Articles in the Samsaras Series Category

Jesus, Gnostic Texts and the Spiritual Key : Part 2/2
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2007 – 15:30 | 3 Comments
Jesus, Gnostic Texts and the Spiritual Key : Part 2/2

The Gnostic Gospels are a class of writings about the life of Jesus which are associated with the early mystical trend of Gnostic Christianity. They are not accepted by mainstream Christianity as authentic, and are therefore declared heresy and not included in the standard Biblical canon. Rather, they are part of the so-called New Testament apocrypha.

Ecclesiastical Christianity vs Jesus of Nazareth : Part 1/2
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2007 – 15:00 | Comments Off on Ecclesiastical Christianity vs Jesus of Nazareth : Part 1/2
Ecclesiastical Christianity vs Jesus of Nazareth : Part 1/2

Was Jesus of Nazareth resurrected? Did this man, arguably the most important and influential man in history, come back after death? Or are millions of denominationally inclined Christians having the faith and hoping this was true?

The Power of Words: Words Can Harm, Words Can Heal
Monday, 6 Nov, 2006 – 23:17 | 2 Comments
The Power of Words: Words Can Harm, Words Can Heal

The Power of Words – Words are benign illusions that we use to point at something. We can use them to point to truth or to not so very benign illusions.

Shame, Blame and Manipulation [Words Can Harm – Part 6]
Friday, 15 Sep, 2006 – 10:53 | One Comment
Shame, Blame and Manipulation [Words Can Harm – Part 6]

People don’t change due to the shame – not the way the shaming person hopes for. If you think that calling your husband a “dumb-ass” is going to make him smarter, think again. The problem with shame and blame is a cultural problem of looking toward the ‘outside’ to fix whatever is ‘wrong’ with us on the inside. Read this part 6 of “Words can harm. Words can heal.”

Words Can Harm: Gossip
Monday, 4 Sep, 2006 – 17:30 | 5 Comments
Words Can Harm: Gossip

Maybe you have never maliciously participated in gossip. Maybe you have. Or maybe you have been the subject of a terrible rumor that affected your outlook on human nature. Gossip is another way in which words have power to harm.

Words Can Harm: Sarcasm
Sunday, 3 Sep, 2006 – 17:30 | 3 Comments
Words Can Harm: Sarcasm

Sarcasm is rooted in ‘to tear the flesh’ with words. Sometimes used in frustration, its expression for the person who hasn’t either the desire or patience to be straightforward. The problem is that sarcasm is ‘angry’ and when received, may communicate more than just words, but problems.

Name Calling [Words Can Harm. Part 3]
Saturday, 2 Sep, 2006 – 17:30 | No Comment
Name Calling [Words Can Harm. Part 3]

Name Calling or Throwing Around Labels
This is Part 3 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.“
If someone is calling you names or throwing …

Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal. [Part 2]
Friday, 1 Sep, 2006 – 17:30 | No Comment
Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal. [Part 2]

If Words Can Harm, then Words Can Heal
This is Part 2 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.”
Like the remedy for an untruth …

Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.
Thursday, 31 Aug, 2006 – 17:30 | 8 Comments
Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.

Words Can Harm
This is Part 1 of a 7 part series entitled “Words Can Harm. Words Can Heal.”
Remember that old nursery rhyme?
“Sticks and stones may break my bones …