The Hermetic Library was created in 1996 …

The Hermetic Library was created in 1996, in the early days of the commercial Internet, and is one of the most comprehensive and popular resources on the Internet for the kind of information in its collection. is justifiably famous, and perhaps a little infamous, as the source for an amazing collection of information useful to every researcher and student of esoteric studies and the modern Western tradition. Many students over the last decade found their start and much information useful to them by perusing the materials of The Hermetic Library and started their own electronic libraries by downloading pages and pages of content for their use and research…..

The God Shaped Hole….

The God Shaped Hole….

A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words.  FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”–it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction.  It’s that nagging feeling that has us squeezing two parties into the same night instead of just relaxing and being fully present at one, or checking email when we’re in the middle of a dinner out with friends, or interrupting a phone call to answer a call on the other line.  The irony is that we are willing to disconnect from the people we’re with so as not to let a potentially more satisfying interaction pass us by.

Resources for Spiritual Journeys….

Resources for Spiritual Journeys….

This multifaith and interspiritual website, founded byFrederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site’s name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world’s religions and spiritual paths come together.

Slowing Down for the Holidays

Slowing Down for the Holidays

Really good idea, sounds simple but it’s not easy to pull it off….

The word“holiday,” it turns out, is a conflation of the words “holy” and “day.”You can see the root words visually, of course, by simply turning the “i” in holiday into a “y.” And, indeed, the original intention of a holiday is to celebrate a holy day,a day “set apart” from our normal routine. And at its best, holidays can be a form of sacred time.

Some books I’m currently reading….

Thoughts on faith…..

Faith is not believing in the scientific, historical or legal veracity of facts. It is so much more than that….

People often think of faith as belief that something exists or is real. But there is more to it than mere acknowledgement of facts; faith is more of a verb than a noun. Faith is active ! It is trusting and acting on that trust; faith is belief that guides a person’s life….

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