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MESSIAH COMPLEX

By Marcus J Freed

7 hours ago

Today is a cultural curiosity. Billions of people are putting their energy into a sometimes-spiritual event while many Jews are busy eating Chinese food(1) and emphasising it is “just” a... read on

  • Burn or Blur?

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 24, 2014 | 10:15 pm

    “First of all, hold a magnifying glass & focus the sun’s rays on a leaf,” said my teacher, “then take it out of focus & see how quickly the leaf burns”. “But not much is going to happen”, I responded. “Exactly,” he said, “and that is what you are doing with your energy”.


    We may... read on

  • Sex & Death Before Breakfast

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 13, 2014 | 12:36 am

    “I can’t understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It’s like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.” ― Philip Larkin


    There is an art to healthy giving & well-intentioned sharing. The Kabbalah teaches about how the... read on

  • IT IS YOU

    By Marcus J Freed

    November 12, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up” – Pablo Picasso.


    Magicians and dramatists include a ‘reveal’ as part of their stock-in-trade. This might be the culmination of a great illusion, or the sudden plot twist, like the end of The... read on

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  • Look Wendy, I can fly!

    By Marcus J Freed

    August 15, 2014 | 5:59 pm

    What happens when the funniest man on earth kills himself? We rush to make sense of out of the seemingly nonsensical. Humans like things to fit into a logical order. Tragedies confuse us. We ask ‘why?’, as if the entire universe should fit into our limited understanding.

    Can... read on

  • Love Letters

    By Marcus J Freed

    February 16, 2014 | 10:11 am

    This morning I had a profound experience. There are some professional shnorrers in my area - people who beg for a living and visit the same places on a daily basis to collect their alms. One gentlemen prides himself on taking around a basket of snacks and small items like pens,... read on

  • CIRCUMCIZE THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE

    By Marcus J Freed

    December 25, 2013 | 11:42 am

    THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE
    Imagine yourself as an old person. An old, old, old person who is a few breaths away from the end of life. You have lived a good life. A peaceful life. A mostly happy life. You haven’t achieved everything you had hoped for but that is for the young.... read on

  • Naked Ambition & How To Overcome Inner Adultery (Naso)

    By Marcus J Freed

    May 17, 2013 | 6:43 pm

    Jealousy sits at the core of the human experience. Who, at some stage or other, has not experienced the emotion that can shake the strongest emotional foundations? As we look at twin tales of envy – Biblical and Shakespearean – we shall discover a clue to fulfilling our life goals... read on

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