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,…

The Valdezian Ennead

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What we add to this model, as a sort of stabilizing intellectual force on top of and somewhat orthogonal to the existing models presented above (Kant, Aristotle, Pirsig, Jung and others), a sort of re-alignment and shifting of intellectual ground…

The Bridge (aka the Valdez)

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Somewhat reluctantly, it must be recognized that some sort of broad philosophical context must be established for the work at hand – Homo Mysticus and Theology Reconsidered taken as a tandem as it were, re-establishing the boundaries of…

Eternal Return (Homo Mysticus excerpt)

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Outside of the teacher to student relationship we have going on here, or at least the intentions of such, we are also trying to move knowledge forward for the collective as well. Press the boundaries of acceptable, relatable and real knowledge…

On Cause: Ursula and Homo Mysticus (excerpt)

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I have a fascination with Ursula Le Guin. Not with her necessarily but the worlds she creates with her pen. My favorite is the Earthsea series which is perhaps one of the greatest Science fiction / fantasy novels / series of the twentieth century,…

Postmodern Metaphysics

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In many respects, one can consider the age that we live in, the Quantum Era, as one of intense intellectual crisis and turmoil, very much analogous to the crisis that the intellectuals faced during the Enlightenment Era after the world had…

An Ontological Retrospective: Another Look at Aristotle and Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality

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Throughout this work we have emphasized the influence of Aristotle, perhaps more so than any other (Western) philosopher – even relative to his teacher Plato.  His importance and relevance as it relates to the development and evolution of…

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…

Into the Mystic: The Great Epistemological Divide

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Upon reflection then, looking at the broader historical-cultural intellectual landscape in terms of how our worldview has evolved, at least in the West, since the advent of civilization in the 1st millennium BCE up until the modern era, the…