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Was that My Funeral Pyre in 340 BCE Greece?

And was I an Initiate into Dionysian Mysteries? I should not have anything to do with the discovery of the Derveni papyrus, should I? And, yet, just for fun, I compared my birth chart with the ‘event’ chart from this … Continue reading

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How a Liberal Thinker can Appear Conservative

Jordan Peterson (June 12, 1962) To be totally frank, I have only heard the name Jordan Peterson in passing. Last night, Susan’s grandson, Jacob, was explaining to me some of the ideas that this man has presented on YouTube. The … Continue reading

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The Play’s the Thing…

Even Plato Said So

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As Usual, William Blake Got There First

Contraries Our solar system is now traversing a region of the Cosmos where a constellation that was destroyed left its mark, its dust. This crossing of a contaminated space is a source of poisoning, not only for the inhabitants of … Continue reading

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Was This Man Albert Einstein’s Spiritual Teacher?

Peter Deunov (July 11, 1864 – December 27, 1944) I came across the name of this man in Lars Muhl’s most recent book. I wasn’t looking for it, but because of ‘connections’ with Albert Einstein, I found it noteworthy. Here’s … Continue reading

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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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