Posts Tagged ‘ religion ’

Skelling

December 9, 2016
Skelling

O light the candle, John The daylight has almost gone The birds have sung their last The bells call all to mass Another song from Loreena McKennitt I enjoy listening lately, probably because of the gloomy weather, is Skelling, a track included on the 1997 album The Book of Secrets. In Skelling, a dying Irish […]

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The Mystic’s Dream

November 23, 2016
The Mystic’s Dream

For today’s post I wrote an article about a song I wanted to analyse for a long time and now I’m sharing my thoughts about it with you. The song is entitled The Mystic’s Dream by Canadian singer, harpist and composer Loreena McKennitt and it appeared on her 1994 album The Mask and Mirror. What […]

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Songs of Kabir

July 14, 2016
Songs of Kabir

For today’s post, I’m going to review a poetry collection entitled Songs of Kabir, which is written by the Indian saint and mystic poet Kabir and it is translated into English by another famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. What I understood from Evelyn Underhill’s presentation of Kabir’s life and poems is that Kabir was the […]

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

April 30, 2016
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I’m almost sure that many of you love C. S. Lewis’ fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia, so I wanted to surprise you with my review for the second book: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I don’t own a copy of the book, but I found an audiobook on YouTube, which came […]

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The Essential Rumi

July 27, 2015
The Essential Rumi

For today’s review I’m going to write about a mystic Persian poet I came across on Amazon, whose works are still read, sung and frequently quoted. Jalaladdin Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born in Balkh, modern day Afghanistan. During the Mongol Invasion, he was forced to flee with his family to Konya, […]

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Seven Years in Tibet

July 7, 2015
Seven Years in Tibet

We think that the West and the Eastern world are very different from one another. However, there are times in history when both of them are equally threatened by totalitarian regimes. Some people believe that history is cyclical, but sometimes it can be somewhat simultaneous and this aspect can be seen clearly in the war […]

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The Prince of Egypt

February 21, 2015
The Prince of Egypt

A few months ago, I mentioned the song Deliver Us from the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt in the article about Ofra Haza. Due to the widespread success of this adaptation (it won an Oscar for  the song When You Believe) and to the fact that it has the capacity to captivate small children […]

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Tolkien and the Age of Myths 2

February 15, 2015
Tolkien and the Age of Myths 2

J. R. R. Tolkien – the Age of Myths… and modern fantasies (Part 2 – of spiritual things) Welcome back! In the first part I tried to explain the whole allegory versus imaginary history project. Now let me expand on the whole symbolic / mythical / spiritual level of the story. ~*~ Here we reach […]

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Tolkien and the Age of Myths 1

February 9, 2015
Tolkien and the Age of Myths 1

J. R. R. Tolkien – the Age of Myths… and modern fantasies (Part 1 – an imaginary history of the world) Having recently lost myself in The Hobbit lore yet again, due to the final movie release this winter, I have decided to revisit J. R. R. Tolkien’s main works – The Lord of the […]

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The Secret of Kells

December 21, 2014
The Secret of Kells

I had no idea what to make of this film when I received the request to write a review for it. I’ve never heard of it before, even if it was made in 2009. Obviously, if you know where to look, you’ll find the film itself and opinions of the viewers. But if you don’t, […]

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