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Friday, 27 March 2015

Ancient Spiritual Texts in a Comtemporary World

Humanity treasures the ancient texts that have survived the ravages of intolerance, wars, natural disasters and decay. When these books are of spiritual significance they take on even greater esteem. Finding new works is marvellous to some and abhorrent to others if they feel it alters their established beliefs. This begs the question: are religious and spiritual organisations focused more on dogma, culture or faith? A quick look may reveal your personal beliefs, but is there any room for adjustment?
Some revered books and manuscripts where written between 1000 CE and 2000 BCE, which can create a clash for those in contemporary society. These holy books are rich with wisdom, though there may be a few things that don’t fit into modern living. Present day culture has come a long way so we must take what is relevant to us from these precious books and leave the archaic. Beliefs that were the standard within society 2000 years ago or even in the middle ages do not fit easily today. Yet there is a simple purity to the words of holy men and women that is appreciated and still current for those seeking peace and sacred knowledge.
Sometimes we are amazed that such wisdom and clarity could have been imparted so long ago. It seems clear that certain authors had a unique spiritual presence in their lifetime, something that still hold its significance today. So read, learn and continue – you’ll know when some phrases or thoughts do not apply.  

Sharon D Bush 
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     


Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).