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Donald Trump’s Indian Astrological Chart

This is evidently DT’s birth chart. Born June 14th, 1946 in Jamaica, Queens at 10:54am. He has Leo rising, with the Sun the chart ruler. It is placed in the 10th house conjunct Rahu (the lunar north node). It is … Continue reading

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Power-Grabs in the Meher Baba World

The Baba world is witnessing once again what has become a powerful theme in Avatar Meher Baba’s Advent. The first Chairman of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Kutumb Shastri, proved to be an embezzler, and in league … Continue reading

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Speculative Thoughts About Meherabad Machinations

Erico Nadel was murdered while engaged in the investigation of shonky Meherabad land transactions and other issues. Perhaps this was no coincidence. Who are the players involved? We know for certain that Erico was highly displeased with Mehernath Kalchuri’s behavior … Continue reading

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Review of “Meher Legacy”, an archival website dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba

Meher Legacy (meherlegacy.org) is a new website that “was created to archive and preserve the words, images, and treasures of Avatar Meher Baba and his closest followers, and to clarify how they were created, edited, or otherwise changed and interpreted throughout … Continue reading

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New Sufi Sanctuary Looks Like Marble Clad Petrol Tanks

The new Sufism Reoriented Sanctuary in Walnut Creek bears a curious resemblance to marble clad petrol tanks. This 40 million dollar complex of largely buried sacred space- 66,000 square feet, is about the size of one of the largest residential … Continue reading

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An Interpretation of The Ten States of God as explained in God Speaks, by Meher Baba.

1) God in the Beyond Beyond State: God’s Essence- the infinite Divine Vacuum, about which nothing can be said that is not at once refuted. 2) God in the Beyond State: God could not help himself in his infinitely tranquil … Continue reading

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An Introduction to God Speaks by Meher Baba

God Speaks was first published in 1955 but in the almost 60 subsequent years has not become a part of public discourse and debate. It is a virtually unknown work; yet it is the single most important cosmological and metaphysical treatise of … Continue reading

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How Ladinsky and Penguin have misrepresented and betrayed Hafiz/ Hafez

Ladinsky’s several books of poetry published by Penguin falsely claim to be either translations, versions or renderings of the poet Hafez; in fact, they are not based on the Persian text nor are they based on existing English translations or … Continue reading

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Ladinsky’s Ersatz Hafez

Translation is complicated in that the veracity of the work must be taken on faith if one does not know the original language. Thus good translators are careful to account for their approach to the craft and take seriously the … Continue reading

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Darvish Talks To Nosh Anzar, Part 3

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