Spirituality

On Mithraism

Mithraism was a mystery cult religion, active in the first century AD until around the fourth century AD, which was prominent among the ranks of the Roman legions. It is said to have been an early competitor to Christianity. It had its roots in Persia where a similarly-named god existed, however it also had other […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

The Thunderbolt & the Grail

For some time now I have had several works by both Julius Evola and René Guénon that deserve more of my time than I have had to give. Therefore, in this essay, I would like to consider the thought of Julius Evola, and that of René Guénon as a counterbalance; the former — unlike the […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

Spirit of the Occident

Western Civilisation is composed of three elements; Roman Ethos[1] Christian Pathos[2] Greek Logos[3] It was Aristotle, in fourth century BC Greece, who first defined Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.[4] We have to praise Thomas Aquinas for bringing “ancient Athens to medieval Paris,” and of course, Dante Alighieri for not only reinterpreting Tradition but also for playing […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

Because My Heart is Pure

Saint Bernard born in 1090, was abbot of the Cistercian Abbey of Clairvaux. From a young age he had a strong sense of purity[1] from which René Guénon drew comparison to Galahad, a “knight without blemish.”[2] I will return to Guénon later in this discourse as his writings on Saint Bernard are invaluable to anyone […]

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Spirituality

Any Port in the Storm?

A brief article on my own Christian Faith I was prompted to begin writing after reading a piece about “Julius Evola’s Influence on Jobbik and Gabor Vona.” This passage stood out to me: Vona does not seem to really mind that the traditional school based on the global synthesis of different religious directions and spiritual-cultural tradition […]

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Politics

A Reply to a European Friend from a Brexiteer

A friend of mine wrote to me on the evening of the first day after Britain’s triumphal vote on whether or not to exit from the corrupt institution that is the EU. He was honest and said that he was “not sure if it were a good decision Britain has just made.” And that “he […]

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