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The Profound Influence of Ancient Egypt on Greek Wisdom and Philosophy

The intellectual achievements of ancient Greece have long been celebrated as a cornerstone of Western thought and culture. From the Socratic method to Platonic ideals, the influence of Greek wisdom and philosophy can be seen throughout history. However, the development of these ideas did not occur in isolation; ancient Greece …

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The Quintessential Teachings of Hermes Trismegistus: A Journey into Hermetic Wisdom

Hermes Trismegistus, a figure shrouded in mystery and intrigue, is often regarded as the father of Hermeticism. This enigmatic figure has been credited with authoring numerous texts, including the Corpus Hermeticum, which contains the core of Hermetic teachings. These teachings encompass a rich tapestry of philosophy, spirituality, and mysticism, offering …

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Lebanese MP Mark Daou Interview with host Fouad Barakat, Druze Times, Feb 25, 2023

In this new installment, we interview esteemed Lebanese Member of Parliament, Mark Daou. Mr. Daou was elected a Member of Parliament in Lebanon’s May 2022 elections. He is also lecturer in media studies at the American University of Beirut. Host Fouad Barakat has been active in the American Druze Community …

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“Help Me to See Things as They Are.”

In praying to God…“Help Me to See Things as They Are. Help me to See Things Better Than They Are. Inspire me to Act.”– Unknown It is unknown who was the originator of this prophetic phrase. However, it appears to be a prayer or request for God’s assistance in seeing …

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  • Our World After Coronavirus

    Pandemics have always troubled human civilizations throughout history. Many of these widespread diseases have had severe impacts on human society from causing death to large numbers of the global population, to contributing to an end of a civilization. During the reign of Justinian I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire …

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  • Raising Special Needs Children in a Religious Community

    Raising children properly has always been the most difficult challenge for many parents. Some Druze parents model the behavior of their own parents, being inspired by how they were raised themselves. Others behave according to information acquired through books, websites, or formal advice. Yet one of the major determinants of …

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