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Love/Eros for God 2: Beyond Commandments

In Matthew 22, Jesus reiterates the Old Testament commandment to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ It is, He says, the first and greatest commandment. 498 more words

Classic Christianity

Motivational Monday #86 Friendly Harmony

Motivational Monday #86 Friendly Harmony

Let all my external possessions be in friendly harmony with what is within.


For the ambitious among us I suspect there is a mental race that begins shortly after rising each morning.

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Motivational Mondays

Republic Book V: Men, Women, Difference

I have already pointed out some of the historical and philosophical ultimate inconsistencies of Plato’s normative account of justice, truth, etc., and of the right social formations that such accounts seem to imply. 607 more words


DID YOU SEE: Richard Kearney on touch in the Sunday NY Times

Almost every day I have at least one session with a client that confirms two of the basic principles underlying my Body and Soul Work practice: “Touch Heals” and “Healing Through Pleasure.” For people who live with chronic pain, either emotional or physical, the nervous system constructs a four-lane highway between the brain and the cells that signal pain and suffering, so that virtually all other perceptions get left in the dust. 379 more words

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The death of platonic love?

Just recently I was reading an article lamenting that platonic love was dead.

It differentiated platonic love from deep friendship as it (to the author) has an unrealized sexual component where deep friendship doesn’t. 951 more words

Philo's Self-Interpretation


There is no surprise that Philo reads God’s commandment to Abraham in Gn 12 allegorically. As with all allegorical readers, some confusion remains unclarified regarding the status of the peshat, once the instructive allegory has been accomplished: did God speak these words to Abraham at a certain point in history, and intended him to leave his country, homeland and father’s house, or is it only allegorical? 385 more words