Book Review: The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophies

The Cycle of Cosmic CatastrophiesBy Richard Firestone, Allen West and Simon Warwick-Smith     A large number of books have come out in recent years about ancient catastrophies.  This one stands out because the authors are all reputable scientists.  Firestone is a nuclear physicist, Warwick-Smith was a geologist and West was the owner of a scintific consulting…

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Random Thoughts 7-26-2009

I was notified this week that over $29 of my loans through Kiva had been repayed so I re-loaned $25 to a guy in Peru, a single father who sells beer and food from a little stand on the weekend to help feed his daughter and keep her in school.  I encourage everyone who can…

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Scripture: The Mundaka Upanishad 7

As the web issues out of the spiderAnd is withdrawn, as plants sprout from the earth,As hair grows from the body, even so,The sages say, this universe springs from the deathless Self, the source of life.The spiritual universe is the source of the physical universe.  Everything must exist in a spirit form before it takes on,…

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Spiritual Symbols: Drum

    Drums are probably the oldest musical instrument.  They are used in many ancient ritual dances but they have symbology beyond just making music.   There usual round shape is a clue that they are symbols for the sun, the universe or heaven.  They are also symbols of time, rhythm, motion and cycles.   Ancient shaman, witch doctors…

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