Recorded and released on Laylat al-Qadr, or the Islamic ‘Night of Power,’ Dr. Amina Inloes joins us to discuss her newest book, completed on behalf of the late Eva-Maria von Kemnitz, on the multivalent yet mostly apotropaic symbol of the khamsa or the ‘Hand of Fatima.’ Found in the night sky as the constellation known as Cassiopeia, we also muse on star lore and various connections between this symbol and similar myth themes, archetypes, and cultural manifestations.
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Book will be published by Brill (brill.com)
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