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About Alchemy
"The science of alchemy I like very well, and indeed, 'tis the philosophy of the ancients. I like it not only for the profits it brings in melting metals, in decocting, preparing, extracting and distilling herbs, roots; I like it also for the sake of the...
Mystic Sciences >> Alchemy
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Conium maculatum (Poison Hemlock)
In ancient Greece Poison Hemlock was a regularly used punishment for criminals. In 399 BC the great philosopher Socrates was killed this way; his crime consisted of teaching people to think for themselves - a great evil in old dictatorial Greece. Thanks to...
Remedies >> Remedies C
Question the Premises of Society and Science
Question the ultimate validity of the basic premises of society, in particular, scientific theory. Do not accept concepts or statements as truthful simply due to weight of tradition or learned opinion. The synthesis of these statements is a healthy skepticism...
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
A Cup of Hemlock: Dealing with Conflict in Coven and Congregation
There have always been those folks who point out our foibles, and make us take an uncomfortable look at our world, as well as those who simply had the misfortune to point out the obvious when it was unwelcome. Then there are troublemakers, folks who go out of...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Pagan Roots of the Bible
"The Bible is the innerrent word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible, without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc. Jerry Falwell I have heard this assertion...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Christianity >> The Bible

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Socrates Sentenced to be his Own Executioner
On this day in 399 BCE, the hugely influential Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death. The verdict marked the end of a trial in which Socrates had been accused of charges such as 'impiety' and 'corrupting the young'. The sentence was ...
Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World review – disbelief has been
Even the pre-Socratics of the sixth and fifth centuries BC, who are usually seen as the precursors to modern scientific and philosophical inquiry, cannot all be identified as atheists in any straightforward sense.
Troy's master carpenter, "barroom Socrates" dies at 62
"He helped shape me as a human, a carpenter and a philosopher," said Chris Hacker, an Albany carpenter who worked with Albrecht on the Ryan's Wake restoration.
Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English
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