Paganism

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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Philosophy

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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Spirituality

The Knowledge of Good and Evil

The serpent, the bringer of truth, spoke to the first woman and told her she had a choice: eat the fruit from the tree of good and evil (i.e. take the red pill) and “grow up,” or never leave her state of eternal childlike innocence. The latter may sound appealing in theory, but it runs counter to how most people are hardwired.

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Buddhism

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 growth and dispel self-delusion.

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Buddhism

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.

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Buddhism

Accepting Death

Death is unavoidable, so why not live life fully, embracing the good moments and accepting the inevitable? Buddhism offers ways to recognize and accept the ever-present truth of impermanence, so we may live without regret – and with peace.

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Buddhism

Taking Things on Faith

In a time of rampant misinformation, rely on yourself and your judgment to identify truth and trustworthiness. Wisdom lies in testing out ideas for yourself, and recognizing liars for what they are. Don’t be a victim of manipulation; take control of your reason and discernment.

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Buddhism

Hell in a Handbasket

As Buddhists, we can use the teachings of impermanence and the imperfect nature of the human brain to deal with the difficult times of today. We can accept that change is constant, witness the truth of the underlying motivations of those in power, and look deep within ourselves for real truth.

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Buddhism

The Value of Honest Discussions

“Let’s stop avoiding conversations about the differences between us and take the time to understand why our friends, relatives, and coworkers think or believe a certain way. Together, we can reject the insanity of believing that those unlike us are the enemy.”

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Buddhism

What are the Four Noble Truths?

Uncover the truth of suffering and its origin. Learn how to remove yourself from craving and dissatisfaction, and discover the path to freedom with the Noble Eightfold Path. Embrace reality and let yourself find lasting peace.

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