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HEART MATTERS: Love, Heart, Consciousness and the Mind

My teacher of blessed memory, Colette Aboulker–Muscat, gave me her definition of mind many years ago. She said it was ⁄ is the channel of communication between invisible and visible reality. There is no definition of this sort to be found in any dictionary. The materialist idea is the mind is a mental function of some sort located in the brain. A corollary to this materialist notion is that consciousness is located in the brain. Read more »

Verticality – The Axis of Freedom

The axis of freedom known transculturally throughout all the world traditions is the vertical. It seems natural to consider this direction as representative of freedom because to this direction is free from the pull of terrestrial gravity that keeps us rooted to the earth. In contrast, terrestrial gravity is connected with the horizontal dimension, the one of unfreedom.
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In recent years I have noticed a marked increase in GIRD (gastro–intestinal reflux disorder). As I reflected on it I came up with two social factors operating here, (you may discover others):

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Richard Rubenstein, Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, writes in his book Thus Saith The Lord: The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah (New York: Harcourt Books) that globalization is the way to world unity and fulfillment of Isaiah’s second proclamation of the end of war and the subsequent unity of human brother ⁄ sisterhood. I have to agree, but for reasons somewhat askance from Professor Rubenstein’s. His views await your perusal of his book. Read more »

Economic Times

I am not an economic maven. But, I am a spiritual one. In that capacity I can see analogies between the two arenas. In spiritual understanding there is a four–fold process of life that has existed with us since our eviction from Eden. This process consists of initiative–>resistance–>form–>result. The potter initiates his ⁄ her idea for a pot. The clay is molded (initiative) against the wheel (resistance) creating a form (pot) leading to a result (the pot’s use). Read more »

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