Duty

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Duty

The great public narrative of our post-9/11 lives is that we are engaged in a War on Terror, a great battle between cosmic forces of Good and Evil. No rational person can deny that groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS are threatening civilization with wholesale destruction, and their barbarity and cruelty must be resisted and defeated….
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Our Exquisitely Stupid Cleverness

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Our Exquisitely Stupid Cleverness

We have been promised that through a combination of enlightened commercial policies and advances in science and technology we will eventually usher in a wonderful future. But in fact, we are causing immense ruin to the world around us. This disconnect persists, as noted previously, because while politics, economics and technology have an important place…
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Dining on Bacchus

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Dining on Bacchus

When all reflected on itself and contemplated endlessness, it dreamt itself in two while subtly looking on and being seen. From perfect point to perfect line, this Yin and Yang duality took form within androgeny. Amorphous Chaos, Gaia, Void, her multiverse of galaxies, thence known by lusty Uranos – that Uranos, the husband-son, who gushed…
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Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton

Today is Thomas Merton’s 100th birthday. One day, on a busy street in Louisville, Kentucky, the famous Trappist Monk found himself surrounded by Jews, Christians, Blacks, and Whites. He suddenly experienced what he called a radical sensation of inclusion. “It was like I was waking from a dream of separateness,” he later wrote, “of spurious…
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THE SACRIFICE OF ISAAC – A SPECIAL POST FOR ROSH HASHANAH

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THE SACRIFICE OF ISAAC – A SPECIAL POST FOR ROSH HASHANAH

Tonight begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, when the story of the Binding of Isaac is read in Temples throughout the world. Here is an interpretation of this troubling story that may provide some food for thought. L’ Shana Tova! THE BINDING OF ISAAC Tweet Share The most important story about Isaac in Genesis,…
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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: THE SAMARITAN WOMAN (Part 2)

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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: THE SAMARITAN WOMAN (Part 2)

At this point, the disciples appear. John tells us they were “astonished that he was speaking with a woman”, but they wisely kept their mouths shut. The Samaritan woman then left and went back to her village, where she told everyone about Jesus and asked them whether they thought he could be the Messiah. We’re…
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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: THE SAMARITAN WOMAN (Part 1)

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The Sacred Feminine in the Bible: THE SAMARITAN WOMAN (Part 1)

In the Gospel of John, Jesus comes to ‘Jacob’s Well’ where Jacob had met Rachel. But this time a high representative of the Feminine doesn’t appear. Instead, a lower representative appears, a Samaritan woman who doesn’t recognize Christ (though she’s heard he’s coming and hopes to see him). She draws some water and Jesus asks…
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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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