The Deepest Winter Darkness

Even in the deepest winter darkness, all weather is good because everything created by the forces of nature must be right.

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The Coronation, and the Seventh Ray

 

The Coronation, shown on the BBC and elsewhere last night, was filled with unspoken reference to the Seventh Ray, and ancient spiritual rites, and it gave me great pleasure over and above it being a fascinating documentary on a great ceremony and the Crown Jewels.

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Our Sinking Sea Beds

So much of Earth is covered by sea, great blue expanses dotted here and there by land. Their depths are the most mysterious and unexplored places left on the Planet, and they are filled with life.

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A Wolf Supermoon for the New Year

 

It is rare that the first day of a new year is accompanied by a full moon, and rarer still that it is a Supermoon: in the first hours of 2018, this great cosmic gift is given to us.

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At the Mercy of the Elements

 

Like you, perhaps, I have been separated from the world forcibly this weekend, because of snowstorms that have isolated my home in a way I have never known before.

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A Supermoon Conflicting with Mercury?

 

The Full Moon that is born on Sunday aptly is known as the Cold Moon, or the Moon of the Long Nights, a perfect name as many of us shiver in the arms of a freezing early winter. It will be the only true Supermoon of the year, but the usual quality of amplification that arises as a result of its closeness to Earth will be slowed down by Mercury who is turning retrograde on that day.

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All that I have is Yours

 

“All that I have is yours” is a statement often and loosely used to indicate a relationship commitment, perhaps, or the generosity of hospitality. Sometimes it is said flippantly or ironically, insincere words that are quickly forgotten.

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Love is the Epiphany of God

 

The monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton wrote with humility and authority about the importance of knowing God, and of seeing God within and without us, in the perfect beauty of nature and in our blood and being. His words exude love, and through those words of poetry and inspiration he leads us to the presence of the divine.

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Sexual Harassment – Reclaiming the Past

 

Once upon a time, the coming together of two people in sexual union was a sacred, joyous rite that was the human equivalent of spiritual ecstasy – love in its purest, highest form that transcended lust. It was private, too, never discussed with others.

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