Against Transcendence: Where Progressive Education Goes Wrong

Modern education, taking it as an exemplary modern institution, fails, as we have seen, because it rudely repudiates the past and arrogantly proposes only to think forwards without first mastering the prerequisite skill of thinking, and therefore also of understanding, backwards.  The essential fact about thinking backwards is that, before the subject begins his movement […]

The Jedi, the Hindu Kshatriya, and The Birth of the Spiritual Warrior

[The article below has been adapted from The Jedi in the Lotus by Steven J. Rosen, published by Arktos. In part II, Rosen will explore the guru/student relationship and the training of the archetypal spiritual warrior. Here the author examines the qualities of the spiritual warrior, according to ancient Hinduism, and his place in society.] The Jedi […]

Are the Jedi Hindu?

[The following article has been adapted from The Jedi in the Lotus by Steven J. Rosen, published by Arktos.] There is a deep and abiding connection between Star Wars and ancient Indic texts. Is it a stretch to say that Lucas was directly and/or indirectly influenced by the Ramayana and the Mahabharata? This author thinks not. Although Lucas’ influences […]