Category Archives: history

Another Name for the Holy Spirit?

Shekinah On Friday, Raymond, in our Faith & Science group Zoom meeting, wanted to demonstrate the use of words as conveyors of deeper, hidden symbolism. He then said a word in French, la colombe. Instantly, someone (I think it was … Continue reading

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Having a “Bash At” Decoding a Mystery

The Atbash Cypher It is probably the oldest and yet simplest of codes: a simple letter substitution, following the instruction, “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” (Matthew 20:16) The reason for looking at this ancient … Continue reading

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I Knew There Must Have Been More to This…

Scandal (1989) At the time of the Profumo Affair, as it is known, the idea that a ‘call girl’ could be sleeping with a government minister under Harold Macmillan and associating with a Soviet consular official at the same time … Continue reading

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The Boy Prince Who Never Grew Up

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Jun 10, 1921) Oh, boy. There have been rumours for decades about Prince Philip, Consort to Elizabeth II. There might be something to those stories, but can they be repeated in mixed company? Philip’s birth … Continue reading

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The “Least Successful” British Prime Minister in History

Anthony Eden (Jun 12, 1897 – Jan 14, 1977) The title might seem a little cruel but Eden stood on the threshold of a new world situation, but decided to use World War II tactics to defeat his enemy, Nasser, … Continue reading

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A Man Destined for Greatness

Winston Churchill (Nov 30, 1874 – Jan 24, 1965) Most people think this man saved the United Kingdom from being overrun by Nazis during World War II. But as always, he didn’t do it alone. His words did. The timing … Continue reading

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Queen for (Many) a Day

Queen Elizabeth II (Apr 21, 1926) Now, I’m not going to be quite so cheeky this time: I have great respect for our Queen. She has been on the Throne for almost all my life. And the insights I’m getting … Continue reading

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