The Age of Vampires

The Age of Vampires

This Hallowe’en, let’s take a minute to consider our fascination with zombies and bloodsucking vampires. Death is both a terror and a curiosity to most of us. Naturally, we cringe at the idea of the ‘walking dead,’ with unstoppable bodies and insatiable appetites. We cringe, but still can’t look away. There’s something about fiends and demons that intrigues us. There’s something about vampires we’re drawn to…something familiar, maybe.

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The Enlightened

The Enlightened

A student of mine recently quoted a phrase from class notes taken years ago: You are the light that shines on you. It’s a phrase that has given her comfort, but always seems challenging to put into action. “How do you walk through this world as a human being,” she wondered, “and still know yourself as infinite light? How does light act in social situations, for example? How does light talk, walk, work…and how does it engage with other human beings?”

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