MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite Christmas story. It is clearly a symbol of Chiron, the wound that represents the gift of healing.

The lightning hooves of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, guide Santa’s sleigh through a winter storm on Christmas Eve, led by the luminosity of Rudolph’s gift that illuminates the team’s path through the mist!

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and joyous Christmas and New Year!

ETERNAL OM!

art-wallpapers-fantasy-collection-dehong-photography-popular-pictures-tonyx-photocombo-best-191231HAPPY NEW YEAR!

th-8It’s 2013, a new year to dream, imagine, and let go of fear of adventure to voyage into the eye of the storm.  Allow a flood of wisdom to summon legions of invisible helpers to fight your stormy battles, and weave abundance into your life.

Light a candle and ride the Eternal OM of Universal goodness and mercy.  Rejoice and expect a new beginning.

HO-HO-OUCH!

What happened to the good old days!

It appears that Santa came in for a hard landing!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS!

Please feel free to explore the magical sound of the Hollyridge Strings.  The title of my favorite is Santa’s Got A Brand New Bag.

KABIR!

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Kabir was a 15th Century Indian Poet, and mystic from the ancient movement Bhakti that swept across India as rebellion against religious orthodoxy and caste distinctions.  The movement propagated peace, harmony and love.

The name Kabir comes from the Arabic “al-Kabir,” which means “The Great” – the 37th name of God in Islam.

Kabir left a body of poetical work available today in several dialects.

Business Class Refugees is a collaborative cross-cultural, and global effort of meditative perfection and spiritual vocals inspired by the poetry and songs of Kabir.

Relax and experience a deeper understanding of the cultural search for higher ground!

 ENJOY!

OLYMPIA!

In classical myth, Altis was the sacred sanctuary of Olympia, and monumental site for Greek heroes, and the ancient games.  The first Olympic Games were held every four years in honor of Zeus, and date back to 776 B.C.

THE FIRST OLYMPICS

Various myths have been written about the foundation of the ancient Olympics.  One myth states that Hercules founded the first games, but the myth of King Pelops’ victory against Oenomaus in a chariot race is an alternative.

NIKE:  The Divine Charioteer

NIKE, the Winged Goddess of Victory, Speed, and Strength is personified in a bronze chariot, guided by four horses.  She holds a staff graced by a magnificent bird, or a flaming torch.

The ancient games showcased many events, but Chariot racing was held at the hippodrome, a Greek stadium for chariot racing, and was a major event in honor of the Goddess Nike.

BATTLE OF THE TITANS

When the Titans and Olympians declared war, Nike was among Zeus’ allies, and she assumed the role of divine charioteer.  Her participation in the battle signified a symbol of “victory,” which included competitions, military, and athletics.

Let us honor the first Olympians for bravery, perseverance, strength, victory, and speed.

O’ Mighty Nike

We petition your wisdom and favor

to guide our chariots steady, and straightforward

with divine and valiant speed, toward victory,

triumph, trophies and medallions

HODIE!

Hodie is latin for “Today.”

Today, I am grateful, and give thanks to the Great Spirit for all gifts of abundance!

The following is a brief introduction to honor the contributions of the 10th Century Abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, who was so far ahead of her time.

A TENTH CENTURY ABBESS

Saint Hildegard of Bingen was a German philosopher, writer, visionary, composer, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, and polymath.  The exact date her birth is relatively uncertain, however, she was born in the 10th Century, and founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg and Eibingen in the 11th Century.

She also wrote theological, botanical and medicinal texts, as well as letters with the use of an invented alternative alphabet, known as the “Lingua Ignota,” latin for “unknown language.”

SAINT HILDEGARD – COMPOSER

Saint Hildegard wrote liturgical songs, and poems.  One of her surviving works is the Ordo Virtutum, a liturgical drama, and possibly the oldest surviving morality play.

Enjoy the beautiful vocal rhythm of Jocelyn Montgomery, singing Hodie.

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