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The Original Good Shepherd

Here, next to the rosy colored church Good Shepherd is an ancient depiction of the Greek god Hermes, in a motif known as Hermes Kriophoros – referred to by the ancient Greeks, before Christianity, as the good shepherd.

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A More Subtle Ragnarok

Part of Byatt’s use of Ragnarok is as an ecological warning of the human destruction of life on Earth. That’s all well and good, but this ecological interpretation seems itself to be a metaphor for a deeper, more honest mourning of the open fields of childhood, and its relevance to the eventual devolution of the pure and beautiful into a black inky nothingness.

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Ram Bomjon Shows How Religious Myths Are Made

Supporters of Ram Bomjon are now claiming that the so-called Buddha Boy has been meditating for six years straight without eating, drinking, or moving, even though photographs and video document his frequent movements and vigorous activities.

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Anti-Materialism The Mythology Of Our Time

We could admit that we devote ourselves to our jobs, and acknowledge that money matters a great deal as our culture’s symbolic representation of workers’ time and effort. We could stop denying our desire for material goods, and instead try to understand that desire, thus savoring every last bit of material worth in our purchases instead of buying obsessively and then discarding what we buy in purges of guilt.

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The Sacred Number 432,000

Is the presence of the number 432,000 in mythological sources a sign of a deep mystical pattern underlying reality as we know it, or a reminder of our ability to find patterns in anything?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?