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

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

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

New York-Born Theosophical Society, modeled on Republicanism and the U.S. Constitution | Helena Blavatsky

Russian, Helena P. Blavatsky was very enthused about becoming a U.S. citizen, and saw hope in the young republic. This shows, that the original Theos. Soc. (New York, 1875) was modeled upon the republican idea. This brings up issues about transparency with its contemporaries: “Born in the United States, the Society was constituted in the Continue reading New York-Born Theosophical Society, modeled on Republicanism and the U.S. Constitution | Helena Blavatsky

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

Sex in Occult Philosophy: Suffering, Desire, Sex and its Complications

The Occult Philosophy teaches different notions and ethics, contrary to what is commonly believed in the West, regarding Yoga, Western Occult Tradition, and Western views about Sex in Eastern Philosophy. Sexual activity and pleasure must be sacrificed in the beginning of the progressive evolutionary stages in order to prepare the mental state, and gradually in time Continue reading Sex in Occult Philosophy: Suffering, Desire, Sex and its Complications

G. de Purucker’s Introduction to the Esoteric Tradition: The Word “Dogma”

G. de Purucker in his introduction of the Esoteric Tradition (1940) explains the meaning of theosophy being non-dogmatic. It demonstrates, that the modern theosophists rejected belief in (and describes the reason the theosophist does not engage in) worshiping the gods and the initiated. Dogma in The Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker “The word dogma Continue reading G. de Purucker’s Introduction to the Esoteric Tradition: The Word “Dogma”

Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

Religion ‘in process of decay’ a disciple adds, stating that “the Most Absurd Religions Die Hard […] with Throes of Terrible Agony.” It is not the Sciences and Atheism that will challenge, or potentially root out the human beliefs on religion, and its function. The Occult Sciences, have in the past few centuries been portrayed Continue reading Religion will not be able to Prevent the Rise of a Genuine Propagation of Occult Philosophy

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

The success of an attempt of such a kind as the one you propose, must be calculated and based upon a thorough knowledge of the people around you. It depends entirely upon the social and moral conditions of the people in their bearing on these deepest and most mysterious questions which can stir the human mind — the deific powers in man and the possibilities contained in nature. How many, even of your best friends, of those who surround you, who are more than superficially interested in these abstruse problems? You could count them upon the fingers of your right hand. Your race boasts of having liberated in their century, the genius so long imprisoned in the narrow vase of dogmatism and intolerance — the genius of knowledge, wisdom and freethought. It says that in their turn ignorant prejudice and religious bigotry, bottled up like the wicked Jin of old, and sealed up by the Solomons of science rests at the bottom of the sea and can never, escaping to the surface again, reign over the world as it did in days of old; that the public mind is quite free, in short, and ready to accept any demonstrated truth. Aye; but is it verily so, my respected friend? (K.H., The Mahatma Letters, Letter no. 1, Received at Simla about October 15th, 1880)