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Anthroposophy is an esoteric spiritual philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner. The core belief is that there is an invisible (and intelligent) world of spirit that is accessible to human beings through direct encounters, and by dutifully practicing various mental (and spiritual) disciplines, this invisible world becomes tangible and mirrored in daily life. The world center for the anthroposophical movement, The Goetheanum,... / READ MORE /
Image via Uncommon Beat Acknowledging and taking action upon the inner revelation that every individual is solely responsible for creating their own meaningful and authentically rich life, Author/Teacher, Alexander Dunlop, is an intrepid explorer who is deeply connected to his life purpose. Exploring human potential with endless curiosity has led Alexander to lead others toward... / READ MORE /
“God is a comedian playing to an audience who is too afraid to laugh.” –Voltaire Archetypes are vitally important mechanisms for higher thought. They are psychosocial masks that launch us into heightened states of awareness. And could there be anything more Nietzschean, more self-evolving and socially insurgent, more vitally important to our own time, than... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Pilar Zeta Philosophy is a fascinating branch of wisdom. However these esoteric ideas are sometimes difficult to translate into practical application. What are all of those thoughts, suppositions and theories actually good for? How can an understanding of philosophy ultimately help you lead a better life? 1) Friedrich Nietzsche – Eternal Recurrence... / READ MORE /
“In the mind’s eye, a fractal is a way of seeing infinity.” — James Gleick Artist/musician Hiérophante created a perspective-shifting music video/animation called “Clichés”, which is a collage of the common clichés that occur in the digital world. Hiérophante describes the project by saying…   “I took advantage of our tendency to be unoriginal on social media... / READ MORE /
“Christ when He said: “the kingdom of God is within you,” thus pointing all human atoms to the centre of life or energy within themselves, and teaching them that from and through that centre they must expand and grow. Each one of us is conscious of being centred within himself;” ― Alice A. Bailey The... / READ MORE /
SCHOPENHAUER’S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT   Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from “The Art of Controversy”, first translated into English and published in 1896. Schopenhauer’s 38 ways to win an argument are: Carry your opponent’s proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it.... / READ MORE /
Albert Einstein was not only a theoretical physicist, he was a philosopher in his own right as well. A beautiful mind, with the unique ability to marry science with creativity, and imagination with logic – his work, and wisdom have both survived the test of time. Below are a selection of some of Einstein’s greatest... / READ MORE /
via: AboutReligion.com The theory of reincarnation, which has its roots in ancient Hindu philosophy, influenced many a great Western mind. Here are some eye-opening thoughts on reincarnation from renowned personalities. 1. “I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls... / READ MORE /
Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great Glaciation: Great... / READ MORE /
I have contended for a while now the dominant anti-metaphysical stance of the prevailing establishment is a materialist trap designed to bind the mass man in a prison of his five senses.  A model of reality and epistemology pushed by the Royal Society and British Imperial policy for a good damn while now, this worldview... / READ MORE /
The Hidden Symbolism in 80’s Classic Fantasy Film, Legend (1985) by: Jay Dyer and Jennifer Sodini Ridley Scott is reportedly not happy about Legend, nor is Tom Cruise. However, when we think “80s Tom Cruise,” we think Top Gun, Risky Business, and Legend. How does one go from Blade Runner to Legend? These are great 80s mysteries that we are not here to... / READ MORE /
Despite my life-long, rabid interest in comparative religion, mythology and philosophy, I spent the majority of my life as a bit of a skeptic – intellectually wrestling with mainstream spiritual ideas but unavailable to an actual spiritual reality beyond what I could directly observe. My Bullshit Meter was (and still is) on high alert. But... / READ MORE /
The imagery of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden is something so familiar, it is almost encoded within our DNA. We all know the story of “original sin”, the sin that tempted Adam to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, resulting in man losing it’s true power, only to become enslaved within our human bodies, destined to eventually suffer from death because of... / READ MORE /
Plato was one of the founding fathers of Western thought, constantly pondering, and philosophizing, even 2,000 years ago, he seemed to have an advanced understanding of humanity. The translation in the video below of Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave”, narrated by Orson Welles, describes the societal problem that we still face to this day….barriers... / READ MORE /