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The Knights Templar

The Knights Templar was a religious arm of the spiritual hierarchy of the Catholic Church from 1100 to 1300 AD during the crusades. They were the first multinational organization and quickly became exceedingly rich and powerful. The Templars created an international...

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Dark Night of The Soul

Birth is a corporal journey that begins with the illusion of spiritual abandonment. Leaving home and residing in a physical body immediately creates a lasting traumatic imprint that includes separation anxiety and existential agony. The painful remnants of this primal...

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The Taj Mahal and the Purpose of Spiritual Practice

Life is difficult and illusions about being small lead us astray every day. When lost in a crowd viewing the winner of the New 7 Wonders of the World, it’s easy to feel insignificant. Viewing architectural perfection while ethic division, climate change and terrorism...

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The Cows of India

Spiritual concepts, abstract thoughts and conditions of grace often seem strange to the uninitiated. The thought that every two and four-legged creature has a soul has roots in many cultures around the world and provides the underlying rationale for many vegetarian...

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The Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant is the only elephant that humans have been able to domesticate. The strongest and more powerful animal on earth, baby elephants must be removed by force from their family unit and trained through isolation, pain and fear to make them compliant. The...

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Victim Consciousness

Victim Consciousness and The Victim/Perpetrator Paradigm. (Part 1) The following article about victim consciousness is intended to discuss a passive life-style of self-destructive anger and/or retaliatory impulses that blames rather than accept responsibility. The...

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The Nature of Love is Easy

The nature of love is easy and simple Like the bird that sings before breakfast Because it can’t imagine doing anything else   We all love to be loved, but pay a price Everyone knows what it takes to be loved Too much time is spent knowing what it takes   Love is...

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Death is a Lover’s Most Worthy Companion

Death is a lover’s worthiest companion  Be courageous and clear the clutter Let nothing block your expression   Free the room of obstacles, dance with drunken abandon Passion is always messy, petulant and disorganized Embrace your love with impulsive recklessness  ...

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Amidst Smoldering Ashes, Love Basks

Amidst the smoldering ashes of yesterday’s stupor, while we sort out right from wrong and hope from despair. Love basks in the sunlight just around the corner.  Forget your dreams of grandeur and dance like a soldier who knows he’ll die tomorrow. Hold love so close...

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Alchemy

Alchemy By Eric Erhke, LCSW, LMFT We can learn a lot about accessing the power of unity consciousness from alchemists of the past. Alchemy is an old science and spiritual practice where the practitioner creates intelligent substances from a combination of elements,...

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Four Steps that Stop Bullies

FOUR STEPS THAT STOP BULLIES By Eric Ehrke, LCSW, LMFT Bloodsucking bullies tormented me in my youth. Mindful of their attacks, terrible anxiety, fear, and anger compounded my stuttering. Hating myself for my failure to speak normally, I desperately wanted the...

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