After graduating I remained in Ottawa for a couple of years trying to find employment in the career path I had chosen. It was a tough time but I’ve talked about the professor whom I believe was instrumental in dropping a so-called ‘iron curtain’ between me and my fundamental right to equal opportunity. Not one… Read More Wim Kayzer’s A Glorious Accident: Understanding Our Place in the Cosmic Puzzle (1993) is now online!
In a recent interview with the BBC, Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who spent eight years waiting for execution on a trumped-up charge of blasphemy, recalled her mistreatment. She described how much of sham her “trial” was, and how she was not even allowed to say anything in her own defense. She talked about the… Read More Asia Bibi, the Nigerian Elders, and the Radical Nature of Christian Forgiveness | Opinion
PARIS: Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct gaze, or maybe a hand gesture. Source: Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi Opinion: I’m usually not one to follow the crowd. I like to think for myself… Read More Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits | World | thenews.com.pk | Pindi | + Opinion
The detection of gravitational waves changed things. Source: Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept Opinion: I believe we can psychologically ‘pick up’ a lot of information about another soul, even at great distances. Distance arguably is to some extent a psychosocial construct. Some lovers, for instance, engage in physical… Read More Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept | + Opinion
» Skip intro and go directly to Rabbi Maller’s article » I’m reading this piece from the perspective of a guy who dove pretty deep into Hindu mysticism and then converted to Catholicism after realizing the Hindu path wasn’t working for him. Today on Ash Wednesday 2020, I still feel the subtle influence of my… Read More Judaism For Hindus | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD.
I believe that extraordinary states of consciousness are not pathological and can be an essential part of the development of the human psyche. Source: Spiritual Emergency: Transformation or Crisis? Opinion: The topic of the above-linked story should be familiar to anyone who has studied religion at the graduate studies level. Not necessarily religion as ‘theology’… Read More Spiritual Emergency: Transformation or Crisis? | + Opinion
Historically speaking, Kabbalah is a group of Jewish mystical teachings that arose in 12th century Spain and Southern France. Departing from the historical view, traditionalists take a more mythical approach, not unlike believers in any religion: Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts,… Read More Kabbalah – Meanings, Myths, Madness and Redemption
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Why are Jews such great tree huggers? Why has a Jewish charity, the Jewish National Fund [JNF], planted over the last century 240 million trees in Israel covering more than 100,000 acres of natural woodland. JNF forests are among the largest planted forests in the Mediterranean Middle East. Because the… Read More Tree Huggers May Be Jews at Heart
via The Monochrome Experience: Planning Futures Opinion: LLUÍS BUSSÉ is working his magic again. In his most recent series, he talks about the future… with words and images. For me, the past, present and (I guess) future are becoming more of a holistic than a linear experience. Memories may be biologically encoded but I think… Read More The Monochrome Experience: Planning Futures | + Opinion