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In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks, ending the Byzantine empire. This date also marks the beginning of the Renaissance, since the waves of Greek refugees spread knowledge of Greek throughout Europe. Included with the newly available Greek manuscripts were the Corpus Hermetica, Plotinus, and the works of the Neoplatonists. Shortly thereafter in 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the Jews from Spain. This sent waves of Jewish refugees throughout Europe, spreading knowledge of Hebrew and of the Kabbalah. Renaissance philosophers sought to integrate these traditions with the view of unifying the rapidly disintegrating religious factions and also ending the constant political strife.

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The Book of the Law Posted on | June 4, 2010 | 7 Comments Here you can download The Book of the Law by Aleister Crowley also known as ‘Liber AL vel Legis sub figura CCXX as delivered by XCIII = 418 to DCLXVI. Aleister Crowley comments his short work with his usual sense of darkness and secrecy: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The study of this Book is forbidden. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading.

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Greek Winter Solstice Celebration in Honor of Poseidon Solstice (from the Latin sol 'sun') celebrations honor the sun. At the summer solstice in late June, there is no dearth of sun, so celebrants just enjoy the extra hours of daylight, but by the winter solstice in late December, the sun is getting weaker and weaker every day. Although it doesn't take long to realize the sun will return to its former glory all on its own, so there's really no need to worry, it takes the edge off the cold and dark to help the sun along with a bit of sympathetic magic and a few rituals. Winter solstice celebrations often include two activities related to the failing sun:

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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. Still, there are certain factors — certain choices — that make it easier.

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