• visions-of-china-movie-actresses
    April 5, 2014

    Visions of China: The Nationalist Spirit...

    What follows is an introduction, with examples, of a particular sub-set of Chinese cinema, namely film as overt political propaganda.  Here, the dist...
  • The ancient Greek ideal
    March 15, 2014

    The Higher Ideal Versus Gang Punditry

    Every once in a while, some figure will be dragged on television to tell us about the future, or why we should be especially worried about some obscur...
  • "The Course of Empire: Desolation," 1836, oil on canvas, by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of the Hudson River School.
    March 8, 2014

    From Romanticism to Traditionalism

    The movement called Romanticism belongs chronologically to the last two decades of the Eighteenth and the first five decades of the Nineteenth Centuri...
  • Esoteric and Masonic symbolism in Hip Hop.
    March 1, 2014

    The Devil is a Lie: Hip Hop, Esoteric Sy...

    “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” This was the title of 50 Cent’s 2003 album, and it summed up the Hip Hop attitude of a generation. I...
  • woman daydreaming
    February 22, 2014

    In Defense of Daydreams

    “All men dream, but not equally,” wrote T. E. Lawrence. ”Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the...
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Discovering the Ancient Indian Influence on the Great Minds

It was a winter day in 1988, when I was traveling to Delhi I had picked up the book The Discovery of India by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru from a newsstand in Guwahati Railway…

Ganesha image from Cave of the Numinous by Craig Williams

Esoteric Hinduism And The Numinous: An Interview With Craig Williams

A long-time practitioner of Hinduism, Vedic Astrology, esotericism, Tantra, and Ayurvedic medicine, Craig Williams has been warded title of “Veda Kovid” and “Yogacharya” by David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) and the…

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Visions of China: The Nationalist Spirit in Chinese Political Cinema

What follows is an introduction, with examples, of a particular sub-set of Chinese cinema, namely film as overt political propaganda.  Here, the distinction is one between China and Chinese considered…

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Karma Capitalism: How Hindu Philosophy Can Transform Business — An Interview With Ram Nidumolu

From environmental damage and the exploitation of third world workers (including the use of child labor), to bonuses for CEOs who have done nothing more than sink the companies they…

The ancient Greek ideal

The Higher Ideal Versus Gang Punditry

Every once in a while, some figure will be dragged on television to tell us about the future, or why we should be especially worried about some obscure issue. Almost…

"The Course of Empire: Desolation," 1836, oil on canvas, by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of the Hudson River School.

From Romanticism to Traditionalism

The movement called Romanticism belongs chronologically to the last two decades of the Eighteenth and the first five decades of the Nineteenth Centuries although it has antecedents going back to…

Esoteric and Masonic symbolism in Hip Hop.

The Devil is a Lie: Hip Hop, Esoteric Symbolism, and Illuminati-Phobia

“Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” This was the title of 50 Cent’s 2003 album, and it summed up the Hip Hop attitude of a generation. It was about money, drugs…

woman daydreaming

In Defense of Daydreams

“All men dream, but not equally,” wrote T. E. Lawrence. ”Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was…

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Two Birds in a Tree: A Book Review

Believing that profit should be the primary and ultimate concern of business, it has disconnected from society, humanity, nature, and higher values. The results — from multi-million dollar bonuses for…