“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 Classical Reference to the Myth of Atlantis One vital classical source for the Atlantis legend and its remembrance, is from two dialogues written by Plato, in Timaeus and Critias. It is described as an island in the Atlantic Ocean. In Timaeus and Critias, Solon, an Athenian and prominent statesman c. 6th c. BCE, described the 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

Virgin Goddesses in the Ancient Pantheons and Roman Mariolatry

What is the meaning of the Virgin Mother-Goddesses in ancient mythology? In Egypt, Uta-Hor-resenet, a provost of the temples and prophet of the goddess NEITH at Sais had risen to positions of high dignity under the last kings of the 26th (XXVIth) Dynasty. The great King of all lands, Cambyses I, came to Egypt, and the provost taught Continue reading Virgin Goddesses in the Ancient Pantheons and Roman Mariolatry

The Hammer of Creation in the Mysteries: Thor, Swastika, and Fohat

THE SOLARWHEEL AND FOHAT THE SYMBOLISM OF THE SWASTIKA AND ITS RELATION TO NORSE MYTHOLOGY, THOR, COSMOGONY, AND THE MYSTERIES “The Secret Doctrine,” 1888, makes very few, but interesting statements about the god, Thor in Norse mythology, in reference to the archaic MYSTERIES, and fohat. swastika in the circle The CIRCLE or dis, in the symbolism of Continue reading The Hammer of Creation in the Mysteries: Thor, Swastika, and Fohat

Luciferous Protogonos, The God the Ancients Call “The First-Born”

LUCIFEROUS PROTOGONOS, THE GOD THE ANCIENTS CALL “THE FIRST-BORN” —♦— LUCIFEROUS refers to the radiance of the first-principle born from the Great Mother and Father-GOD of nearly every ancient cosmogony. This will attempt to give a different meaning of lucifer, or the morning star, based on the Graeco-Roman MYSTERIES, as was known under the titles Phanes, Archeus, Apollo, Continue reading Luciferous Protogonos, The God the Ancients Call “The First-Born”