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The Reductionist West and Ancient Wisdom

Modern science tells us that what we can truly say about empirical reality only has relative (Relativity) or statistical significance (Quantum Mechanics), Quantum Theory in particular calling into question the role of the observer… 2,617 more words


Destination — Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is a place that I have dreamed of seeing for as long as I can remember. I feel so fortunate to have finally made it here. 971 more words


Crossing the Ocean In A Reed Boat

This balsa raft carried Thor Heyerdahl and his crew of five men across the Pacific Ocean from Peru to Polynesia in 1947.

Around 3,000 years ago, important cultures emerged in Egypt and Peru. 240 more words


What Do the Floating Islands of Uros Have to Do With Norway?

Lake Titicaca sits over 3,800 metres above sea level, high in the Andies between Peru and Bolivia. It boasts many interesting species endemic to the area, like the giant water frog, which can grow to the size of a house cat! 260 more words


Chinese Monotheism: Worship of Heaven (Shangdi)

Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism (Daoism), all rich and prolific theo-philosophical traditions of the East which thrived in ancient times and still flourish today, were and are much more accepting of the worship of many different deities or aspects of the divine, or in some cases – Taoism and Buddhism for example – lack the divine anthropomorphic principle to be worshipped at all.  2,800 more words


Greece: Land of Amazing Sunsets

I could not believe I waited this long to visit Greece!  What an amazing country! It is a tourist-heaven.  It has everything one could possibly want on a vacations. 1,015 more words


Mummies In The Peruvian Desert

An open-air museum sits frozen in time in the lonely Atacama Desert in Peru. It’s late in the afternoon and the sun is shining low and strong on a small foot path strewn with bleached human bones. 218 more words