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

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

Satan in the Occult Philosophy: Refutations of Past Accusations against Modern Theosophists

SATAN Satan In the Occult Philosophy, Refutation, pdf. “But St. James teaches two kinds of wisdom; a teaching with which we fully concur. He draws a strong line of separation between the divine or noëtic “Sophia”—the Wisdom from above—and the terrestrial, psychic, or devilish wisdom—the Sophia επιγειος ψυχη δαιμονιωδης. For the true Theosophist there is Continue reading Satan in the Occult Philosophy: Refutations of Past Accusations against Modern Theosophists

“Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

Atlantis Classical Reference to the Myth of Atlantis One vital classical source for the Atlantis legend and its remembrance, is from two dialogues written by Plato, in Timaeus and Critias. It is described as an island in the Atlantic Ocean. In Timaeus and Critias, Solon, an Athenian and prominent statesman c. 6th c. BCE, described the Continue reading “Your History is Entirely at Sea”: The Legend and Classical Reference to Atlantis

Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

Maria Carlson attempted to demonstrate the understudied value Theosophy had on Russia, and that in Russian culture, the influence of Theosophy was not underestimated by its Russian contemporaries. Many pages have been written on the history of Theosophy in the United States and Western Europe, but not Russia. Maria Carlson argues, that Theosophy transformed the “creative Continue reading Maria Carlson on the Influence of Theosophy on Russian Culture in the Russian Silver Age

Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical Humanum Genus on Freemasonry

Pope Leo XIII on Freemasonry and the Sacred Congregation on Catholics becoming Masons. Concerning their attitude toward the Freemasons, we may turn to a summation in Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical on Freemasonry (Humanum Genus). Below is the 1981 document on the Status of Catholics becoming Freemasons in the Church from the Office of the Sacred Continue reading Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical Humanum Genus on Freemasonry

“He Who Would Lift Up High the Banner of Mysticism”

“He who would lift up high the banner of mysticism and proclaim its reign near at hand, must give the example to others. He must be the first to change his modes of life; and, regarding the study of the occult mysteries as the upper step in the ladder of Knowledge must loudly proclaim it Continue reading “He Who Would Lift Up High the Banner of Mysticism”

The Difficult Jargon of Occultists and the Graeco-Latin Terminology of Scientists

“These sciences are, and have been for ages, hidden from the vulgar, for the very good reason that they would never be appreciated by the selfish educated classes, who would misuse them for their own profit, and thus turn the Divine science into black magic, nor by the uneducated, who would not understand them. It is often Continue reading The Difficult Jargon of Occultists and the Graeco-Latin Terminology of Scientists

The ‘Scientific Aristocracy’ and the Vanity Of Materialist Philosophers

“Materialistic scientists will be driven out of their position not by spiritual, theosophical, or any other physical or even mental phenomena, but simply by the enormous gaps and chasms that open daily and will still be opening before them (…) until they are finally knocked off their feet by the ninth wave of simple common sense.”— Continue reading The ‘Scientific Aristocracy’ and the Vanity Of Materialist Philosophers