The Community of the Round Table

The Community of the Round Table Celtic Tradition – Britain and France   Arthur had been silent for a long time as he watched, with a reflective half-smile, the knights and ladies gathered in the great hall of Camelot.  He enjoyed the meetings of the Round Table community, especially the annual Pentecost meetings, when all…

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell

The Difference Between Heaven and Hell Hasidic Judaism – Lithuania   It is said that the wise Rabbi Haim of Romshishok –an itinerant preacher– spent many years rummaging through the books of Hebrew wisdom in search of a way to cross the veil that separates us from the other world. He wanted to know what…

Old Joe and the Carpenter

Old Joe and the Carpenter USA (Appalachians)   Old Joe had a friend with whom he had shared the joys and misfortunes of a lifetime. They had gone to school together, and they had captured and released frogs together at Hickory Creek. And when they became adults and thought of getting married, they bought land…