Glossary

Grandmother Spider – The Weaver Jo Jayson 2016
In the creation of Spider Grandmother, Artist Jo Jayson was inspired by folklore of the many indigenous groups of the South – Western regions in the United States. In the old stories it is Grandmother Spider who weaves the universe, while singing her song. We are all, together with all of creation, connected in the web of life.

This section is designed to show what is behind hope notes with respect to the development of classical thinking, across centuries and/or across various faith traditions.

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Apophatic – Katophatic

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Ascent Spirituality

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