Lectio Divina: A Living Words Meditation

Lectio Divina– divine readings, or spiritual readings, to put it plainly. This is how people used the term for the majority of the middle ages which would suggest that lectio divina is synonymous with sacra pagina, “from the sacred page.” Of course, the Desert Fathers who created the practice of Lectio Divina used it as […]

How Masculine & Feminine Shaped Religion

While hellenization was happening- FUN FACT: all of the collective knowledge we appreciate today comes from a very blended, and multicultural background. Scribes and priests, Holy people and ordinary folks from every culture imaginable have risked life and limb to carry our most sacred knowledge to safety from invasions and fires to the best of […]

Symbolism Calls Us Deeper

“Truly, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” -John 3:5 As Yeshua spoke with Nicodemus they traversed really deep intellectual concepts involving the manner of Water and […]

How We Manifest God Internally

So the last time I brought this verse into play was in a post called The Bride & The Bridegroom. Now, in that post I alluded to a deeper understanding of how aspects of self relate to Divinity but shied away from the more occulted aspects of the doctrine. Partly because of how people view […]

Why It’s Important To Plant Seeds

I know it’s easy for us to seek quick fixes nowadays. We literally have instant everything delivered to our doorsteps within 25 hours. Convenience stores at every corner stocked with all our favorite goodies. Instant gratification is the catchphrase of our era. While our society is, in many ways, a marvelous achievement a lot of […]

FINDING THE ROOTS OF THE CHURCH

A few months back I became very interested in how Christianity has evolved into the Dogma it is today. Doctrinal issues and personal interpretations to the side, it’s just easy for one to be confused by what we call Christianity. In a world where charismatic preachers double as motivational speakers and over 45,000 denominations claim […]

MEDITATION AND THE MOON

There’s a fair amount of what some would call Magick to my spiritual path. Seeing life as cyclic in some ways means respecting the cycles of seasons. No one needs a calendar to achieve this sort of practice. All they have to do is look up into the night sky and pay attention to the […]

HOW WE CONNECT

That awkward moment when an introvert falls into the need to cooperate with others through study of protein synthesis. You just can’t make this stuff up. I spent most of my life pretty introverted and withdrawn into myself. At times I’ve had this deep sense that I am just diametrically opposed to the common worldview. […]