Category Archives: Culture

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Darwin vs Morality: Part II

In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins attempts to describe the biological roots of morality. He begins by saying: “Natural selection favors genes that predispose individuals, in relationships of asymmetric need…

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Darwin Vs. Morality: Trying to Find a Biological Basis for Morality

There are certain kinds of arguments philosophers call “self-defeating” because if you turn out to be right you are wrong and obviously if you turn out to be wrong you’re…

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Islam, Europe, and Evola: Riding the Tiger of Modernity

A couple of days ago, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. In the aftermath, the British pound fell to a 30-year low, and a shockwave surged through the…

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The Iron Age is Melting: Reflections on Modernity and The Kali Yuga

There is some debate about exactly when the eras begin and end, but, according to Traditionalists — who take their cue from Hinduism — we have descended from the Golden…

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The Rig Veda, Iranian History, and Zarathustra

[Editor’s note: The article by Dr. Koenraad Elst below was first published by the Indian Journal of History and Culture, Chennai, Autumn 2015.] Abstract: The discipline of Iranian Studies is…

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Monarchy, Metaphysics, and The Divinization of the Body

Hierarchs, Hellenes, Hebrews (and Hindus) The following is an exploratory venture into the depth-dimension of kingly investiture. Support is drawn from Egyptian, Greek and Hebrew rites (without hazarding a genealogy)….

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American Gnosis

For Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, America lacks soil. It exists only for native Americans, but not for others. The modern American — especially the European-American — is without roots. It…

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Self-Consciousness, Language, and Spiritual Decline — Part II: The Reign of Quantity

Barfield’s “story” in History in English Words is a tale of immense loss of concepts and things in one area disguised by a proliferation of concepts and things in another…

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Self-Consciousness, Language, and Spiritual Decline — Part I: Mind and Myth

Called “Myth,” chapter V of Owen Barfield’s study of History in English Words is a discussion of Pagan lore. The old stories of the Greeks and Romans, not to mention…