Fountain Archive

July 2019

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
The Fountain
39

Editorial: Mass Trauma

The world has never been free of trouble; yet, today all it takes to be exposed to trauma is to sign into social media. We start our days with news of disasters, be it wildfires in the Amazon, a mass ... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
191

I Pity...

The feeling of pity is the quiver of a person’s heartstrings and spirit, a quiver that resonates from a sincere sense of compassion deep in one’s soul. Feeling pity, as it were, can be found in all li... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Asli Uzun
145

Preventative Medicine of Gastrointestinal Disease

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is among the most common chronic diseases in the Western world, affecting up to 30% of the general population in Europe and the US. It is a condition which deve... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Ellen Michelson
132

Turning the Unknown and the Different Into the Familiar and the Friendly

December 2, 2015.  A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, following a devastating attack in Paris, France. Anti-Muslim rhetoric mushrooms, but how can I, one person, respond? December 6, 2015... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Furkan Tekin
136

Mass Trauma, PTSD, and Treatment Options

Nooriye is a 39-year-old Iraqi female. She had a pretty normal life until a group of terrorists knocked on her door. Her two sons were killed in front of her. She was abused and tortured for days, as ... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Craig Considine
142

Jihad in Islam and Christianity

Politicians and anti-Muslim activists frequently take to audiences and websites to criticize the term jihad as a form of Islamic supremacism, oppression, and violence. Muslim extremists, on the other ... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Robert Howe
120

Regenerating Life with Soulcentric Education

A few years ago, I was invited to present a paper on a panel titled “Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene.” At the time, I was an English teacher, at a high school in England. I was unfamiliar with the ... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Guner Oz
144

The Nose and the Miraculous Ability to Smell

Aromatherapy involved inhaling pleasant smells and is a non-medicinal form of treatment for various psychological disorders. A nice smell triggers hormones of happiness (serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
M. Fethullah Gulen
28

Parting and Reunion (Fasl and Wasl)

In the language of Sufism, fasl (parting) denotes renunciation of the world and the Hereafter with respect to their own being in themselves, but not to their aspects that indicate the Creator. It also... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Fatma Gunduz
151

Our Skin and Protection from the Sun

Enveloping our body like a piece of clothing, our skin is a miraculous organ that both forms a barrier against potential invaders and plays a crucial role in the maintenance of vital functions. It is ... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Christy Heitger-Ewing
43

Breathe In, Breathe Out, Carry On

It was a blustery February morning, and just a few days before my 40th birthday, when my cell phone rang. I thought perhaps it was someone offering me early well wishes. But it was my mom, calling wit... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Jacob Hardy
163

Mental Pollution

Is it why we cannot attain maximum mental performance? If you are one of those people who are unsatisfied with their foreign language competence after many years of hard work, practice, and expos read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Omer Kuru
137

Atheism or Theism: The Never-Ending Debate

Atheism or Theism: The Perspective of Said Nursi, Wipf & StocksBy Hakan Gok20189781532646799 The existence of God has been long debated in philosophical circles. Mankind doesn’t seem to have sett... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
Hikmet Isik
44

Having Bad Opinion of Others: A Disease to Topple a Person

Question: Is having bad opinion of others actually self-inflicting? Answer:  “When you hear a man say, ‘The people are ruined,’ he himself is the most ruined of them all.”[1] Since this blessed state... read more..

Issue 130 (July- Aug 2019)
The Fountain
33

Science Square (Issue 130)

The hottest month on record for the planet Global Climate Report. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov). July 2019. It’s summer, and it is hot out there; but... read more..

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