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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Alan Watts: “Ecology and Religion”

Alan Watts on the limited symbolic ideas about God affecting human behavior, the problem of the paternalistic concept of God, the feminine property in Eastern metaphysics, and the self-contradiction of the idea that real power is force. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best…

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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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Marc Demarest on the Armchair Occultist, Godfrey Higgins: Modern Occultism, and the Professionalization of History

The Armchair Occultist: Godfrey Higgins, Anacalypsis and Modern Occultism Lecture. Emma Hardinge Britten Archive. The Church, Christian Spiritualists, and the professional establishment sought to control the influence of occultists. Anacalypsis becomes a popular rediscovery of literature at the time Isis Unveiled is published. Marc Demarest explains how the tyros of Occult Literature and Mythography (1820s-1870s)…

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Theosophy and Platonism: The Seven Principles of the Human Constitution

The concept of the Septenary Constitution describes two distinct beings in man: (1) The spiritual (or monadic); and (2) the physical (or somatic), i.e.— “The man who thinks and the man who records as much of these thoughts as it is able to assimilate.” †In Theosophy, the spiritual constitution is termed the “imperishable triad.” It…

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Constantin Von Hoffmeister “Secret America”: Defining America as a Race-Based Republic

German Identitarian desires a race-based American vision, and rationalizes Trump’s policies. The philosophy of REPUBLICANISM makes the idea and historical permanency of a ‘White Ethno-State’ impossible, and a contradiction in terms, especially given the historical circumstances.What was the true vision of the the United States, who can truly say, based on racial terms, and was it meant…

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Popular Occulture in Scotland and Scottish Theosophy: Michael Shaw on “The Theosophical Press in Scotland”

Presented at the “Periodical Occulture and the Occult Public Sphere.” 14th July 2017. Synopsis “This paper discusses the Theosophical periodical press in Scotland c.1880-1920, and it argues that these periodicals reveal a particular Theosophical culture in Scotland. Focusing on two titles that were unique to Scotland, Theosophy in Scotland and Occult, Scientific and Literary Papers Read…

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