Tag Archives: Christ

The Wild Abandon of the Vine Month

1.“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk roses and with eglantine. There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with … Continue reading

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Tear Down This Wall: on Psychological Defenses

“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promise of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand … Continue reading

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The Art of Resurrection

Today my thoughts were directed to the phenomenon of Greek “abaton”: “Also called a mundus or earth-womb, the abaton was a real pit, standard equipment in a pagan temple. Those who entered it to ‘incubate,’ or to sleep overnight in … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Virgo

Johfra Bosschart, Virgo I adore this image. It reminds me of a precious and delicate porcelain figurine that you hold delicately between your fingers, marveling at its fragile beauty. I like to spend a longer time looking at the Zodiac … Continue reading

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