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Numen – The Most Powerful Nod On Earth

While looking through my specialized news topics I’m beginning to see stories distinguishing between the words luminosity and numinosity. Generally speaking, the one means observable light and the other the inner light and power described by religious and non-religious mystics. … Continue reading

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Nestorius and the Nestorian Heresy

Some entries at Think Free are easier to write than others. I enjoy writing about topics that push the envelope. I probably included the so-called early Christian heresies in the original Think Free database because I felt they should be … Continue reading


Friedrich Nietzsche – A Complicated Rebel and/or Rebel with a Complex?

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher and son of a Lutheran pastor. Many years ago, while researching in the public library I noticed some graffiti on the bathroom wall: Nietzsche: God is dead. And we killed him. God: Nietzsche … Continue reading

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Near Death Experiences – Beyond Belief?

A Near Death Experience (NDE) is a personal experience reported by those who have been revived after being clinically dead or, alternately, by those who have approached the point of death. Religious and non-religious persons, alike, have reported NDEs. Although … 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 Oedipus Complex – Do adult ogres have unresolved stuff from childhood?

In Greek myth Oedipus was the king of Thebes who did his best to avoid a prophecy saying he would kill his father and marry his mother. Like most good tales about knowing the future, Oedipus inadvertently fulfills the prophecy … Continue reading


Obi Wan Kenobi – Wise Old Man and Sacred Warrior

In the Star Wars Original Trilogy (1977-83), Obi Wan Kenobi is an honorable Jedi knight, played by actor Alec Guinness. He is also a spiritual teacher for the young hero, Luke Skywalker. Obi Wan is the only character to appear within the … Continue reading