Archive for July, 2017


Infinitely Elastic

BREAKING up is hard to do especially when it comes to ingrained scientific worldviews. Even after they have betrayed us, dogmatic style beliefs still cling like burrs to our psyche, and our brains, despite all logic. Recall the insistent flat earth and geocentric crowd, and creationist belief that the Earth is only ten thousand years […]

via This is Your Brain, Infinitely Elastic — Theosophy Watch

MARRAKECH, Morocco — To an outsider, nothing seemed normal about this night, as Muslims were welcomed by the Jewish community to celebrate Ramadan at their synagogue, the members of the two faiths meeting in stark contrast when set against the religious conflicts that plague the region. But to the Jews and Muslims of Marrakech, this […]

via For Jews and Muslims of Morocco, a Supportive Relationship Built on a Complex History — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Some photos of the process for building Watchful (Ar-Raqib):

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The designs are from Work in the Garden.

45-Comprehender (Al-Wasi’)

Etched, painted, and fired glass sewn with hemp

It is always easy to think according to appearances, and refuse ourselves or others the benefit of the doubt because of weaknesses we perceive.  The Creator is beyond the constraints of mortal perception and even our simplistic understanding of time – He sees each of us for the entirety of who and what we are, and still miraculously loves us.  The proof of this is all around:  the entirety of the universe from before the moment of creation was made not just for all of humanity, but for each individual as well.  There is something in each of us worthy of God’s love and attention, and our jobs as mortals is to respect that in ourselves, and search for that something in everyone we meet.  When Samuel was searching for the next king of Israel he was ardently reminded of this:  For the Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart (I Samuel 16:7).

Photography by My Cell Phone

Calligraphy by Sufism.org

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