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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas It’s been awhile since I read this book, published in 2003. Elaine Pagels is a biblical scholar who focuses on the New Testament Greek writings. Her interest has always been on the Gnostic … Continue reading

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What Makes Me a Gnostic Christian?

It’s like trying to split an atom: if you succeed, it may well explode in your face. We are so used to splitting hairs to define terms and concepts that we miss the forest for the trees. Are there any … Continue reading

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At Home on the Range?

Sage-ing While Age-ing. I have no need to introduce you, the reader, to Shirley MacLaine. She is known the world over, not necessarily just for her entertainment career, but even more for her books about spirituality. This book continues that … Continue reading

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Enneagram: What’s Your Number?

I’ve never taken the personality test that helps you get to know your Enneagram number. I haven’t needed to. My whole life has been an investigation into who I am. I’m a 5. So, what’s your Enneagram number?

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Two More Spiritual Newspeak Terms

logophilia Addiction to words. Belief that all words contain hidden meanings, provided that you have the time and patience to look up their constituent parts in enough different languages (however unrelated); or that given sounds and letters have a constant … Continue reading

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Seeking the Hidden Treasure in One’s Self

I had another dream last night. It involved the discovery of an error in calculation. Specifically, the over-estimation of a value or quantity in my inventory of assets. Still too oblique? It doesn’t matter, really, because the important point was … Continue reading

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The Day My Future Self Came Calling

Another Brilliant Sunset: October 8, 2017 @ 6:56 pm EDT You might wonder why I keep revisiting the past. It’s simple really: there’s so much to be gleaned from ‘events’ long gone. This one is no different: the image in … Continue reading

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Initiation into Spiritual Behaviour

How To Know Higher Worlds The text for this book was written over 100 years ago. Then it was known as Knowledge of the Higher Words and Its Attainment. What Steiner discusses here is as applicable now as it was … Continue reading

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Having You Been Listening?

Self-kNOWledge If you’ve been paying attention to what I’ve been ‘saying’ for such a long time now, you will have grasped a very subtle point that I’ve been trying to make. There really is no ‘past’ and there is no … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Beholder’s Eye

I Feel Pretty I wonder: was someone afraid to call this movie “I’m Beautiful”? Because there’s no doubt in my mind that Amy Schumer is beautiful. And she’s a brilliant actress. Not once during this film event did I feel … Continue reading

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