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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
Am I Damned?: Part 1
(Excerpted from a planned website, much of this material has already appeared in answer to various questions on the boards, especially in General Earth Spirituality. I will attempt to redact it for this forum, as much of the arguments contained here are basic...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
What does the Fool card mean or represent?
Well, if you could only have one question about the Tarot and Tarot cards, that would be it. Many interpreters of the Tarot consider the Fool to be a central card to the whole deck. The Fool is a special card, even among the 22 of the Major Arcana. It's Card...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Thurisaz
Thurisaz is the third rune of the first aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark, and has the phonetic value of "TH." Thurisaz is reconstructed Common Germanic for a creature later called Thurs or Jotun. These are the Giants of Norse Mythology....
Divination >> Rune Stones
Ehwaz
The third rune of the third aett bears the reconstructed Common Germanic name Ehwaz. Later, its name became Aihws in Gothic (note how archaic Gothic is), and still later, Eh in Anglo-Saxon. If you remember that “k” in Indo-European changed to “h” in Germanic,...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Arcane Ruminations
Special Plates Notice how each particle moves. Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey. Notice how each wants a different food. Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean. Look at the chefs...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Buddhism: An Overview
BUDDHISM, as recognized by its million followers in the eastern and western world, is both a religion and a philosophy. It originated from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who become the Supreme Buddha.
Religions >> Buddhism

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Buddhist monk attacked for being 'Muslim' has totally Zen response to Islamophobes
A Buddhist monk beaten in the Hood River, Oregon by someone who thought he was a "f**king Muslim", has responded in the most Zen way possible. Kozen Sampson, who dresses in traditional brown robes and shaves his head in accordance with his faith, ...
Zen Lounge faces new liquor citations
State liquor control investigators in February cited a downtown Burlington nightclub on suspicion of violating four liquor license regulations.
Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Now Gets His Zen on With Meditation
Of course, Zen is a relative term when it comes to Ballmer, who is now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. When not in a downward dog pose, he finds time to dunk a basketball in front of thousands of Clippers fans (with the help of a ...
Swearing replaces zen meditation at Calgary yoga studio
The Canadian city is home to Rage Yoga, a studio that is "a practice involving stretching, positional exercise and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f***.
Zen Landscapes
More than six centuries ago, painter-monks in China and Japan sought to express the spirit of Zen in landscape paintings. An early virtuoso was the Chinese monk Mu Qi (1210-1269; pronounced moo chee). Trained by a prominent Zen master, Mu Qi later ...

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