Once upon a time, God created Man in his own image, and placed them in The Garden of Eden, a Paradise where they could live forever in joy just by being there. No aging, no pain, no sorrow, no failure. On one side of this Garden few the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil, […]Read more "Growing Up & The Fall of Man"
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a cult as a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Whenever we hear the word, fringe groups come to mind such as Heaven’s Gate, in which members committed mass-suicide so that their souls could catch a ride on a comet back to […]Read more "Society as a Cult"
If you look closely, there is a single message hidden underneath all of the advertising, marketing, music videos, fashion trends and glamour that surrounds us. That message is that love and acceptance are out there, separate from us, and as human nature is, we probably want it. Fortunately, it can be attained when we swipe […]Read more "Buying Into Maya"
What is money? The New Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes.” Money is the paper bills that fill, or do not fill, our wallets and purses, the change we use at the laundromat and the numbers that define our bank account. It has a […]Read more "The Occult Nature of Money"
When we think of the scope of a human life, in addition to birth and death, our minds start to list the standard benchmarks that happen in between, such as learning how to drive, turning eighteen, getting the first job, getting married, having children, retiring. However, it seems to be taken for granted that these […]Read more "The Structuring & Mechanization of Life"
Plato’s parable of The Cave, both the actual story and this video directed by Sam Weiss, tells the eternal story of the human condition: the mainstream masses are lost in darkness, and one individual leaving it behind to cross the axis-mundi, see the truth and bring it back to his tribe. The story seems to […]Read more "Plato’s Parable of the Cave"
For many people, words like “Christianity” and “Church” summon images of women in floral dresses and men in suits (their Sunday best), of hard wooden pews, of a gospel choir, of a priest in black with a white collar (more on that later), of hands opening a Bible (and the smell of the paper that […]Read more "The Saturnization of Christian Mysticism"
Children often ask the question: “Why does God let bad things happen?” Usually these questions come in the face of seeing a homeless person, a car accident, experiencing a divorce, or a parent losing a job. The adults around them will answer with phrases like, “Everything happens for a reason,” or, if they are hardened and […]Read more "Leaving Behind a Man-Made Hell"