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My Lecture at Theosophical Society on Esoteric Christianity and the Garden of Eden Story Now Available on YouTube and the Society’s Website

The video of my October 29 lecture at the Theosophical Society in America about Esoteric Christianity and the Garden of Eden Story (including my PowerPoint slides) is now up on YouTube, as well as on the Society’s Website. It is … Continue reading

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Independence Day Mythology: Our Goddess Liberty

Not many of us know that a goddess stood behind our founding fathers in America’s struggle for independence. And she has served as a national symbol ever since then, which continues to irritate some religious conservatives. These days when questions … Continue reading

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The Mythology of May Day I: The Goddess of May Day

May Day does not get much attention in America, but our culture has deep mythological roots in this holiday going back to our European ancestors and even to the ancient Classical world. I’ll be devoting three posts to this mythology … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Easter

We celebrate the spring equinox season through Easter, which in Christian tradition marks the resurrection of the divine Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, this event indeed took place in the spring (on the day of the Passover Sabbath in the … Continue reading

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Mythic Travel: Malta’s Neolithic Sacred Temples

The Mediterranean island of Malta has always fascinated me because of its long and variegated history: Neolithic ruins; it being the island where (according to tradition) St. Paul shipwrecked on the way to Rome (Acts 27:41-28:10); cultural influences from Phoenician, … Continue reading

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Yahweh’s Divorce from the Goddess Asherah in the Garden of Eden

Hebrew Bible scholars have long recognized that the writer who penned the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and much other narrative in the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible (called the Pentateuch, or Torah) … Continue reading

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The Sacred Trees in the Garden of Eden

Since my book about the Adam and Eve story, The Mythology of Eden, is just coming out, I’ll devote some of my posts over the ensuing weeks and months to intriguing questions arising from that story. I’ll start here with … Continue reading

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