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Rene Guenon’s Critique of Theosophy

A presentation based on the book by René Guénon – Theosophy : History of a Pseudo-Religion. Including contextualising material bringing the story of Theosophy, it’s teachers, doctrines and influence into recent times. Music – The Spirit of Russian Love by

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized, Videos, Western Mysticism, Yoga

Eros and Thanatos

Some fragmentary thoughts… Eros ~ appreciation for eternal beauty, life energy, the bright warm force within, passion for living, desire for immortality, libido, will to live, psychic relatedness (from Jung) – that is, interconnection and interaction with other sentient beings,

Posted in Western Mysticism

To Go Beyond Thought ~ Karen Armstrong

Parabola: Can you describe the Axial Age and the light it might shed on the difference between thinking and knowing? I realize I’m asking you to traffic in huge generalities here, but it seems to be a pivotal distinction. KAREN ARMSTRONG: You

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Vision of Saint Ambrose of Optina

I read this recently in a book called The Christ of India and find it really lovely. As told by Abbott George Burke. “Suddenly, I am outside of the forest, somewhere far away, in another world, quite unknown to me, never seen

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

The Three Roots ~ Tau Malachi

Remember your Transcendence ”Always remember that God is with you, wherever you are, whatever is happening, all of the time. Cultivate this awareness, and throughout your days think of God with you often, and learn to abide in the this

Posted in Western Mysticism

The Role and Fate of the Library at Alexandria

In passing we have heard of it, this great destruction of a vast library, but what was it, where was it, how did it happen? We can believe that ancient planetary cataclysm, of one type or another, could have thrown

Posted in Inner Transmissions, Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Song For Nobody ~ Thomas Merton

A yellow flower (Light and spirit) Sings by itself For nobody. A golden spirit (Light and emptiness) Sings without a word By itself. Let no one touch this gentle sun In whose dark eye Someone is awake. (No light, no

Posted in Poetry, Western Mysticism
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