It seems suitable this Halloween to turn to our favorite exemplar of the Medieval mind, Solange Hertz, who asks the not unserious question “Does attendance at the black Mass satisfy my Sunday obligation?” Now some groups, whether out of ignorance or dissimulation, regard the Black Mass as merely a parody … Continue reading
The Middle Ages are so called because it represents the era between Antiquity and modernity. We can also regard it as the Traditional society between the Ancient traditional world and the coming Traditional society of the future. That the Middle Ages represent Tradition is beyond dispute. Now, there may be … Continue reading
“It goes without saying, that nobody initiates anybody else, if we understand by initiation the mystery of the Second Birth, the great sacrament, the initiation from above which is operative from above and has the value and duration of eternity. The Initiator is above…” Tomberg This truth is not a … Continue reading
In The Rights of Man, we expose the fundamental world view of modernity. There are those who believe it is a debatable question and that the more reasonable choice will prevail. However, there are fundamental reasons why that is not true. Tradition is not at all a political option, just … Continue reading
⇐ The Nuns teach him TantraHow to Lick a Toad ⇒ “I see. Those mathematicians figure things out the best way. And what happened to you?” “I was relieved of my post as abbot. Since I had no worldly skills at all, they found me a position as an advisor … Continue reading
“Oh, I see. You were Hugh Hefner of Lhasa.”
“Hardly. We weren’t permitted to derive any pleasure from the practices.”
“I bet it took a lot of practice to overcome all desire.” I was quite skeptical.
“True, we practiced quite diligently. Until …”
“Until what?” He was finally grabbing my attention.
The Nuns Teach Him Tantra ⇒ It was a raw and drizzly night in the city. I was walking along a deserted street at 2 A.M.when a sudden shift in the wind blew some cold rain in my face, putting out the Gauloise dangling from my lips. Cursing the elements, … Continue reading