Philosophy

What is the nature of Being?

Aristotle’s philosophy, his metaphysics at least, is underpinned by his notion of being (óntōs), and the study of that which constitutes said being, being qua being as it is typically referred to in the Western philosophical tradition. It is from… Read More ›

Immanuel Kant and the Age of Reason

The Enlightenment no doubt represents one of the most transformative periods in the history of civilization.  While it was primarily an intellectual (really philosophical) movement, with a locus in 8th century Europe, it is rooted in intellectual developments that took… Read More ›

Master Carpenter at work

Unity of course, from which all existence emerges. Self created, out of the watery abyss of time itself. But the spirit of God created this world… Brahman, Yahweh, Allah, God…. He so many names. And as many of him as there… Read More ›

Creation (Old School)

The oldest wisdom of the Abrahamic lineage, the Jewish heritage you might say, lies in the Old Testament, and for better or worse this is my heritage – one I share with Jewish, Christian and Muslim brethren around the world… Read More ›

Superman

There’s almost an echo back to those character defining events, a psychological structure forms out of those cooking chambers and leaves behind scars that become reference points for your state of being. What forces are at play and how are… Read More ›

Numerology with Pythagoras

When looking for the origins of the theological study of mathematics within the Greek philosophical tradition we must of course start with Pythagoras (c. 570 – 490 BCE), whose strong connection to this field of study survives even to this… Read More ›

On Ancient Numerology and Astronomy

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, was relatively independent from it…. Read More ›

The Valdezian Ennead

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… Read More ›

The Bridge (aka the Valdez)

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 Science and extending the… Read More ›

Postmodern Metaphysics

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… Read More ›