At lower elevations, 1,000-year-old stone homes housed farmers who worked the land. At the bottom of the Alps, we entered Lago Como (Lake Region) for a ride south into the enchanting land known as Tuscany.
Socinus and his nephew had succeeded in binding the various groups of Polish and German Protestants in a league where nothing was required but undying hatred and opposition to the Catholic Church. Bayle threw doubt upon everything, and Spinosa destr
Secondly, realize that life sustains those with a great sense of humor about themselves. So, laugh often at the remarkable opportunities you enjoy during your stay on this planet for success, failure and choices.
In recent months we have been witnessing the formation of two opposing sides that I would call Biblical: the children of light and the children of darkness. The children of light constitute the most conspicuous part of humanity, while the children of
It's known as the "perfect speed." It's also known as "Eudemonia" or "Satori". It's a thought pattern whereby you already know you reached your destination or dream or goal. Everything you think must be twice created: first, the idea, whic
These experiences can help you dissolve fears, move past trauma, expand your consciousness and much more. I personally don't feel inspired to do anything other than explore and expand myself when I engage in experiences like this.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."
President Thomas Jefferson once said, "We've got a wolf by the ears. We can't keep him and we can't let him go. Both options remain dangerous."
For the first time in history via Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers of America--ordinary people suddenly enjoyed the "right" to pursue their happiness in their own ways, at their own speed and at their own choices.
But what drives most people to make this a better world? I contend that "hope" causes the greatest energy within a human being to persevere, to endure great hardship and to triumph when all else fails.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. He was apparently alien in appearance a
What heroes do you follow? Why? What great moments in history move you? How do you feel when you study a certain subject? What books engage your interest? What famous movie role inspires you?
Ideas fly around the universe waiting for someone to grab them and bring them to form. Your mind constitutes a "net" that captures ideas. You may remember that tiny, gold, winged ball in the Harry Potter books that flew around the stadium while
As she arrives at Auschwitz, a young Nazi officer forces her to choose life for one child and death for the other. Her plea of "Don't make me choose. I can't choose" is ignored and when the Nazi threatens to send both her children to die, sh
We know it sounds crazy, but parents around the world swear their tot-checking devices are picking up paranormal activity. Eimear O'Hagan listens in nervously…
Perhaps surprisingly for some, the mental health benefits of spiritual encounters are virtually identical for those who had a spontaneous spiritual experience and those who had the experience while under the influence of a psychedelic drug .
Zen Buddhism has a word for the warped perceptions that can arise during meditation: makyo, which combines the Japanese words for "devil" and "objective world." Philip Kapleau, the late American Zen master, once described confronting makyo as
For 51 years he's given readings to people like John Lennon, Grace Kelly (yes, he warned them), and even the Dalai Lama. Monster Children dropped by Frank's Nolita townhouse back in Issue 40 to play fetch with his Australian Kelpie, enjoy a nice
But for psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, and spiritual guides, in the ever-growing world of psychic apps that are taking up space in Apple's app store, digital automation has had a positive impact. Curious, I reached out to mystical workers t
The cause behind the spiritual shift is a combination of factors. In more than a dozen interviews for this story with people ranging in age from 18 to their early 40s, a common theme emerged: They were raised with one set of religious beliefs - Ca
The Vatican is considering allowing married men to become priests in remote parts of the Amazon in a historic shift for the Church The historic shift has been suggested in remote areas where clergy are scarce Vatican document makes the recommenda
The proximate cause of this return to status is a set of studies I've been doing on Jesus. One of the things I've become clear on while doing this work has been Jesus' strategy for getting his teachings to the people of Israel. And a major comp
You see, the reason Sanjay is stuck - and the reason many of us feel that way - is that we focus on what's present for us at any particular moment. On the other hand, what most of us want most is to move forward. And, by definition, paying a
"It's not a complete explanation of everything, of course, but it is going on," Sacks explains about the rapid increase in demonic activity, much of which manifests as Leftist hatred for President Trump, conservatives, Christians, white people,
On top of naturally caused misery there was also political instability. I mean there's a reason there were two Russian Revolutions, and my great-grandfather fought in both of them. For the Tsar. A choice that might seem strange given the political
When Europe's beer-brewing, liquor-distilling monks combine Catholicism and capitalism, the results are delicious.
However, even if this is plausible, there would still be the problem of explaining how a very low degree of brain activity (so low that it is undetectable) could give rise to an experience of such complexity and intensity. In near-death experiences,