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Religion and Deity

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on Religion and Deity · culture, metaphysics

I posted a link to my Facebook page, with a snarky heading and comment, and this drew some attention. Particularly, it drew me into a brief discussion with my friend, Litch. The link in question was to an essay about what Atheists get wrong about religion. I said: “This essay clearly breaks out the fundamental […]

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A Critic!

January 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on A Critic! · christianity, history, intentional communities, metaphysics

I recently received a comment to this site that I deleted, due to a fake email address. The comment was to my State Cult Hypothesis post from two years ago. The entire comment read as follows: ‚ÄúThis has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever read. I would like to leave a detailed […]

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Book Review — The 13th Apostle

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off on Book Review — The 13th Apostle · christianity, history, media, metaphysics

April D. DeConick, The Thirteenth Apostle. (c) 2007, Continuum. London, New York. This scholarly translation of the recently discovered Gospel of Judas attempts to address some inaccuracies and misrepresentations made in the original translation. DeConick’s translation work began the day the plates from the National Geographic scholars had been released. Reading from the original Coptic, […]

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Equilibrium

June 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Equilibrium · metaphysics, ritual

I have been dwelling further on Venus, the planet specifically, in its passage from Morning Star to Evening Star. I sense a deep pattern here, and placing myself within it may be the best way to quickly understand it. On Sunday, June 8th, Venus-Solar conjunction will occur. There are three significant points to make about […]

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The Quick & the Dead

May 29th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Quick & the Dead · metaphysics, ritual

The nature of death is tied to the structure of life: two concepts with which modern science continues to struggle. While we know ourselves to be alive and know that those who are dead are lost to us, we also know our knowledge is incomplete, if not suspect. I have had the opportunity on a […]

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Om [Aha!]

April 16th, 2006 · Comments Off on Om [Aha!] · metaphysics, ritual

i. Magic is the art of transforming imagination into reality. [Hail Hekate!] ii. The axis of manifestation begins with imagination and it ends with reality. Simple rules dictate how objects, relationships, and events are manipulated across this axis into reality from the imagination. Most of these rules are institutionalized, in one form or another, into […]

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The Soul Loss Theory of Death

March 11th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Soul Loss Theory of Death · christianity, history, metaphysics

One of the books that lent me is a look at the Old Testament from the perspective of Cultural Anthropology. The title even states the same in fewer words. Within this text we are told that the miraculous revivals of the dead performed by Elijah and Elisha only make sense from the perspective of “the […]

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Illumination Spotlight: Psychic Arts

November 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Illumination Spotlight: Psychic Arts · Illuminations, metaphysics, ritual

Human mental and sensory facilities are rarely developed to their natural limits of complexity and depth. People today normally use only a small percentage of their total mental capacity: often only in a simple, blunt way; all but isolated from their own perceptions. While we may flatter ourselves that we are the apex of human […]

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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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Hammer out the Love

February 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Hammer out the Love · metaphysics, ritual

1. I have a hammer. It is not an unique or expensive tool, yet I use my hammer proudly. 2. I am skilled with my hammer. I strive to practice with my hammer daily. It is only through practice that I can provide my greatest skill. 3. I know the truth of the hammer. With […]

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