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New books: Piovanelli, Apocryphités; Mimouni and Scopello (eds.), La mystique théorétique et théurgique

This year has seen a flood of publications from Brepols related to Gnosticism, mysticism, and apocrypha in antiquity. Two more I have just caught wind of are the following: 99 more words


An Osroene Mosaic

Today amidst the internet flotsam and jetsam, there was a post about archaeologists discovering this exquisite mosaic in Şanlıurfa, Turkey.  There are two male and two female figures surrounded by beautiful decorative frames of interlocking geometry.  159 more words

How will I Explain it to my Child?

First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”                          -Mahatma Gandhi

My child,

I want you to know that I was proud to vote for Donald Trump. 974 more words

Political Statements

Södertälje, Sweden's Little Baghdad

When we think of refugees today, we picture African of Middle Eastern people of muslim faith fleeing Ethiopia, Syria or Iraq. That’s what the the chaos in the Middle East, from the Gulf War, to the war in Iraq, the Arab Spring and now the war against ISIS has shaped in our minds. 938 more words

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Shi'ite Esotericism, Its Roots and Developments

Brepols has just published a new volume on Shi’ite Esotericism, its relationship to earlier Jewish, Christian, Gnostic, and Manichaean currents, and its various trajectories in Islam. 1,263 more words


Very ancient traces

The epistle of this 25th Sunday in ordinary time cites-according to experts- the refrain of an old hymn or formula of faith in verses 5 to 6a of  1Ti 2… 460 more words


"For All Angels - Meditate God"

Uploaded on Jul 16, 2010, Syriac Aramaic music in Youtube shared by

Aramaic Eagle