Showing posts with label Religion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Religion. Show all posts

Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER Around the Globe

In America, we have the Easter Bunny, Easter tree, all the candy and the eggs.  What about other nations?  Do they celebrate Easter too?

Easter eggs
Easter eggs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scotland children hard boil eggs and paint them on Easter Saturday.  On Easter Sunday, they take the eggs to the top of a tall hill and have a race to see whose egg would get to the bottom first.

Hungarian kids trade hard boiled eggs and then see who can be the first to throw a coin into the egg.  It must stay in the egg and not just chip off the side of the shell.  Pennies and dimes work the best.

Bulgarians crack eggs after midnight on Easter Sunday.  The first one is cracked against the church wall, then everyone chooses their own egg.  Each egg is cracked against another person's egg and the one left with an unbroken egg will receive a year of good luck.

The Greeks have a unique tradition.  Everyone gathers at the midnight service and all the lights in the church are turned off.  A priest comes in the church doors with a lighted candle and goes to the front pew and lights one person's candle.  In turn, the one candle lights the rest of the candles in the church.  This represents the Light of the Resurrection and everyone receives it.

Polish Easter eggs, see also Pisanka (Polish)
Polish Easter eggs, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In Poland, the Easter basket is the highlight of the day.  The older family members make them for the younger ones.  They are filled with Easter eggs, homemade bread, ham, butter lamb, and Polish sausages.

The Finnish greet their friend and family by whisking them with small willow twigs.  This is done to wish them luck in the following year.  Everyone had a turn and then on Easter Sunday, they would exchange eggs, candies, or money to repay the favor.

There are many more traditions, but they are all done to honor the resurrection of Christ and celebrate his return to heaven.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Ancient GREEK DEITIES

Although they seem to be things of the past, reminders of ancient Greek deities are all around us. When you read the following names, more than a few will look familiar. 

Ancient Greek Deities

The Greek Pantheon was a polytheistic system of thought and religion that assumed its Greek deities existed independently and individually. Their roll was to rule diverse aspects of the mortals every day life. Myth and culture is gathered in the Pantheon from where the deities leave toward their corresponding realm.

Bust of Zeus, Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pi...
Bust of Zeus, Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican)
(Photo credit: 
Wikipedia)
Due to the Hellenic polytheist beliefs in ancient times, deities formed relationships with each other on a more human scale. Compared to one-deity approaches in many modern religions, Greek deities had a surprising number of human limitations and weaknesses. Contrary to other religions, none of the ancient Greek deities was omniscient or omnipotent, although their power was beyond the mortals' limit.

All Greek deities had the same origin as minor deities ruled by the Titans. They later overthrew the Titans in an epic battle. Some of the most renowned are:

Aphrodite on a swan. Tondo from an Attic white...
Aphrodite on a swan.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Aether - God of the upper air

Aphrodite - Goddess of love and beauty

Apollo - God of the light, music, prophecy, poetry, and healing

Ares - God of war, primarily violent war and bloodshed

Artemis - Goddess of the moon and the hunt

Athena - Goddess of war, wisdom, strategy

Chaos - Non-gendered deity of the nothingness

Chronos - God of eternal time

Demeter - Goddess of agriculture

Erebus - God of darkness

Eros - God of love

Gaia - Titan Goddess of the Earth

Hades - God of the underworld, the death and the earth wealth, his realm receives his name.

Hemera - Goddess of daylight

Hephaestus - God of fire and the forge

Hera - Goddess of marriage and the family, sister and wife of Zeus

Hermes - God of commerce, travel, and thieves. Messenger of the gods

Hestia - Goddess of the hearth and domestic life that gave her place in the Mount Olympus to Dionysus

Nyx - Goddess of night

Pontus - Titan God of the sea

Poseidon - God of the sea

Tartarus - Titan God of the depths of the underworld

Uranus - Titan God of the heavens

Zeus - King of the Gods and God of thunder and lightning

As you can see, the long list of Greek deities is rather amazing when compared to one-deity religions such as Christianity and Islam. Regardless of the religious connotations, the names of these figures are often found in modern civilization although Roman translations are often used. For instance, Ares has been translated in Roman to Mars, the God of War and name of the 4th planet from our sun.

Greek deities represent a unique view of religion held by ancient Greeks. If the opportunity presents itself, you should read the Greek classics to gain an understanding of the rather emotional actions of the deities.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ancient MANIFESTING Teachings vs. Modern MANIFESTING Teachings

English: Unlimited Potential of the Human Mind
Unlimited Potential of the Human Mind
(Photo credit: 
Wikipedia)
Some modern teachers pollute the manifesting process with so many needless steps when all that matters is simply aligning yourself in the most simple let powerful way.  It’s a one, two, three process and nature takes care of you.  However if you don’t know the value of the process you may over looking it.

Nature has a way of taking care of itself.  The trees don’t struggle to grow, the birds don’t struggle to get a meal, and neither should you struggle to manifest what you want.   Reality is a dream in which you are always creating your desires in every moment.   This you do effortlessly whether you like it or you don’t.


Modern Teachings Will Tell You That You Need to Change Your Thinking.

While this is true to an extend its almost impossible to change your thinking from negative to positive.  While you struggle to change your thinking in hopes of manifesting the things you want, you are actually working against the creative process.

The ancient manifesting teachings knew the science of the human mind and the nature of reality.  They understood that the human mind and reality was difficult to conquer.  You are never asked to work against yourself, doing so only causes frustration.  These manifesting teachings gave you a formula and once that formula is applied results are seen.  Simple!  Nature takes care of you. 

Manifesting is as simple as growing a tree when you know the precise tools without the unnecessary clutter of dos and don’ts.



  • Ancient manifesting teachings increase your magnetism to what you want to create.

  • Become a powerful money magnet without overworking yourself.

  • Increase your manifesting vision beyond your wildest imagination.

  • Attract what you want faster.

  • Attract faster than visualization and affirmations alone.


  • It’s all left to you how much you are willing to learn and immerse yourself in the core teachings without over cluttering yourself with feelings of being imperfect or doing things wrong.  The moment you begin to admonish yourself for doing it wrong you have already done yourself a disservice and closed yourself off from the manifesting power.