As with anything possessing key significance within the Universe, Pluto’s conjunction to the Moon has repercussions in both the positive and negative spectrums for Polanski. The primal power created by their conjunction in the positive spectrum enabled the man to survive both his childhood and the War. Yet the Moon being placed next to Pluto produced repercussions deep within the negative spectrum that have held influence over the darkest depths of Polanski’s psyche, causing him to act from a place of pure impulse with no rational thought or moral sense of judgement being applied whenever triggered. All in all the repercussions from both spectrums would indicate that Roman Polanski has existed in a state of inner unrest for most of his life.
Inner unrest that throughout the course of his life would drive him to search for that most elusive treasure which lies beneath the Moon’s domain – the inner peace and fulfilling contentment brought about by emotional security.
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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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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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*Originally written in June of 2014 They were 29 in all. Each spoke a language that was phonetically complex with no written form. Each dutifully served their country by doing near perfect, error free work, all while in the midst of some of the bloodiest Naval battles fought in the Pacific Ocean throughout the Second […]
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Einstein & Oppenheimer: O Brave, New, and Scientifically Deadly World by Brad Kronen Without a doubt, two of the greatest minds of the 20th century were Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Why is it then that in the 21st century only one of these two Titans of intellectual genius has become a household name […]
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Hardly anyone realizes nowadays that at the onset of the Second World War, all was pretty much lost. Aside from the fact the countries which would eventually become the Allied Forces were woefully unprepared and pathetically outdated to even participate in a major conflict of global proportions (the United States was still using Cavalry horses […]
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Despite Oskar Groening’s powers of rationalization, the elderly former Nazi has set a new precedent by openly admitting his guilt regarding his Past. Rationalizing Genocide: The Trial of Oskar Groening, the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz Part III: The Force that is Forgiveness Originally published on April 29th, 2015 and posted to this web site on the […]
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