Resolving the Mystery of the Lost World Atlantis

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, November 3, 2020) *** When I was in college, I was fascinated with the legend of Atlantis.  I remember buying some paperbacks dealing with the issue after my classes in the 80’s.  It was one of the “in” topics at that time, the others being the so-called ancient astronauts theories andContinue reading “Resolving the Mystery of the Lost World Atlantis”

Borobudur: The Long Path Towards Enlightenment

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 25, 2020) *** The Borobudur monument in Java, Indonesia is a ninth century shrine to the Lord Buddha and a destination for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for Buddhist believers begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circum-ambulating the structure as they ascend to the top throughContinue reading “Borobudur: The Long Path Towards Enlightenment”

The Matrix: There Is No Spoon

By:   Ranilo Abando   (Manila, October 16, 2020)   ***  The movie The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves, was a big hit when it was released in 1999 because it was a novel idea in movie-making at that time.  The writers behind the movie had great insights about the nature of reality.  The sequels they produced, however, areContinue reading “The Matrix: There Is No Spoon”