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One of the First Off-Grid Communities: Jesus and the Essenes

One of the First Off-Grid Communities: Jesus and the Essenes

“Their persuasion is not based on birth, for birth is not a descriptive mark of voluntary associations, but on their zeal for virtue and desire to promote brotherly love.” ~ Philo of Alexandria After the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered near Khirbet Qumran in the West Bank Jerusalem between 1946 and 1956, there emerged a whole wealth of information on the religious beliefs of Second Temple Judaism... »

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz Perhaps the reason why many of us look outside; to books and friends, to mentors and peers to give us the tools to create a healthy routine and the means to begin manifesting the life we want is be... »

The Sacred Spiral: Labyrinths and the Path Towards Wholeness

The Sacred Spiral: Labyrinths and the Path Towards Wholeness

“The point of a maze is to find the centre. The point of a labyrinth is to find your centre.” The ancient symbol of the labyrinth, being both the spiral and the circle wrapped into one, has long since represented wholeness. Looking like something between a human brain, a map and a maze, the labyrinth is anything but; not a puzzle to decode, but the beginning and the end all rolled into one. Labyri... »

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The Trickster-self: Playing Like you’re Not God

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” ~ Seneca You can don the mask of the Sacred Clown, the Rainbow Warrior, the Disaster Shaman, the Peaceful Warrior, or the Infinite Player, but “can” is too far in the future. It’s too much hinged on Tomorrow, and not enough anchored to Now. If you’re ... »

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Ho’oponopono ~ The Hawaiian Art of Healing

“But the truth is it only has to reach you, through me, as we are all one and it all happens inside.” ~ An excerpt from preface by Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, author of Zero Limits and Hawaiian shaman and healer. The state of absolute ‘stillness’ known as ‘Shunyata’ in Buddhism is where you are devoid of any thoughts, simply ‘empty’ like a glass without water, no movement, no r... »

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

Jailbreak 101: Three Types of Prisons and How to Escape Them

“On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge maximum security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jailbreak.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson The intelligent thing to do is to figure out what is a prison and what is not. Some seemingly free spaces are actually disguised prisons. This is especially the case in a system that calls itself a democracy (rule by the people) but is actually a plu... »

The Story of The Garden of Eden: True or False?

The Story of The Garden of Eden: True or False?

“Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. 22 of these are equally matched. The exception, pair number 23, the sex chromosomes, are matched in the female (XX) and mismatched in the male (XY). We say mismatched because the Y-chromosome is shorter than its matching X-chromosome. The Y-chromosome has been called the male chromosome and the X-chromosome has been called the female chromosome. These names ar... »

When Cultures Clash: Dissolving Fear of the Other

When Cultures Clash: Dissolving Fear of the Other

“The world doesn’t change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back.” – Terry Hayes The human ailment of not being able to accept the ‘other’ spans countries and ideologies alike. To categorize differences under labels such as religion and culture with the assumption that we will all leave each other well alone only seems to exacerbate them, for we will always come up ag... »

Manifesting Our Desires: The Ancient Art of Witchcraft

Manifesting Our Desires: The Ancient Art of Witchcraft

“And when we introduce an intention in the fertile ground of pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.” – Deepak Chopra We are all familiar with the ancient practice of witchcraft; either through the history books of folk religion and paganism, or through the negative and sometimes violent connotations of modern witchdoctors, child abuse and scandal. Whatever i... »

Animal Spirit Guide: The Transmutation of Poisons & The Death of the Ego

Animal Spirit Guide: The Transmutation of Poisons & The Death of the Ego

“All space is sacred space. Every inch of Mother Earth holds a specially energized connection to some living creature, and is therefore to be honored.” ~ Jamie Sans Snake The more widely recognized chthonic, or ‘earthbound’, and therefore evil symbol of the serpent has given snake a mixed reputation for centuries. The Greeks recognized this as the three Gorgon sisters; Medusa being one of them, Ch... »

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