Happiness Requires Wholeness

By Al Jeffery / 05.07.2017 How to Return to Wholeness One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular. ― C.G. Jung I picked a card from my pack of Pema Chödrön’s ‘Compassion Cards’. It said, “Regard all dharmas[…]

The Rough Rider’s Rugged Determination: Attempted Assassination of Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt shortly after leaving office, October 1910 / American Press Association, Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Romeo Vitelli / 03.21.2017 Psychologist Providentia 1912 was a very unusual election year. Although William Howard Taft was running for reelection, the Republican party had been badly split between the conservative faction backing Taft and the reform faction that had[…]

Religious, Vagabonds, and Gypsies in Early Modern Europe

Gypsies in the Market, by Hans Burgkmair the Elder, c.1510 / Nationalmuseum, Stockholm By Dr. Shulamith Shahar Professor Emeritus of History Tel Aviv University Introduction Western Europe was made up of diverse tribes and ethnic groups, which settled there at different times.[1] Historians generally concur that nationalist ideology came into being in Europe only in[…]

The Basilica of Maxentius

Reconstruction of the Basilica of Maxentius / Jorgen Hartogs, Vimeo By Katleiah Ramos / 09.30.2013   Introduction Romans lived like they were gods because they built like they were gods – colossal, majestic and structurally remarkable. Many things come to mind when thinking of ancient and imperial Romans. Romans were farmers, conquerors, city planners, and[…]