Tag Archives: Arab

Mixing Culture With Islam Is Like Mixing Poison With Water


It is important to understand Islam from a cultural point of view because the basis of much of the current turmoil within Muslim countries and conflict with their neighbors can be attributed to cultural clashes. Consequently, a clear understanding of … Continue reading

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What is Hermetica?


The Hermetica is a collection of writing attributed to Thoth- a mythical ancient Egyptian sage whose wisdom is said to have transformed him into a god.  Although largely unknown today, the writings attributed to Hermes/Thoth have been immensely important in … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemonade


The term “lemon” is most commonly used to describe a vehicle that is problematic. But real lemons are anything but problematic. Lemons are the symbol of the Mediterranean warmth and sun.  Nevertheless, the lemon is believed to have Asian origins … Continue reading

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The Certain Way To Be Wrong Is To Think You Control It


Control of the preferred narrative is essential in today’s instant-news political culture. This has been particularly true since 9/11, as the United States government and the cooperative media have worked together to make sure that a series of enemies are … Continue reading

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This Is A Man’s World But It Would Be Nothing Without A Woman Or A Girl


The Arabic word for revolution, thawra, has a female gender. So does the word ’huriya (freedom), and so does the word intifada (uprising). Like many other young women, I was captivated by the uprisings that swept the Middle East and … Continue reading

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