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

“No man is born into the World a Master, and for that reason are we obliged to learn. He who applieth himself thereunto, and studieth, learneth; and a man can have no more shameful and evil title than that of being an Ignorant person.”

THE BOOK OF ABRAMELIN

I warn, to be very wary of ANTI-GNOSTICISM and ANTI-ILLUMINISM, rather than encourage it.

Seek the GREAT KNOWLEDGE of Old. Do not be like the common people in their opinions. Yet, do not lose faith in them.

They cannot help it.

There is a hidden path in nature and a soul in nature, and there is hope for emancipation at its end. By dwelling in contemplation of its nature, you may come to know your own potentiality. But, if you sincerely decide to aspire to it, call to your mind, only within, of all you have gone through in this life, and be prepared for the challenges to come; for the wise say, either you accomplish the goal or perish. Francis Bacon’s words of wisdom still hold, and this is that, “Knowledge itself is power.”

Let us aid each other on, rather than prey on each other.


An old oracle teaches us:

‘Direct not your attention to the earth; for the plant of truth is not in the earth.’

Verge not downwards, it implores.

Aspire to piety, virtue, wisdom, equity.

Having become servant of the body, explore the soul, that you may rise again to sacred reason.

“The soul of mortals compels, in certain respect, divinity into itself, possessing nothing mortal, and is wholly inebriated from deity: for it glories in the harmony under which the mortal body subsists.”

“Vehemently extend all your eyes upwards.”

THE CHALDEAN ORACLES

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“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

The Adoration of Wisdom & Education in Theosophy and the Order of Illuminati | “Hiraf” Article on the Rosicrucians and Illuminati

Blavatsky Hopes Truth will Prevail So do we “They worship Hermes (WISDOM) most of gods. And they swear an oath by Him alone, and say that they were born from Hermes (WISDOM).”—Herodotus, Thrace: The Getai and the Trausians, Bk 5.7; see Robert B. Strassler, The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories, pg. 368 and The Liberator-God in Continue reading The Adoration of Wisdom & Education in Theosophy and the Order of Illuminati | “Hiraf” Article on the Rosicrucians and Illuminati

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

James Madison on Divine Ideal in American Republicanism | Federalist Papers No. 55

James Madison, lead drafter of the Constitution stated once, that the philosophy of American Republicanism admits the existence of qualities in man in a higher degree, i.e., built on a spiritual Ideal of man’s nature. This is in keeping with Classical Republicanism. We recognize James Madison as a man who rejected the idea of racial superiority, Continue reading James Madison on Divine Ideal in American Republicanism | Federalist Papers No. 55

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

Sun and Lunar Worship: Adonai, Baal and Moloch in the Mysteries

ADONAI, BAAL AND MOLOCH IN THE MYSTERIES ANCIENT WORSHIP IN SYRIA. DETAILED EXPLANATION OF ANCIENT SUN-GODS. GODS AND NAMES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD. DEMONSTRATING MOST OF THE FAMOUS GOD-NAMES AND ANCIENT RELIGIONS TO BE BASED ON THE MYSTERIES. OF WHICH THE SOLAR AND LUNAR MYSTERIES ARE OF ONE WORSHIP. – “The endeavor has been made to give Continue reading Sun and Lunar Worship: Adonai, Baal and Moloch in the Mysteries