A Halloween Tale (Revised)

  A Halloween Tale (Revised) I wrote the original version of this Halloween story in 2007. I liked the story and decided it was time to do a rewrite on it and post it for this Halloween, 2014. Druckel sat deep in the Black Forest not far from the Austrian border. The old cobblestone road…

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Reality and the Senses

“Why, after all, take as our standard a material world whose existence is affirmed by nothing more trustworthy than the sense-impressions of ‘normal men’; those imperfect and easily cheated channels of communication? The mystics, ,… have always declared implicitly or explicitly, their distrust in these channels of communication. They have never been deceived by phenomena,…

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Two Sides of the Spiritual Coin

“It is undeniable that there must have been some good reasons why the ancients persecuted unregulated mediums. Otherwise why, at the time of Moses and David and Samuel, should they have encouraged prophecy and divination, astrology and soothsaying, and maintained schools and colleges in which these natural gifts were strengthened and developed, while witches and…

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A National Soul

“We are of the told that in the critical periods of history it is the national soul which counts: that ‘where there is no vision, the people parish.’ No nation is truly defeated which retains its spiritual self-possession No nation is truly victorious which does not emerge with soul unstained. If this is so, it…

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