Magic Squares and Gematria: Mystical Codes

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Building on this astronomical system, from a numerology or arithmology perspective, in the Western occult and esoteric traditions (traditions which emerged and matured well after Christianity’s widespread adoption and canonization) each…

On Ancient Numerology and Astronomy

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In their quest for the ultimate symbols to represent reality, an integral of their philosophical pursuits, the Greeks developed an esoteric tradition that although was not inconsistent with the pantheistic tradition within which it coexisted,…

homo mysticus is here

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If you want to read some of my latest work, more of a gnostic bent than most of my previous work but covering some of the same topics (ancient philosophy and metaphysics, mysticism, sacred geometry and theology, etc), you can see an early draft…

Vedānta and Brahmavidyā: The Wisdom of the Rishis

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One of, if not the, unique contributions of the Indo-Aryan people[1], to which Vedānta (the philosophical foundations of Hinduism) and Buddhism ultimately owe their heritage, is the importance they place, and fundamental belief in, what…

The Beginning: Charlie and the Dream

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He was on this monstrous bridge.  It didn’t connect one place to another place though, as bridges normally do.  It just existed in space.  In this magnificent, neverending sky.  A sky that surrounds the bridge.  A sky that surrounded…

Early Christian Theology: Jesus, Gnosis, and Logos

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With the Hellenic philosophic tradition and culture firmly planted in the Mediterranean in the last few centuries BCE and the first century CE, we see a drastic shift in theological and philosophical thought as sages, mystics and philosophers…
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The Seeds of Christianity: The Hellenization of Judaism

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Two of the most influential Greek philosophical traditions in antiquity, in both the Hellenic period as well as the period of Roman influence and domination, were Stoicism and Epicureanism, the former of which exerted considerable influence…

Stoicism: Naturalism, Corporealism and Logos

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In the period of philosophical development that arose as the influence of the Greek culture bled into the period of Roman/ Latin dominance in the Mediterranean and Near East, both the Stoic as well as the Epicurean philosophic schools rose in…

Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Causality and Theology in Antiquity

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Aristotle is arguably one of, if not the, most influential philosophers in the history of Western civilization, outlining in painstaking detail not only a fully formed and comprehensive system of reason and logic, but also a comprehensive system…

Hellenic Theo-Philosophy: From Mythos to Logos

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So from what intellectual and socio-political and cultural context did the works and schools of Plato and Aristotle emerge?  Where did their ideas come from, even if they are altogether unique in their language, tenets and ideas and even if…