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Category Archives: Sevens
This is an excerpt of a work in progress…which means I have no idea where it goes, only that what I’ve written does not quite fit into the story where I planned to put it. I’d appreciate any thoughts about … Continue reading
This was just too fabulous not to steal from http://sevenparts-hprp.tumblr.com/ Back to our regularly scheduled sevens. The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a classification of vices (part ofChristian ethics) that has been used since early Christian times to educate and … Continue reading
In Buddhism, the Seven Factors of Enlightenment (Pali: satta bojjhaṅgā or satta sambojjhaṅgā; Skt.: sapta bodhyanga) are: Mindfulness (sati) i.e. to remember the Dhamma. Investigation (dhamma vicaya) of the Dhamma. Energy (viriya) Joy or rapture (pīti) Relaxation or tranquility (passaddhi) of both body and mind Concentration (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of concentration of mind[ Equanimity (upekkha), to be … Continue reading
The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders. Their writings have not survived, except as references. The classic seven wonders were: Great Pyramid of Giza … Continue reading
Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d’Arc, ca. 1412– 30 May 1431 nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans” (French: La Pucelle d’Orléans), is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the … Continue reading
The holiest ground I have ever stood upon was Liberty Island at the base of the Statue of Liberty. She is an awesome goddess, green and brooding out over the Atlantic. I went there on a tour of NYC with … Continue reading