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1:5.10 Personality
1:6.6 Confirmation
1:7.2 Union with God
2:6.2 The Superworld
3:5 The Inevitabilities
3:6.5 Mechanized God
5:4.3 Bending the Self
12:9.1 Cosmic Allurements
15:4.7
Andromeda Nebula
16:7.2 The Motor Level
39:5.6 Divine Attunement
41:7.6 Oceans of Fire
42:11.6 Mindless Complexity
48:7.12 Righteousness
58:6.1 Plants or Animals?
58:7.12 The Living Dust
61:1.4 Passenger Birds
61:3.10 Horse and Elephant
62:5.11 A Broken Heart
68:2.11 Self-Gratification
68:4.6 Discarded Customs
71:7.4 Higher Education
72:5.9 New Form of Disgust
77:4.8 Sumerian Records
79:1.8 Asian Andites
84:1.9 A Man and a Woman
85:0.4 Self Worship
85:3.5 Religious Symbolism
85:2.5 The Christmas Tree
86:5.8 Werewolf Souls
89:3.3 Renuniciation
89:4.9 No Empty Boast
89:6.2 Shaman Sacrifice
90:1.6 Shaman Shrewdness
91:4.2 Ethical Prayer
91:8.9 Spiritual Currents
92:6.5 Power of an Idea
94:3.3 The Absolute Tao
95:2.7 Pole Star Pointer
95:7.6 Elements of Islam
99:2.2 Institutional Religion
100:1.4 Tadpole to Frog
100:7.4 The Perfect Man
100:7.5 Originality of Jesus
101:2.11 Spiritual Insight
101:7.5 The Aesthetic Cult
101:7.6 Great Fairy Tales
101:8.1 Faith and Belief
102:3.1 Paradoxical Thinking
103:4.5 The Child's Motives
103:8.3 Test of True Love
111:4.5 Master Patterns
112:1.17 Relationships
118:3.3 Inconcussible Truth
118:5.1 Square Circles
122:5.3 Indignation
122:8.7 Extraordinary Fact
123:4.3 The Boy Carpenter
124:10 Flower Garden
130:8.1 The Downcast Fellow
132:1.2 The True Scientist
133:5.5 Ten Sheep Shearers
134:6.6-7 War the Symptom
140:5.1 Fatherly Love
140:5.16 Manly Tenderness
141:3.6 Unfortunate Images
141:3:6 Images of Jesus
144:4.8 Universe Broadcasts
149:6.9 Worm of the Dust
154:4.2 Words of Jesus
155:6.5 Religion of the Spirit
156:2.1 Only a Bridge
156:2.8 Humorless Jews
159:3.8 An Added Power
160:3.4 Finding the Key
162:4.2 The Hated Fortress
167:7.2 Angels
169:4.2 Existence of God
171:7.5 The Unhurried Jesus
181:1.7-8 Superb Inner Peace
188:5.5 The Moral Struggle
195:5:12 Checkerboard World
195:9.9 Lowered Ideals
195:10.9 Loyalty to Christ
196:0.3 A Living Reality
196:0.13 Believe with Him
196:0.13 "Follow Me"
196:3.15 Weighing Love
196:3.24 Moral Compass
196:3.20 Service No Substitute

 
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The Maypole, the Christmas tree, and the superstitious practice of rapping on wood perpetuate certain of the ancient customs of tree worship and the later-day tree cults (85:2.5). Survivals of the religious importance of trees are mainly confined in Europe to petty or pretty superstitions in regard to the use of amulets, the May-tree, etc. Rapping on wood three times implies taking protection in the Cross with invocation of the Trinity. The Christmas tree first symbolized the second blossoming of trees in mild winters between the days of St. Martin (our Indian summer) and St. Andrew, November 11 to 30.
     —E. Washburn Hopkins (1923)