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The Medieval Herbalist

While there are certainly texts from the medieval period that denote the uses of herbs, there has been a long-standing debate between scholars as to the actual motivations and understandings that underline the creation of herbal documents during the medieval period.[30] The first … Continue reading

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Unity

Unity is a philosophical concept and a mystic experience expressible mathematically. When we consider the point, it is important to realize that we are not talking about a point in space, because a point does not define anything about the … Continue reading

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Diwali

What do the different dates of Diwali mean? Dhanteras (October 17): ‘Dhah’ means wealth – and this day is dedicated to celebrating prosperity. Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (October 18): Known as ‘small Diwali’, Goddess Kali and Lord Krishna are believed to have … Continue reading

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Samhain

We returned from our trip to clean up unfinished business from last year, a potential move to the west coast that turned out not to be a viable option. This was during the protracted and nerve-wracking period we knew the … Continue reading

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Friday Files – What a Week

This was a full week. I am desperately trying to get the kitchen gutted so repair work can actually begin. The kitchen had the actual doors taken off long ago and keeping the cats out is accomplished by backing the … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox qiū fēn 秋分 Sep 23

The autumnal equinox marks the start of Qiūfēn, the 16th solar term. It is known as  Shūbun in Japanese, Chubun i Korean, or Thu phân in Vietnamese. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 180° , the midpoint of the 360° arc … Continue reading

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A Real Problem

For the past week or so I have been have chronic problems with WordPress. It is serious and increasing in frequency. When I try to save a post change or edit I get an error screen saying WordPress did not … Continue reading

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