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WHAT IS MINVRA

The idea at the root of MINVRA embodies and acknowledges the human struggle, through the myth of Minerva and Mars, the Roman god of war and protector of Rome, second only to Jupiter. Mars was seen as a virtuous figure by the more martial-oriented Romans. MINVRA encourages adopting a balance, a sincere martial attitude towards life, spiritual and moral discipline, but a soulful and genuine love of wisdom, life, art and education. Treasure and understand your gifts (Believe), and lift up others, even those that think they’re the strongest. Look at no one as beneath you (Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s A Thousand Symphonies).

MINERVA AND MARS IN ROMAN MYTHOLOGY & AMERICAN ART AND REPUBLICANISM

MINERVA, in her mythology is Intelligence (Divine Reason), the NOUS, deliverer, liberator, and savior. This Etruscan and Roman goddess was commonly used in early American republican symbolism, inspired by early Graeco-Roman neoclassical art. The image and influence of Minerva as the goddess of wisdom and art hence still survives today, used on the seal or logo of many institutes of higher learning.

Columbia (American Minerva) in Harper’s Weekly “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868)

The Roman MINERVA or Greek Athena is a Deity of DIVINE WISDOM (Jove’s INTELLIGENCE), Handcrafts and Art. It is synonymous with the combined Greek meaning of THEOS and SOPHIA. The Roman MINERVA was represented in art and myth as a warrior with: — Valor, Wisdom-Intelligence, and Grace.

In myth and art, we find Minerva tempering her opposing principle: the aggressive warlike deity — MARS (Ares).

Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva

CONSPIRACY IN THE ORIGIN OF U.S. POLITICS

Firstly, being American, the affairs and conditions of my own country, its history and future is of vital interest to me. Conspiracy theory is interwoven into the history of America, beginning with the anti-Masonic attitude and an unrealistic picture of the actual historical Bavarian Order of the Illuminati. I fight against these conspiracies, because they are in fact obstructions to students learning the real history. The real history complements our history, rather than conflicts with it. Often times, I even delve into the relation of the history of Theosophy, Magic and Science, the roots of the American political tradition, Fascism and its origins, the mystery schools, Folklore and Mythology interpretation. This involves studying the history of “The Hidden West” (Western Esoteric Currents), with biographies of occultists and mystics from the Medieval Alchemists, Renaissance Platonists, Freemasons, France, Germany, and Spain. I will challenge uncomfortable and apathetic attitudes toward these topics and anyone of genuine interest should be open to this.

I write about religion to dissect and dismantle core false notions about the subject of heresiology and esoteric currents in American and European history. This particularly applies to controversies and characters apart of, or connected to the nineteenth-century Theosophical Movement. A task, that requires re-interpretation of our understanding of the history of science, philosophy, what religion is, means, and its place in human affairs.

When I first began writing about these topics, I explored the history of America and the origins of American political tradition initially as a critical reaction to Manly P. Hall’s “The Secret Destiny of America,” and the correspondences between Helena P. Blavatsky, William Q. Judge and Chhabigram Dolatram on the question were clandestine individuals (known as adepts or “chiefs” in Masonry) involved in the American Revolution.

The aims of the German Rosicrucians and Bavarian Illuminati, in addition to Thomas Jefferson’s brief thoughts about them and the French Revolution led me to want to address this; and to an idea upon which to build on the original idea and purpose. I explain (1) how the U.S. constructed its tradition of representative democracy, the origins of republicanism as not only a form of government but a spiritual philosophy and civil religion; and (2) democracy before liberalism in Classical Greece through personages since the time of the early and late Stoics of Greece, and the originators of Athenian Democracy and Western civilization. The intent in studying Fascism is mainly to a) compare with Republicanism — both being, or claiming the Heritage and Legacy of Rome; and b) resolve out-dated and conflicting information that relate Theosophy to Communism and Socialism, Fascism or National Socialism.

The history I cover eventually brings Mazzini, the Carbonari and the Risorgimento, then the Fascists, their alliances, and the Anti-Masonry conspiracy into the picture. There are precursors and influences to the Fascist philosophy from the Stoics to Italian Philosophy and Japanese Philosophy in the culture of the Samurai and Zen Buddhism, that appear in other admired schools of thought as well as our own government’s system. These bear a strength I recognize and admire, which makes them worthy of close study. These traditions, cultures, and schools of thought all possess aspects and outlooks capable of building strong minds and bodies, which should be recorded, adapted and practiced. Stoicism for example has seen a resurgence in our time. From them may still spring new culture and human-beings, hence hopefully, new schools of thought, lifestyles, literature, and educators.


“I reigned in days when earth could bear with gods, and divinities moved freely in the abodes of men. The sin of mortals had not yet put Justice to flight (she was the last of the celestials to forsake the earth): honour’s self, not fear, ruled the people without appeal to force: toil there was none to expound the right to righteous men. I had naught to do with war: guardian was I of peace and doorways, and these,” quoth he, showing the key, “these be the arms I bear.” The god now closed his lips. Then I thus opened mine, using my voice to lure the voice divine.”

OVID, FASTI BOOK I

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