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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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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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