In what is now southern Turkey stand the remnants of a city called Harran. Part of long ago Babylon, Harran was once the site of the Temple of the Moon god-Sin, one of seven temples in seven cities sacred to the seven classical planets. Unlike the other great celestial temples, though, the Temple of the […]
A few months ago, I was walking through the woods. It is a familiar path, one I have walked so many times before that it feels as if I have every tree and rock committed to memory. In fact, I often drift into a kind of mental autopilot when hiking it. This particular time, however, I found myself looking up into an unfamiliar area about half an hour into my walk, not knowing exactly where I was.