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Sirens: Sex, Faith, and The Decline of The West

Starring Hugh Grant as an English reverend by the name of Anthony Campion and Tara Fitzgerald as his wife Estella — who, on a visit to Australia, go to stay with…

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Will Europe Follow Atlantis? Part III: The Modern West

Spence himself invokes William Blake, in Will Europe Follow Atlantis, by references to the Lambeth seer’s America a Prophecy (1793) and Europe a Prophecy (1794).  Spence understands Blake in the…

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Will Europe Follow Atlantis? Part II: Lewis Spence and The Occult War

Of all the interpreters of the Atlantis Myth since Plato, Lewis Spence (1874 – 1955), founder of the Scottish National Movement and folklorist-mythographer extraordinaire, most closely grasped the story’s cosmological-moral…

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Will Europe Follow Atlantis? Part I: True Myth

The phrases “true myth” and “probable myth” – in Greek, alethinos muthos and eikos muthos – come from Plato’s dialogues. They designate a rhetorical gesture in the dialogues that has…

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Europe, Terror, and the Higher Man

Feeling solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks — and with the culture that has given us everything from Baudelaire to Monet — in the aftermath a large number…

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From Romanticism to Political Correctness: Modernity and Emotional Illiteracy

Emotions are part of our very being; we are our emotions, at least to the extent that we are egos. Like music or a river, they tend to have a certain…

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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…

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Spiritual Evolution; Waiting for the Higher Meme

In their book Spiral Dynamics, Beck and Cowan color code and thus simplify the categories of psychologist Clare Graves. Graves posited a theory of development based on people’s responses when…

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Initiation, and The Metaphysics of Manhood

“To be thus a man was … to be more a man today than yesterday, more a man tomorrow than today. To be a man was to forge ever upward…