We all have to slay Medusa

The myth of Medusa is well-known throughout the world. But have you ever considered why the Greek writers ever even wrote about her in the first place? Why do we have all of these elaborate stories of gods, goddesses and monsters that are beyond terrifying and beautiful at the same time? Did the Greek writers … Continue reading We all have to slay Medusa

Body & Blood, Bread & Wine, Bread & Beer, & Cannibalism

Cannibalism?! How can cannibalism be attached to the holy Catholic Sacrament of bread & wine or Communion? Strap in my fellow gnostics, we're going take a trip back in time to discover where it all came from and how it evolved over time. The "body and blood" that Jesus spoke of at the last supper … Continue reading Body & Blood, Bread & Wine, Bread & Beer, & Cannibalism

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

I have memories of these characters in movies like "The Seventh Sign" with Demi Moore, and Clint Eastwood in "Pale Rider." But what Hollywood misses by using the Book of Revelation literally is the deep spiritual meaning that the riders symbolize within us all. One thing that is interesting about the Book of Revelation is … Continue reading The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The True Meaning of Baptism

Ay Caramba!  I remember when that was me, albeit many years older getting submerged in a local stream in Southern Appalachia in the middle of summer. The water was still frigid even then. I have fond memories from that time of my life, but something was always gnawing at me, a gut instinct or feeling … Continue reading The True Meaning of Baptism

Religion & Hell

"Religion is a cow. It gives milk, but it also kicks." — Buddha. "If you're following the news, you know that the major religions differ in their interpretation of the holy books. For example, one way to interpret God's will is that you should love your neighbor. An alternate reading of the holy books might … Continue reading Religion & Hell

Narcissus & Echo

  Most of us are quite versed in narcissism (which comes from the Greek Hero, Narcissus) and people that are associated with that trait.  Being totally self-absorbed and not really caring about you or what you have to say about anything really. Echo, likewise, finds its roots in the same story with Narcissus. To truly … Continue reading Narcissus & Echo