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September 29, 2014
September 28, 2014
I'm amazed by the offense some have felt by the Unholy, their shock over the narrative blending sincere spiritual seeking with ecclesiastical cruelty, the metaphysics of the sacred and sacrilegious! Marias' cultural criticism inspires me with the importance of critical thinking in matters pertaining to the sacred and profane.
"Javier Marías is one of Spain’s most celebrated novelists, a master of the form whose digressive, metaphysical books, sometimes disguised as thrillers, have made him a perpetual contender for the Nobel Prize in literature....Mr. Marías devotes his column to literature — rhapsodizing about Shakespeare or picking apart a Dashiell Hammett letter — but more often than not, he is on the attack. He has written that the Catholic Church is “cave-dwelling,” (more…)
September 28, 2014
Genres: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense/Thriller
Published by: Sunstone Press
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Buy the Book • Goodreads: five-stars
A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set (more…)
September 26, 2014
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"Father Gall had taught Archbishop Anarch about the dark side of spiritual powers, to be used only for the highest purposes, a foul magic ignited when hatred burned from the core of the soul. Then and only then would the sordid wizardry accomplish the nefarious deed required for the most godly (more…)
September 23, 2014
Father Gall had taught Archbishop Anarch about the dark side of spiritual powers, to be used only for the highest purposes, a foul magic ignited when hatred burned from the core of the soul. Then and only then would the sordid wizardry accomplish the nefarious deed required for the most godly purpose.
September 22, 2014
The magic of life turns bad when we don't listen, when we try to flee. Claire, in The Unholy, runs and runs only to discover one bad thing happening after another. If she can listen and learn that dissonance means that she needs to slow down and listen, then there is hope. Hope gives her a potential way out of what is bad, destructive.
There are ways out of the bad . It depends if we're willing to seen them by slowing down and attuning ourselves to nature. The natural self speaks. When it does there are ways out of what is thwarting, destructive, bad. We discover them in moments of natural magic.
"Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.”
― Terry Tempest Williams
#Peoplesclimatemarch #Peaceday #Ibelieveingoodthingscoming
Painting: Curando a la Madrecita Tierra (Healing Mother Earth) by Martha Ramirez Oropeza
September 21, 2014
Spiritual power emanates from a strong personality. Weak individuals in The Unholy live prey to denigrating forces. Religion swoops in and takes over the mind of those who can't or won't think for themselves. They become ill.
The medicine women of Aztlan know that the key to healing lies within. It comes from a person who is certain about who they are. They live by this truth. They are the medicine women of Aztlan and the healing force within each of us!
"That spiritual power I wear is much more beautiful and much greater. We call it wisdom, knowledge, power and gift, or love. There are these four parts to that spiritual power. So I wear those. When you wear that power it will beautify your mind and spirit. You become beautiful."
—Wallace Black Elk, Lakota
Photograph of elder Estrella Newman (Mexico) by Mark Boster of the LA Times.
September 20, 2014
A recent news article entitled WHY POPE FRANCIS PROTECTS PEDOPHILES comments, "Most of the priesthood’s sexual abuse of children and subsequent cover-up happened before Pope Francis began his reign. This case, where the allegation is that Francis made a decision that directly contradicts the “new” Church policy to report pedophile priests to secular criminal justice authorities, will be a public test of the Pope’s determination to clean up the mess he inherited."
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/08/28/why-pope-francis-protecting-high-ranking-pedophile-156630
Conflict plagues corridors of the dark side of religion. What matters is the twisting and squirming, trying to find release. Everything has to get back to normal. Archbishop Anarch craves to return to the composure and peace of unquestioned power. The dark side of religion twists and squirms, screams for release!