This is one of the frescoes Fra Angelico painted on the cell walls of the San Marco Convent

The Beatitudes

The old Rabbi said, “In olden days there were men who saw the face of God.” “Why don’t they any more?” a young student asked. “Because, nowadays no one stoops so low,” he replied.
The Nadleehi Twins origin story of homosexuals

The Nádleehi Twins

The important parts of this Dine origin story were first told to me by Howard Bad Hand, during one of our many after-hours conversations spanning the I Ching, Don Quixote, the Sun Dance, and UFOs
Shams of Tabrizi

Shams’ first encounter with Rumi

Shams-i-Tabrīzī شمس تبریزی‎ lived from 1185–1248  and is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi. Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya…