When the veil of life falls

Lady and Soror Fran Culter August 26th 1938 - January 8th 2010

How do you remember the people you have lost? How do you prepare for your own death?
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Women at the Parliament Saving the World

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I was riveted by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s declaration that “the real solution of climate change is care for the earth.” [Read more...]

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Cultural Appropriation and Theft

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Exchange only happens when people are meeting as equals. Who decides what is cultural exchange, what is cultural appropriation, and whether cultural appropriation is theft? [Read more...]

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Going Clear: is O.T.O. a “black magic cult”?

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In the documentary “Going Clear” author Lawrence Wright called Parsons “the head honcho in this black magic cult”, the O.T.O., Ordo Templi Orientis. I don’t identify as a member of a cult or as a practitioner of black magic. So what does “black magic cult” actually mean? [Read more...]

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L. Ron Hubbard the Magickian?

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L. Ron Hubbard studied magick. How good was he at it? [Read more...]

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L. Ron Hubbard and the O.T.O.

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Lawrence Wright touched on the early connection between Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Jack Parsons, who was involved in a “black magic cult”. The group he is talking about is my fraternity, Ordo Templi Orientis. [Read more...]

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Are demons real?

Medieval grimoires treated demons as fierce spirits with powers that could be harnessed to the magician’s will through compulsion. In psychologized magic demons are projections of our unresolved issues and repressed selfish desires. [Read more...]

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