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Apart from gods or goddesses, medieval authors often refer to female guardian spirits identified as dísir and sometimes fylgjur. The conceptions under-lying these two kinds of spirits undoubtedly differed initially, however some of the later authors employed the terms interchangeably. [vc_row][vc_column width='3/4'] Reference is made several times to sacrifice to the dísir, conducted at...

The sator arepo formula was well known throughout the ancient and medieval worlds, and in fact, known as the "Devil's latin" or the "Devil's Square". It remained quite popular in Scandinavia into the 19th century as protection against theft and various illnesses. The magical effect of the formula lies in the fact...

The Evolution of Civilizations expresses two dimensions of its author, Carroll Quigley, that most extraordinary historian, philosopher, and teacher. In the first place, its scope is wide-ranging, covering the whole of man's activities throughout time. Second, it is analytic, not merely descriptive. It attempts a categorization of man's activities in sequential fashion...

In almost all myths all over the world the same theme reoccurs. The 12 knights, 12 tribes, 12 heroes etc. In his last and longest dialogue (Laws), Plato teaches: "There are 12 feasts to the 12 Gods who give their names to the 12 tribes." Also in early christianity, the image of...

When reading Maier's journals and stumbling on his musical (harmony) ideas, the illusionary world and the references to the division "Parzival" one will meet without doubt Wagner and Schopenhauer. Wagner was profoundly inspired by philosophical ideas; not in dilettante fashion, but out of genuine interest, passionate need, and deep study. In early adulthood...

The problem of consciousness, alternatively put, is the problem of finding out how mental phenomena, such as thoughts and feelings, are related to physical occurrences in brains. This way of stating the problem assumes that some such relation exists, an assumption not always made in the history of philosophy. Since Descartes the...

When following Maier's path one will meet somewhere on his/her road, Böhme. Like the contemporary student of the inner world, alchemists were concerned about differentiating imagination from fantasy. They were aware that true imagination possesses a power and depth that fantasy does not possess. Jakob Boehme was one of those who warned...

[vc_row][vc_column width='3/4']In the Tower at Bollingen it is as if one lived many centuries simultaneously. The place will outlive me, and in its location and style it points backward to things of long ago. There is very little about it to suggest the present. If a man of the sixteenth century were...

Herbert Osborn Yardley (April 13, 1889 – August 7, 1958) was an American cryptologist. He founded and led the cryptographic organization the Black Chamber. Under Yardley, the cryptanalysts of The American Black Chamber broke Japanese diplomatic codes and were able to furnish American negotiators with significant information during the Washington Naval Conference...