The Gnostic Revival

    Less than a hundred years ago, Gnostics and Gnosticism was virtually unknown.  Only a few scholars had studied these ancient spiritual schools or churches and most of what was available to study was the comments of writers of the larger churches who opposed the gnostics.  That changed when spiritual and esoteric writers and teachers started…

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We Need Space to Grow

“To give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow is the way to control him.” ~Shunryu Suzuki     If you are a leader of a country and you want to guarantee that your people will rebel, restrict them as much as possible.  Make many, many rules to control their behavior.  Don’t let them have opportunities…

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Spiritual Symbols: Stairs or Steps

    Stairs and steps are similar, but not identical, and the symbology of each is slightly different.     Stairs are generally symbolic of ascension or transcendence.  Movement to a higher spiritual level or a higher dimension.  A spiral staircase represents the movement of the sun and so relates spiritual growth to the solar orb.  Winding or twisting…

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Random Thoughts 6-27-2010

We have had very hot weather here in Northern Virginia the past few weeks.  It keeps me from spending much time outdoors, but at least I eat better.  In the heat I don’t want hot foods, just salads and other cold foods. The reaction of both humans and animals to something unexpected is interesting to…

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