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  • How Mark Batterson’s “Honi the Circle Maker” got witchcraft into the church
    How Mark Batterson’s “Honi the Circle Maker” got witchcraft into the church
    In the previous section, The Real Honi the Circle Maker, we got to know Honi Hama'gel (aka Khoni or Choni and also Onias as this is the Greek form of the name) lived in the first century BC (born circa 65 BC) and came to be known as the circle...
  • The real Honi the circle maker
    The real Honi the circle maker
    Honi Hama'gel (aka Khoni or Choni and also Onias as this is the Greek form of the name) lived in the first century BC (born circa 65 BC) and came to be known as the circle maker or circle drawer. Who he was and what he did will become a...
  • Lights in the sky
    Passing thoughts, passing lights all in connection complete unified one
    It's more in the moment that we findthe things that we look for in kindbut only when our focused mindCan let go its fetters to unwind.This is a paradox to focus or notAnd yet both are needed cold and hotJust like we need to ground to runAnd...
  • Pomegranate season
    SCOOPING THE SEEDY SIDE OF PASADENA
    I've never been known as an early riser, but these days the mercury in the Los Angeles area hits 100 degrees before noon. So I took an unprecedented 6:13 a.m. (precisely) walk this morning, just to be sure my legs still work. September in East...
  • Jewish Talmud
    Errors in the Talmud
    The main holy text of Rabbinical Judaism, outside the Tanakh (Old Testament), is the Talmud. This book is believed to be on some level divinely inspired, supposedly encompassing the great and reliable memories of the ancient Jewish sages. However,...
  • Lilith
    Lilith the vampire
    The original vampire was Lilith, Queen of the Night and Mother of Demons, who was Jehovah’s (Yahweh) first flawed attempt at making a woman. Lilith was created out of mud to be Adam’s wife, but her soul was damaged and she gave birth...
  • Golem
    Golem of Prague
    An animated being was made by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1525-1609) of Bohemia. Around 1580, the rabbi made a clay figure that he called a golem, from the name given to Adam before Jehovah (Yahweh) breathed life into him. The golem was made to...
  • Sleeping Cloud
    Rosh Hashanah listen to the rain, the dew, the winds
    listen. This week at the new moon marks Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the New Year, 5772, in the Jewish calendar. Over the course of the year, each week the Torah portion is read in sequence, and this year we read Ha'azinu, Listen. When we...
  • Leviathan
    Leviathan
    Is Leviathan real or bogus? Ancient people may have unearthed some fossilized dinosaur skeletons and assumed that giant dragons (i.e. Leviathan) lived in the ocean. Or was the Loch Ness monster also sighted in the eastern Mediterranean in...
  • Lilith
    Lilith: Adam's first wife
    Adam’s first wife was Lilith, not Eve, according to Judaism. Adam and Lilith were created by God – at the same time – but Lilith demanded equality with Adam and failing to get it, left him in anger. Lilith is a major figure in...
  • Menorah: Hanukkah
    Hanukkah
    Hanukkah is a Jewish festival celebrated for eight days on 25 Kislev – 3 Tevet (in December of the Gregorian calendar) commemorating the victory of the Maccabees over the Hellenistic Syrians, who attempted to exterminate the Jewish religion...