Neo-Vedanta, Evil Spirits, and Don Quixote

I attended a small gathering of Neo-vedantists last week. (A neo-vedantist is a Westerner who tries to extract the metaphysics of the Vedanta apart from their connections to the Vedas.) There was the typical talk about the higher self, which transcends space and time. Not bad, but not quite the … Continue reading

The Eagle and the Vultures

Originally published in 1939, Massimo Scaligero never allowed La Razza di Roma (The Race of Rome) to be republished. The following selection from that book describes the spiritual basis for the founding of Rome. The following points highlight the gulf that separates the mentality and spirituality of the ancient Romans … Continue reading

The Life of Reason

Succession Bishop Kallistos Ware points out: Alongside this apostolic succession, largely hidden, existing on a ‘charismatic’ rather than an official level, there is secondly the apostolic succession of the spiritual fathers and mothers in each generation of the Church—the succession of the saints, stretching from the apostolic age to our … Continue reading

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