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Rudolf Otto – pioneering and influential German theologian (and probably part-mystic)

Rudolf Otto (1869-1937) was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote an influential book called Das Heilige: Über das Irrationale in der Idee des Göttlichen und sein Verhältnis zum Rationalen (1917) [English translation: The Idea of the Holy (1923)] which, as the … Continue reading

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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


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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Psi Spies – A different kind of dark web?

Preamble (skip) I always feel a bit apprehensive writing about paranormal phenomena (psi). Earthpages is about dialog and change. And none of that will happen if readers are alienated by fringe topics. If I simply wanted to mirror today’s trends … Continue reading


Pollution – Not always what you think

From the 1960s and 70s onward, awareness of environmental pollution has increased steadily. In 2017 the Green movement is almost like a religion for many. Personalities like Al Gore present themselves as objective reporters of scientific fact while promoting particular … Continue reading


Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie – Eccentric, Genius, Innovator

Embed from Getty Images Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) was a groundbreaking archaeologist. He was the first to precisely measure the Egyptian pyramids. Historians love telling the fact that he wore a pink ballerina’s tutu while surveying the Great … Continue reading

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Particles – “I want to be a particle of your light”

Embed from Getty Images A general view of ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) cavern and detector during a behind the scenes tour at CERN, the World’s Largest Particle Physics Laboratory on April 19, 2017 in Meyrin, Switzerland. In physics … Continue reading

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Rona and other myths undercut our cosmological arrogance

Embed from Getty Images In Oceanic mythology Rona is a fierce female cannibal who eats her beautiful daughter’s lover.¹ Another Oceanic myth tells of a male god, Rona, who fights the moon to rescue his abducted wife.² According to this story, … Continue reading

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The Rosetta Stone – An important key to understanding the ancient world

The Rosetta Stone is a large gray stele naturally tinted blue and pink measuring almost four feet high, over two feet wide and almost a foot thick. It is a fragment of a larger, original stone, and was discovered in … Continue reading