The Pokey Finger of God

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Jah Calling

July 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Jah Calling · christianity, history

At the root of Judaism is a written history of people to whom Yah has spoken. These people, we are told, had direct, immediate, and personal knowledge of God. They spoke with him. He answered. His words became the driving force for their actions. This is exactly the sort of individual congress with the divine […]

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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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New Time

May 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Time · ritual

My recent flirting with a regular weight-training regimen has begun to produce noticeable results, almost despite my inability to keep to a schedule. My body feels better and my yoga is better when I keep the discipline of practice. It reminds me of the benefits I would get with regular meditation practice. Again, discipline with […]

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Cultural Congruity

March 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Cultural Congruity · Uncategorized

Cultural congruity is a relative measure of the cultural distinctiveness between two organizations and /or individuals. Cultural congruity is noted by a person when another person or group makes them feel “at home”. Conversely, cultures are considered incongruous when the customs or habits of others are perceived as being very different. Cultural congruity is highly […]

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War on Christianity

March 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on War on Christianity · christianity, culture, history, media

There’s yet another war on. Sheesh. I just can’t keep up! It seems that that another poor, defenseless minority — white, Republican Protestants — are being singled out and attacked by wild nomadic packs of uncontrolled, raging homosexuals. It’s true. I read about it on the Internet. Now while I might have a few friends […]

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Democracy and Culture

January 18th, 2006 · Comments Off on Democracy and Culture · culture

When I was very young and I was learning about government for the first time, my initial judgment was that our government was carefully contrived to make it as difficult as possible for one person or group to hold power for very long, while simultaneously preventing anything from ever getting done. I recall also making […]

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Magic in the Bible

January 12th, 2006 · Comments Off on Magic in the Bible · ritual

A long time ago, before folks had popes or corporate arbiters of faith to consult on matters of the spirit, they were a little more cavalier about seeking personal gnosis. We do ourselves few favors today to assume that the patriarchs and heroes of the Bible would have suffered the same circumscription of their spiritual […]

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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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Questions from a Seeker

July 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Questions from a Seeker · metaphysics

Question: So do you believe that there is a true divine being, or do you believe that belief in the divine is simply a carrot on a stick to help man strive for something better in life? Answer: Divinity does exist, and it exists within each of us and in everything around us. Recognizing that […]

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