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An Insight into The Essene Daily Communions

The Gospel of the Essenes (1979) This book provided me with my first ‘hints’ about the Essene Brotherhood from Jesus’ time. Their communions were held twice daily. This listing made such an impression on me that I typed it out … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Planet Earth

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The analysis of this film has probably been done to death, but it occurred to me during the night that it’s an excellent metaphor of life on earth, spiritually. Here is the plot as reported on … Continue reading

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Back-Channels: How One Man’s Folly was Mitigated

Peril (2021) You might think this is just paranoia speaking, but I think, as do the authors of this book, that the world came perilously close to a catastrophe in January of this year. If General Mark Milley hadn’t initiated … Continue reading

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Was Thatcherism a Form of “English Socialism”?

1984: The Graphic Novel (2021) It might seem a stupid question, but the timing of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power in the 1980’s seems to lend itself to a Newspeak idea: Conservatism as an act of government to control the … Continue reading

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Does Inexhaustibility Exist?

As Written by Nicholas Roerich in May 1935 (Before I quote from this article, I just want to state that now having read from works that previous individuals in my past life history have written, I can see where some … Continue reading

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How Disease Kills Us

According to Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Let us go back to 1860, a time when one man decided to revolutionize the way we deal with disease and death. His knowledge was based on his overcoming consumption (what we now call tuberculosis). … Continue reading

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This is What it Must be Like for My Children

The Scientist and the Psychic (2020) Ray, the leader of our Faith and Science group, had hoped to put this book forward for us to discuss. As this has not happened, he wanted to know if I’d like to read … Continue reading

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We are One with All Creation

My Octopus Teacher (2020) As a documentary, this little film is perfect. From our usual limited perspective (meaning, on dry land), we presume to be the Masters of the Universe. But, underwater, we are just observers, normally. Welcome to a … Continue reading

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I Love It When Several Streams of Thought Converge

Whitley Strieber (June 13, 1945) As I intimated in my post yesterday, I’m reading Whitley Strieber’s latest book, “A New World”. It’s good for me since this book goes back to the original narrative of the events covered by “Communion”, … Continue reading

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How John le CarrĂ© Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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