Identification of Self

    Most people have an odd way of identifying themselves.  If, for example, you ask somebody to identify themselves to a group, they will almost always tell you what their profession is and possibly what some of their recent accomplishments are.  At other times, we may identify ourselves by things we do or don’t do.  Somebody criticizes…

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Spirituality and Spiritualism

    In the eighteenth century, spiritualism became popular.  Some people still confuse spirituality and spiritualism.  They are definitely not the same thing.       Spiritualism was basically the study of spirits and ghosts.  It involved seances, ouija boards, automatic writing and other methods of contacting ghosts.  The rich and famous often paid sizable fees to these mediums to…

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The Fog

    This morning it is rather foggy in the Washington area.  As we all know, fog can restrict vision preventing us from seeing what we need to see.  This often results in accidents.  I think some of the worse accidents I’ve heard of occur in fog when a chain reaction results in fifty, sixty even eighty vehicles…

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Spiritual Symbols: Salt

    Salt was very important in ancient times because it helped to preserve food, especially meat, before refrigeration was inverted.  And despite doctors telling us that we have too much salt in out modern diet, we need a certain amount of it to survive.  Salt symbolized life and immortality.  It was also symbolic of truth and…

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