Natural Childbirth Options
Many women died in childbirth, leaving a widower with several young children and perhaps a tiny infant to raise. He was eager to marry again, if only to have help with the children and sometimes married a sister of his dead wife. Aunt Rachel became a stepmother to her nieces and nephews.
Returning to the upper room we recall that the words of Mary allowed for the water which announced both the birth and the divinity of her son it also became the wine that was to become His blood. This in turn gave birth to the Church, which we are to understand as the body of Christ. In the upper room on Holy Thursday Christ, it seems, offered to those gathered His body and blood. They were allowed to partake of it, consume-and-be-consumed by it, for they would become that body. Yet on Holy Thursday Christ had not yet gone to the Cross. Nevertheless, we have what appears to be the first Eucharist. What can this mean for us How are we to see such an event How do we speak, and how can we do that which has not 'literally' been done Before endeavouring to answer such questions let us recall the question of divine ideas, and our participation in the Word, before we are, and as we are, in terms of Incarnation, Crucifixion, and the Eucharist. Furthermore, we must not forget the 'liturgy' of...
Zeus is Soul.5 The myth encapsulates, in Plotinus' rather sanitised version, the movement of emanation, which arises contra the Gnostics by way of contemplation, and not discursive and agonistic activity. The One produces Kronos without need, but instead out of a plenitude which overflows. This mode of 'making' is external to the progenitor. When Kronos in turn gives birth to a 'beautiful progeny' he does so within himself, but for Plotinus this is not, as for Hesiod, a result of hate. For Kronos is said to love and adore his sons. Indeed, it is this love which causes Kronos to swallow them - thought remains inside the mind. But one 'stands apart' this is Zeus (Soul). And it is this standing forth which makes manifest the external world. Furthermore, this last child, who brings about the corporeal world, imitates his grandfather (Ouranos) since his generation is apparently external. For Plotinus the One would flow forever were it not for the castration carried out by Kronos. This...
What kind of people might find their way into a workhouse The Act stipulated that relief was to be given to such persons as the old, infirm, blind, those who had fallen on hard times or who were unable to work for whatever reason (some of these may have been seasonal agricultural workers). Single mothers were sent to the workhouse to give birth as a matter of course by the parish. Victorian literature is
Millie Curtis - her mother did the washing over an old furnace. Alvina Irwin - on being invited to play tennis at her new school. Tom Lock - he worked for the tanneries, and sold cider. Leslie Norman - recalls his family, and his first pair of britches. Hilda Parham - on giving birth at home. Bill Partridge - reflects on Luscombe Church Fred Radley - he'd watch the workers coming home in West of England sacks to keep dry. Mary Schofield - about her friendship with Alfred Munnings.
Pregnancy And Childbirth
If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?