time I have encountered a scholarly source for them. Once again, you are finding more joculum topics in my own regional bailiwick than I am, perhaps because I am always looking at the other side of the world and trying to pretend I am not here.

"Indiana, Texas and Tennessee"?
Jun. 14th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
These coincidences suggest that in a variant enfoldment of space-time we are actually living next door to one another in a Georgia of the mind (not however in a "Georgia on my mind," which would be creepily intimate.) And peaches are my favorite fruit!
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