Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Discover it in you — the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we Continue reading Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Kirsten Flagstad having fun singing Hojotoho battlecry of Wagner’s Valkyrie! This scene is extracted from “The Big Broadcast of 1938” which is a Paramount film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. Act TwoPrelude and Continue reading Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley’s paper from the Etruscan Studies Journal on the Etruscan visual representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva provides historical, artistic, and cultural perspective of its common use in imagery, as adopted by not only The American Minervan, but many others. The paper explains the significant differences in the Etruscan cultural attitudes Continue reading Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

“They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk

1918 Poster (Publ. N.Y. : American Lithographic Co., 1918) titled “They Shall Not Perish,” by Artist Douglas Volk (1856-1935), depicts a girl who symbolized the Near East, clinging to woman (Columbia, Minerva, Marianne, Lady Liberty) with sword and U.S. flag, symbolizing America (Republicanism—against oppression). American Committee for Relief in the Near East campaign to raise money Continue reading “They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk

Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Last year’s Hallows’ Eve special program, “Hitler’s Monsters” explored occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by Nazi Germany in the service of power. “The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, and in reality the supernatural was an essential part of the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Aryan mythology, Continue reading Himmler’s Witches Library and Eric Kurlander talks Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

“Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

ATLANTIS THE CLASSICAL REFERENCE TO THE MYTH OF ATLANTIS One vital classical source for the Atlantis legendand its remembrance, is from two dialogues writtenby Plato, in Timaeus and Critias.It is described as an island in the Atlantic Ocean.In Timaeus and Critias, Solon, an Athenian andprominent statesman c. 6th c. BCE, described theisland as a country bigger Continue reading “Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

Christianity without Jesus: An Alternative Theory of How It All Began | Richard Carrier

This subject is not about whether Jesus existed, or did not, but tries to give an alternative theory. What is C h r i s t i a n i t y without Jesus? What he is describing about the space alien Jesus as an Angel before the New Testament, sounds like another version of Continue reading Christianity without Jesus: An Alternative Theory of How It All Began | Richard Carrier

Everything About Lucifer in Ancient Mythology I

The term Lucifer (Septuagint translation of Helel ben Shaḥar) is used in the Torah in reference to the King of Babylon. The myth of the King of Babylon is derived from a Babylonian or Hebrew sidereal or star-myth (similar to the Greek myth of Helio’s son, Phaéthōn). In times then, stars were regarded as celestial beings, but Continue reading Everything About Lucifer in Ancient Mythology I

The Liberator-God in Ancient Religion: Salvation and Resurrection of the Initiated

Resurrection of the DEAD and the Liberation of MAN in the MYSTERIES.  Ipsa scientia potestas est “Knowledge itself is power.” (Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae, 1597) The Drama of Graduation in the Mysteries Think only the Greeks and Romans celebrated “the MYSTERIES?” I must be INITIATED, ere I die!! —Aristophanes, Eirene (“Peace” Comedy). The INITIATED, are the “just.”—Aristophanes. “Open your ears, O ye Initiated, Continue reading The Liberator-God in Ancient Religion: Salvation and Resurrection of the Initiated

Hecate and Diana, the Triune Genetrix and Saviour in the Mysteries

Heterodox Theology: Hecate and Diana Along the path Hecate, who is Deity, when depicted as goddess of Death (lunar), she is yet the giver of Life (divine) greets. Hecate, the triple-headed — “The Divine Mother,” MORNING STAR (Stella matutina) — QUEEN OF HEAVEN, the Immaculate Virgin Goddess, the MYSTERY. From whence comes the Immaculate Goddess. In another sense, Continue reading Hecate and Diana, the Triune Genetrix and Saviour in the Mysteries