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The Esoteric and the Exoteric

The power given to Pharoah and Caesar mindsets of today’s playground predisposes them to act only in certain and very predictable zones – whether in selfindulgence purporting to be public service or in the identifying and killings of any threats to their reign – that is how they’re programmed. 194 more words


A Letter Home.

Dear God,

You know that I love you. I know that you love me. We’ve been through enough for that now to be certain for me and a given. 467 more words


Don't give up on me...

I won’t wake
A wealthy man someday
Cause the sun, don’t follow me

I won’t wake,
Without a song to sing
Nothing to some
Everything to me… 47 more words

The World Beneath His Feet: The Axis Mundi, Al-Khidr, and The Cosmos in a Mughal Painting

The painting I shall examine in this work is of the Emperor Jahangir, fourth Mughal ruler, successor to Akbar The Great. In this iconic allegorical painting, the artist, Abu’l Hasan, represents Jahangir’s wealth and grandeur by depicting him shooting at a sickly figure of poverty with his royal bow. 2,686 more words



“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” 11 more words



Muraqaba is the Sufi word for meditation. Literally it means “to watch over”, “to take care of”, or “to keep an eye”. Metaphorically, it implies that with meditation, a person watches over or takes care of his spiritual heart (or soul), and acquires knowledge about it, its surroundings, and its creator

Inner Workings