Deciphering the Voynich Manuscript

My original intent was to write a lengthy article on the astronomical / astrological findings used in the ongoing project of decoding the 600 year old Voynich manuscript by Professor Baxter at the University of Bedfordshire. That now seems somewhat redundant since Professor Baxter gives us two lectures of a little less than two hours […]

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Magic and the Occult in Islam: Ahmad al-Buni

What follows is a very fine lecture by Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad (Department of Arabic and Islamic Civilizations, American University in Cairo) delivered at the Warburg Institute, University of London, May 2003. This is an important lecture in its own right, but I’m also posting this as an introduction to my next post, regarding the decoding […]

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The Flight of the Hindenburg

There are some events that become etched in the collective psyche, taking on almost mythical dimensions. Certainly, the explosion of the Hindenburg falls into that category as does the sinking of the Titanic – “the ship that even God couldn’t sink.” A zeppelin requires enormous amounts of flammable gas to operate, The fact that they […]

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Sacred Science & Materialistic Literalism

Considering the extreme distaste modern scientists have for dogma, they can be surprisingly dogmatic. Of course the greatest minds realize there is not a single means of perception and the same phenomena can be seen and understood in different ways without being wrong. For example, The Vedas show a remarkable wisdom and understanding which may […]

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