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Nominalism – What’s In A Name?

Nominalism is a philosophical position developed in the Middle Ages but with roots going back to Plato and Aristotle.¹ During the Middle Ages, scholastic theologians had intricate and intense debates about nominalism.² So for instructional purposes, nominalism is sometimes simplified into two … Continue reading


NeoPaganism – Re-imagining the past for contemporary needs

NeoPaganism is an umbrella term for diverse spiritual movements that reimagine beliefs and practices from the Middle Ages and pre-Christian era. The overall purpose is to restore and develop apparently lost and repressed forms of spiritual knowledge and practice. Goddess … Continue reading


The Numinous and Numinosity – Seeing The Light Beyond All Lights

I can’t remember when I first encountered the English term numinous; most likely while reading a Jungian work or something by Carl Jung himself. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961), the founder of analytical psychology, circa 1960. The … Continue reading

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The Ontological Argument – Does the Greatest Imaginable Being Exist?

Ontology is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of being. Questions posed by ontology include what kind of entities exist and how they might relate or be hierarchically structured. What we call the ontological argument sounds rather daunting. … Continue reading

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Proclus – A good example of how all spiritual beliefs are not the same

Proclus (410-85 CE) was an influential Greek Neoplatonist philosopher. Born in Lycia, he moved to Athens for the remainder of his life. A lawyer by trade, Proclus came to realize that he preferred philosophy so made a study of the classics … Continue reading

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Polyphonic chant (and a little polyphonic trivia for the digital age)

Polyphonic chant is a type of Christian devotional singing developed in the 10th century where two or more melodies or parts are sung together in a composition. As with anything new, not everyone approved of polyphony. Some believed that melodic … Continue reading


Predestination – Software is updated… why not theology?

The Chairman of the Bored Not sure if it’s because of the holiday season and all the extra activity – inner and outer – during this time. But I’ve been letting this entry hang, fully aware it’s in need of … Continue reading


The Pyramids – Afterlife portals or symbols of worldly power?

Pyramids are really just a big billboard that says “the richest guy in Egypt is buried here” – Quora In the 1976 playoffs the Toronto Maple Leafs made it to the semi-finals against the Philadelphia Flyers. This was pretty rare … Continue reading