Thursday, March 23rd 2023
It seems to be a fault of Anthroposophists seriously to read only Rudolf Steiner himself, and secondarily those who explain and expound Steiner's own views.
But if Steiner himself is taken seriously, then he was establishing a 'way' (a Spiritual Science) rather than a body of information:
"Anthroposophy is a path ...
The BBC Radio dramatized version of The Hobbit came out in 1968 at the crest of the first phase of Tolkien's mass popularity; and the whole thing was an ambitious piece of work, done with considerable zest and and attention to detail.
There is a complex, high quality, medieval-style musical score; played by ...
Monday, March 20th 2023
I have been ruminating over this passage for quite a long time without reaching any very firm conclusions, but I think it's time I posted what I have, in the hope that others may have some useful comments, and so that I can move on with the rest of the Gospel.
Since this is a narratively simple episode, best ...
Wednesday, March 15th 2023
Saturday, March 11th 2023
I'm suspending my blogging to focus on other pursuits and responsibilities.
I'm not sure when or even if I will return to blogging.
Time will tell.
As of now, I anticipate at least a three-to-six month break.
Note added: The message above is quite cryptic. For the sake of clarity, I just want to ...
Tuesday, February 28th 2023
Prophecies of a Grand Monarch to come, who will save the world from degeneration, despair and decay - albeit temporarily - abound in Roman Catholic culture. Holy men and women over two millennia, from St. Ambrose to St. Padre Pio via Anne-Catherine Emmerich, Marie-Julie Jehenny and many more, have ...
Monday, February 27th 2023
Thursday, December 29th 2022
In my reading for 2022, I drew these two cards for the birdemic: the Four of Swords for the beginning of the year, and the Sun for the end.
My interpretation was as follows:
The Four of Swords often indicates rest and recuperation, corresponding to the widespread sense at the beginning of the ...
Wednesday, December 14th 2022
Our capacity to think about nature objectively is at the same time natures capacity to express itself as IDEA. Our capacity to then think about thinking itself is to transcend all of natures ideas and arive at the idea behind all ideas - "thinking". It follows from this that thinking is essentially a free activity, ...
Friday, September 2nd 2022
Thursday, June 16th 2022
On a post by Wm Briggs, about artificial intelligence, a commenter with the monniker "ItsAllBullshit" writes: "AI is a smoke screen for what they really want to do, control who works where. If you are familiar with the way that algorithms work, you will understand that AI today is simply an inefficient ...
Saturday, January 1st 2022
The Key (originally self-published in 2001; I quote from that edition) is Whitley Strieber's account of his conversation with a mysterious man he met in Toronto on June 6, 1998. Near the beginning of their conversation (p. 13), the man -- given by Strieber the rather grandiose title Master of the Key -- says that the ...
Wednesday, September 1st 2021
Reincarnation seems to imply (if not to entail) the eternal primacy of spirit life (unembodied, 'pure' spirit) above incarnation (embodiment).
That is; with reincarnation Men are primarily - first and last - spirit forms; and the history of a Man's being begins with being-a-spirit and ends with being-a-spirit. ...
Monday, April 20th 2020
John Fitzgerald and I have compiled a book from our posts on the Albion Awakening blog and Bruce Charlton has written an introduction for it.
The paperback version can be found here.
for the UK market
and here for the American ...