During the holidays, we are bombarded with messages telling us to be of good cheer and be grateful for our many blessings. 2020 has been exceptionally challenging for a great number of people for a great number of reasons. When tragedy and misfortune affect us, we naturally turn to those in whom we find comfort
Well, here we go again. Have you ever noticed that some people are consumed by superstitions and fear? If it’s unknown or different, it must be evil. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13 is one of our more familiar superstitions, but are you aware of its origins and other metaphysical meanings? On Friday the
I was watching an episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” (I don’t necessarily agree with all of his opinions but the discussions are always lively) the other night when the graphics of the program caught my eye. The top of the border around the screen showed part of a clock dial and the word
Or Samhain, or Eve of All Saints Day, the Hungry Ghost Festival, Night of Witches, Día de Los Muertos, Pangangaluluwa, or whatever you celebrate on October 31st. The evolution of the holiday varies from culture to culture and age to age, but the origins and superstitions are similar. It is a time to remember, honor,
I am often asked, “How do you know that any of this real? Can you prove it?” No matter what your occupation or field of study is, there will always be those who question your experience and understanding. If you are in any kind of philosophical, spiritual, or metaphysical field, even more so. For the
In the US we are in a time of tremendous division and, too often, derision. With a major general election looming, we are seeing factions forming on the two main sides that are not only vocally but increasingly physical opposed. It seems as if we’ve lost the capacity to come to a compromise on any
Human societies tend to be totally hung up on the idea of good versus evil, right versus wrong, positive versus negative. In order to preserve the status quo, it is imperative that order is maintained in line with what the ruling powers prefer. The standards of what constitutes good and bad are not static, however.
Welcome. My name is Frank Chodl, author of Connections 2: The Gathering. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I’ll be using this blog to interact with
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