Understanding the Akashic Records

The Akashic Records are an ancient idea that has seen a surge in popularity over the last few centuries. Though originally a Hindu concept born in and around the subcontinent of India and adopted by other Eastern religions, the Akashic Records are now commonly spoken of in New Age circles around the world. It can be a little difficult to grasp what exactly someone means when they speak about the Akashic Records and, in truth, different speakers sometimes have … [Read more...]

The Role of Angels in Everyday Life

According to the Bible, angels serve as intermediaries between God and humans. They are often referred to in scripture as messengers with the ability to intervene in human lives. In a recent survey conducted by Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, approximately one in five adults say they believe they have been protected by a guardian angel at some point in their lives even though they do not consider themselves to be religious. It seems that belief in … [Read more...]

Ayahuasca: The Visionary Brew

Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic brew, named after the ayahuasca vine, which has been traditionally used by the people of the Amazon for healing and spiritual guidance. Ever since its "discovery" (by the West) in the 1950s, ayahuasca has slowly spread in popularity all across the world, boasted in large part by the pioneering psychonaut, Terrence McKenna. The ayahuasca vine itself does not contain the hallucinogenic compound responsible for effects that the brew can have … [Read more...]

Judaism: The Religion Founded On A Contract

The philosophical and ethical tenets of Judaism have served as the foundation for much of Western civilization. Yet, many people – including those with Jewish ancestry – are unaware of the history of the Jewish people and religion. The “official” start of Judaism occurred approximately 2000 years before the birth of Christ, when Abraham entered into a contractual relationship with God. Abraham lived in the land of Canaan (the region now known … [Read more...]

The Silent Procession of Amsterdam: One Man’s Vomit Becomes an International Blessing

Every year in March, people from around the globe gather in the Holland's city of Amsterdam to participate in the Stille Omgang, or "Silent Procession", also sometimes called the "Miracle Procession". This procession commemorates the 'Miracle of the Host' which is suppose to have occurred on March 15, 1345. This is a beautiful ritual to commemorate a miracle with origins that are less than romantic. Though it started in the 16th Century as a Catholic … [Read more...]