The Myth of the Self-Made Billionaire

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Respected Elsewhere: The Prophet’s Paradox in Professional Life

A prophet is not revered in his own country, according to the Bible. After years of working in the IT department of the City of Chattanooga, I had moments like that. I “grew up” professionally there, so it felt like my home country—the place where I was raised. I’m sure we’ve all seen how our […]

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The King of the Wood

Explore the mysterious and tragic priesthood of Diana at Nemi, where a deadly fight for succession was waged between a runaway slave and the priest. Discover the strange rituals and beliefs that surrounded the sacred grove, from the Golden Bough to the love of Diana and Hippolytus. Uncover the secrets of this ancient and strange cult.

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True Will

Dive deeper into yourself and explore various spiritual paths to build knowledge and wisdom. Discover and align with your True Will to live in harmony with all things and actively contribute to the universe. Abound in philosophy, poetry, and paganism to live your fullest self and give back to the world.

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Blending Stoic thought with Hermetic and Chaos magical practices, Buddhism, agnosticism, and paganism, esoteknix is about… code. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?) Yup, this site is about the magic of coding. (And, well, magick.)

9 November 2022

On Ignorance

Ignorance may be natural, but "being ignorant isn't a bad thing." Buddhism teaches two core concepts, Impermanence and No-Self, that provide insight to help us understand why it's important to not just accept our ignorance, but use it as an opportunity to learn more and grow.
17 February 2019

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate, Part One

The WordPress Plugin Boilerplate offers a standardized, organized way to build high-quality plugins: download the generator, and get access to its 100% object-oriented code. Learn how to use this useful tool with our detailed guide!
15 September 2016

Frith, Honor, and Luck (Part 0: Introduction)

Drawing on Grønbech's words, understanding 'Frith, Honor, and Luck' is vital for modern heathens. These are the cornerstones which build the heathen worldview, with all else being constructed thereafter. Fertility, taboos, and tribal loyalty all exist under this umbrella; find out more by exploring The Culture of the Teutons.
4 August 2023

The King of the Wood

Explore the mysterious and tragic priesthood of Diana at Nemi, where a deadly fight for succession was waged between a runaway slave and the priest. Discover the strange rituals and beliefs that surrounded the sacred grove, from the Golden Bough to the love of Diana and Hippolytus. Uncover the secrets of this ancient and strange cult.
6 April 2023

Unlocking the Secrets of Oracles: From Delphi to Modern Divination Practices

Self-reading with a divination tool is a form of self-administered therapy, and the better one knows oneself, the better their results are likely to be. It takes time, commitment, and a willingness to face things that will sometimes feel uncomfortable.
31 December 2017

The Heathen Priest-Kings

The king, throughout Germanic tribal history, was considered the holder of the luck of his tribe. The onus was upon him to maintain a good relationship with the divine, and it was through him that his tribe received the blessings of the gods.
8 April 2019

Getting WP Post and Postmeta in Single Rows

WordPress uses wp_posts to store post, page, and Custom Post Type (CPT) data the wp_postmeta table for Custom Metabox data. To retrieve this data you have to read for the post plus multiple linked postmeta rows. In this post, we conquer postmeta with subqueries.
21 November 2022

There’s no single source of truth

Adaptation is key to survival, even when it requires us to challenge our old worldviews. Coming from a religious background, I learned a few lessons along the way. Buddhism is an ancient compilation of wisdom, not divinely inspired, needing to be tested and accepted for what it is. Let’s draw from multiple sources for optimal...
23 February 2021

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Buddhism is non-theistic, but that doesn't mean it's godless. Through a look at Theravada teachings, Mahayana/Vajrayana deities, and indigenous gods, this post explores how Buddhism can live amicably with other religious faiths.

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