The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: RAHAB (Part 2)

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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: RAHAB (Part 2)

Like the Greek Gaia, Rahab is the ancient archetype that underlies the power of the Sacred Feminine. The Feminine power in the scriptures is not some soft, sweet, gentle child, representing all the ‘nice’ qualities that are missing in men. She is the Shechinah, the ‘Presence’ of God in the Creation, the force that hovers…
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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: RAHAB (Part 1)

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Not long after Miriam’s death, Aaron passed away. Moses soon named Joshua as his successor, and then he, too, passed away. The soul’s journey to Enlightenment, symbolized as the long ‘Return to the Promised Land’, is coming to an end. Just before Joshua and the Israelites enter the Promised Land, Joshua sends two spies on…
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The Beauty and Nobility of Life

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The Beauty and Nobility of Life

I did a radio interview the other day with Mike Schwager on his ‘Enrichment Hour’. He titled the show the same as the name of my upcoming book: “The Beauty and Nobility of Life: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism”. We talked during the hour about a ton…
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Mind -v- Body

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Mind -v- Body

We are the heirs of ‘Logical Positivism’, a philosophical endeavor that seeks to impose scientific thinking into every aspect of our lives by suggesting that all forms of human knowledge should aspire to the same sort of rigorous rationality as science. According to the canons of logical positivism a statement is meaningful only if it…
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Plato’s TIMAEUS

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Plato’s TIMAEUS

In the Timaeus, the most metaphysical of Plato’s writings and the one most influenced by Pythagoras, Plato returned to a consideration of science and the natural world; two subjects which Socrates had abandoned long ago. It is not like most of his other writings. Socrates is present, but he plays only a minor role. The…
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“PEACE FESTIVAL – 2014″

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“PEACE FESTIVAL – 2014″

Please consider this your personal invitation and be our guest! International Gurukula Community cordially invites you to the “Peace Festival – 2014” Sunday, September 14, 2014 3:00 pm – 7 pm 4 West 43rd Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.), Ball Room, New York City , NY 10036 Meditation, Kirtan, Bhajan, Music, Art Show, Interfaith…
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A Beatitude: Mercy and Forgiveness

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A Beatitude: Mercy and Forgiveness

A good reminder in today’s world. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” Unless we show mercy and forgiveness towards others, Christ teaches in this fundamental statement of karma, we will not receive mercy or forgiveness for ourselves. The Greek word for mercy, eleemon, means to actually feel and suffer with another person,…
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Honoring Labor, Not the Lies

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Honoring Labor, Not the Lies

Protecting the Promise of Labor Day: Five Ways Workers are Under Attack by Zaid Jilani In 1897, President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday, reacting to pressure from unions following the contentious Pullman Strike. Over the next century, unions fought to win all sorts of benefits for Americans, ranging from widespread employer-sponsored health…
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Science and Religion, again

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Science and Religion, again

This is a wonderful talk in all sorts of ways. What is missing, what is ALWAYS missing, is the recognition that the entire realm of religiosity is not reducible to the naive belief in an “invisible friend in the sky”. This naive (fundamentalist) idea of ‘God’ as a kind of super-human “out there” someplace, who…
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Fundamentalist Thinking is Not Limited to Religious Nuts

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Fundamentalist Thinking is Not Limited to Religious Nuts

There’s yet another story doing the rounds of Facebook today, worrying about whether Jesus was an historical figure or not. It’s such a silly waste of time. It’s all the same problem, on either side of this ‘argument’. Whether it’s literal fundamentalist Christianity (“The Bible is literally true and you MUST believe it”) or literal…
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Meaninglessness

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Meaninglessness

A veiled feeling of meaninglessness is a primary quality of the contemporary psyche. And this belittling acceptance of ultimate insignificance provides all the necessary groundwork for selfishness, boredom, hatred, servility, violence and fear. The consequences of meaninglessness are seen throughout that disintegration of human life which is so pitilessly recorded in each day’s news report,…
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