- My Price Ancestors, an Impenetrable, Impervious Brick Wall Line. 52 Ancestors, Week 21: Brick Wall
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- Walpurgisnacht (Saint Walpurgis Night), Saint Walpurga, My Ancestors Named Walpurgis from Tauber Franconia (Germany)
- My Ancestor, Royal Servant Edmund Moody Saved the Life of Henry VIII and Changed History! 52 Ancestors, Week 16 – Should Be a Movie.
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Category Archives: Theology
Jezebel of The Bible, A Jezebel, and the Jezebel Spirit
Jezebel: Phoenician Princess of Ancient Sidon, Pagan Priestess, and Queen of Israel. Jezebel – In the Old Testament According to biblical texts, Jezebel was a Phoenician princess who married Ahab, a foreign king, who presided over the Northern Kingdom of … Continue reading
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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Week 14: Check it Out! My Ancestor Rev. Thomas Shepard.
The writing prompt for this week is “Check it Out!” There are a few ways to take this, as in sharing something cool or neat, or something to do with libraries and books. I was inspired to write about my … Continue reading
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Rosa Mystica. A Christmas Ghazal Poem.
Rosa Mystica Rosa Mysticaa fragrant secret upon the mouth of God. Hildegard Von BingenYour praises echoed from her saintly lips. A Rose among thornsHeavenly chants of medieval monks fill the air. Garden of GodYour divine place of sweet refrain; rest … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, Catholic, Christmas, Judaism, Religious, Theology Tagged Bible Study, Catholic, Christian, Christmas, Es is ein Ros entsprungen, faith, Genealogy, Ghazal, Hebrew Bible, Hildegard Von Bingen, How a Rose E’er Blooming, It is a rose sprung up, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Nativity, New Testament, Old Testament, Poetry, Rosa Mystica, The Bible, Virgin Mary Leave a comment
The Sufi Mystical Prayer Dance – The Whirling Dervish
If I was required to change my religion to Islam, I’d be a Sufi for sure! It reminds me in so many ways of the Christian mystics. “The body is like the earth, the bones like mountains, the brain like … Continue reading
Posted in Religious, Theology, World Religions Tagged Adab, Allah, Dance, Dhikr, faith, God, Islam, Kaaba, meditation, muraqabah, Muslim, Mystical, Mysticism, Persian, Rumi, Sama, Sema, Semahane Ceremony, shaikh, sohbet, Sufi, Sufism, Turkey, Whirling Dervish, Whirling Prayer Leave a comment
The Sacredness of 1 and 2 Maccabees and Importance in Relation to Hanukkah
I wrote this in response to a classmate, in my World Religions course, when we were discussing Judaism, the Maccabean Revolt and 1 and 2 Maccabees. As a Protestant, she was not familiar with the stories found in these books. … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, Catholic, Judaism, Religious, Theology, World Religions Tagged 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Bible Study, Catholic, Chanukah, Christian, Dr. Michael Brown, faith, Festival of LIghts, Hebrew Bible, Jewish, Judaism, Luther, miracles, Mysteries, New Testament, Old Testament, The Bible Leave a comment
The Guf (Treasury of Souls) in Jewish Mysticism, and the Angels Gabriel and Lailah in Judaism.
I was torn as to what to write about! I was quite entranced with the Jewish festival of Purim, as well as Hasidic Judaism, the concept of Midrash, the mysticism of the Kabbalah, and the very cool Golem found in Jewish … Continue reading
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Salvation in Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Monotheism.
Zoroastrianism “may be a minor religion on the world scene today, but it has had a major impact on the world by way of the other monotheisms.” (15) Monotheism: “the doctrine or belief that there is only one God.” (16) My … Continue reading
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The Japanese Akkorokamui
The Japanese people “emerge from the aboriginal Ainu people. There are still remnants of the Ainu in northern Japan.” (1) They were hunter-gatherers that worshiped nature and animals, The Ainu were animists and believed that all things are inhabited by spirits known … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Study, Catholic, Religious, Theology, World Religions Tagged Ainu, Akkorokamui, Ashketanne Mat, Bible Study, Catholic, Christian, faith, folklore, Hebrew Bible, Hokkaido, Japan, Japanese, John Batchelor, kami, kamuy, killer whales, New Testament, Old Testament, orcas, Religion, Repunkamui, Shinto, The Bible, unicorns, Virigin Mary, World Religions, Yaoshikepu, Yushkep Kamuy Leave a comment
The Real Kung Fu Warrior Monks of the Shaolin Temple in China.
Most of us are familiar with the Shaolin Kung Fu style of martial arts. Even if you do not follow or practice the martial arts yourself, you may have seen Shaolin Kung Fu as portrayed by David Carradine in the … Continue reading
Posted in Religious, Theology, Uncategorized Tagged Bodhisattva, Bruce Lee, Buddhism, CEO Monk, Chen Buddhism, China, Daruma, David Carradine, Dodhidharma, Dwarf, enlightenment, Enter the Dragon, India, Japan, Japanese, Korea, Kung Fu, Mahayana, Monks, pirates, Shaolin, Shaolin Monastery, Shaolin Temple, Shaoshi Mountain, Shi Yongxin, Song Mountains, Vietnam, Wokou, World Religions, Zen Leave a comment