Tag Archives: psychology

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE ONES YOU LOVE?

Can we be sure we really know someone, even if they’re family, even if they’ve been a part of our lives for over twenty years? Last week Mary commented on my blog about the many ways we can interpret history … Continue reading

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IS THERE AN EXPLANATION FOR THE STIGMATA?

What are the stigmata – and how can they be explained? There is no recorded instance of the stigmata – wounds imitating Christ’s from the crucifixion – before the thirteenth century, when artistic depictions of the crucifixion in religious art … Continue reading

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WHAT PRICE TALENT?

THE SITUATION   Washington DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. People rushed past on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH STRONG?

Life isn’t always roses. There have been times for me, as I am sure there have for you, when everything seemed just too hard. I have lost those I did not think I could live without; and there was a … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WYRD

You can call me weird. I really don’t mind. In fact if you said I was in the way of the Wyrd, about two thousand years ago, it would have been a huge compliment. It would mean I was – … Continue reading

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IS EVERYONE BORN WITH A SOUL?

So who is this in the photograph? Do you recognize the face? What a cute little baby! It’s someone very well known. Instantly recognizable as an adult, in fact. I’ll give you a clue. It’s a he. What do you … Continue reading

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ANASTASIA’S SECRET – and what it means to you

We all like to think we know who we are. But do we really? Are you where you were born? Are you your family, your friends, the place you were born, the place you lived? It is a question we … Continue reading

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A LION. 2 UNARMED MEN. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WILL SHOCK YOU.

There was a time not that very long ago in sunny England when you could buy a lion cub in Harrods for the very reasonable sum of 250 guineas. Two young ex-pat Aussies, John Rendell and Ace Bourke, decided to … Continue reading

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APRIL FOOLS DAY: SPAGHETTI TREES AND FLYING PENGUINS

It’s April Fools Day on Sunday. I’m warning you now so you can be alert. Jokes from friends or family are bad enough – but it’s the major broadcasters who are worst. In Britain, one of the most famous April … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW APOCALYPSE

The world is supposed to end in 2012 which gives me a problem. Should I wish you a happy new year? This year’s Doomsday prediction is based on the Mayan calendar, which ends December 21 or 23, 2012 (depending on … Continue reading

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