antifragility

Nature, Tradition, and Why Mystery Trumps Reason

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Greek Orthodox Christian from Lebanon, or what he calls the Levant. In the course of his book Antifragile, he promotes skepticism, theism, tradition, the writings…

ancient-memory-odin

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…

modern-education-religion

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…

women-of-the-revolution

Women of the Revolution: The Female Image in Revolutionary Propaganda

The woman warrior and the female image — sometimes mythological — have long played a significant role in stirring men to action, both in ancient tribal society and the modern…

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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…

lucifer-rising

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…

star-wars-warrior-training

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…

Luke Skywalker on the desert planet of Tatooine.

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…

jedi-spirituality

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…