Category: Religion

  • Hermeneutics of Christmas

    Hermeneutics of Christmas

    Looking at the Nativity through a similar lens, then in Mary we might sense the presence of Isis; in Joseph, we might see Osiris, the patriarch with the crooked staff.

  • The Christmas Star

    The Christmas Star

    Probably no one has done more to promote the comet hypothesis than Giotto di Bondone (1266/17 – 1337), the medieval Italian artist. His fresco entitled ‘the Adoration of the Magi’ in Padua portrayed the Christmas Star as a comet.

  • Man’s Relationship with his Gods

    Man’s Relationship with his Gods

    It’s interesting that our familiarity with our humanity increased as our familiarity with the gods decreased.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 5)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 5)

    In this, Jung took the view from Jewish magic that ‘guardian angels’ could be pretty much the same thing as one’s daimon.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 4)

    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 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.

  • Astrological Anxiety (2)

    Astrological Anxiety (2)

    The upshot of this is that some people are neither cut out for astrology – be they practitioners, students, or clients. In such instances, they ought to leave astrology alone.

  • Gateway to the Stars & the Winter Solstice

    Gateway to the Stars & the Winter Solstice

    Least you think that this does not affect our everyday lives on earth, think again. When one of the slower moving planets such as Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto crosses this point, even the stock or share markets react as Christen Skinner reminds us in her excellent book, The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe: An Introduction to the Role of the Sun, Moon, and Planets in Financial Markets.

  • A Study in Existential Philosophy (Part 1)

    A Study in Existential Philosophy (Part 1)

    Onward forges capitalism until we find ourselves devoid of anything tangible to which we can hold except faceless corporations, sprawling factories, and of course, the next pay check.

  • Happy Easter

    Happy Easter

    The energy of this long Easter weekend is predominately that of the Sun in Aries making a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the Lord of transfiguration, death and rebirth. If ever there was time a time to get in touch with how your ego (shadow side of the Sun) stifles your connection with your higher Self, it’s this Easter.