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Teaching from the Roots | the Ma Wang Dui texts. Mawang Dui 馬王堆 - the Horse King Mound - is an archaeological site located in Changsha, China. It is the site of three tombs belonging to the first Marquis of Dai, his wife, and a male who is believed to be their son. The site was excavated from 1972 to 1974. Most of the artifacts from Mawangdui are displayed at the Hunan Provincial Museum. This discovery was monumental, one of the most significant of the 20th century and has changed our view of the history of medicine and Daoism in China. The tomb contained various medical texts, including depictions of qigong (dao yin) exercises. For our purposes we will mainly focus on these philosophical and medical texts, but the tombs contained political and historical texts as well. the texts These text were “written to advise ruling Han dynasty authorities on how to attune themselves to the cosmos at a time of rapidly changing political and social climate.”

From the sleeve of Yates' Five Lost Classics : translation Suggested translation Harper, Don,. The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness. The description of the eschatological war COL I (1) For the In[structor, the Rule of] the War. The first attack of the Sons of Light shall be undertaken against the forces of the Sons of Darkness, the army of Belial: the troops of Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the [Amalekites], (2) Philistia, and the troops of the Kittim of Asshur. Supporting them are those who have violated the covenant. The sons of Levi, the sons of Judah, and the sons of Benjamin, those exiled to the wilderness, shall fight against them (3) with [...] against all their troops, when the exiles of the Sons of Light return from the Wilderness of the Peoples to camp in the Wilderness of Jerusalem.

Then after the battle they shall go up from that place (4) a[nd tile king of; the Kittim [shall enter] into Egypt. In his time he shall go forth with great wrath to do battle against the kings of the north, and in his anger he shall set out to destroy and eliminate the strength of (5) I[srael. 5 Facts About Dominionism. By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) In recent weeks, an arcane and scary-sounding religious term has crept into the lexicon of the 2012 campaign, tripping from the tongue of everyone from MSNBC broadcaster Rachel Maddow to conservative Christian leader Ralph Reed. Depending on whom you ask, "Dominionism" either signifies a Christian plot for world domination, or the latest liberal bugaboo. Here are five facts about Dominionism to help you decide for yourself: What is "Dominionism"? The term "Dominionism" was popularized in the 1990s by scholars and journalists, who applied it to conservative Christians seeking political power.

It derives from the Book of Genesis, in which God tells Adam and Eve to have "dominion" over the Earth and its animals. Who are "Dominionists"? Very few Christians identify themselves as "Dominionists. " Where are Dominionists? Some experts say Dominionism is more a school of thought than a social group. When did Dominionism arise? 7 Cultural Mountains. Energy healing. - Liz's Favorite Photo Quotes. 5 Insane Facts That Will Change How You View Christianity. We feel like we know the general history of Christianity: Christ was born, he spouted some stuff about free love and messed with the man (the Ro-man), then bada-boom-bada-bing, his followers rule the world. But there are several chapters too awkward, terrifying, or just plain embarrassing for your average Sunday school teacher to handle. Come, let's dive neck deep into the truly weird antics of early Christians. #5.

Women Played A Huge Part In Church History (And Were Entirely Written Out) via United Church of Canada Before Christians could freely practice their faith, the whole thing was more secretive than a My Little Pony forum. "We also had dope-ass bake sales. " This was usually done at their own expense. Besides money and organizational talent, early female Christians were highly represented in ministerial roles and preaching. But do you recognize any of those influential names?

Hint: This is one of the five women we just mentioned. Of course not! #4. Fra Angelico Eventually, St. . #3. 5 Insane Facts That Will Change How You View Christianity. #2. The New Testament Was Conceived By A Heretic Who Thought God Was Also The Devil British Library Marcion of Sinope was a pseudo-Gnostic rabble-rouser and a general thorn in the mainstream Christian butt in the first century after Jesus' death. Even if you're unfamiliar with the guy, you might have heard about his most widely accepted claim to fame: Dude invented the Bible as you know it. via Wiki CommonsHe gets royalties for all adaptations, including every Star Wars flick.

Before Marcion, the Christian Bible as we know it did not exist. He wasn't in it just for the heavenly street cred, mind you: He had an ulterior motive for wanting to create two separate "volumes" of the Bible. Dang, with a twist like that, somebody should call Shyamalan and -- no, no, let's let his career rest in peace. Marcion's initial Bible was a premeditated attempt to eliminate all trace of pre-Jesus Jewish thought out of his new Bible. . #1. Raphael Ludwig KrugOne way to interpret "hung on a cross. " The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos. Observing individuals who lead a creative life, we can identify elements of expertise, grit, an understanding, and passion. What’s easy to overlook is the inner system within an individual—the set of principles that govern their mind and behavior. When failure ensues or the need to adapt is necessary, how does one respond? What do they tell themselves?

In other words, what’s their philosophy? Not only does philosophy teach us how to live well and become better humans, but it can also aid in overcoming life’s trials and tribulations. The principles within Stoicism are, perhaps, the most relevant and practical sets of rules for entrepreneurs, writers, and artists of all kinds. How can we lead a fulfilling, happy life? It’s important that we understand the obstacles that we face and not run from them. Our guides to Stoicism today will be its three renowned leaders: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and Seneca. Seneca was also a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, a tutor and advisor to Nero. 1. 2. Marcus Aurelius Quotes (Author of Meditations) (page 4 of 19) One Of The Three “Dharma Seals” That Buddha Taught & What The Human Race Can Learn From It.

A large part of the appeal of Buddhism for an increasing number of people today is its practicality, as it has a relative lack of extraneous philosophical fluff to sort through. Buddhism focuses on practical truths that we can use and which make immediate sense. One of the key teachings of the Buddha is that the origin of suffering (dukkha) lies in desire or grasping (tanha, which means literally “thirst”). The Great Discourse on the Wheel of Dharma (the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) contains a succinct statement on the second Noble Truth, which is the origin of this teaching: And this, monks, is the noble truth of the origination of stress: the craving that makes for further becoming — accompanied by passion and delight, relishing now here and now there — that is, craving for sensual pleasure, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming.

What Lies Beyond Space & Time? “Non-becoming” is permanence and the quest for permanence is a common form of grasping. Click Here! Homeschoolers Anonymous: A Series on Michael Pearl. How To Open Your 7 Chakras – Explained By A Kid's Show. It’s truly a strong indicator to me that our world is becoming more accepting of other cultures when certain philosophies and beliefs are featured front and center in programming aimed at kids. This time, it was the introduction of chakras in the Nickelodeon program Avatar: The Last Airbender. Your chakras are points of spiritual energy in your body that can open and closed depending on a number of factors.

They can also be entirely too open. Spiritual balance requires that these chakras be correctly opened. 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World. Reality isn’t as plain and simple as we often like to think. Several things we take for granted as true are, in reality, patently false. Scientists and philosophers have done their best to overthrow the theories of common sense—as you’ll see by the ten examples below: Has this list opened your mind and stretched the possibilities of your perceptions?

Kasim Khan - Team Spirit Article originally featured on and inspired by The Detestable Practice of Divinely Sanctioned Child Sacrifice in the Bible. Harry McCall is working on a post about child sacrifice that I'm anxiously waiting for. It's an issue that Christians want to hide under the rug. In the meantime let me prime the pump... Child Sacrifice is Divinely Commanded in the Bible! Exodus 22:29-30: “You shall not delay to offer from the fullness of your harvest and from the outflow of your presses. God admitted he did this in Ezekiel 20:25-26 where he purportedly said: 25 “Moreover I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not have life; 26 and I defiled them through their very gifts in making them offer by fire all their first-born, that I might horrify them; I did it that they might know that I am the Lord.”

The context of the Exodus passage concerns offerings and sacrifices, and it says God requires that first born sons are to be literally sacrificed to him. Child sacrifice should be understood within the whole concept of human sacrifice as a whole, which pleased God (Leviticus 27:28). Wisdom Commons: Exploring, Elevating and Celebrating Our Shared Moral Core. Hells. Reality There are two concepts fundamental to the Buddhist view on the nature of reality, or the world as we experience it. The first is that all things have no inherent existence. They are Empty; they have no eternal nature. Secondly, that things appear to be what they are because of our own conditioning. To explain this second principle, Vasubandha (Asanga's brother, 3rd century CE) used the example of the wardens of Hell.

Vasubandhu says that the wardens of the hells merely proceed from the minds of the ones who are there suffering in torment. Hell R Us In the Buddhist world, between the 4th and 5th century there appeared The Sutra of the Remembrance of the True Law which presents the subject of the hells as a journey into the self. In the Chinese Buddhist community where The Sutra of the Remembrance is well-known, it is no laughing matter to say things like, "Mother, you could die tomorrow without having . . . . " The hells (Jap. The first hell is the realm of murderers. How Many? 9 things you think you know about Jesus that are probably wrong. Jesus has been described as the best known figure in history, and also the least known. If you mentioned the name “Jesus” and someone asked Jesus who, you might blink.

Or laugh. Even people who don’t think Jesus was God mostly believe they know a fair bit about him. You might be surprised that some of your most basic assumptions about Jesus are probably wrong. We have no record of anything that was written about Jesus by eyewitnesses or other contemporaries during the time he would have lived, or for decades thereafter. Nonetheless, based on archeological digs and artifacts, ancient texts and art, and even forensic science, we know a good deal about the time and culture in which the New Testament is set. This evidence points to some startling conclusions about who Jesus likely was—and wasn’t. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Which words are actually from Jesus? Critical Analysis of David Wilcock | A Resource for the Awakening Human: David Wilcock and the Real NWO (part 1 and 2) It is far too easy in this day and age to accept things we want to be true, even if they are not. It helps us feel better about our beliefs, if we don't question them too much.

Sometimes we may go as far as to get angry at someone who is sharing an idea that conflicts with our accepted world view. But if the Truth is Singular, if there is but one truth, then if our beliefs reflect it accurately, there is nothing to fear by reviewing data that is potentially false. Matter of fact, it empowers us with even greater abilities to see the truth more clearly.

On this blog we share data from an eclectic array of sources, because we are constantly reviewing information hoping to expand our knowledge. Instead of holding ideas in the realm of absolute certainty - that "mass arrests will definitely happen, because someone said so" - we determine an ideas probable accuracy depending on the data available to support it. In light of this, we have the following post to share. - Justin ...Did you notice? ValerieTarico | AwayPoint: Between An Island of Certainties and the Unknown Shore. "Kabbalah Revealed" Episode 7 -- Equivalence of Form. Kabbalah: The Secret of the Tree of Knowledge - Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Spiritgrow - Josef Kryss Center. "Kabbalah Revealed" Episode 1 -- A Basic Overview. English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible. The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation History.

As a background study, we recommend that you first review our discussion of the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible from 1,400 B.C. to 1,400 A.D., which covers the transmission of the scripture through the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, and the 1,000 years of the Dark & Middle Ages when the Word was trapped in only Latin. Our starting point in this discussion of Bible history, however, is the advent of the scripture in the English language with the “Morning Star of the Reformation”, John Wycliffe.

John Wycliffe The first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts were produced in the 1380's AD by John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor, scholar, and theologian. John Hus Johann Gutenberg Thomas Linacre John Colet Erasmus William Tyndale Martin Luther Myles Coverdale John Rogers Thomas Cranmer King Henry VIII Queen Mary. Robert Boyle's Wish list. On the History of Divination - Divination Foundation. Excerpted from the book Divination: Sacred Tools for Reading the Mind of God by Paul O’Brien Human beings have always looked for the answers to life’s great mysteries.

Why are we here? Who or what controls our destiny? How does life work? What does the future hold? There is archeological evidence that a need to know and deep spiritual seeking are universal human traits, and that some form of divination has been used since the earliest times, to support this quest. Many cultures, including Chinese, Mayan, Mesopotamian and Indian, looked upwards to heavenly bodies— stars, planets, constellations, eclipses, and comets—not only to tell time and understand the seasons, but also for signs of portent or to decipher divine will.

Chinese Taoists read patterns on tortoise shells, which evolved into the hexagrams of the I Ching. As literacy increased, more translations of ancient texts were made and knowledge of divination systems was able to spread over time. PiALOGUE | A Disambiguation Process (also PiALOG, PiALOGIC, PiALOGICAL), Triangulate TRUTH, Transcend Bohm Dialogue and Spiral Dynamics Integral (SDi), & Improve Upon Socratic Dialogical Methodology (Socratic Dialogue), Updated: 6 Mar 2014. Pope Francis 'Evangelii Gaudium' Calls For Renewal Of Roman Catholic Church, Attacks 'Idolatry Of Money' Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition - No. 24, Vol. 3. Custom and Myth/The Myth of Cronus. The great Dionysiak myth : Brown, Robert, b. 1844. 613 commandments. Iamblichus. Gnosis. Iamblichus: Theurgia, or the Egyptian Mysteries. Neoplatonism. Emanationism. Iamblichus: Theurgia, or the Egyptian Mysteries. Theurgy. Hermetic Qabalah.

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