Author: <span class="vcard">Satya</span>

Watching the “Watchmen”: A Report from the Movies

Satya and Mirza Inayat Khan A central theme that appears graffitied in the background of several scenes of director Zack Snyder’s new movie “Watchmen” is Socrates’ question from the Republic: “Who watches the watchmen?” As humanity struggles with looming nuclear disaster, the movie follows a set of characters who are equipped with superhuman strength, intellect,…

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“The Knight of Faith”: Imam Husayn’s Chivalry at Karbala

Among the most extraordinary examples of heroic chivalry not only in Islamic history, but possibly any history, is the martyrdom of the third Shi’a Imam Husayn. On the day of ‘Ashura, October 10, 680, on the plains of Karbala near the Euphrates river, Imam Husayn, the Prophet Muhammad’s second grandson, was mercilessly slaughtered. As warriors…

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A Vision of Holarchy

By the time my first child, John-Michael, was born in 1983, I had already been a spiritual teacher for nearly twenty years. A major perennial topic in my lectures and workshops was love, and I felt I reasonably understood what love was about. But the first time I held my son in my arms, I…

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