Hunters vs. the hunted, musings about the ‘Four Faces’ on World Lion Day

Lots of posts on Twitter about #WorldLionDay. It's a conversation that offers a powerful and compelling forum to denounce hunting the majestic animals as trophies. My musings about lions don't stop there, however. Lions played a major role in ancient Mesopotamia throughout the empires. Sometimes they were viewed as gods. Sometimes a man's head was … Continue reading Hunters vs. the hunted, musings about the ‘Four Faces’ on World Lion Day

Yahweh Speaks through the Stars

When we meet Shammah at the beginning of “The Gate of Aleph,” he’s an intellectual, an accomplished man who is literate in many things. He’s observing the palace slaves as they murmur prayers to the moon goddess in the Gardens of Destiny, and he’s mentally venting his frustration about the polytheistic religion that imprisons his … Continue reading Yahweh Speaks through the Stars