About MINVRA

The pain of our corruption must be healed by virtue, knowledge,
and eloquence.”—Giambattista Vico (1668-1744)

THE AMERICAN MINERVAN researches and publishes news, essays and commentary on Esoteric Currents (Worldly) and Comparative Religion in the Academy, American Political History, its Ideological Roots and Foreign Policy & Affairs, which includes studies on Cultures. MINVRA, short for The American Minervan, was first formed to confront false and misled perceptions in the public about occult philosophy in the current of the Theosophical Enlightenment. Further research and the political circumstances of the times yielded to new information and idea of a mission of its own, that articulates the history of these things, and ideas the author has studied, to educate, and contest with the established institutions of religious and political influence.

We would like such a vision to react on the public and intellectuals, so introducing the work of others is key. 

Focus

The initial projects and writings MINVRA will produce and have produced concerns:

The Origins of Classical Education, Secret Societies and The Mysteries

  • History and Profiles of Adepts

  • History and Profiles of Female Philosophers and Disciples of Ancient Sages

  • History, Aim, Theory, and Dissection of Occult Philosophy, Theurgy, and Magic

  • History of Selection of Currents and Schools of Thought

  • Defenses and Refutations of the prevailing public consensus and conspiracies

The Aims and History of the Bavarian Order of Illuminati

  • Johann Adam Weishaupt’s Ideas

  • Argues for the Revival of the Perfectibilist Ideal

A Selection of Asian Philosophy, Eastern Esotericism, Political Theory & History

The Ideological Roots of American Political Thought and Party Politics

  • North, Central, and South American History, Cultures, Populations, and Politics
  • Issues of Modern Politics in the United States 
  • Arguing the case for, or defending certain policies and (if so) mobilizers, organizations, and leaders

The Ideological Roots of Fascism and Contrasts with Classical and Liberal Republicanism

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 in the context of mostly Christian theology; but divine occult wisdom as is held by [or is intelligible to] ‘the gods,’ which mortal humans are said to be capable of attaining to.

Neo-Platonists and the term’s (Theosophy) Greek 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).

Minerva and P.M.C.V. — Our Love of Education

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.

MINERVA, The God’s Intelligence (Divine Reason), the Nous, the deliverer, liberator, and savior in occult meaning, serves a befitting representation to use; and since it is already a common goddess symbolic in the republican symbolism of the U.S., or in its early Graeco-Roman neoclassical art.

The Roman MINERVA or Greek Athena is a Deity of DIVINE WISDOM (Jove’s INTELLIGENCE), and it is the idea chosen to represent our mission. 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, and the love for education upon which those colleges were based in antiquity.

The Writer

Dominique Johnson. Vision and Power is put into all work I do, and there is not a struggle I find challenging and fun to overcome. Writing, reading, and art have and continue to show me the beauty and depth of the capacity of the human mind and my own desire to learn and accumulate and help others with that knowledge; but this is the beginning of an idea and want of association with other like-minded persons and communities. I have done many things, and one among them relevant to this work has been my willingness and observance to study among several cultural, religious and mystic communities & organizations (e.g., Theosophists, Jews, Baha’i, Christian and Islamic communities). I have an interest in learning languages, primarily Mandarin and French, and have aesthetic tastes that are universal — art, food, and culture. I found myself increasingly unsatisfied with the conclusions of things that has been made by others on political and religious issues and ideas, and sought a way to articulate the things I have learned thus far. There is much degree of respect and knowledge of different peoples and cultures that make the look, thoughts, and identity of MINVRA refreshing, detailed, unorthodox, powerful, motivating, and exquisite. I am full of surprises, and so is the work put before you and to be.

   

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