Mystical Life of Pythagoras

Mystical Life of Pythagoras

Lots of mystery surrounds ancient philosopher Pythagoras. In modern times, we best know him from math class by the "Pythagorean theorem" -- yet his legacy is far more mystical than what we were taught in school. Existing around 500 BC, there are limited reliable sources on his life, and some conflicting claims. Yet due to [...]

A little bit about my personal spirituality and beliefs…

A little bit about my personal spirituality and beliefs…

This is a little bit about my personal spirituality and experience. I know this is something completely different for everyone, as we all have unique experiences, even those who belong to the same religion slightly differ in certain ways. First, I am very open minded. Not only tolerant of other beliefs, but highly interested. I [...]

Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)

Neo-paganism vs. Paganism (What is it?)

The meaning of "paganism" is highly misunderstood -- it has changed throughout time, and to this day still remains unclear to many. "Pagan" used to be a derogatory term Paganism, today, refers to ancient religions that revolved around polytheism and the interconnectedness of nature. But long, long ago, while these ancient practices were set in [...]

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as "Cathars" -- rather, "good men" or "good women" or "good Christians." The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s -- while [...]

Nothing but desire

Nothing but desire

We all have certain needs -- physically, for example, we need a certain amount of sleep every night, food and water every day, etc. If our needs are not met: at best, we feel poopy. At worst, we die. And so, needs should be taken seriously. Internal needs are just as important -- and this [...]