Guy Fawkes: Good Guy or Bad?

November 6, 2009

The British have a strange habit of celebrating a tradition that many don’t seem to understand. A bit like in Hong Kong really, as well as in other places. Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is celebrated every 5 November in Britain, with fireworks and bonfire parties. But why?

Is “Guy Fawkes the man” celebrated or is it “his Foiled Plot” that is celebrated?

Essentially, the Gunpowder Plot was a religiously-motivated terrorist attack in 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I.
If something similar happened today, such as in Australia, the US and around the world, would this be cause for national or international celebration? Or would the terrorists be celebrated?

It’s not a bad idea to question beliefs and traditions more than once in a while!


#35 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

October 16, 2009

It’s a heartache
Swathi Maa leads a workshop on how to avoid heartbreak and depression, ahead of a healing and meditation session. Workshop, HK$700 (US$90); healing, HK$350 (US$45), both at New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo.

[NOTE: If one fails the ‘preventive’ workshop, at least there is the ‘curative’ session available to further waste one’s time, money and brain cells.]

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#34 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

October 13, 2009

Bigger and better
Renee Claire leads a magnified healing workshop. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$1,900 (US$244).

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#33 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

October 10, 2009

Same old song
Kirtan chanting with Lawrence and Nina. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, donation (i.e. synonym for “tithing”).

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#32 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

October 7, 2009

We’ve only just begun
Elisabeth Jensen leads a beginners’ Isis Lotus healing workshop. Bishop Lei Hotel, 4 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$2,900 (US$372).

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October 5, 2009

Chakra it out
Aimie Mok leads a chakra healing workshop. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$180 (US$23).

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#30 Hong Kong Hocus Pocus

October 3, 2009

Shock and aura
Karim leads a workshop on learning to see auras. New Age Shop, 7 Old Bailey St, SoHo, HK$350 (US$45).

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