The Tree of Life and Kingdom of God

Why did Christ say, “The Kingdom of God is within you?” Christ is observed on several occasions to have sought quiet and solitude in prayer. Why is this? The reason for this is that proper prayer involves focused concentration. When we concentrate our awareness out of the impermanent and conditional world and draw it inward […]

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The Illuminati and Authentic Christianity

Pop culture and conspiracy theorists have done well to popularize “Illuminati,” namely the Bavarian creation of  Adam Weishaupt in the 18th century. However, what is lesser known are the “Illuminati,” of early Christianity. In the early church, there was the disciplina arcani, or ‘discipline of the secret, a clandestine oral tradition believed to have originated […]

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Seeking and Engaging God

Just as a king would request the presence of his subjects in his royal court, so too does God require man’s presence in order for each to commune. Neurological research scientists Andrew Newberg and Eugene D’Aquili, in observing the brains of Franciscan nuns, concluded that man is not pre-wired to be a spiritual being, but […]

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