Seeing Red: The Myth of Persephone

Seeing Red: The Myth of Persephone by Brad Kronen A painting whose creator is unknown depicting Persephone’s abduction by Hades and his herd of “nightmares”.  Your author presumed the woman in the water on the far left represented the goddess Demeter trying to save her daughter.  Not so, after further research into different variations on […]

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Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part II

The Pontiff of the Catholic Church who canonized Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a man who lived in the vicinity during the time when St. Teresa’s martyrdom took place, the Polish Pope, John Paul II. His homily given on the day Edith Stein was made a saint sums up this extraordinary woman’s life quite fittingly:

“A woman in search of the truth has become a saint and martyr through the silent workings of divine grace…With her whole being she sought the truth, of which she wrote: “No spiritual work comes into the world without great suffering. It always challenges the whole person”. For a long time Edith Stein was a seeker. Her mind never tired of searching and her heart always yearned for hope. She traveled the arduous path of philosophy with passionate enthusiasm. Eventually she was rewarded: she seized the truth. Or better: she was seized by it. She discovered that Truth had a name: Jesus Christ.”

May each of us, no matter our creed, follow Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’s example by giving our best to seek and hopefully find our own version of divine Truth.

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Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part I

I have always been fascinated by authoritative figures within the realm of organized religion who come from backgrounds that are anything but religious or where they begin life following a faith with a foundation that seems almost diametrically opposed from the one they come to eventually embrace. Thus is the case with a Jewish woman born as Edith Stein who would eventually become the Catholic saint named Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Within Catholicism’s School of Saints, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is truly unique. Although reaching the highest level of Catholic spirituality, as a canonized saint Edith’s identity is still closely intertwined with her religion of birth given the fact Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ life ended in Auschwitz, the most notorious of Nazi extermination centers established during the Second World War which were built with the intent of annihilating the Jewish people as a whole.

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Mercury Retrograde in Leo: July 26th – August 19th, 2018, “We” Are Not Amused

Another way to impart these words of warning is this : with the current Mercury Retrograde occurring in the royalty sign of Leo, it is not recommended to speak like Queen Victoria. In other words avoid speaking down to anyone or attempt putting anyone in their place. Not only will it be grossly misinterpreted, you risk having the royal crap beat out of you as well.

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Born Beneath a Self Combusting Sun: Arnold, Bill, Martha, and Monica

The hubris of many an unevolved Sun ruled person is the mistaken belief of them thinking he or she is equal to the Gods and above reproach from the Laws of Man. What began as an astrological “connect the dots” of recognizing a running theme of the Leo basking in the spotlight of fame with that same Leonine personality being the cause of their own undoing has unfolded further out into “The Grid” of the Cosmos, with the birth chart taking on an entirely new dimension of meaning and karmic purpose.

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The Birth of Britain’s Prince George – Five Generations of Royal Karma Rectified, Part III

    29. The number carries a high level of significance throughout various forms of spiritual study within the esoteric world. Numerologically, 29 is reduced to the number 11, since 2 + 9 = 11, and the numbers 11 and 22 are known as “Master Builder” numbers. The presence of either of the Master Builder […]

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The Birth of Britain’s Prince George – Five Generations of Royal Karma Rectified, Part II

It was early morning in the distant past, July the 29th, and so we’re all still on the same page, I was just as much NOT a morning person back then as I am in the present day. This time around I was made aware of this ungodly hour by a force which had a far more foreboding presence than […]

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A Decade of Unprecedented Death: Record Breaking Mass Shootings & The Need for Global Gun Control

With just 2 years left before the close of the 2nd decade of the 21st century, the United States is bound to surpass Norway as the global record holder with the most number of people shot to death by a lone gun man, given the fact so little has changed to instill more gun control in this county while so much active effort has been taken to prevent it.

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Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part II : Killing Millions

As Fritz Haber saw it, he was a German first and foremost, in particular, a Prussian. So when War broke out in the summer of 1914, Haber did what any good Prussian would do – the man devoted every waking minute to the War effort to ensure victory for the Fatherland.

This is reflected in the quote he is remembered most for saying:

“During Peace time a scientist belongs to the world, but during War time, he belongs to his country.”
– Fritz Haber

Many within his field could not have wholeheartedly disagreed more with Haber’s stance on Science’s role in times of War, such as his good friend Albert Einstein, who said on numerous occasions during both World Wars that his only allegiance was to being a Pacifist.

As the First World War raged more and more, so too did Haber’s zealotry for his country. Despite it being clearly obvious how much his patriotic drive was dividing him between long standing colleagues like Einstein and even his own spouse, Fritz Haber’s fervor for the Fatherland was undeterred.

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Fritz Haber – Modernity’s Mutable Angel of Life and Death, Part I : Saving Billions

Within the Pantheon of scientific geniuses born in the middle of the 19th century, only Fritz Haber is credited for an invention which many believe to be the 20th century’s greatest achievement of scientific innovation. An achievement which not only expanded our working knowledge of the Universe, it positively altered the course of humanity’s progress on this planet.

Conversely alongside J. Robert Oppenheimer who directed The Manhattan Project which created and utilized the world’s first nuclear weapons, Fritz Haber is one of the most vilified scientists of all time due to another invention of his making which elevated the horror of War to a level of incomprehensible terror the likes of which had not been experienced before in the history of Mankind.

Never was there such a man who gave and took so much from the world around him with his creations that brought both Life and Death stemming from the same foundational source – his fervent love of country.

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