The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 4)
As Dr Liz Greene reminds us, not only was Carl Jung very familiar with Ficino’s work, but he relied on it extensively in his own work in the Liber Novus.
The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 3)
The primary text of Alexandrian Hermeticism is known as the Corpus Hermeticum, which itself is a collection of 17 different primarily philosophical treatises written in Greek in 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.
The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 2)
In line with the Persian philosophers whom he had studied, Corbin identified the human imagination as ‘an autonomous world of intermediaries, the mundus imaginals, where visions, apparitions, angels, and hierarchies occurred independently of any perceiving subject’.
Character & Calling (Part 3)
Yet as Hillman also points out, Judy Garland may have grown up but she didn’t grow down, as is required for soul. Always, she held on to America’s most treasured drug – the myth of innocence – the psychology of denial.
Character & Calling (Part 2)
Have you ever had a close call with death maybe inattentively ready to step off the kerb into the city and be hit by a passing taxi-cab only to have a complete stranger pull you back from the brink?
Character & Calling (Part 1)
So how is it that we can take our own measure and profit by it? Stay tuned and maybe together, we’ll find out!
Beliefs and Propositions
To make matters worse, a ‘truth’ or ‘fact’ can change often over time. For example, when my mother went to high school in the 1930’s, it was a ‘fact’ or ‘truth’ that the atom could not be split, end point.
A Study in Existentialist Philosophy (Part 12)
As children of the Enlightenment, we are also more or less programmed to look to the past and the future to discern what went wrong and how we can make it all ‘better’. With such focus, we skip over the realities of today, not the warm, fuzzy today for which we ought to express gratitude,…
What About My Rights?
It is arguable that instead of making citizens safer, freer, and/or happier the concept of ‘rights’ has often achieved the opposite.
Life, Liberty, and the Avoidance of Tyranny
Plato also teaches that bloated with desire to do whatever we wish – whenever we wish, (i.e. the American obsession with unlimited free speech and unmitigated gun control), the citizens of democracy will at last become so sensitive we no longer can endure ‘the yoke of laws’.