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Entries from August 2005

God Gave Jews the Promised Land

August 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on God Gave Jews the Promised Land · history, intentional communities

Mom asked me about this, and I rarely need much incentive to rant uncontrollably about the Zionist conspiracy. Heh, heh. “Where does it explain,” she asked, looking at my newest historical atlas, “why the Jews think God gave them that land?” I couldn’t break it down into a ten-second answer, so I think I changed […]

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Meditation Class

August 19th, 2005 · Comments Off on Meditation Class · Illuminations, metaphysics

Meditation is a natural state of mind that we unconsciously achieve many times each day. The practice of meditation consists of the exercise of deliberately inducing this state of mind in order to gain the benefits of a mind at rest. Cultures and religions around the world revere meditation as the keystone of spiritual practice. […]

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