Posts Categorized: meaning of life

BURIED TREASURE

Posted by & filed under Buried Treasure, Freemasons, Knights Templar, meaning of life, Meaning of Religious Symbols, mythology, Solomon, Spirituality.

TweetShare The dream of buried treasure has always fascinated the human mind: the lost treasure of the Pharaohs, buried in Egyptian tombs; the jewel-filled treasure chests of pirates, buried on Caribbean Islands; the incalculable treasure of Solomon’s Temple, discovered by the Knights Templar and hidden once again by the Freemasons. In an age of science,…
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FRACK IT AND FORGET IT

Posted by & filed under Environmentalism, EPA, Forgetting, Fracking, Health Environment, Hydrocarbons, Marc Black, meaning of life, No Fracking Way, Science.

TweetShare  12/08/2011 Cheyenne, WY –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking – a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells – may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution. The draft finding could have significant implications while states try to determine how to regulate the…
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LOVE, GOD, AND THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING

Posted by & filed under Dante, Hay House, James F. Twyman, Love God French Cooking, meaning of life, music spirituality, Roger Dufau, sacred quest, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

TweetShare A Review of the New Book by James F. Twyman We experience many incredible moments of opportunity in our lives, notes James Twyman in his new book from Hay House, Love, God, and the Art of French Cooking: “brief encounters and events that have the potential to transform us. But these moments are often…
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AFTER THE FIRE AND THE STORM

Posted by & filed under Allan Bloom, Allegory of the Cave, Boob Tube, Homer Simpson, meaning of life, morals and values, Plato, Science and Religion, symbols meaning, Television, Tocqueville.

TweetShare “After all the fire and storm of the historical process, the struggles between good and evil, progress and reaction, the long and difficult climb from barbarism and slavery up into the light of civilization and finally of free civil society, at last and at length we struggle up to the peak of the mountain…
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JULIET SCHOR’S ‘E. F. SCHUMACHER LECTURE’

Posted by & filed under Bankruptcy of Macroeconomics, E. F. Schumaker, Juliet Schor, meaning of life, Small is Beautiful.

TweetShare In her beautifully delivered lecture, Juliet Schor describes the current “bankruptcy of macroeconomics” and proposes a new path for economic development in the North: shorter work hours and greater collaboration in the workplace combined with high-tech applications — all presenting a “transitional strategy for an exit from highly destructive large firms that now dominate…
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THE UNCREATED WILDERNESS OF BLISS

Posted by & filed under Aum, Christ Consciousness, Divine Mother, Esoteric Christianity, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, is Jesus God?, meaning of life, Richard Holmes, Second Coming.

TweetShare A GUEST BLOG from RICHARD HOLMES: We all start off as a tiny micro-atom within that great uncreated wilderness of bliss, the ”Infinite Absolute”, the super-conscious mind of God. Then, as if at the behest of a Divine whim, we make the transition from the uncreated to the created, from the formless into form…
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THE RIVER STYX

Posted by & filed under Cerberus, Charon, Dante, Death, greek mythology, Hades, meaning of life, Myth, River Styx, Tartarus, Virgil.

TweetShare After death, according to Greek Mythology, souls descend down a cavernous path where the River Acheron, the river of woe, flows into the River Styx, the river of lamentation. The souls are then ferried across the Styx by a somber boatman, Charon. But Charon must be paid, so the Greeks placed a coin in…
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FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO POP CULTURE

Posted by & filed under Commerce, life liberty property, materiality, Max Weber, meaning of life, Pop Culture, self-interest, technology, The Enlightenment, utilitarianism.

TweetShare Life in ancient and medieval times was not enviable. Life was awash with poverty, disease, early death, endless work, crime, cruelty, and war. The ancients talked about virtue and happiness, but they never found a way to achieve it for more than a few aristocrats. The political concern of the Enlightenment was to alter…
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HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY

Posted by & filed under Columbus Day. Freedom Equality, Dogmatism, Liberty, meaning of life, Spirit, Tocqueville.

So he didn’t discover America. We can still celebrate the ‘discovery’ of America, where the intent of the Founders was to create a nation where Wisdom, Beauty, Liberty and Spirit would thrive. To maintain freedom and equality, Alexis de Tocquevile knew that the spirit must reject dogmatism, and religions must remain within their proper bounds…
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RECONCILING SCIENCE AND RELIGION (Part 2)

Posted by & filed under consciousness, Douglas Sloan, fundamentalism, Govinda, Logical Positivism, matter spirit, meaning of life, meaninglessness, mind and body, New Age, Peace, Science and Religion, Transcendance, Zen.

(Please Read Part 1 first! You’ll find it just below) Tweet Share In reaction to the emptiness that often seems to pervade modern life, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to reconnect us with the spiritual tradition. Let’s look at three of these first, and see why they do not work, before moving on to…
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RECONCILING SCIENCE AND RELIGION (Part 1)

Posted by & filed under consciousness, matter and spirit, meaning of life, meaninglessness, mind and body, Peace, Science and Religion.

Tweet Share According to historical tradition, western civilization began in ancient Greece when radical thinkers began to look for rational explanations of what they observed, rather than relying on invisible gods or demons. A line was thus drawn between two realms of life: the realm of matter and the realm of spirit.  The resulting rift…
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BLESSED ARE THE MEEK

Posted by & filed under Beatitudes, Blessed are the Meek, Christ, Esoteric Christianity, is Jesus God?, meaning of life, sacred marriage, What is Spirituality, where in the Bible.

Tweet Share “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” The Greek word that has been translated here as ‘meek’ actually signifies a state of consciousness in which our stormy negative thoughts and emotions, such as anger and malice, have been brought under control. Contrary to the usual connotations of meekness, Jesus is…
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