Category Archives: Spirituality

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…

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…

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…

Culture, Meaning, and The Metaphysics of Ancient Memory

Ancient peoples regarded memory as divine or supernatural.  Memory is thoroughly bound up in Antiquity with the Cult of the Dead, whose constituency cries out for commemoration.  In ten-thousand-year-old Çatal…

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…

Will California Follow Atlantis? How Likely, How Soon?

Lewis Spence (1874 – 1955) published his prophetic account Will Europe Follow Atlantis in 1943 in the depth of the war. Spence, beginning as a journalist and folklorist, had made…

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…