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Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Extract from his Journal

What shall be the substance of my shrift? Adam in the garden, I am to new-name all the beasts of the field and all the gods in the sky. I am to invite men drenched in Time to recover themselves

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Ordinary Men ~ Christopher Browning

This book is worth a read, though some might find it depressing. It is not a literary work, it is a historical research; Browning puts together an account from the men’s own confessions of how one regiment of the Order

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The Empress ~ From Meditations on the Tarot

Source Some Extracts from Tomberg’s work. The third Arcanum, the Empress, is that of sacred magic. Now, there are three kinds of magic: magic where the magician is the instrument of divine power — this is sacred magic; magic where

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(Black Moon Bonus Story) ~ Gesar of Ling defeats Satham of Jang

I downloaded Douglas J Penick’s book The Brilliance of Naked Mind to my new Kindle (thanks, kids!) and this story was in the first few pages. It made my heart soar.   Gesar was a Warrior Hero of Tibet. This

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Tesla and Twain

Nikola Tesla, writing about Mark Twain. “I had hardly completed my course at the Real Gymnasium when I was prostrated with a dangerous illness or rather, a score of them, and my condition became so desperate that I was given

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Bon

It is often said that Tibetan Buddhism is a combination of regular Buddhism and Bon, which gives it a unique flavour. This may or may not be so…But…. what is Bon? Bon was the original native religion of Tibet ~

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Requirements for Membership of the Fianna, according to Fionn MacCumhail (by Flann O’ Brien)

Written in Flann O’ Brien’s brilliant, strange book ”At Swim Two Birds.”  Look out for the seat of your hempen drawers… Sweet to me your voice, said Caolcrodha Mac Morna, relate then the attributes that are to Finn’s people. I

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