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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:┬áThe 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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Constantine the Philosopher a.k.a. St Cyril

A Man of Letters While researching for events coinciding with 862 AD (represented by my Neptune in Libra in the 10th House), I came across this little tidbit: In 862, the brothers began the work which would give them their … Continue reading

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Dream Wordle

An Occupying Force For a number of months now, I’ve had a dream image that recurs quite regularly. As I’m waking up, I picture in my mind’s eye sentences of words written in black lettering. The words appear to be … Continue reading

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Time: a Paradox

What Time Is It? It’s one of the most overused questions in the world, but we don’t seem to grasp the true meaning of ‘it’. If you can remember that far back, your experience of time as a child alternated … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Time: Carlos Castaneda Quotes

I have read every single book written by and about Carlos Castaneda (including one by Martin Goodman called “I was Carlos Castaneda”). The story is not easily proven as so much of it takes place in an altered state of … Continue reading

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