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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Friday, May 31, 2013

Fuzzy Memories Of Eve?

Adam called Eve "the mother of all". The very oldest artifacts found by archeologists are rough hand held size carvings of a rather heavy woman. Found in all lands, some have been found as simply torsos, perhaps what a small babe would see if held under their mother's garment. Or perhaps the head and limbs of these fell off easily during the centuries before they were unearthed. These ancient hand held 'gods' could cause one to wonder if perhaps Eve didn't become a big lady during the course of her long life.

The mother of us all,
the oldest of all,
hard,
splendid as rock.
Whatever there is that is of the land
it is she
who nourishes it...
             ... A Homeric hymn (approx 750-800 B.C.?)

When Adam called Eve, "the mother of all" perhaps unknowingly he helped to create one of the first man made 'gods' for the Mother Goddess is a tale and religion which has been found in all lands, and which later became a major deity of Babylon, Semiramus, which eventually spread to other lands as the India Indus goddess, Isis in Egypt, Kwan-Yin in China, Aphrodite in Greece, and the Venus of Rome.

See more ancient artifact images here:
http://www.lunaea.com/goddess/creativity/ancient.html
http://www.arden.com/theartifact/aprehist1/
With some later images:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_goddess

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

THOSE PESKY INVADERS Part Two

Did you know there are highly invasive weeds whose mission in life is to be the only weed?

It seems most unfortunate, but throughout human history, there have been human beings who seem to have the same code imprinted upon them! And has made itself seen ever since Cain slew Abel. (A good reason to keep government powers in check, we always say.)

As I mentioned earlier, the community of "Inner-Monastery" (me, myself and I) began our annual scouting of he grounds for invaders of the vegetative kind. This always makes us think about certain truisms of life - like keeping the weeds of life in check. Don't let them grow huge.. nor take deep root!

After lengthy discussion, interspersed with a bit of debate, we decided to ascend to the ramparts and see if we could spot signs of encroaching invasion from on high.

I forgot the binoculars of course, being of an age of increasing forgetfulness. It was left up to Me to run back down and get them. After that it took us no time at all to spy a healthy crop nestling in the back corner.

So out we went armed with gloves, long sleeves and various gardening utensils and that old standby, the trusty shovel, ready to wage war against the most invasive culprit. We were later very happy for the long sleeves, having been reminded by Myself, as we were traversing the front hall toward the out of doors, how a few years back we had neglected this simple precaution, and came across a virulent case of wild rose menacing the blackberry bushes, and had to make the long trek back indoors to arm ourselves with long sleeves before risking life and limb to carry out our assault upon these hostile counterfeits. We slew dragons that day!! Yes, it's best to catch these ones early too! Very early!
After this days work we had to reflect upon the possible futility of our efforts, for looking up from our land clearing we noticed in the distance, the farmer who owns a field nearby, had many Garlic Mustard flower blooms blowing in the breeze! If these are allowed to seed, we will have to carry out our assault anew...



Friday, May 17, 2013

THOSE PESKY INVADERS Part One

Yesterday, one of our first warm Spring days of the year, the community of "Inner-Monastery" (that unruly bunch, me, myself and I) began our venture outside to scout the grounds for any of those 'malevolent' weeds we like to keep ahead of. At the top of our list, of course, were those weeds if left alone and allowed to multiply, will be very fruitful indeed! Until you will see them absolutely everywhere!

This is the varmint (highly invasive plant) we set off to find:

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria Petiolata)




                        ...To be continued..

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Comparing Leaf To Leaf

So many people think that God is a myth. But if you really look at the so-called science of man's popular theory, there are a whole lot of loose ends.

If the second most held law of science, "the Second Law of Science", is the Law of Entropy, which means all matter is falling apart, how did matter do the exact opposite and improve to a level so much higher, namely life?

Some evolutionary scientists have answered that by saying "well, the sun entered the system long enough to suspend the Law of Entropy, we can see all plants and trees, etc. utilizing sunlight this way and improving/growing".

But, good fellows, (say the non evolutionary scientists) pluck a leaf off the tree, give it 24 to 48 hours, then compare it to a leaf still attached to the tree. In other words, as long as it is living and "alive" it can make use of sunlight to grow and make improvements. But when it is not alive, it cannot do this, indeed it burns up. This is why farmers and gardeners put their compost pile in the sunlight. Besides, how did the "system" come about in the first place, the highly organized, so perfectly balanced, it hangs on nothing, universe?