Inner Meaning of Augustinianism

Before we proceed along the Arcana of the Meditations, it might be helpful to point out a link between “gnosis” and the “arcana”. In the very first chapter of his Meditations Tomberg highlights the truth that arcana represent “enzymes” or “ferment” which make the soul fruitful by awakening the deeper, … Continue reading

Nature’s Lessons on Interior Friction

Cologero has beautifully highlighted the central paradox of “he who wishes to rise” or “the aspirant”: It is clear in fact that if persuasion sharpens itself to a pure, unrelated sufficiency—i.e., to a state—rather than to sufficiency as denial of an insufficiency—i.e. to an act, to a relation—the antithesis certainly … Continue reading

Lucy in the Sky

Last night I saw the movie Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, with a good friend. Unlike typical reviews, we always review from the perspective of the third dimension. From this dimension come various influences, both baleful and benevolent. Understanding those influences will reveal the “meaning” of what occurs on the empirical … Continue reading

Julius Evola on Hermann Keyserling – Part 2

This is the second and final installment of Julius Evola‘s commentary on Hermann Keyserling from Saggi sull’Idealismo Magico. Evola refers to Keyserling’s “brilliant interpretation of the function of meaning, according to which understanding is removed from the rational and peripheral plane and compenetrated with the principle of deep self-realization and … Continue reading

Prequel to the Three Worlds

Cornelius Agrippa, in Occult Philosophy, posited the existence of three worlds: the elementary, celestial, and intellectual worlds, hierarchically arranged, as illustrated, for example, in Robert Fludd’s Diagram. Since each inferior world is governed by its superior and receives its influence, so the mages believe that one can penetrate naturally by … Continue reading

Julius Evola on Hermann Keyserling – Part 1

This is part 1 of two on Julius Evola‘s interpretation of Hermann Keyserling, originally published in Saggi sull’Idealismo Magico. The School of Wisdom referred to was established by Keyserling in 1920 and is apparently still active today. Keyserling bases his philosophy on “understanding”, which is “metarational”. Specifically, it is not … Continue reading

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