“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.
The initial projects and writings it 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
Minerva and P.M.C.V. — 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 deep identity of the American People, and in its early neoclassical, or Roman-esque 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.