Monthly Archives: July 2016


  When we recall names and events in history, the associated dates and years are not always very precise, especially when dealing with the ancient world. Aside from the multiplicity of eras and calendars and changes in these, not all ancients … Continue reading

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  Many decades ago, my father initiated me into the recital of Sanskrit shlokas.  But he also wanted me to learn about other religions.  So he sent me to a Jesuit school for two years.  Here I studied Latin and … Continue reading

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To The Reader

Dear Readers I see you come from close and distant lands , From continents across the seas, From places speaking different tongues And viewing the world differently. I trust you like some of these posts, Others perhaps you care not for, … Continue reading

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ALBERT HOFMANN (1906 – 2008)

Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, and alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such experiences can be as light and fleeting as breath of … Continue reading

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… When Euclid stated the fifth postulate, he stood at the parting of the ways. There is nothing comparable to it in the whole history of science.     – George Sarton                         … Continue reading

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