I was not always the rather melancholy Sophia Lucifer, and Sophia Lucifer in her various personas was not always as forbidding as she is now. When I first came to Pagan Space last November I was…Continue
I would first like to define my terms, for the words "soul" and "self" are ambiguous in English, and receive different technical definitions in different religions, esoteric systems, and schools of…Continue
[I refer to myself as Astarte in the following monologue because I was using the name Astarte on Pagan Space at the time I wrote it.]My answer to the question above is quite simply No, I do not…Continue
The International Astronomical Union redefined the boundaries of the constellations in the night sky as long ago as 1930, and "added" a 13th constellation to the zodiac, Ophiuchus, the Snake Bearer.…Continue
Shanti Devi has not received any gifts yet
I never learned how to use Photoshop and created these art pieces on Presentation, which is part of the free WPS office suite. Presentation is almost identical to the more popular PowerPoint. Most people who are comfortable with computers can quickly teach themselves the handful of basic skills needed to do the kind of work I have done here.
The first piece is called "Ishtar Mourning for Tammuz". The goddess of the…Continue
So asked the Pharisees, referring to Jesus. But a far more painful question might have been, “Is this the son of the Nazarene whore?” The conception of Mariam’s son is a mystery or a problem, depending on one’s faith or lack of it. Most people inclined to the use of the intellect as opposed to faith are not satisfied with the gospel account. Perhaps, however, it is not too great a deviation from the natural order for an ovum to spontaneously divide without…Continue
Let me state first of all that I do not have a degree in psychology. I nonetheless hope that more than a decade of experiences as a mental patient with schizophrenia are sufficient to qualify me to make a few observations. What I have concluded does accord with the outlook of some (certainly not all) of the professionals with whom I have spoken.
Schizophrenia may be a form of Shamanism. It is not my intention to…Continue
The word “God” can mean several different things. It is important to remember that the scriptures of most theistic religions are ancient and contain stories, legends, myths, rites, and laws that we must call “primitive” or even “savage”. The sacred book of the Sikhs is an exception to this. But the most ancient strata of many scriptures predates the questioning, philosophical mind and contains the kind of moral code that we will inevitably find repugnant when…Continue