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!”

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

Beelzebub and Baphomet

Beelzebub (Gr. Βεελζεβούλ., Heb. ba’al z’bub). Described as “Monarch of Hell” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 2., 389 fn.) in Demonology. This god is defined as “lord of the flies” in the text of the Torah: 2 Kings 1: 2-3, 6, and 16; and in the Christian canon: Matthew 10:24-26, Matthew 12:22-28, Mark 3:21-26, and Luke 11:14-20, where Iesous Continue reading Beelzebub and Baphomet

Blavatsky’s Interpretation of the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

“Were it light alone, inactive and absolute, the human mind could not appreciate nor even realise it (…) According to the views of the Gnostics, these two principles are immutable Light and Shadow, Good and Evil being virtually one and having existed through all eternity, as they will ever continue to exist so long as Continue reading Blavatsky’s Interpretation of the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

Carl Jung on the Greatest Creations of Mythology

“Only the greatest creations of mythology proper could hope to make clear to modern man that here he is face to face with a phenomenon which “in profundity, permanence, and universality is comparable only with Nature herself (F.W.J. von Schelling: Philosophie der Mythologie, Collected Works, II:136).” If we want to promote a real knowledge of Continue reading Carl Jung on the Greatest Creations of Mythology

Alexander Wilder on Pagans and the Value of the Classical Religions

Pagan, a reinterpreted term limiting knowledge of antiquity. The term Pagan, or paganus originally meant, an inhabitant of the village, i.e., a peasant), but now refers to everything considered not only perverted to the sacerdotal theology of the Church of Rome, but heretical and heterodox. Therefore, what is considered perverted must come from the devil, Continue reading Alexander Wilder on Pagans and the Value of the Classical Religions

These Seven Kinds of Love and the Metaphysics of Eros will Change your Attitude to Life

(Updated Title and Post. September 4, 2018) LOVE (EROS), like the god PAN, is a principle (a god), as in the old philosophies and cosmogony of the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Indians. Eros therefore does not merely apply to an intense Erotic Love, but is an exulted Divine Ideal, that can be a frightening and dangerous Continue reading These Seven Kinds of Love and the Metaphysics of Eros will Change your Attitude to Life

Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology

follow the trails left by scholars of past “Recent discoveries made by great mathematicians and Kabalists thus prove, beyond a shadow of doubt, that every theology, from the earliest and oldest down to the latest, has sprung not only from a common source of abstract beliefs, but from one universal esoteric, or “Mystery” language. These Continue reading Collections from The Secret Doctrine: Gleanings on the Mysteries and the Language of Mythology

The Mysteries of Zeus in The Secret Doctrine

ZEUS. “These fairy tales are not senseless stories written for the amusement of the idle; they embody the profound religion of our forefathers(…)” (W.S.W. Anson, Asgard and the Gods: Tales and Traditions of our Northern Ancestors) “For a myth, in Greek [[mythos]], means oral tradition, passed from mouth to mouth from one generation to the other; Continue reading The Mysteries of Zeus in The Secret Doctrine