Posted on: November 1, 2020 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Issue Analysis: Crisis in Cameroon

The crisis in Cameroon has been in the making since the end of World War I when the Treaty of Versailles established the two territories of British and French Cameroon. Since that time, deep cultural differences led to political divides, and when British Cameroon’s path to independence arose, the territory was not allowed an actual path to freedom but a path to being a sub-state of a larger state. Hoping…

Posted on: October 28, 2020 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Gift of Seeing Out Our Loved Ones

Summer 2018 was the beginning of the end for me. I was on top of the world. My business was doing well, I was treating myself to vanity luxuries, and taking my mom to the movies. I had made more money than I ever did working a regular job. I finally felt a breakthrough in my life. Then, in the middle of July that year, I awoke and saw the…

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Posted on: February 25, 2020 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

America Cannot Be Restored. What’s Next?

The end of America as a beacon of enlightenment and democracy comes not from its politicians but from the citizenry. America is on the verge of collapse, and as with all empires, it is due to its own decadence. The United States is unique in that the fall of the great American age will not come from the neglect and corruption of its government but rather the ignorance, folly, and…

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

What Becomes of the Dead?

All spiritual and religious traditions have their theories on what becomes of the dead. Christian tradition teaches of souls going to the gates of judgement where they will be sent to heaven or hell based on righteousness or sins manifest in life. Islam teaches a similar doctrine of blessing if one is a benevolent in life or punishment if one is malevolent in life. Mystical traditions also have similar doctrines that…

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Philosophical Science of the Origin of the Universe

Scientifically, cosmology is the branch of astronomy that studies the general structure and evolution of the universe, but essentially, cosmology is a philosophical exploration of the origin, structure, elements, laws, and characteristics of the universe. From scientists like Carl Sagan to occultists such as Rudolf Steiner, individuals have used the natural sciences as well as metaphysics and spirituality to gain a better understanding of the origin and nature of the universe.…

Posted on: April 8, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Perceived Nature of Time

What if time is our God and space our Goddess? What if the God that we have come to believe is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent can easily be explained away by quantum physics? Think about it: we are born at a certain time in a certain place; we work during certain periods of time in designated work spaces; with time, all wounds heal and the space where the wound existed…

Posted on: February 25, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Facing My Greatest Fear: The Need to Perform

Shattered and tattered, here I am, facing off with my greatest fear: the opinions of other people, the ways of this world, the overwhelming positions of hive minds and social in-groups which I rarely, if ever, fit into – the expectation to conform and fit into a mold, the need to perform. How does one effectively carve one’s path in this world? How does one blaze his or her own…

Posted on: February 23, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Releasing My Burden: It’s Time to Start Over

Karma is a cosmic construct that guides us through lessons we need to learn in each lifetime. However, there are times when our lessons appear to haunt us for our entire lives or over the course of multiple lifetimes. Sometimes we have yet to learn the lesson and in other instances, we have yet to let go of the lesson. Either way, we don’t have to live our lives in…

Posted on: February 18, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

Shift in Connection: From Hive to Tribe

In 2011, I went through some major personal changes. I intensified my spiritual journey and sought understanding of my place in this world. I dove deeper into my study of spirituality, religion, and the occult. I found new places to hangout online and new groups of people who were more like me – outcasts. From that time on, I felt the need to find a new tribe, to separate myself…

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Posted on: January 26, 2019 Posted by: Felicia S. C. Gooden Comments: 0

The Future of U.S.-China Balance of Power in a Global Economy (Policy Paper)

As United States international hegemony wanes, China is looking to fill the void through economic policy. Increased foreign direct investment in Africa and the Middle East, dominating the international trade landscape, and infiltrating foreign markets through international infrastructure projects have all contributed to China’s gradual growth in political and economic dominance. Now, with the proposition and celebration of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative that will essentially use modern technology…