What is Tamson House???
"...the house has proved to be a haven for certain individuals who might be
considered "outsiders" to normal society. It has been home not only to an
impressive array of poets, artists, musicians, scholars and writers, but also
to those not traditionally considered to be involved in the arts, but who still
communicate in terms not readily accepted as the norm. So circus performers
have lived there, side by side with those involved in occult studies; it has
been home to strippers and Bible students, martial arts sensei and chefs,
gardeners and hedgerow philosophers; it has been a waystop for travelers
from many lands as well as backpackers and hikers from closer to home"
-Spiritwalk Charles de Lint
Tamson House is many things to many people. In it's original form, it is a
fictional house comprised of an entire city block in Ottowa, Cananda. It is
the creation of the imagination of Charles de Lint,
described and inhabited
in the books Moonheart and Spiritwalk. It is also the name of
an on-line community that exists in the format of a mailing list. But it is
no mere email list. Charles de Lint's descriptions of the House apply perfectly
to the list. The funny thing is that no one set out to re-create the spirit
and atmosphere of the literary Tamson House. It just kinda happened that way.
Since the second Tamson House is email-based, there is also a huge Web presence,
tho there isn't really a definitive official website. Here are a bunch of Tamson House Related
TH List-Related pages
- The Tamson House Library
(As close as it gets to an "official" Tamson House webpage. Here's where all the FAQ's and info lives.
- Tamson House Wish List Books, tunes, trade bait!
- Writing Circle An interesting experiment in motivation to write
- Tamson House Ethnography (housed on Galdrin's TH Library page)
- Charles de Lint's personal homepage Yes, written & maintained by the man himself.
Housemates' Personal Pages
- Yasha's Arcanum - Cat DeBartolo
- A Chaos of Deep Passion - Nicole Denae Stolpa
- The Falcons Nest
- Lee Standish's Home Page
- chris simmons' page
- jane dryden's page
- Ari Faerie's site :)
- Leslie Michael Orchard's amazing site
- John Adcox's cool stuff
- Mimi Bailey's page
- Galdrin's personal pages
- Jayme Blashke's pages
- Robin Brenner's pages
- Lisa 'crow's pages
- Beth Connell's page
- Tammy Dotts
- Sol Foster's page
- Morgan Foxwood's page
- Adam's page
- Chuck's page
- Wendy Morena's "Leftover Magic" pages
- Danger Dean
- Crism gets a guest spot...
- Cory-Ellen's Scattercat Storyweaving
- Keely's Drool Drool celtic online store!
- Jade Falcon's Nest
- Rachael's picture pages
- Claris's pages
- Jen St. Claire
- Razorbabe Vallerie
- Laurie Thayer's Hall of the Fey Muse
Other Mostly Relevant Stuff & Random Webfinds posted to the TH list
- Rambles, a cultural arts review magazine
- Camlyn's Haven for Pagan Elders
- Folk Tales
- Cat Dictionary A-E
- The Dreaming: The Neil Gaiman Page
- Donna Tartt fanpage
- cool gypsy/belly dancing pages
- Big Cats Online
- Terri Windling's Endicott Studio
- celtic instruments & stuff sales, etc.
- cool art supplies site
- more art supplies-- an artists heaven
- the ever-so-yummy WinterSilks catalog
- gypsy/pre-raphaelite desktop themes, etc.
Does this stuff sound interesting? Wanna join this wonderful community of nutballs?
There's no membership fees, no obligations, no secret handshake...but be warned. You can check out, but you can never leave!