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The Lazarus’ raising: a case of catalepsy?

“In Jesus’s time, people shared a deep fear of being buried alive and therefore made very specific arrangements to ensure that this could never happen. Bells and small cymbals sometimes appear in tombs, but only from the Byzantine period onwards. Indeed, the visits made to the tomb of Lazarus by…

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Christian Meditation: from the Mind to the Heart

(By Melania Stefani – Centro Formazione Meditazione Cristiana) Meditation is normally acknowledged as a healthy practice, aimed at creating inner balance. With specific techniques, the intention is to somewhat “cleanse” the mind from the many thoughts that crowd it up, which often cause negative tensions and emotions. However, the mind is…

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