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My name is DR. JANE SUSANNA ENNIS


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Here you will find some biographical information about me


I was born in London in 1950. I still live there, but I spent six years at Leeds University.
I am fortunate enough to live near Hampstead Heath. Here is a Spring scene from the Heath to delight your eyes!


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My greatest love in life is OPERA.

I have started to rebuild my Opera page - please visit it! Perhaps you might also like to sign the guest book.


And you can now see my Wagner page, and (the most recent addition) my Edinburgh Festival 1998 diary.
Unfortunately,these vanished from cyberspace a year ago due to an inexplicable (and non-operatic!) phenomenon! (Otherwise known as idiots at Geocities!) I have now reconstructed them.

I wrote my Ph.D on Wagner in the German Department at the University of Leeds.
Click on the image below to link to the University's Home Page

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The title of my thesis was "A Comparison of Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and William Morris's "Sigurd the Volsung"
Chapter 2 of this thesis can be read by visiting Wagner's Sources


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Before this, I did two degrees at Birkbeck College, University of London.
  • M.A. MEDIEVAL STUDIES
  • B.A. GERMAN
    Click on the image below to visit the Home Page of the College.
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    Some of the groups to which I belong refer to my interest in
    WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY
    I have found these WebSites particularly helpful in pursuing my interest. Yes, the list is rather eclectic - or ecumenical! - but that is the point. And, since it is an INTEREST and not a positive committment, this section starts with a link to the
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    (I did just say it was eclectic.....!!! What I really believe in, more than any one religion, is RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE.)



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    JEWISH WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY-
    a feminist approach

    Unfortunately, the owner of this site closed it in 2004. -
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    However, I have found another Jewish women's list


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    Click HERE to see the lovely cards and gifts I received from my friends at Harmony of Souls for my birthday (July 24th).




    Having come this far, it will probably not surprise you to discover that I am a vegetarian! Unfortunately, the page with my favourite recipes was also deleted, and not all the lentils in the world could save it......

    HOWEVER, I have finally started a new one!! Click HERE to see it.

    I love to relax by doing YOGA, or alternatively (the pun is intentional - sorry!) relaxing in a lavender-scented bath, inhaling the aroma of lavender-scented candles!


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    I recently found this website devoted to the practice of TORAH YOGA, a linking between Jewish spirituality and Yoga disciplines.


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    You are a Sceptic.Philosophical skepticism originated in ancient
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    was Pyrrho of Elis (c. 360-275 B.C.), who
    travelled and studied as far as India, and
    propounded the adoption of 'practical'
    skepticism. Subsequently, in the 'New Academy'
    Arcesilaos (c. 315-241 B.C.) and Carneades (c.
    213-129 B.C.) developed more theoretical
    perspectives, whereby conceptions of absolute
    truth and falsity were refuted. Carneades
    criticised the views of the Dogmatists,
    especially supporters of Stoicism, asserting
    that absolute certainty of knowledge is
    impossible. Sextus Empiricus (c. A.D. 200), the
    main authority for Greek skepticism, developed
    the position further, incorporating aspects of
    empiricism into the basis for asserting
    knowledge.Greek skeptics criticised the Stoics, accusing them
    of dogmatism. For the skeptics, the logical
    mode of argument was untenable, as it relied on
    propositions which could not be said to be
    either true or false without relying on further
    propositions. This was the argument of infinite
    regress, whereby every proposition must rely on
    other propositions in order to maintain its
    validity. In addition, the skeptics argued that
    two propositions could not rely on each other,
    as this would create a circular argument (as p
    implies q and q implies p). For the skeptics
    logic was thus an inadequate measure of truth
    which could create as many problems as it
    claimed to have solved. Truth was not, however,
    necessarily unobtainable, but rather an idea
    which did not yet exist in a pure form.
    Although skepticism was accused of denying the
    possibility of truth, in actual fact it appears
    to have mainly been a critical school which
    merely claimed that logicians had not
    discovered truth.

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    You are Water, cute and playful. What more is
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