Category Archives: Politics

Russian philosopher Azsacra Zarathustra with eagle.

Indo-Europe Rising: A Book Review

Containing 69 theses, Indo-Europe Rising by Azsacra Zarathustra (43 pages; published by Cyberwit, India) is a manifesto that lays the groundwork for a revolution of spirit and action in Asia and Europe. However,…

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Spiritual Crisis in the Modern World: Greg Kaminsky in interview

In our second podcast on spirituality, we talk to Greg Kaminsky of Occult of Personality, a long-running podcast dedicated to Western esotericism, Gnosticism, the occult, and related subjects. Some of the…

Luigi Russolo, "The Revolt" 1911.

The surveillance state and the end of liberalism

“What tyranny will be like when it has enormous technical weapons is very hard to say, but we are clearly moving toward that,” the once controversial, now obscure, yet quite…

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Banned: the ancient Hindu symbol of Dharma mistaken for hate sign

In this age, in which Westerners pride themselves on ethnic and religious tolerance, Indians and Hindus have been shocked and surprised to discover their most sacred symbol banned from public…

Sacred site: shrine of Hujr Ibn Adi Al Kindi before being desecrated.

Free Syrian Army desecrates Islamic holy shrine

The shrine of a companion of both Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, and Imam Ali has been desecrated in Adra, Damascus, Syria. The shrine of Hujr Ibn Adi Al-Kindi was reportedly…

Mongol commissars with Lenin sacred scroll.

Buddhists, Occultists and Secret Societies in Early Bolshevik Russia: an interview with Andrei Znamenski

Andrei Znamenski is the author of Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia, published by Quest Books. Shambhala, a mythical, heaven-type land in Tibetan Buddhism, was…

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“Contend with Putin’s Russia,” US think tank urges Obama

A leading US “watchdog,”Freedom House, has published a new report, urging President Obama to “contend” with Russia. The report sets out a new, highly confrontational “agenda” for the Obama administration,…

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Ken Wilber’s Integrative Vision: Why We Need It

Ken Wilber’s genius is in identifying aspects of positions that are worth preserving while jettisoning the rest while integrating them into an overarching vision. In this way he is a…

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Eurasian Union Presses Forward Despite Western Concern

Western intellectuals tend to think in terms of economics, not culture – perhaps because the former is universal, and most Western intellectuals tend to be post-cultural in relation to their…