Monthly Archives: July 2017

‘Let us pray that we are on God’s side.

Prayer, for many people, seems to be a way of trying to get God to support what they want to happen. This, of course, assumes that we, with our very limited understanding of the bigger picture of life, really do … Continue reading

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Flatlanders

The world today is divided between those who think that our three-dimensional universe is the sum total of reality, and those who believe there is something more beyond this realm of time and space. It reminds me of Edwin Abbott, … Continue reading

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If it feels good…?

Aleister Crowley was an artist, novelist, and occultist who founded a new religion he called Thelema. He saw himself as a prophet who would guide humanity into an age of self-realization. Even the Beatles were numbered amongst his fans. The … Continue reading

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Acting our way into feeling

For most of us, the way we act is determined by the way we feel. So, for example, if we don’t like somebody, we’ll probably think it impossible to treat them nicely. But one of the great insights of the … Continue reading

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Frozen dead-guys

In the town of Nederland, Colorado, they have a strange festival called: ‘The Frozen Dead Guy Festival.’ It commemorates Bredo Morstoel, a local inhabitant who had himself cryogenically frozen and arranged for his remains to be stored in his shed. … Continue reading

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”Them that honour me, I will honour.”

Back in the days of the American pioneers, a man stood outside his country store and talked to his partner about selling up. He said: ‘I wouldn’t mind if we could just pay our bills and have enough over to … Continue reading

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It’s only true wealth if it enriches your soul

John D. Rockerfeller at the age of fifty became the world’s first billionaire. But three years later he had what appears to be a nervous breakdown. His entire body became racked with pain, he lost all the hair on his … Continue reading

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Peace through restitution

The US Government has a fund that it calls “the Conscience Fund,” made up of anonymous contributions sent in by people whose consciences are troubled by things they should have paid for but didn’t. They also keep the letters, like … Continue reading

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Bad luck

There was a time when people thought that to get out of bed on the left side was to open oneself to evil spirits. That’s why we talk about somebody in a foul temper having got out of bed on … Continue reading

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It’s easier with the devil

The Red Devil Tool Company of Union, New Jersey has as its slogan, “It’s easy with the devil;” meaning, of course, that their tools make difficult tasks easier. It’s a light-hearted play on a theme that’s as old as humankind: … Continue reading

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