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Circle Round : Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Anne Hill, Diane Baker. 

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Sophia's Web : Understanding the Unity and Diversity of Religion, Science, and OurselvesSophia's Web : Understanding the Unity and Diversity of Religion, Science, and Ourselves by Burl B. Hall

The universe is akin to a multi-dimensional cube. Each point in this cube mirrors and reveals itself as every other point. In the language of chaos theory, Nature repeats Herself. It is in capturing this mirroring function of Nature that I wrote "Sophia's Web." As the book will show, when we listen to a favorite myth, the story being told tells us something about ourselves. It mirrors our lives. Furthermore, the book shows that the various religions, in all their wonderful diversities, mirror one another.

This repeating, or mirroring, action of Nature is also evident in our metaphors. For example, it is often common for us to say, "I conceived this idea," or "This idea is my baby," in linking the creative process of mind to the feminine function of giving birth. In other words, the power and beauty of metaphor is to capture the repeating functions of Nature. What happens in the mind happens in our bodies and in our love lives. Nature repeats Herself.

In reading "Sophia's Web," it is hoped the reader will begin to link her, or his, self to the cosmos as a whole. Towards this end, the book is aligned with the verb definition of "religion," "to connect again." In other words, the book is designed to help the reader obtain a sense of his or her wholeness.

From the Author
The universe is akin to a multi-dimensional cube. Each point in this cube mirrors every other point. Enveloped within this mind-set, I wrote my book; Sophia's Web: Understanding the Unity and Diversity of Religion, Science and Ourselves.

This is a book where science, Christianity, Judaism, Atheism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Native Spirituality become various faces of one Divinity. "Sophia (Wisdom) is multi-faced," the Bible's Book of Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) says. There is unity in diversity and diversity in unity.

This "multi-dimensional cube" model of the world reflects more than the unity of all the diverse religions. It encompasses all. This includes us. We are mirrors of the universe. Our sexuality, in turn, mirrors universal processes. Who we are as women and men reflect the female and male powers of the Godhead. For example, when we make a metaphorical statement such as "your words are food for thought," we are saying your words serve a fertilizing function to the Psyche. Words are seminal to the generation of new ideas. What is above mirrors what is below. Our sexuality mirrors our cognition and, in turn, mirrors Nature as a whole.

The beauty of all this is that we are the process. Our individual lives are a facet of the multi-dimensional cube that is a unity. To illustrate this, I will use personal experiences to show how my life fits into ancient spirituality and modern day quantum physics.

In reading my book, I hope you will re-awaken to what you have known all along. You do not live in a cold universe where your human characteristics exit as aliens. As a child looks like his mommy and daddy, you mirror the Godhead.

There is a beautiful Pagan myth where the Goddess sees Herself in a mirror and falls in love with Herself. She then waltzes over to the mirror and kisses Her mirror image. The image then bats Her eyelids, and flutters away from the great Goddess. Eventually the mirror image becomes the created world and forgets Her true Nature. She forgets who She is.

This is not a story about a strange Goddess who falls in love with Herself. This same idea is illustrated by Christian mystic, Meister Eckhart, who once quirked, "God loves creatures not as creatures but as God." This means the mirror image is each one of us.

I sincerely hope that in reading my book, you will re-discover the original kiss given by your Mother. As I will show, it happens always and now. Who else could the mirror image be other than you. This is the message to my book. Read and discover how.

About the Author
Burl Hall is a master's level counselor working with clients diagnosed with a mental illness in Virginia. His interest in Goddess mythology goes back to when he was five years old, and had multiple visions of an awe inspiring woman whose silent presence set him on fire. This love was reinforced in the fourth grade, when he first heard of the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, and fell in love with Her. In 1992, when the author was 37 years of age, the woman who appeared to him as a child began to reappear in dreams. It was at that time that Burl realized what he was tapping into as a child was a manifestation of a power that transcended cultures and weaves them together as a woman weaves a rug. In other words, he began to see how he connected to the greater whole.

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Sophia's Web is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to recognizing the ultimate unity veiled beneath the diversity of religious and scientific beliefs. Devoted to the Divine Wisdom (Sophia) through poetry, prose and art.

The philosophy behind this magazine is that Nature, God, Self etc. are not distinct terms and are one and the same.  The magazine is still in its infancy and is still very red and wrinkly. It needs a lot of maturing, but I think it will be a great resource for people to share and to learn from. I also have a site, http://sophiaslove.com that gets more into my philosophy of Nature as Wisdom (Sophia).  I am also the author of a book, Sophia's Web: Understanding the Unity and Diversity of Religion, Science and Ourselves.  I hope you give these works a chance.

  

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