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THE HERETICAL PENTAGRAM: FIVE QUESTIONS FEATURING BRENT LANDAU

Jenny Kile recently interviewed Brent Landau and asked him Five Questions. In this interview, he focuses his attention on the New Testament and early Christian writings, with a particular interest in apocryphal and canonical stories about Jesus’ birth. His expertise on these interests is apparent, and unlike some scholars who seem unreceptive to contradictory stories to religious belief, he seems to welcome them, as clues to Truth might be found in all of them. Read more…

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THE HERETICAL PENTAGRAM: FIVE QUESTIONS FEATURING GEOFF WARD

Jenny Kile recently interviewed Geoff Ward and asked him Five Questions. To cite a few examples from Geoff’s long list of endeavors, he mentors in both fiction and non-fiction creative writing, manages the website Colin Wilson World, founded West Cork Literary Society, is a songwriter with a DVD, Bound for Beara, and is the author of, Spirals: Pattern of Existence, and the recently released, A Raft of Dreams, which includes some of his poetry and short stories. Geoff passionately explores, questions and embraces life. Read more…

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RENNES-LE-CHÂTEAU, A MASONIC TEMPLE?

The famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland has been described as ‘Freemasonry in stone’, with such features as its iconic (and rare) three pillars at the head of the church. Even in the few Masonic manuscripts that exist from the very early eighteenth century, there are references to Freemasonry being ‘supported’ by three pillars representing wisdom, strength and beauty. Read more…

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WHO WERE THE NEPHILIM?

Who were the Nephilim? The word nephilim appears twice in the Old Testament of the Bible. They are first mentioned in Chapter 6 of the Book of Genesis and then again in Numbers 13:33. But their brief mention in the Bible has led to an ongoing debate as to who or what the Nephilim were. Read more…

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WHAT COULD THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE BE?

I quickly realized how broad the general interpretation of the Philosopher’s Stone was. To some, including the authors of novels like Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in some countries), the term denotes a magical stone. Yet, in some alchemical texts it is a metaphor for turning lead into gold. For others, it is a device linked to everlasting youth. Read more…

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THE PRICELESS WISDOM IN THE BOOK OF GAMES

Kept safely within one of the most beautiful old libraries in Spain is an amazing 1283 CE illuminated manuscript which quietly holds exceptional wisdom for one’s life. This insightful book is a compilation of games known in the thirteenth century and is entitled the Libro de los Juegos (Book of Games). It was commissioned by Alfonso X (1221-1284) during his reign as King of Castile and currently rests inside the magnificent Escorial. Read more…