Category Archives: Dharma

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…

Neo-Vedanta and Modern Distortions

In the modern marketplace of ersatz New Age spirituality perhaps no other area of Eastern teachings have been homogenized and infected with the virus of modernity as have the subtle…

The Jedi, Mythology, and the Training of a Spiritual Warrior

[The following is part II of an article adapted from The Jedi in the Lotus by Steven J. Rosen, published by Arktos. Part I can be found here.] So What Exactly is…

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…

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…

Initiation, Individuality, and the Alchemy of Danger

One of the most interesting entries found within the pages of Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai is as follows: The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes…

A Forest Passage Through the Kali Yuga

Perhaps the most dangerous illusion of modern times is the idea of safety. I remember clearly the concerns of safety voiced by individuals on my journey to the sacred Mount…

Who Killed Buddha-Nature? The Outsider in an Age of Consumer Radicalism

“Hipsters,” a friend complained to me recently, are too “decadent.” My friend is a highly intelligent young man, and makes many valuable points. But he was, on this occasion, completely…

Tantra, Martial Arts, and The Metaphysics of Pain

“Pain is one of the keys to unlock man’s innermost being as well as the world,” wrote Ernst Junger. “Whenever one approaches the points where man proves himself to be…