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Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

"Peter three times denied the Lord (Matthew 26) saying he did not know him, because he recognised that person was not Christ." Seth Speaks: The EternalValidity of the Soul.When our belief and faith are strongly challenged by credible revelations, we...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:56 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Embedded in research, I arrived in Thusis, Switzerland, not knowing what to expect. The spectacular snow-capped peaks bedazzled me as I rode over 7,000 feet into the Alps. But my mind strayed repeatedly as I pondered on what awaited me.It is there...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Exorcist is a term that elicits a range of reactions - from a wry look, a chuckle to a knitted or raised brow.Countenance, indeed, can tell a thousand words.That we are still grappling with Satan and his minions in an age of science and technology...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:06 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Africa and her Diaspora have produced an impressive field of cultural and political activists, each raising the bar with original work on Black history, colonisation and independence. The activists have drilled into us the motto: "Never forget...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Title: ProvidentialAuthor: Colin ChannerPublisher: Akashic BooksColin Channer's Providential is raw, bold, fearfully dark, and unapologetic. But this is understandable. For how could anyone sanitise bloodletting, massacres, slavery, and some of the...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

In Chinese spirituality, Qi is referred to as a mysterious energy that resides in every human being. It can be cultivated through the practice of Tai Ji Quan, Ba-Gua, and Qigong.Under...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

The term 'cult' is oftentimes used to describe fringe, apocalyptic, counter-cultural groups that withdraw from society. But this is not always the case. Some mainstream religions, deemed harmless and law-abiding, are nothing more than cults, using...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Paul of Tarsus, or Saint Paul, has oftentimes been called the greatest missionary of the Christian faith.This may hardly seem newsworthy, but when one adds the claim that he deliberately twisted and subverted the original teachings of Jesus, while...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

In a time when the world thirsts for tranquillity and security, mainstream religions vigorously compete for souls, damning those who don't toe their line - unwittingly contribute to an atmosphere of intolerance and fear.But is there a better path, a...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Jesus is said to have raised the dead, but before the Christian messiah, there were others of divine birth who supposedly performed this incredulous feat.That such miracles occurred is a matter of faith. Frankly, it cannot be proven. But what if it...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

"He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life." Johann Kaspar Lavater's famous Santeria quote.In the 1987 film, The Believers, viewers were rattled and terrified by murderous, gory scenes. Since then...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Sigmund Freud may have singled-handedly shaped Western psychology. Over time, though, his thesis on the subconscious has been discredited in some quarters, giving way to more innovative and comprehensive theories on human behaviour.That we carry...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Keith Antonio Silva is controversial and provocative. He claims to have had personal relationships destroyed because of a gift he discovered when he was nine years old. His reputation as a healer is unchallenged with thousands of testimonials at...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

In measured detail, the Bible and the Quran describe two places that are likely to become our everlasting home when we die...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

In a world steeped in conservatism and religious dogmas, any discourse on the pleasures of sex is taboo, shrouded in secrecy and best relegated to the back burner.But therein lies the cause of our...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Throughout history chanting has been used as a medium to communicate with deities, saints, and God.It has also been a substantive part of physical and spiritual healing, and even applied to effect change in economic and political affairs.The secret...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Do we grow in spiritual strength if we are vegetarians? Do we become more compassionate, one with nature, and closer to our Creator when we give up meat for a plant-based diet?Is there a direct link between what we eat and our level of spirituality...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Shaolin monks are generally associated with incredulous displays of martial arts. But somewhere along the way, the meditative aspect of the art has been marginalised.Kung Fu movies abound with captivating feats of daring, mesmerising jumps, stealth...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

We are well aware that many are repulsed and disillusioned by religion because of the violence and death that surround it.But many have also abandoned their faith because of the unfulfilled promises found in sacred literature, many of which are...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

The assault against minorities in Muslim regions has made news almost daily with little tangible response to stem the bloodletting.Christians from Nigeria, Libya, Iraq, and Egypt have been slain at the hands of the Islamic State, Boko Haram, and Al-...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

Dr Josef Ben-Jochanan was eulogised a few weeks ago as a trailblazer and influential figure in African history. His celebrated body of work includes African Origins of the Major Western Religions, and...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

There is a famous dictum in occult literature that reads: "When the student is ready the master will appear. "Of the significance of these words, I thought long...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. (Luke 11:34) Is the Evil Eye nothing but a superstitious creation, driven by malicious people...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

This is part two of a three-part interview with Dr Maria Eliza Hamilton Bispo de Jesus Abegunde.Does a group soul or racial archetype exist? Can it overpower the individual spirit? Please relate to the black experience. If one believes in...

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