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Mary-Jean Harris
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Author of fantasy novels and student in theoretical physics
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Quotes of Wisdom: Platonic Realism in Physics
It
might seem that Plato, one of the history’s greatest philosophers, has little
or no relation to today’s science, but Plato’s ideas actually underpin the
foundations of science and our understanding of the world. In particular, Plato’s
forms are present i...

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Quotes of Wisdom: Hua-yen Buddhism
Despite
appearances, everything is the same. This is the major idea behind Hua-yen Buddhism,
a form of Chinese Buddhism that focuses on metaphysics, namely, the nature of
the universe and what exists within it. In the Hua-yen world-view, everything
is part ...

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Book Review: The Story of the Stone
The Story of the Stone (also called A Dream of Red
Mansions) is a novel written by Cao Xueqin in 18 th Century China. It
is a fascinating story about the lives (and even things beyond the earthly
lives) of the wealthy Jia family and those that serve them or...

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Quotes of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Kabbalah
The
Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish mystical tradition that explains how the universe
and life have come to be, as well as our purpose within the world. As mentioned
in my previous post ,
the Kabbalah has a fascinating system of other worlds and realms of exi...

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Quotes of Wisdom: The Kristos
Although the word “Christmas” derives from
“Christ’s mass,” it is not only a Christian holiday, but one that relates to
many traditions around the world. The word Christ originated from the Greek word
Kristos (also spelled “Christos”), and represents the il...

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Quotes of Wisdom: The Buddhist Cycle of Worlds
Our ideas about evolution are usually tied to the Earth, in particular, the living beings upon it. But we can also learn about the evolution of the universe at large: how it has developed over time to produce the world we live in. But what if this was all a...
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