What is an e-mail list? Essentially it is a mail-multiplier. You send a message to a central site (in this case egroups.com, which is home to hundredss of e-mail lists) and your message is duplicated and sent to every subscribed member of the list (including yourself). You don't need to go into usenet to read the messages -- they are delivered to you with your e-mail.
E-mail lists (sometimes called e-lists) can be managed manually by a human being, but they are usually managed by a software program that allows them to function automatically. The program resides at its own e-mail address (not the list's address) and because it is a robot (or "mail daemon"), it can only operate when given precise commands which it can "read" and act upon. Various brands of mail daemon software use different commands, so when you subscribe to e-lists, it's a good idea to copy and save the list of commands each one uses, so that you can stop the flow of e-mail messages if you are going away on vacation or lose interest in the discussion.
The e-lists at egroups.com are managed by a web-based software program, and as is customary with such programs, they contain a web interface that alows you to subscribe and unsubscribe. The interface also permits you to select the form in which you wish to receive messages from the sacredlandscapelist -- either as single pieces of e-mail, as a daily summary of subject lines, as a full-text daily digest, or via a link to the world wide web. In order to subscribe (or unsubscribe), you have to address yourself to egroups, not to the list itself. Here is the necessary link.
Fill in your address and click on the "join group" button. When you get to the egroups welcome page, complete your registration and choose your preferred form for receiving messages. It's that simple!
If you have trouble with any of this, contact the human administrator for the sacredlandscapelist. His name is Barry Carroll and he can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sacredlandscapelist is a public forum for sharing ideas, research
and resources on a broad range of topics that fall under the heading of
"interdisciplinary studies." Discussions comprise a lively interplay
between students, scholars, and serious amateur students of mathematics,
geometry, art history, comparative religion, astronomy, archaeology, and
social history in the following subject areas:
The above subject list is by no means exhaustive, and we often wander into only vaguely related areas that we hope will throw light on our interests. However, despite the metaphysical, cosmological, and mystical underpinning beneath much of what is known as sacred geometry and sacred site architecture, we do have a special focus on how scientific understanding, as well as religious belief, informs our research into "sacred spaces," in both historical and contemporary contexts.
The tone of discussion on this e-list is informal and unmoderated. However, list members in general approach their subjects with an objective and scholarly attitude. The sacred landscape list accepts and acknowledges the value of subjective insights regarding some of these topics but also urges participants not to let mystical excess overwhelm their contributions to the list.
Common courtesy should prevail in all exchanges on this list, especially during disagreements. The list manager will intervene only if disagreements become excessively heated or sink to personal attack. Members should bring any inappropriate behavior that cannot be remedied by consensus to the attention of the list manager, Barrance C. Lespine, at his private e-mail address: email@example.com
Because the sacred landscape list is a public forum, open to anyone, any messages posted to it may be cross-posted or re-posted into (and out of) usenet newsgroups. Furthermore, in addition to the short-term posting archive that is maintained by our host organization, egroups, posts of substantive quality may be archived for future reading at the web-based Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive -- where most of them will be found under the general heading "interdisciplinary studies."
See you in..."the sacred landscape"
SEARCH THIS SITE: a local search engine and a named link to each Lucky Mojo page
Lucky Mojo Site Map: a descriptive entry-level index to the whole Lucky Mojo pile
Lucky W Amulet Archive Home Page: an online museum of folk-magic charms
Sacred Sex Home Page: essays on tantra yoga, karezza, sex magic, and sex worship
The Sacred Landscape Home Page: essays on archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry
Freemasonry for Women Home Page: a history of mixed-gender Freemasonic lodges
The Lucky Mojo Curio Co.: manufacturers of spiritual supplies for hoodoo and conjure
The Comics Warehouse: a source for back-issues of comic books and trading cards
catherine yronwode, the eclectic and eccentric author of all the above web pages
nagasiva yronwode: tyaginator, nigris (333), nocTifer, lorax666, boboroshi, !
The Lucky Mojo Esoteric Archive: captured internet files on occult and spiritual topics
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