Society as a Cult

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 […]

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Buying Into Maya

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 […]

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The Occult Nature of Money

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 […]

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Plato’s Parable of the Cave

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 […]

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Leaving Behind a Man-Made Hell

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 […]

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