The American Minervan was first CREATED AS A THEOSOPHICAL-CENTERED BLOG to confront THE LONG HISTORY OF false perceptions about THE TRUE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF occult philosophY. IT DELVES INTO THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT MYSTERY TRADITIONS. MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE, AND THE ORIGINS OF the WESTERN current of the Theosophical Enlightenment FROM THE MEDIEVAL ALCHEMISTS, RENAISSANCE PLATONISTS, MASONS, FRENCH AND SPANISH ILLUMINISTS, THE GERMAN ROSICRUCIANS AND BAVARIAN ILLUMINATI, THE SWEDENBORGIANS, THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT AND ITS PREDECESSORS.
THE ACADEMICIAN THEOSOPHICAL became THE AMERICAN MINERVAN when I decided to delve into the history of America and the origins of LIBERALISM and the Republican School initially as a 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 Adepts 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. The idea and politics was not just created, but are ideas that have developed with me since youth, and there are dramatist elements to the writing-style and thinking as with my personality. The aim is an attempt to reclaim the ideals of the French Revolution, of Liberty, equality, and fraternity (i.e., REPUBLICANISM), the Republican School of Thought (not a reference to the U.S. Republican Party), to demonstrate the depths of its philosophy since the time of the early and late Stoas of Greece, and encourage its practice and resurgence in the modern world. I also explore Fascist and Asian Philosophy, and do not approach spirituality through mere imaginative subjective mysticism. The objective is to relate these studies to the world we live in, to transfer the abstract into force, into action and development of human beings, to elevate the human being’s condition.
This struggle of man’s condition is embraced and embodied by MINVRA as in 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; and the image and influence of Minerva as the goddess of wisdom still survives today, used on the seal or logo of many institutes of higher learning. MINERVANS take a sincere martial attitude to spiritual discipline and the study of the knowledge of divine things.
FOCUS AND PROJECTS
The Origins of Classical Education, The Mystery Schools, and Ancient Religion
- History and Profiles of Adepts
- History and Profiles of Female Philosophers and Disciples of Ancient Sages
- History of Occult Philosophy, Theurgy and Magic
- A Selection of Asian Philosophy and Political Theory
The Aims and History of the Bavarian Order of Illuminati
- Johann Adam Weishaupt’s Ideas
- Weishaupt’s idea of Perfectibilists and the History of the Concept of Perfection in Theology
- Refutations of the Illuminati Conspiracy Theory
The Ideological Roots of The Republican Revolutions, Liberalism and Fascism
- North, Central, and South American Politics, Cultures, Populations
- The Ideological Roots of Fascism and Contrasts with the Roman and Greek State, and Enlightenment Ideology