James M. Pryse’s Works: The Oracular Gnosis of Christianity, Revelations, and the Mysteries of John

THE ORACULAR GNOSIS OF CHRISTIANITY CHRISTIANITY RESTORED TO ITS HELLENIC AND PRIMITIVE FORM  James Morgan Pryse was an author, theosophist and his brother John founded the Gnostic Society in 1928. In The Apocalypse Unsealed (1910) Pryse published the secret key to decoding the esoteric meaning of the Biblical Book of Revelation. In 1914, The Restored New Testament…

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The Construction of Monotheism: Dever, Stavrakopoulou, LePage, Blavatsky…

Prof. William G. Dever and Francesca Stavrakopoulou on the construction of monotheism. Prof. William G. Dever (Archaeologist, Anthropologist, University of Arizona) says the Torah is a “Minority Report” “To understand Paul, we have to realize that in antiquity, all monotheists were polytheists by our modern definition. Everyone (…) acknowledged the existence of everybody else’s gods. Back then,…

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Matt Dillahunty to Jordan Peterson: “Science can’t confirm the supernatural”

Jordan Peterson asks Matt Dillahunty in their debate, or dialogue, why don’t atheists contend with the major philosophical and theological sources. He gives an expected answer, which instead of pouting about, should be listened to, regarding evidence of the supernatural. Matt Dillahunty to Jordan Peterson: “I think this gets basically to the same point I…

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Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37

Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship), Opus 37, No. 5 and the full All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, With Olga Borodina as mezzo-soprano. Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) The work begins with a fourfold call to prayer, in six and then eight parts. “Priidite, poklonimsya Tsarevi nashemu Bogu. Priidite, poklonimsya i pripadem Khristu Tsarevi nashemu…

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R. Laurence Moore on Conspiratorial Tactics against Esotericism

R. Laurence Moore on the “conspiracy theory” of esotericism. “Writers in the nineteenth century who were alarmed by the popularity of Eddy’s doctrines frequently summed up their feat using the word “occult”, the same word that had been used earlier to attack Mormons and spiritualists. It was meant to draw into question the allegiance of those…

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Per Faxneld’s Paper “Blavatsky the Satanist” argues about Luciferianism in Theosophy

The decline of the Theosophical Movement and the Theosophical Society since the 1930’s has been attributed to many factors by researchers and theosophists, but most significantly damaging is identifying Theosophy and H.P.B.’s ideas as Satanism. Per Faxneld, Faculty of Humanities at Stockholm University has presents in his 2013 paper, Blavatsky the Satanist (pdf). the idea that Theosophy…

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