Salome's Sacred Space

Salome was a disciple of Jesus and was present at the cross with Mary when Jesus was crucified. www.behindthename.com

Favorite Books
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Dantes spends over a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. While he comes out of prison broken he finds his way back to humanity.
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I have learned more about evil and how to fight it reading these books than with any others thus far. Whenever I slip into a bout of depression, I pop in a Potter movie, finding my way back to the light through the struggles of one small boy.

Must Reads
If you are a Religious Studies Scholar and want to consider yourself well read you must read the following books:
Guns, Germs and Steel. Gerod Diamond
Idea of the Holy. Rudolf Otto
A Hero of a Thousand Faces. Joseph Campbell
Habits of the Heart. Robert Bellah
The Broken Covenant: American Civil Religion in Time of Trial. Robert Bellah
Nuer Religion. Edward Evans-Pritchard
Theories of Primitive Religion. Edward Evans-Pritchard
The Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx
Jesus the Wicked Priest: How Christianity was Born of an Essene Schism. Marvin Vining
The Man Whom Jesus Loved. Theodore Jennings
The Secret Gospel of Mark. Morton Smith
The Varieties of Religious Experience. William James
Jesus: Miriam's Child, Sophia's Prophet. Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza
The History of the Church From Christ to Constantine. Eusebius
Moral Man, Immoral Society: A Philosophy of Religion. Dr. Edgar S. Brightman
Beyond God the Father. Mary Daly
The Malleus Maleficarum. Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger. Translated by Montague Summers
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Gawain and the Green Knight
The I Ching. Cary F Baynes, Hellmut Wilhelm (Ed.), Vary F Baynes (Trans.)
Nag Hammadi Library
Mien Kempf. Adolph Hitler
Quran (Study version)
Kabbala
Orthodoxy
The Art of War. Sun Tzu

Homemades
We believe that art is important to the heal of the soul, therefore we will be showing samples of what someone has made with instructions on how they made it

Sacred Store
We sell supplies necessary to practice and maintain spirituality. We strive to represent as many forms of religion, philosophy, and spirituality as we can. Where we are lacking, we welcome teaching

Community
Feed the Neighborhood Night: Restaurants waste so much food it should be a crime. Why not feed it to the homeless instead of tossing it out? Our restaurant work experience says that whatever is left after three days must be thrown out; open the doors to the homeless instead.

Open to All Free Night (donations accepted) eg. have Wednesday Night Spaghetti Dinner with garlic bread, salad and wine set up like a buffet. Place jar for monetary donations and large baskets for food, clothing, toiletries for poor near the door. You'll be surprised at peoples generosity! 

Food Baskets: include recipes for use of food items, menu for the week; information packet that includes nutritional facts, calorie count, etc.; herbal/medicinal facts; toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, paper towels or hand wipes, sanitary pads/tampons, and money.

"Pay it forward" Campaign: watch the movie to get the idea of what we are talking about. Basically if someone shows you kindness, pass it on to someone else. For instance, I was standing in line in the food court, brain dead from the midterm I'd just taken, not realizing I had no money until I tried to pay. I almost burst into tears at my predicament when the guy behind my paid for me. I looked for him for days afterwards wanting to pay him back, but never saw him again. A couple of weeks later a classmate of mine was sitting at the foot of the library steps crying her eyes out because she had missed the bus; next one would not come for over an hour and she needed to get home to her baby girl. I gave her a ride! I was shown a kindness I was not able to pay back so I paid forward instead.

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