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Levant History Map

June 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Levant History Map · history

As threatened, here is the Levant History Map. This chart shows the rough political boundaries of the Levant over a period of 1200 years. Due to the unique geography of the Levant, we can make a dramatic simplification of our map into a backwards “C” shape that describes the regions from Egypt into Anatolia — […]

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Idealogical History of Christianity (Map)

May 7th, 2006 · Comments Off on Idealogical History of Christianity (Map) · christianity, history

In the time it took me to build this much, I probably could have found a really nice once somewhere else. I did a modicum of searching, but since I’ve been reading Burton Mack’s New Testament origins book, I’ve been really inspired to see a big map with all these different idealogical interconnections clearly shown. […]

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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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