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Reincarnation: From Theologian to Astronomer

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543) This is the man who turned our world upside down when he suggested that the Sun was the centre of our solar system and not the Earth. What can we know … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher?

Saint Thomas Aquinas (January 28, 1225 – March 7, 1274) Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of teachers. And that is stating the least of his accomplishments. Our Faith and Science group has looked at his work before, but I … Continue reading

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Are These Two Connected? Calle Thought So.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes things surprise me. I wrote about Marcus Aurelius quite a while back. Not sure, now, why I did that. Perhaps for this reason: ‘Who are you? Where do you come from?’ A smile … Continue reading

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Behold the Man and the Superman

Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) I bought, and tried reading, Thus Spoke Zarathustra several years ago. My God, it was hard work. The opening words, translated into English, were startling, at least to me: I TEACH … Continue reading

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Fall Colours: Nature Taking Its Course

It’s that time of year again: and, as always, my mind turns its attention to the art of dying. Each leaf represents a living being; each tree, the eternal soul. When the time comes, as it will for each of … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time, Your Words Could Get You Burned at the Stake

Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600) I’ve written about one aspect of Giordano Bruno‘s life before: it was part of the opening chapter of my “Star of Bethlehem” manuscript. It concerned whether one should even cast the horoscope of Jesus of … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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Her Father’s Daughter: a Martyred Feminist?

Hypatia of Alexandria I was alerted to this individual by a post on Facebook, no less. Her death in 415 AD looks like a simple hate crime, and not because she was a proto-feminist but because she ‘knew’ too much, … Continue reading

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The Last “Peaceful” Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius (April 26, 121 AD – March 17, 180 AD) By any ordinary standards, Marcus Aurelius lived a ‘good life’. The fact that he was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher doesn’t do him … Continue reading

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I Think, Therefore I Am…Free

Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path The original title of this book was a more accurate depiction of its content: The Philosophy of Freedom. This is a hard slog for the modern reader. In this day and age, we want our … Continue reading

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