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CNN Ignores Victims in James Ray Doco

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.The year 2016 has been dubbed "post-truth" by the Oxford English Dictionary, "an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opini...
by Celestial Reflections on Dec 8, 2016

Bill Donohue Crows Over Defeat of Church's Victims

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.The Catholic Church and its lobbyists appear to have defeated the Child Victims Act in New York State, and Bill Donohue's victory lap is offending pretty much everyone.The gloating head of the Catholic League on M...
by Celestial Reflections on Jun 21, 2016

Mary Magdalene: Penitent Prostitute or Illuminator?

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Pope Francis has taken a big step, by elevating the commemoration of Mary Magdalene to a liturgical Feast. He should take the greater step of clearing her of criminal charges.In a letter announcing the change, the...
by Celestial Reflections on Jun 17, 2016

CNN Still Soft-Soaping James Ray

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.A magician never reveals his secrets... unless he's a down on his luck, ex-con, trying to mount a comeback, and you stick a camera in his face.Sometimes I miss New York. This is one of those times, because this we...
by Celestial Reflections on Apr 22, 2016

FLDS, Foodstamps, and Fraud

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Federal charges against FLDS leadership have opened a new window into Warren Jeffs's oppressive, ongoing regime. The imprisoned child molester is still very much in control and, while his followers are suffering,...
by Celestial Reflections on Apr 8, 2016

Fullmetal Plagiarist – UPDATED

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Update: Spiritually Bypassing Citations (see below) Update: How Many Cheneys on the Cooks Source Scale is This? (see below) In this recent post on Teal Bosworth Scott Swan, I wrote about what I'm calling her "orig...
by Celestial Reflections on Feb 12, 2016

Satanists Silence Phoenix City Council

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.The Satanic Temple has struck another blow for the First Amendment, by effectively silencing the Phoenix City Council. Rather than allow Satanists to exercise their Supreme Court determined right to give the invoc...
by Celestial Reflections on Feb 6, 2016

Richard Dawkins and the He-Man Woman-Hater's Club

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Richard Dawkins may have finally gone too far. (Not the first time I've said this, I know.) After his most recent Twitter feud, he's found himself disinvited by the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism...
by Celestial Reflections on Jan 28, 2016

Bikram Loses Million Dollar Law Suit

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Minakshi Jafa-Bodden has prevailed in her lawsuit against yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury, as previously discussed here. A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, to pay abo...
by Celestial Reflections on Jan 26, 2016

Pottermore Snuffs Candlelight Vigil – UPDATED

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Update: Pottermore Ignores the Tragic Loss of Alan Rickman As I wrote here, the once great site known as Pottermore fell to the Death Eaters and Dolores Umbridge appears to have taken over the security of their so...
by Celestial Reflections on Jan 15, 2016

The "Mormon Satanist" Speaks – UPDATED

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.UPDATE: How did Doc not know?! See below for details.For years we've been hearing about "Doc," the alleged, ritual abuser of Teal Bosworth Scott Swan. Her recollections of him infuse her work as a "spiritual catal...
by Celestial Reflections on Jan 13, 2016

Graham Hancock on Revising Archaeology

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.In this recent interview, Graham Hancock discusses findings at sites like Göbekli Tepe and Gunung Padang and how they challenge the prevailing archaeological narrative. He also discusses evidence that meteor debr...
by Celestial Reflections on Jan 11, 2016

The Taybor Revisited

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.A couple of years ago, I was brought up short by the realization that Space 1999 might just be more than a shallow, if entertaining, 1970s science fiction vehicle. An episode from the second season called "The Tay...
by Celestial Reflections on Dec 10, 2015

Today's Forecast: Dizzy

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.... with increasing chance of lower back pain, headache, and occasional piercing tones.I rarely do these energy forecast type things, but the last few days have been so strange, I thought it merited mentioning. I'...
by Celestial Reflections on Dec 1, 2015

Graham Hancock on Dreams and Awakening

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Graham Hancock's agile and inquisitive mind is on full display here, demonstrating, once again, why his many books have inspired so much interest and controversy. This interview covers a lot of territory, focusing...
by Celestial Reflections on Aug 30, 2015

"Witchcraft" Blamed for Grisly Murder

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.This is how it starts, people. A grisly crime in some sleepy, provincial community, a proximal association with an astronomical event, police officers with notions, credulous reporting by so-called journalists, an...
by Celestial Reflections on Aug 5, 2015

Cafe

Around the Web, Around the World"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina PrattContemporary Gender Issues and ShamanismGender is a charged issue in the contemporary world and will continue to be as long as we think we understand gender when we don't and be...
by Celestial Reflections on Jul 21, 2015

Cameron Clark On Not Being a Victim

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.This is a really great, in depth interview with Cameron Clark. Her months long experiment in living and working in Teal Bosworth Scott Swan's "intentional community" has been previously discussed in a lengthy inte...
by Celestial Reflections on Jul 20, 2015

The LHC and Another Mystery Particle

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.Here's where I pretend to understand quantum physics well enough to relate some very important news. The Large Hadron Collider, which enabled the detection of the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle," has also r...
by Celestial Reflections on Jul 14, 2015

Sea Change

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.When I was a kid, I got into an argument with some of the grown-ups at my church. (Yes, I have always been as I am today.) I had been at a youth service where we had sung fun, kid-friendly songs instead of hymns.
by Celestial Reflections on Jul 2, 2015


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