Sacred Breath Workshop – Sept 21 in DownersGrove, IL.

FRIDAY, SEPT 21, 2012 7 PM $55 SOHMAR MASSAGE SCHOOL DOWNERS GROVE, IL.     We may take amazing classes and feel our life is changing. Wonderful! But...there is something much more vital than taking a class or reading a book. Do you understand why I do not advertise except for the few mentioned above? Do you really understand why each workshop has its own current? Great transformations DO NOT take place in our conscious mind, they are brought about by the … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

Ḥănukkāh – Celebrating Dec. 20 through Dec. 28, 2011

Ḥănukkāh (Sunset) December 20, 2011 through to December 28th, 2011 Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, nowadays usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka/]in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE, Hanukkah is observed … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Meaning of ‘Amen’

The Meaning of Amen By Donald Michael Kraig Amen! Perhaps you pronounce it Ay-men or Ah-men or Ah-main or even Oh-mein. You say it at the end of prayers or after someone says something you agree with. So be it. Verily. Truly. They’re all translations of the word “Amen.” But is that the true definition?     Philologists, experts in the history of language, acknowledge that the source of the word is ancient Hebrew. It was adopted into the Greek and from there moved into other Western … [Read more...]

Sukkot 2010 – September 22(sunset) – September 29(sunset)

  Celebrating Sukkot 2010     September 22-29   Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated Shalosh regalim on which Jews made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem. The Holy Day lasts seven days, including Chol Hamoed and is immediately followed by another festive day known as Shemini Atzeret. The … [Read more...]

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