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Eve's Error and the Apple Logo

 To my thinking, Apple’s famous logo of a bitten apple is more a symbol of death than that of knowledge.  In taking that first bite of the apple, Eve birthed not only civilization, but introduced life and death.  In contrast to our world, Eden was a realm of no time -- of eternal life.  At the moment Eve succumbed to the serpent’s suggestion to eat of the apple and to “become as God,” death entered the picture.  Read more »

Spiritual Practice: Welcoming the Guests of Life

Back in 1974-75 studying with Colette, she declared that we are to say “yes” to life. It is a principle and practice of the Monotheistic Spirituality. She referenced Deuteronomy 30 as a source for that wisdom.  Playing it forward to now, I came across a poem by Rumi, the revered mystic Islamic poet, called The Guest House. Here, he advises us to say “yes” to life by imaging ourselves as a guesthouse and by welcoming all visitors through our front door no matter who they areRead more »

Menorah of Hope

Here is a Chanukah imagery exercise that can be practiced once per day during the eight day holiday. For additional winter holiday imagery click here.

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Hitler's Error

On a recent trip to Prague, I was awed by many things top amongst them was the Pinkas synagogue with its moving Holocaust memorial and its astonishing old “Jewish Quarter” cemetery. Amazingly enough, Hitler left the synagogues and cemetery intact. The cemetery, originally located in the Jewish ghetto, was the only permitted place for Jewish burial from the late Middle Ages to 1787. There are untold numbers of tombstones placed this way and that, leaning one atop of the other, over gentle rolling mounds. Read more »

Watch for Your Elul Experience: Sundown, Aug. 21, 2017 - Sundown, Sept. 20, 2017

The 30 day period prior to the Hebraic New Year called Rosh Hashanah (the head of the year) is a month called Elul, meaning God is in the garden, or God is drawing near. During this 30 day period we receive messages from the invisible reality about the upcoming year. Almost everyone - no matter what your persuasion - experiences some significant, striking, unusual, different, attention grabbing experience.  This experience can come as an event in waking life or as a significant dream. Read more »

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