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Misappropriating Spiritual Teachings

Misappropriating Spiritual Teachings

Right-wing elites often use the bible to justify their beliefs and actions. However, in many cases, their reading, if they actually read it at all, is selective and misinformed. The example in this article demonstrates how elites misread, misappropriate, and weaponize the spiritual teachings of this world to suit their own economic and political agendas.

The Masonic Tarot as “Discourse Delivery Device”

The Masonic Tarot as “Discourse Delivery Device”

An article written for Canadian Journal of Sociology entitled “A Sociology of Tarot,” burst the mythical bubble that surrounds the western Tarot deck by pointing out that the tarot is not a spiritual tool of deep cosmic/spiritual wisdom, as its creators would have you...

Murdering the Mi’kmaq for Canada

Murdering the Mi’kmaq for Canada

I am currently working on a revision to my Canadian studies sociology course, specifically a unit on racism. In the unit, I am including some information on Edward Cornwallis, an English aristocrat who came to Canada to help expand the British colony. He is an...

2020 – The Year Ahead

2020 – The Year Ahead

In optometry, the number 2020 represents perfect vision. When you have 2020 vision, you see things clearly. It is the same for the year 2020. The year 2020 is the year of perfect vision, and final choice. From the lowest and most insignificant to the richest and most...

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