Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tags Issue 7

Tag: issue 7

A 3,000-year-old Ring

There is an interesting story about a lapis lazuli ring. This family heirloom was given to a four-year-old boy by his grandmother on her deathbed. The ring was in a clay box that had cuneiform writing on the top.

Come, Come, Whoever You Are…

Come, my side. Come, whoever you are: Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, malcontent, coward, writer, teacher, cook, artist, prime minister, politician, lover, gay, man, woman, cleric, atheist, or invalid.

Anatolian Enlightenment: Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre

Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre were two pioneers of enlightenment in Anatolia.

God’s Finger

She had been completely stressed the last few days. She faced a wonderful opportunity that could help achieve all her desires.

Tame Your Inner Critic

How often do you stop to acknowledge your successes? Compare that to the spotlight you shine on your failures and shortcomings. Is there a disparity worth nothing?

Can a Person Change His Own Luck?

Luck is a state of vigilance. It is to be on your toes and keep your eyes open. It is to see the opportunities and be able to incorporate them into your life.

Is Everything For Human Beings?

Three important characteristics separate human beings from other living creatures: The ability to think, the desire to create based on thought, and the ability to realize this in the material world.

Void: Creative Darkness

The form then begins to dissolve itself. I begin to realize what I called me is a huge delusion.

An Extraordinary Sufi: Shams Tebrizi

The main attraction for those visiting Konya is definitely the green domed Tomb of Rumi. Numerous people visit Rumi’s tomb, but only a small minority take the time to visit a much smaller and more modest tomb next to Rumi’s.

Hey, Mom! Could God be a Woman?

I was 13 years old when I asked my mom this question, and she couldn’t give an answer. Instead, she said, “Oh no, don’t be silly.”

A Universal Leader and Anatolian Hero: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

What do you know Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as? As a statesman or soldier? Maybe you know him as the commander of the army your grandfather fought with or against.

My Anatolia

I have a birthmark on my arm in the shape of Anatolia. That’s why my parents turned me toward politics when I was a child, joking that it was my mission to solve the problems of Anatolia.