The Hermetic Principles of Polarity & Rhythm have always been my two most favorite in that they are the greatest reminders that separation is an illusion…that when extremes agree to meet in the middle, harmony is achieved.
We’ve all heard at one time or another someone say that a person “has spirit” or that a song might be “soulful”, and what is apparent is that BOTH spirit and soul invoke emotion and are deeply embedded within us, so that when the creative force they invoke surfaces whether it be via painting, writing, singing, or mud wrestling (lol), each bring from our core that which makes us each human beings with a living purpose. They are intertwined and affecting one another as a whole, and yet maintaining their respected uniqueness and differences all the while.
Many ancient texts refer to ‘magical’ and ‘mythical’ lands, which is fascinating, particularly when you consider how much of the writings in ancient Buddhism, Vedic philosophy, or other Eastern traditions is being confirmed by modern day science.
Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy 2016: The Pope declares the Kingdom of God already present in our midst. Here’s what’s next for humanity.
Are humans really a species with amnesia? Is it true that there is a forgotten historic timeline of our planet? A timeline ignored by mainstream historians? According to several theories, and historical records, the answer is YES. Interestingly, numerous cultures around the globe speak of a time when our planet was struck by a great deluge, which the ‘gods’ themselves called upon Earth and early man.
Did Christianity develop out of Judaism? When and where did Islam, the second-largest religion, originate? How did Hinduism, the world’s oldest organized religion, followed by over 950 million people, grow and spread without a founder? Watch this video and find out…
Spong also shared why he thinks convincing the flock to believe in the concept of ‘Hell’ is absolutely critical to the Church’s survival.
When wandering into the wilderness guided by the light of the heart, one embarks on a journey that can be downright taxing, toilsome, and austere. Climbing out of Plato’s Cave entails all sorts of slippery slopes, twists and turns, dead ends, cul de sacs, ominous signposts, hazards, etc. Paradigm shifts are a matter of course as you are essentially unlearning everything you learned so that you can start to learn.
In this interview Bernie Sanders was asked about his religion. His response was not about his belief in “God”, but about his spirituality. And it was so encompassing and inclusive and so from his heart that it neutralized the animosity the question was meant to start.
Saints must perform miracles. Mother Teresa has been attributed with two posthumous miracles and will be officially declared a saint in the fall.
It’s not difficult to discover why so many people today live their lives out of touch with this interconnected reality. What they are experiencing is the feeling of separateness… a feeling that is not ultimately real. Our material reality, which we experience as separate seemingly-physical objects, is but a filtered version of the ultimate unity which connects everything. This filtered version creates a perception of separateness because it only experiences bits and pieces of the whole at a time.
Smudging is a shamanic ritual in all western hemisphere aboriginals and ceremonial smoke is a part of most religious practices globally. Rich with symbolism, and ceremony, smudging is a craft to learn about and try. Know the herbs used and why, how to smudge and how to consecrate the ritual.