Category: Blue is The Spirit

Did You Say Witchcraft?

This isn’t in the usual style of my posts for this blog, but I saw this article today posted by a friend on FaceBook, and I just had to share what I think about this: A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of…

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Make It Beautiful

So, I got a little morose today during yoga. It happens a lot to people: blockages. They start in your mind and move to your body.  The reverse is also true. Usually, I feel really good after I do yoga but occasionally I feel like crying.  This great emptiness opens inside me and there is…

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Sumerian Connections to the Bible

Cuneiform TI sign Ancient Near East portal Cuneiform TI or TÌL (Borger 2003 nr. ; U+122FE 𒋾) has the main meaning of “life” when used ideographically. The written sign developed from the drawing of an arrow, since the words meaning “arrow” and “life” were pronounced similarly in the Sumerian language. With the determinative UZU 𒍜 “flesh, meat”, UZUTI, it means “rib”. This homophony…

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Inquiry Is Not An Enemy of Faith

I came across a film on Netflix titled Agora.  Because I’m doing a lot of research on the ancient world, I thought it might be interesting to watch. The film was about a woman philosopher, astronomer and mathematician living in Alexandria, Egypt in 400 A.D.  Her name is Hypatia.  She lived right at the time…

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Amma, Mamma, Mother God

Mata Amritanandamayi is the name of the saint known most popularly as “the hugging saint.”  To her devotees she is merely Amma, a word in Sanskrit that means mother. To some she may even be the more charming Ammachi, or Amritachi, variations on a word that since the beginning of written language has been used…

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A Good Meditation Practice

I’ve finally been getting back to a regular meditation routine.  I didn’t remember how much I had missed it until I finally got back into the groove. Some aspects of a regular meditation practice can be difficult: in addition to all the usual, sore muscles, monkey-mind, an achey back, etc. I can get a little…

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