The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew

When it comes to discussions surrounding the enigmatic figure of Mary Magdalene in the Western consciousness, Cynthia Bourgeault’s book on Mary and her role in the ministry of Jesus Continue reading “The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew”

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Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion

In his book, The Truth About Leprechauns, Bob Curran collects and organizes all the extant knowledge we have on these small creatures in fascinating detail. Continue reading “Sheepfolds, Palaces, and Leprechauns: A Rebuttal of Curran’s History of Fairies and Religion”

“Mars is Bright Tonight”: Centaur Prophesy in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter

When we first meet Rowling’s centaurs in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, they seem to be a strange breed of magical creature: aloof and forlorn, as if living in a different reality. Continue reading ““Mars is Bright Tonight”: Centaur Prophesy in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter”