brave of heart: boldly following the mystic path

Shall we reexamine the beliefs we have inherited and make conscious choices for ourselves instead? At first the brave seeker of truth may encounter the frustrating detour paths of those who have not seen for themselves and offer no methods of spiritual practice. At the end of the satsang they continue to wait for the…

vikings in the americas

Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago Analysis of wood from timber-framed buildings in Newfoundland shows Norse-built settlement 471 years before Columbus Caroline DaviesThu 21 Oct 2021 09.57 EDT Half a millennium before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic, the Vikings reached the “New World”, as the remains of timber buildings…

šàr.sag

SHAR = “King” SHARRAT = “Queen” SAGKI = “Temple”, “Shrine” SAKU = “To be high”, “Exalted” Matrilinear: The Fanshawe name was derived from “fane, a temple or church, and shaw, a small wood or grove, a thicket—the church in the grove.” Patrilinear: According to the genealogical records, the name Wadsworth is often translated as “court in the woods” or “castle in the woods”. The Wadsworth name, as it…

beastmaster: the ancient symbol of the mistress and master of beasts

Why do these ancient depictions of ‘Lord of the Animals’ appear all over the world? by Ancient Code Team By now, everyone who even casually observes ancient art notices that the same patterns, symbols, and motifs appear across the globe. Is it merely a coincidence? Or were ancient cultures much more connected than we currently understand?…

on matriotism and patriotism

UPDATED:SEP 12, 2018 ORIGINAL:MAY 5, 2005 On matriotism and patriotism STEVEN NEWCOMB After the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, millions of Americans became more fervent in their patriotism toward the United States. In this era of the Patriot Act, those who dare to question “patriotism” are made to…

milesians: the serpent seed in ireland

Greek Philosophy – The Milesians Miletus was a city state on the coast of the Aegean sea in Ionia (modern day Turkey) which had served as the center of the Ionian rebellion that sought freedom from the Persian Empire.  The first ancient Greek philosophers, Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes, were all from Miletus, and so they are…

the phoenician and irish-celtic connection as told by titus maccius plautus

Phoenicia (/fəˈnɪʃə, -ˈniː-/[4]) was an ancient thalassocratic (a state with primarily maritime realms) civilization originating in the Levant region of the eastern Mediterranean, primarily located in modern Lebanon.[5][6] It was concentrated along the coast of Lebanon and included some coastal areas of modern Syria and Galilee, reaching as far north as Arwad, and as far south as Acre and possibly Gaza.[7][8][9] At its height between 1100 and 200 BC, Phoenician civilization spanned the Mediterranean from Cyprus to…

the challenge of depression after a spiritual awakening

The Challenge of Depression After a Spiritual Awakening The contrast trying to play the game of life, doing, achieving, and having success while knowing meanwhile love is the ultimate reality can be confusing, conflicting, and tying heart and mind into knots. By Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Contributor Retreat leader at Silent Stay Retreat Center Becoming spiritually awakened…

what are you planting?

What Are You Planting? Someone who plants thorns instead of roses, Is fit for the gallows, not the pulpit. The purpose of the creation of the world is the union of two friends, face to face, far from lust and sensuality and ambitions, focused only on the way of God. What they seek is not…

aži dahāka ضحاک ماردوش, the son ahriman and wadag

Zahhāk or Zahāk[1] (pronounced [zæhɒːk][2]) (Persian: ضحّاک‎) also known as Zahhak the Snake Shoulder (Persian: ضحاک ماردوش‎, romanized: Zahhāk-e Mārdoush) is an evil figure in Persian mythology, evident in ancient Persian folklore as Azhi Dahāka (Persian: اژی دهاک‎), the name by which he also appears in the texts of the Avesta.[3] In Middle Persian he is called Dahāg (Persian: دهاگ‎) or Bēvar Asp (Persian: بیور اسپ‎) the latter meaning “he who has 10,000 horses”.[4][5] In Zoroastrianism, Zahhak (going under the name Aži Dahāka)…

sacred bones: the old craft and using bone magick in ancestral work

SACRED BONES What remains Mark C. Taylor Throughout much of human history, bones have been associated not with death but with life. In many cultures, people actually believe bones are the seat of the vital principle or even the soul. As the locus of life, bones have mystic powers ranging from cure and divination to…