His story is filled with questions, controversy, and differing points of view that scholars have trouble agreeing upon. He was noted to be an Apostle of Christ and trusted member of Jesus’s inner circle. Yet some say he was not even part of the original 12 Apostles, and didn’t adhere to Jesus’s ideologies or doctrines until much later, long after Jesus was said to have died. In fact, it was the witnessing of the Resurrection of Christ that sparked the Apostle Saint James’s conversion. In addition to witnessing two other significant events, this transfiguration is what brought James into the adherence of Christian teachings.
Category: Christianity and Western Religions
Anointing, Protecting, and Nourishing with the Sacred Tamarisk Tree of the Middle East
Throughout the centuries, the Tamarisk tree has become known as a tree for pilgrims to provide them shelter, shade, and safety. It is a guiding light and beacon of hope for all weary travelers.
In Egyptian occult studies, it is said that the Egyptian God, Wepwawet, called the son of Isis, who’s name translates to mean “the opener of the ways (the roads), is thought of as the messenger and champion of royalty. Wepwawet is associated with the canine and is paired to the Tamarisk tree as part of his symbols of royalty.
Let There Be Light
This Lucifer installation is part of a bigger “Morning Star” installation series, which depicts the fallen angel struggling among a webbing of telegraph lines. The massive statue, created from wax and real feathers, is suspended over a former altar space. Ornate stained glass windows illuminate the contrasts of light and shadow that are cast over the statue, intensifying the ominous statement that many have tried to interpret it to be. Perhaps it is intentional that Mr. Fryer has not personally released a statement on what the statue is meant to represent exactly, but we can draw quite a few conclusions as to what he was intending to express.
Flower of Jericho, The Magic Plant
Looking for a lucky charm and a bit of real magic in your life? The flower of Jericho is the wand to your wizard, black cat to your broom, and crystal ball to the gypsy caravan. This, “magic plant” has been revered by many different cultures and the plant is both symbolic and steeped in legend.