THE AMERICAN MINERVAN is devoted to the study, vindication, and renaissance of the secret doctrine of the ages, as ideas to be realized, with real goals. We are reintroducing metapolitical discussion and strategies to liberate our causes and ideas from today’s stagnation, quietism, and over-intellectualism. We are intent on putting forth a new ideal and solving philosophical issues.
“The pain of our corruption must be healed by virtue, knowledge,
and eloquence.”—Giambattista Vico (1668-1744)
What Does Theosophy Mean
THEOSOPHY means Divine Wisdom, but does not imply in it a belief in a personal god, but to belief in the daimonia (“gods” and “demons”). We can briefly explain. It implies that there is ONE immutable, eternal, omnipresent, boundless ABSOLUTE PRINCIPLE, upon which all depends a modern Theosophist says, “as was held by the Theosophists of the Neo-Platonic Alexandrian School.” It is therefore, not “the Wisdom of God” that is meant except within Christian theology, but divine occult wisdom as is held by [or is intelligible to] ‘the gods.’
Neo-Platonists, Greek Esotericism, and the term’s Origin
Regarding mythography and under-meanings (hyponoia), the Neo-Platonists were Analogeticists —
“on account of their method of interpreting all sacred legends, symbolical myths and mysteries, by a rule of analogy or correspondence, so that events which had occurred in the external world were regarded as expressing operations and experiences of the human soul” (Helena Blavatsky, What Is Theosophy).
The origins of the known Greek Gnosis, or theosophy through say, Neo-Platonists were traced to times antedating the Ptolemaic dynasties according to Diogenes Laertius (Diogenes Laërtius); and were passed down and meant for those their contemporaries styled “theodidaktoi” (god-taught).
October 1, 1879, Helena P. Blavatsky of the 1875 Theosophical Society stated, that it is high time for Theosophists to explain the traditional side, or primitive system of Theosophy, that in antiquity was essentially alike in all countries and nations. The disciples of Ammonius Saccas, who revived the Wisdom-philosophy were known as philaletheians (lovers of truth); and the Modern Theosophists claimed to be their successors. However, we have a more Confucian sense of responsibility in mind. The classical philosophers of China, Rome, Egypt, and Greece were no mere ivory-tower thinkers.
They held a much greater responsibility to society, law, education, and to their local or national government.
The master, Kong Fuzi captures our sentiment when he said:
“I believe in and love the ancients” (Analects 7.1)
The schools and traditions of initiatory observance involved in this history are interconnected systems considered broadly within a network, generically referred to as the “Wisdom Schools,” and “Wisdom Tradition.” As Cicero says:
“Nothing better than those MYSTERIES, by which, from a rough and fierce life, we are polished to gentleness (humanity, kindness), and softened”—Marcus Tullius Cicero, De Legibus.
There are certain classical standards we think are most beneficial to rediscover once again, build upon, emulate, and improve.
What We Do: Central Topics and Projects
- The Origins and Ideas of Classical and Modern Theosophies;
- History of Adepts
- Profiles on Female Philosophers & Disciples
- Dissecting Occult Philosophy
- History of the Order of Perfectibilists and Adam Weishaupt
- What Did They Want
- Chinese Philosophers and Political History;
- Classical Republicanism in American Political Philosophy and its Future;
- Fascism, Fascist Philosophy, its Origins in Revolutionary Socialism
- The Conceptions of Romanità in Fascism and American Republicanism
Minerva, The God’s Intelligence (Divine Reason), the Nous, the deliverer, liberator, and savior serves a befitting representation to use, and since, it is already a common goddess symbolic in the deep identity of the American People, and in its early neoclassical, or Roman-esque art.
The Roman MINERVA/ATHENA (a Universal-PRINCIPLE), who signified the Deity of DIVINE WISDOM (or Jove’s/Zeus’s INTELLIGENCE) is our symbol. It is synonymous with the Greek meaning of THEOSOPHIA. The Roman MINERVA was represented in art and myth as a warrior with: — Valor, Wisdom-Intelligence, and Grace. In myth and art, we find her tempering her opposing principle: the aggressive warlike deity — MARS/Ares. We want to inspire a class of “new academicians” in civil society and academia. It alludes to Plato’s Academy, and “the Garden,” — a category for the Schools of Classical Greek Philosophical studies. The “Academy” refers to initiatory colleges of old, and the love for education upon which those colleges were based, in antiquity. We want to help you learn the true history and origins of all these interests, and breath these timeless principles into national life.
“One does not undertake politics, or make history solely by promulgating new laws, creating new institutions, or winning battles, but also (and properly) by developing new spiritual attitudes, new ideas, and creating, in fact, new human beings and a new spirit.” (Giovanni Gentile, “The Laws of the Grand Council,” Educazione fascista)
Lovers of Education and Wisdom
Per Me Caeci Vident (Through me the blind become sighted). P.M.C.V., one of the acronyms on the seal of the Perfectibilists (Illuminati). It is written on an open book, held by an owl, signifying learning. It is surrounded by a laurel wreath, symbolizing graduation.