Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

ERNEST RENAN DETAILS IN 1882 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF NATION AND NATION TIED TO RACE AS A CONFUSION “Since the fall of the Roman Empire or, rather, since the disintegration of Charlemagne’s empire, western Europe has seemed to us to be divided into nations, some of which, in certain epochs, have sought to Continue reading Ernest Renan on the Concept of Nation: The Nation becomes tied to Race

Minerva leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington”

MINERVA, Goddess of Wisdom leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.” The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington is a copperplate-printed toile fabric produced in several colorways in Britain between 1785-1800, after the first defeat of the British Empire. A banner reads “Where Liberty Dwells, There is My Country.” These Continue reading Minerva leads America in “The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington”

“The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources” | Heather Mac Donald

ON THE HISTORICAL SOURCES OF THE FOUNDERS THAT ARE THE BASIS OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLICAN PHILOSOPHY “The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources. They invoked the Greek city-states, the Carolingian Dynasty, and the Ottoman Empire in the Constitution’s defense. And they assumed that the new nation’s citizens would themselves be Continue reading “The American Founders drew on an astonishingly wide range of historical sources” | Heather Mac Donald

Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

“…Whether the physical man be under the rule of an empire or a republic, concerns only the man of matter. His body may be enslaved; as to his Soul, he has the right to give to his rulers the proud answer of Socrates to his Judges. They have no sway over the inner man.” H.P. Continue reading Helena Blavatsky on Government Systems: “They have no sway over the inner man…”

The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

A PASSAGE FROM THE LI JI THAT DEFINES THE AMERICAN MINERVAN, REFLECTING ITS IDEA OF PERFECTIBILISM AND REPUBLICANISM. This single passage defines all that we aim toward in this life; and is therefore, the most important to the ideal of The American Minervan. It also tells you, as the reader something you find curious, rather Continue reading The Scholar studies the Men of Antiquity to become an Exemplar in Future Ages | Book of Rites (Li Ji)

James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

“What then is the American, this new man? . . . He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.” J. HECTOR ST. JOHN DE CRÈVEŒUR, LETTERS Continue reading James Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur – What Is An American: “What then is the American, this ‘New Man’”?

Jean Varenne on the Reactions to Julius Evola on Buddhism || From ‘Introduction’ to The Doctrine of Awakening

“Let us leave modern men to their ‘truths’ and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” JULIUS EVOLA JEAN VARENNE’S INTRODUCTION ON JULIUS EVOLA AND BUDDHISM The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts. —♦— “This reaction to the work Continue reading Jean Varenne on the Reactions to Julius Evola on Buddhism || From ‘Introduction’ to The Doctrine of Awakening

The Epiphany of the Flame: Fabled Dreams and Thoughts—I must live…

I know exactly how some people feel about MINVRA. But I am fated, in the right sense.They might’ve thought I’d given up time ago. I’ve nothing to lose, but much to gain!No matter what, I know I’m headed in the direction I’m meant to be. I will carry the Flame with me I am witness Continue reading The Epiphany of the Flame: Fabled Dreams and Thoughts—I must live…

Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time

Absolutely contemplative, and stunning visual timelapse of the future, based on modern science, created by Melody Sheep https://www.patreon.com/melodysheep., who creates science videos and soundtrack music mashups. When I first happened onto Timelapse of the Future, it had a near 10 thousand views, and I did not see the date, and thought it was one of Continue reading Stunning Visual TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time