Category: cosmology

Breaking Wheels

I was talking with my Fireman friend, and St. Catherine of Alexandria came up. I’ve written on St. Catherine here before, and I very much like her. Love her name. Anyway, my friend asked me if I’d ever noticed anything “cherubim” about her. I hadn’t noticed this sort of thing before myself, but I could […] … Continue reading…Breaking Wheels

Cosmic Church

I grew up nominally Baptist. But not really. My Dad was in a Baptist church in Texas, sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and so on. My Mom’s family apparently would apparently sit around the family electric organ with other musical instruments and sing hymns and other religious songs. At some point, my Dad […] … Continue reading…Cosmic Church

Otherworldly Shores

I have found myself pondering what even to call the “spirit world.” “Spirit world” itself, though perhaps a nice catch-all term, feels always unsatisfying to me. Of course, this isn’t a conundrum unique to me. Every system seems to struggle—or, simply, default to a preferred term—and that term winds up encapsulating a good measure of […] … Continue reading…Otherworldly Shores

[NB: Notes on Eliade, Politics, Sacred & Profane]

Sundry notions below– I read Mircea Eliade recently—Myths, Dreams, & Mysteries and The Sacred & The Profane. I feel Eliade offers interesting notions that need grounding in political realities. Indeed, the kinds of arguments that Eliade makes about sacralization and ritual reflect what many others make, all the while folks claiming that, because their religions […] … Continue reading…[NB: Notes on Eliade, Politics, Sacred & Profane]