The Frightening Reality of the Tragedies of El Paso and Dayton

One of the more basic responsibilities of any government is to ensure the safety of its citizens. How many times has the American government failed to do this? How many more times will it fail? This could be me, or you. Words are never enough. They will never be enough. No single individual should have … Continue reading The Frightening Reality of the Tragedies of El Paso and Dayton

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Studio Ghibli & Miyazaki Hayao

The studio Ghibli is known for its dynamic films that portray three dimensional characters that all overcome an essential problem in their life. The films themselves are timeless portrayals of courageousness, loss, and love. Miyazaki’s films are at once, fascinating and dynamic. The Ghibli exhibit is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, which is a … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane – Studio Ghibli & Miyazaki Hayao

Anyanwu: The Eye of Light

Learn about anyanwu, the igbo people’s Sun deity — eye of the sun.

Odinani: The Sacred Arts & Sciences of the Igbo People

“Anywanwu” by Ben Enwonwu

The sun is one of the most universally revered objects in human history. Just about every culture on the planet honors it for all the different gifts that it brings to our planet, bringing both the light and heat that make life on our planet possible.

Sol Invictus

For one, our method of keeping time is based on it, as for the majority of human history, our clocks were sundials. Most of our modern calendars (including days of the week ala Sun-day), are based off it, and lot of our major holidays originally started as solar equinox or solstice celebrations (such as Easter and Christmas respectively). Even western astrology focuses on a person’s sun signs. Needless to say, our lives revolve around the sun…literally.

“The Sun Shine Brightly” by Uche Okeke

Amongst Ndi Igbo, the Sun was referred to as Anyanwu (An-yan-wew). This is a…

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Spies, Scandals & Sultans – Another Engaging Read

Written 2014; edited 2019 Spies, Scandals & Sultans is an engaging translation of Ibrahim al Muwaylihi’s newspaper reports on the inner workings of the Ottoman Empire, and its relations with Egypt. Roger Allen, the translator, specializes in Arabic literature and is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ibrahim al Muwaylihi wrote these articles in the … Continue reading Spies, Scandals & Sultans – Another Engaging Read